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What Does Osteoarthritis Feel Like?

By May 8, 2010

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Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting nearly 27 million adults in the United States. It's easy to find a list of symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and information on how it can affect almost every aspect of daily life. But, on any given day, from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed, what does it feel like to have osteoarthritis?

The one-two punch of osteoarthritis is delivered as joint pain and joint stiffness. But it's more complicated than that. The pain is not the same for every person who has osteoarthritis, nor does any individual experience pain exactly the same every day. Learn more in What Does Osteoarthritis Feel Like?

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May 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm
(1) steve says:

In addition to reducing the inflammation due to food, you can use topically applied herbs that are anti-rheumatic and reduce inflammation. There are some like Devil’s Claw, Celery Seed, Poke root that work well. I found a roll-on lotion that I like that has NO MENTHOL but has herbs for pain relief and herbs to reduce inflammation. I like it and have given it to a few friends who really like it too. It’s called Joint Relief and I got it from a place called Nature’s Rite. You might want to give it a try.

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