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It was in my mid-50s, I began noticing increasing pain in my hands when carrying out certain actions. The thumb joints were particularly affected, especially in the right hand (I’m right-handed). Among the actions that were becoming increasingly painful were: writing; turning a key in the lock; turning on the shower; cutting my nails, wringing out a cloth, etc. In 2006, following X-Rays and blood tests, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the hands. I tried glucosamine for about four months, but it didn’t help. According to my GP, the only conventional treatments at that time were anti-inflammatories, or cortisone injections. I decided to explore complementary approaches, and found two that seemed promising for my symptoms – one was acupuncture, which I didn’t much like the sound of (though I have subsequently met people whom it has helped), the other was nutritional...

Osteoarthritis in hands - my reflections at Dec 2018

In my 50s I had a borderline diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. I had pain and swelling in my fingers and pain in my knees. For walking hills I needed knee pad support. Now, 14 years later I have no problem in my joints ...

Pain and swelling in fingers, pain in knees...
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