Swollen fingers

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I take Glucasamine Sulphate 1500 mg daily, but recently the knuckles on my hands are really swollen. Oringally thought too much gardening and manual labour and sometimes the pain is quite severe. Any idea to relieve swelling and pain please. Is this arthritis?

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another-416406 1248685482

AAHH I sypathise! Mine also!
The thistle pulling set mine off. Now I have it in my feet 'knuckles!
I find that resting the hands helps, also keeping them warm. Activity seems to agrivate & the cold.
Try not to knock the knuckles, ouch!

I think its arthritis. I have googled many a site and it seems that pain killers are all the Dr.s offer.They also say its difficult to diagnose!

Arnica cream is good for bruising so i am trying that at the mo!

good luck





SandraEC 1248686534

It seems to me that swelling can only be due to fluid in the tissues, so a diuretic should take that down. It has certainly worked for me in the past.



Felicity789 1248686872

Hi There,


Pain in the small joints can be an indicator of rheumatoid arthritis which is a dysfunction of the auto immune system, try taking an immune support such as neem. E me for further details.


Cheers.


Felicity




PartyPat 1248702675

Don't want to be harsh, but why are you asking people on here for a medical diagnosis and/or suggestion for further medication. Surely you should be visiting your doctor?




myrtle-391965 1248780282

"Doctors only presecribe painkillers" - not so! If it is rheumatoid arthritis there are a whole raft of different treatments. You need to see your doctor and get a referral to a rheumatology consultant.







Chris Young-384680 1248860924

The reason I am asking on line is to listen to other people's experiences and their preferred treatments. I thought there was no harm in asking and would be open to advice. I do not want to be judged and have to give an explanation.



1Zarazu 1248862301

Hi Chris


Recently I experienced a similar problem with swollen and very painful finger joints. My doctor prescribed 'Voltaren' - an anti-inflammatory gel which helped to relieve the pain but I also went for some acupuncture which cleared up the problem completely.


Hope you get well soon.




banda78720-414921 1248867951

good to know, i am suffering same too but planning to get blood testss to check it out but treat how i wish



where did you have acupuncture??! Better than synthetic drugs




1Zarazu 1248868534

I visit an acupuncture clinic near our home in England. It has been really effective in helping me to manage arthritis - twelve months ago I was really suffering but after a course of about six sessions of acupuncture I rarely have a problem now.



wendy45-409905 1248872920

Do go to your doctor,you need to know if its rheumatoid or osteo arthritis (blood test) then have x ray to see where and what damage you may have.Re.supplements my doc. here in uk suggested all the following,glucosamine and chondroitin together,rosehip,bromelain,MSM,cod liver oil,have taken the gluc/chond with some or all of the others for last 4 years.also been having traditional chinese acupunture for 30 odd years,would recommend that, as it would treat all of you,would help reduce swelling and pain and help with any underlying cause.


Be careful with the glucosamine sulphate,not good for high blood pressure!Healthspan guernsey have good quality supplements.www.healthspan.co.uk.


Best of luck. S Griggs.





PartyPat 1249042497

The reason I am asking on line is to listen to other people's
experiences and their preferred treatments. I thought there was no harm
in asking and would be open to advice. I do not want to be judged and
have to give an explanation

My apologies - I didn't intend to be judgmental, but in your original posting you did ask 'is this arthritis?' and that is why I made my comment about visiting your doctor rather than asking lay persons for a diagnosis. Sorry if I've offended!





Chris Young-384680 1249145098

Many thanks for all the replies and experiences. I am always open to hear other peoples ideas and remedies. Thank you Pat for your response and no offence taken, I understand now why you made your comment, but arthritis was my main thought and wanted to hear if other diagnosed suffers related to my condition.



trike 1249148236

hiYOU NAN TRY TAPPING ITS OLDER THAN ACUPUNCTURE HOLD YOUR FINGERS TO GETHER THEN TAP RIST DOWN EACH FINGER IT TAKES TIME GOOD FOR ME MABY NOT FOR YOU NEVER KNOW BY IAM A NURSE TRY ALL THINGS




antonni 1249382283

Try googling for "Heberden's Nodes." What you may be experiencing could be the onset of osteoarthritis. Ibuprofen gel may offer relief, together with keeping hands warm and avoiding manual labour, temporarily. I have no medical background, but speak only from personal experience.




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