What Are You Old Coots Taking For Arthritis?

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TC6969
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What Are You Old Coots Taking For Arthritis?

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I've been taking 500m Naproxen for 20 years, but its not cutting it these days.

I didn't get a chance to ask my doctor before he quit the practice and his partner suggested I soak my hands in warm water. :roll:

Whats the latest/greatest in the old stiff fingers world?

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Following...

(I guess I'm getting old, too... :( )

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A cute 19 year old gal can be helpful at times.
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Physical activity works for me. Exercise doesn't seem to help at all. I assume that's because the exercises I do are too focused, while general activity works everything.

The traumatic arthritis in my rebuilt ankle responds best to ordinary aspirin, but it's been over a year since I last needed to take it. The arthritis in my spine & hips is adequately treated with tylenol, but again I haven't needed to take any for that in the last year.

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Captain (Morgan) and ginger.

Actually, that’s not fair to you old folks. It’s just my knee (where I had surgery 7 or 8 years ago) that bothers me after exertion, or if I twist it. Also, I’m only 73.
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TC6969 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:38 pm
I've been taking 500m Naproxen for 20 years, but its not cutting it these days.

I didn't get a chance to ask my doctor before he quit the practice and his partner suggested I soak my hands in warm water. :roll:

Whats the latest/greatest in the old stiff fingers world?
Not sure about warm water but the hot wax treatments my wife used does wonders. I have used 800mg ibuprofen for near twenty years. It works but hard on stomach.

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Post by screenerglenn »

Tramadol, works for me. I've had arthritis in my hands for years and this has helped mitigate the pain. Still hurts, but tolerable

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Post by Ger42 »

My hands hurt all the time I have trouble opening a bottler of water with out help can't lift much if it requires squeezing with the hands. I've had shaky hands since my teens but now I have trouble holding a screwdriver steady enough to turn a screw. Using a drill driver isn't much better. Me and a computer mouse is a comedy show. At times even using 2 hands I can't control the mouse.

Got a doctor appt coming up I think it's time for him to give me something for it but my guess is he will want me to see a specialist. At 78 I don't want to go into too many situations where I'm in contact with sick people.

This weekend should be fun I have 2 rooms to paint.

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Post by joel »

Advil works for me... I am 62.
Two pills each morning... and that's it.

When I get out of bed, I walk like an old man... once I get my bones moving and walk my dogs, I feel like a new man.

So, I agree with Iosef, for me it's the moving my bones, getting busy and in the course of living and moving, I find I feel better.

But, in the morning, crawling out of bed for the first pee, you would think I was half-crippled. Within 10 minutes, all the kinks start working out.

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