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ItsSam

347d

My arthritis in my wrist is killing me today. I’m only 19 and it makes me feel so old. And it hurts really bad. The doctor basically told me they can’t do anything for my arthritis but take ibuprofen or Tylenol. :( any advice?

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    • ItsSam

      304d

      @thrillsnchills the doctor told me I have arthritis from scar tissue from a previous bad break

    • thrillsnchills

      304d

      Have they checked you for rheumatoid arthritis yet

      • ItsSam

        304d

        @thrillsnchills the doctor told me I have arthritis from scar tissue from a previous bad break

    • roseblue1

      338d

      I also feel your pain I have arthritis in my hands, wrists,spine and my knees and I'm starting to feel in hipe

    • zjb

      342d

      I feel you. As a almost 27 year old I have arthritis in my pelvis and knees. I use a walking stick...

    • Karlie2000

      343d

      I'm not diagnosed with arthritis, but I'm pretty sure I have it. Turmeric helped a little when I was taking it, but I hate taking pills, so I made myself Golden Milk lattes with some fresh turmeric I got from Amazon. I shredded the turmeric and froze it by the tablespoon, and then I microwaved it with milk and spices, then added honey. I stopped when milk started triggering my IBS, but it might be helpful for you. My mom also sees a lot of benefits from taking collagen (Perfect Supplements Hydrolyzed Collagen, specifically) in her coffee in the mornings. I've started taking it, too, but it's supposed to take a while to start helping.

    • Bakon

      347d

      I have tendonitis in my wrists, my mom has carpel tunnel and her mom has arthritis. Stretching helps us all to a degree. Putting your hands together 🙏 and lifting and raising them is one stretch I do a lot also holding your hand palm facing out and stretching each finger back individually. Always stop if it is painful stretch only until it is slightly uncomfortable.

    • GunpowderMilkshake

      347d

      Topically, I use the Biofreeze roll-on.

    • ItsSam

      347d

      Thank you so much everyone 🥹

    • Mamaqueen

      347d

      You could try using a heating pad or ice pack. Also try when it’s not hurting to do wrists exercises to help strengthen it. Gels do help to they sell some that are made for pain relief. Don’t feel old it’s not you just something you have.

    • dolphinblues

      347d

      I use Voltaren gel and compression gloves when mine are bad. Other gel/cream options have lidocaine in them which help too. Heat packs help with the pain, but can increase swelling. I like using rice socks over a heating pad because it's moist heat. I also have carpal tunnel and cysts in both wrists on top of arthritis, so I completely understand how painful it can be. I hope this helps. 🙏

      • dolphinblues

        347d

        @dolphinblues You can also try Tumeric. It's a natural anti-inflammatory. I use it and can definitely tell if I run out of it. It does take a few days-weeks of consistency taking it to really tell if it helps.

        • GunpowderMilkshake

          347d

          @dolphinblues Cinnamon is good for inflammation, also. They also come in a capsule-form. 😉 👍

    • GunpowderMilkshake

      347d

      There’s something you can try but it’s not instantaneous. Over the course of a week or two, you will notice a difference. Collagen. You can buy it at places like Walmart or order it online. It’s a powder supplement. It’s in a big plastic jar 🫙 near the vitamin aisle that costs around $20. You add a scoop to your coffee, smoothie, etc once a day. It helps my joint pain plus adds nutrients to help my hair, skin, and nails. I hope that helps. I still use ibuprofen sometimes but as a diabetic, I’m really not supposed to.

      • Karlie2000

        343d

        @GunpowderMilkshake I've just started using Perfect Supplements Hydrolyzed Collagen. It's the one my mom uses, because it dissolves really well in coffee.

    • RobertRees

      347d

      That's absurd, there's a fairly wide range of prescription painkillers, many non-narcotic, I only take non-narcotic ones. & I'm 2 helpful creams, well 1 is a gel - Lidocaine/Prilocaine cream (combined). & Diclofenac gel, & they may come in other forms like ointment if that's better 4u. But u need to see other doctors, because whoever told u there are was unfortunately lying, I can't imagine y, but it's just not true.

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Some suggestions for managing joint pain include using compression sleeves or braces to stabilize the joints, trying deep tissue massage, applying heat, and considering physical therapy to strengthen the affected area. However, it's important to consult with your doctor before trying any new treatments.

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