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    Cure For Sore Joints

    Going out on a limb here, but reading between the lines, there appears to be few fullas/fulless's that are older than me.
    Last time I went to the vet, I asked what can be done about my shoulder, back, hip and knees. When it's cold , the joints in my hands are blardy sore as well. He said to suck it up, take painkillers, and when it's unbearable to come back and maybe have surgery. I don't want to get on the painkiller bandwagon. He said I was to young to have surgery because in 10 yrs I'd be going back in to replace the replacement.
    Does anyone have a magic pill or potion that they're taking. The thought of going into a health shop and coming out with bottles of snake oil, placebo pills, lead underwear and a tinfoil hat leaves me feeling ill.
    Does Glucosamine, copper bangles or magnets help anyone. What else is around that helps you get back to feeling 'normal'
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    @oraki

    I'm using some 'snake oil' products.
    They do seem to help the joints.
    Got a truckload of arthritis through the body, limbs and extremities - similar to your description.
    Have been using a combination of Arthrem and Tumeric, double the dose on the bottles.
    Has helped, but is expensive - prefer these to synthetic, man made concoctions, which are often useless.
    Most of the time, it's the inflammation of the joints that causes pain.
    If I use the chemical concoctions - Celebrex (now called Celebrid/Pfizer? and on Pharmac's approved list apparently), I get some relief.
    In conjunction with the above 'snake oil' products, I get to function reasonably normally.
    Just try not to overdose on heavy workloads/exercise because it feels better - learned the hard way.
    Put me back 2 months.
    My 2cents worth mate.
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    I know how you feel @oraki just came home for a quick brew already done couple km this morning walking fence lines fixing goat holes knees are freakin killing me. Was told to take fish oil tablets? I tryed it years ago but keep forgetting to take the bloody things
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    Unfortunately we are stuck in a lazy arse drug culture whereby none of the emerging ground breaking methods of medicine get a look in.

    I would suggest magnesium spray mate, my old boy lives with extreme pain everyday and this is by far the best without getting addicted to morphine again for him.

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    Glucostamine works for me
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    Keep fit, keep your weight down and I have cut back on the booze a lot.
    Both my shoulders are buggered and I don't get any relief from the pain killers.
    I do take anti inflammatory pills some of the time ... but try to keep those for only when absolutely necessary.
    If I drink to much both shoulders will be bloody sore for a few days.

    But as per the old German hunting saying-
    "If you wake up without any pain, you are probably dead".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecrusher View Post
    Ha ha. Wait until you are 69 sunshine.

    I've tried a few things. I settled on alcohol during my 40's and added viagra to the mix in my late 50's.

    Now a days I take Glucosamine which does seem to have helped my knees.
    I take long acting Ibuprofen during hunting trips and parts of the winter for my hips and other achy stuff - I figure there is no point living in pain.

    The last lot of viagra I bought has expired in its un-opened packet
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    Move to a warmer climate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Ha ha. Wait until you are 69 sunshine.

    I've tried a few things. I settled on alcohol during my 40's and added viagra to the mix in my late 50's.

    Now a days I take Glucosamine which does seem to have helped my knees.
    I take long acting Ibuprofen during hunting trips and parts of the winter for my hips and other achy stuff - I figure there is no point living in pain.

    The last lot of viagra I bought has expired in its un-opened packet
    Do you find the Viagra works OK for stiffness

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    My old man (UK based has been taking NZ green mussel extract for years, and swears by the stuff to help with Arthritis pain
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Do you find the Viagra works OK for stiffness
    It stops you rolling out of bed
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    Being an insensitive bastard really helps as you get older you don't feel pain so much.
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    I take 1 Naproxen tablet in the morning, Skip the Voltaran to hard on the gut. 1000mg? fish oil tabs?
    Plenty of exercise!!
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Another vote for the Naproxen.
    My wife used to be in the "health food / alternative meds industry" so i have tried most snake oils around and still use them where they work. Yeah Magnesium and Glaucosamine do their little bit. Even sesame oil has a benefit But for Osteo Arthritis pain I could find nothing that gave regular pain relief, I even gulped down gallons of Kawa Kawa as it has a mild sedative effect. I dont like taking a lot of prescription drugs but things were getting pretty sore so I hobbled off to the docs and strongly requested some medical relief of a more permanent style.
    As mentioned so long as you dont overdo things ( or you'll pay) it gives great relief.

    I've tried the cement pills ... they dont work. And if you need some come down to work and I'll let you inhale as much as you want of it.
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