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Discussion: remedies for arthritis

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Sept. 10, 2013
34 posts
remedies for arthritis
OK boys, I need collective ideas here. So if you have a remedy that works well for you I would love to hear it. I am playing in the 70+ league and like many guys arthritis is starting to impact my game. This is especially true in gripping the bat. It is also impacting my ability to move laterally. My index and middle finger knuckles on both hands are starting to "chirp" the loudest, although I also have pain in my knees and hips. I have tried the normal stuff....ibuprofen, aleve, tylenol, etc. I also have tried a variety of ointments. And while these offer limited relief, I am hoping someone has, through trial and error, found a better approach. I realize nearly everyone plays with pain at some level, but I am hoping someone has a "secret remedy" they can offer up. Hey, I'm serious here, so while it is a golden opportunity to joke around, I am hoping for some serious replies. Thanks in advance.
Sept. 10, 2013
86 posts
I used to hit out of a crouch with knees bent until recently I started experiencing pain in the knees. I was also having back problems due to trying to wind up and explode the hips through the ball. I now stand straight up in the batters box with an open stance facing the pitcher. This way my hips are already open a bit. As a result, my knees and back feel much better. I don't know what grip you use on the bat, but lining up the knockin knuckles and laying the bat across the fingers and holding it loosely in your hands might relax your fingers. I also take alleve and ibuprofin before each game. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Sept. 10, 2013
Men's 70
33 posts
I take diclofenac also called voltaren,it helps.
i was taking reumofan plus,it helped a lot,all pain gone.trouble is not sure whats in can be
purchased on line.mexico and u.s. recalled for impurities in some testing by fda. doctor has never heard of it.made in mexico.i read somewhere may have diclofenac in it.i know it works but not sure if i was doing damage to my body so i quit.pain has returned but not as severe as before.
i started taking after some one else posted how good it was.
Sept. 10, 2013
Men's 70
33 posts
fda has done study. do search before ordering.appears may be harmful.
Sept. 11, 2013
46 posts
I've got arthritis in my left ankle.I found that when I wrap my ankle with a strong magnetic necklace the pain is almost totally gone. Also at the beginning of the year I was experiencing a lot pain in my groin area from probably to much BP. I started taking the Performance Formula that Tri18 was promoting and within two weeks that pain went away. This might be something to look into
phantomf4j.Call Alan and talk to him.

Alan Tanner
Sept. 12, 2013
34 posts
I appreciate all responses and honesty about what products might be harmful. That is always good info. I have heard that the magnetic necklaces work, but have never tried them. I also have some pain in the groin area, but attribute it to past prostate cancer surgery. I have used a product called DSMO in the past. It is a by-product of trees and was used in the 70's by veterinarians as a horse linament. It leaves a wierd taste in the mouth within 20-seconds of application, but it works like a charm. I have heard conflicting reports about its safety, but most recently it seems to be accepted again. Anyone know about this stuff or have any current data? I would like to reduce the pain, but want to do that in a safe manner. Thanks again for all responses.
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