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Old 10-02-2007, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Nevada
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Hi!

Can anybody please recommend the most effective Arthritis/muscle pain rub ointment? Bengay really didnt help. Mine is more of a muscle/ tendon issue in my foot.

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Old 10-02-2007, 04:58 AM
 
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I really liked one poster's comments here recently on drinking lemon juice in water to cure arthritis.

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:31 AM
 
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As a topical, capsaicin cream is supposed to be more effective. I tried it once and really burned! But alot of people like it for temporary relief of joint pains.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I haven't used it, but a friend of mine likes something called Myoflex. She says it's odorless (which is a biggie with me.)
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The very best is DMSO, its the most effective pain releiver, it also shrinks swelling 5 times faster than any other drug on the market today. It absorbs deep into the muscle tissue like nothing else. I remember when this stuff was in every drug store but now you have to order it online. Google it, pretty amazing stuff.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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Thanks for the info, my problem is not Arthritis but muscle & tendon pain, well thats what the doctor said. What happened was i broke my leg in 3 places back in early July and i only started walking again last week, but now since i'm walking on that leg again the pain in the foot is real bad, i thought that the pain would ease as the days pass, but the past few days have been really painful, I just took a cat scan 2 days ago, that came out normal. So they are just saying the muscles are really tight. The doctor did say try using over the counter creams, but the bengay didnt help!
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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What about trying the bengay (and other brands)patch? It has all the medicine in it, you just attach it to where it hurts, and you get relief for up to 7 hours. I had to use those when I hurt my left knee. I couldn't put any pressure on my leg without intense excruciating pain. The only thing that let me move around were the patches. They are sold in the same section in the stores as the arthritis creams,etc.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Myoflex is the only one that worked for me.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:10 AM
 
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Stretching exercises will help tight muscles.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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I stretch alot, been doing that since early September when my cast came off. And i go to Physical therapy 3 times a week, so far the pain isnt getting better, yet the cat scan shows negative. The doctor said tight muscles and Atrophy set in some!



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Stretching exercises will help tight muscles.
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