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Arthritis Help


#1

I was having pain and inflamation in my hands so last week I make some blood tests and I was positive for arthritis. I have been training for almost 20 years (since I was 13) but I start feeling this aches till this year. Have some of you had to deal with this kind of problem and what treatment have you done?


#2

I am in the same boat as you. I have rheumatoid arthritis and it sucks.

How's your diet? When I eat like crap, everything aches but when I eat clean the pain is much more manageable. Fish oil helps but takes a little while to kick in. I also found Celadrin to be beneficial as well as boswelia.

What I also found to be very beneficial is doing joint mobility work. High rep, slow, controlled movements gets the blood flowing and seems to lubricate the joints.

I also use blue emu oil for pain relief. Hope this helps.


#3

anti-inflammatories: fish oil, curcumin (turmeric), borage oil/evening primrose oil.

also, studies are being done on a herb called cissus - it's good for bone and joints. i've heard people with tendon problems, fractures, and arthritis have gotten really good results with it.

feel free to PM me about it.


#4

I've also heard castor oil helps a lot - topically, like emu oil.