Arthritis.

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by Dave W, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    Got serious arthritis in one of my big toes. Always just about managed with painkillers but lately it’s got to the point I can’t cope with it.
    I put shoes on in a morning and don’t take them off till I’m done at night.

    Someone’s reccomended one of those copper bracelets.
    Do they work?

    Any other tips?
     
  2. ste

    ste Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    I have similar and have it in my knees, I use Voltrol 12 hrs gel, works well as I can't take ibroprufen.
     
  3. Cut back on tea drinking.
     
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  4. Lili

    Lili Member

    It may be worth going to see a chiropodist. They can give advice on footwear and any pads, supports etc that might help.
     
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  5. 5020man

    5020man Member

    Hi.
    Big toe pain most likely gout.
    Get blood test uric acid levels to confirm gout or not.
    If it is gout aspirin and ibuprofen make it worse.
    Get a blood test first .
    After all the test is free.

    5020 man.
     
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    Done all that. Had blood tests and X-rays. It’s not gout.
     
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    Interesting. Never heard of that association before
     
  8. Warp Land Farmer

    Location:
    Hazzard County
    Don't eat yellow snow
     
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  9. Warp Land Farmer

    Location:
    Hazzard County
    Change which rear pocket you keep your folding money wallet in - and 2 inch difference across the cheaks could be nipping a back nerve which could be manifesting itself in an acheing big toe
     
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  10. Warp Land Farmer

    Location:
    Hazzard County
    Drive a Landrover product, those Jap trucks are known to give club foot
     
  11. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    Ffs. Who put 50p in the idiot?
     
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  12. Ffermer Bach

    Ffermer Bach Member

    I was told to drink cider vinegar with honey, instead of tea, as it is alkaline apparently, and I also had something from a homeopath too
     
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  13. aloadofbull

    aloadofbull Member

    Location:
    South Devon
    I’ve had an inflammatory arthritis for years. Copper band are great at turning your wrist green but not much else. The best thing I have found is soak it in warm water and then use ibuprofen gel (voltarol is an expensive version of this)
     
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  14. years ago when i had a fair bit of back trouble 'matey back chappie' said not drink to big amounts of tea ..or even give it up actually . the tannins (acid?/?)in it or something..would be more for muscle tone/recovery ir but anyway he said drink cider vinegar in the morning instead....:yuck: i didnt take that advice tho....:rolleyes:

    Maybe just a few less aches and creaks than Guy martins gonna get....:unsure:
     
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  15. 5020man

    5020man Member

    Hi.
    Ibuprofen is not the same as Voltarol (Dichlofenac).

    5020 man.
     
  16. Warp Land Farmer

    Location:
    Hazzard County
    I found it behind the sofa seat cushion, can I put that 25% deposited down on the NH now?
     
  17. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    North of York
    They've overpaid him.
     
  18. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    Only if you do a bank transfer ;)
     
  19. Warp Land Farmer

    Location:
    Hazzard County
    Who do i make it out to? Hahaaa
     
  20. dont forget caffeine fires everything up a bit as well.
     

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