Posted by: kittycat | 2004/02/06

Swollen joints

What medication can you suggest for this? Mum is 84 yrs old her hand is swollen and painful - cannot open it. She says its arthritis - looks more to me like RA.

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Natural Medication for Arthritis is glucosamine and chrondroitin, with SAMe for pain relief. Omega 3,6 oils can also help the body make its own anti-inflammatory, but it takes a while to be effective. Some reports of using MSM, turmeric, or the herb Boswellia are effective for pain relief in Arthritis. I would recommend that your mom consult a Naturopath to look at the whole case, use remedies, hydrotherapy and exercise to help her arthritis.
(Dr Chase Webber ND)

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Posted by: Chatanika | 2004/04/05

Water on the knee - too much running. Should I try epsom salts?

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