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11 January 2016

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Almost 90% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis suffer from some type of morning stiffness.

If this is you, take Dr Ilya Rubinov from the Arthritis Medical Centre in Florida's advice and apply a muscle ointment (one that contains menthol, eucalyptus, ginger, cayenne pepper, Arnica and/or camphor) to pain-prone areas before you go to bed each night.

He finds this relaxes his patients, gives them a psychological boost and a better chance of waking up with less pain and stiffness, setting them up for a good day ahead.

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