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7/15/13 12:56 P

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WELCOME TO THE TEAM. VOLTARAN GEL IS GREAT FOR JOINT PAIN AS SBECKER526 STATED. KEEP THE JOINT ACTIVE SO IT DOESN'T STIFFEN UP. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY.

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7/14/13 9:47 P

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Welcome from Minnesota!

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Becky

May I deal with honour, may I act with courage, may I achieve humility.--Dick Francis

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
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7/14/13 3:29 P

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Are vegetables better for arthritis?

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7/14/13 3:25 P

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Hi and welcome to the team!

Phil




Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

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7/14/13 2:41 P

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Welcome to this team. I share your discomfort. Mine nodules are on the right hand and I am a golfer. I faced severe damage in one joint and moderate damage in two others. The MRI showed rheumatoid arthritis. During this past year, I did finger exercises that I found for hand arthritis on the internet. My doctor approved me doing them. I also used volaren gel as I could not take aspirin. I switched to more vegetables and less meat. I visited a dietitian who helped me move to breakfast and lunch as a vegetarian. My dinner is limited to 3-4 oz of chicken, turkey, salmon or very lean beef. My vegetables are plentiful on my plate.

I soak my hands in warm water when my pain is worse. I hope this helps you.

I am on my way to better health!


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Welcome to the team!

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Welcome to the team!

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7/14/13 12:15 A

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Hi everyone I am new to this group and to bouts of arthritis. I had one small bout 6 or 7 years ago; it started in the summer and the result was a nodule on knuckle of my middle finger of my left hand. Well it's back, surprise surprise. Same hand, knuckle on the ring finger.

It really hurts to make a fist, but I do it over and over and over again because I am so afraid of losing motion in my fingers. I am a business teacher (teach 3 sections of keyboarding) and am keyboarding all the time (in all my classes). I am also an avid knitter and plan on doing both for years to come. Knitting--of course for the rest of my life!!!!!

Question: I am so new to this disease-is there anything I can do to lessen the pain? Am I doing right by my motion exercise? Are there any non-drug, herbal remedies (I hate using drugs)? Anyone out there have some suggestions?

Thank you.

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