Turmeric and Black Pepper

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Joint pains, especially knees - usually (not always) this comes from the wearing away of the cartilage in the joint over the years.
For years my husband had a lot of pain and weakness in his right knee, which got worse when we were packing up etc to leave France 2 years ago.
Our doctor referred him to the rheumatologist for an injection of hyaluronic acid ( not a cortisone injection which he'd already had.) I believe this helps to rebuild the knee cartilage.
https://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/os ... injections
TG it was successful.. He had just the one big injection, not a series of small ones.
We had to pay for part of it.

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Thanks PF, I'll keep a note of that in case they get worse - it is the knees which seem to be weakening the most, otherwise we are reasonably fit. It's just hard to get up again if we bend or kneel down, and it's the same for both of us …! I try to do a fair bit of walking as I thought that would increase the flexibility but am not sure that is working.

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Have a look at this report. ARUK (now renamed the most stupid ‘versus arthritis’) used to be a body I respected and did useful and reliable things like this

https://www.versusarthritis.org/media/1 ... report.pdf

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Thanks, Cat, for the link. Looks some interesting info.

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I've been making my own Golden Paste (Yes, it really is called that) for a couple of months. It's cheap and easy to make your own as per the recipe. It's very important to add the black pepper as the 2 ingredients work together.

As Pat mentioned, I too had the hyaluronic knee injection, it helped. Now I just need it in all my finger joints 😣.

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I have Arthritis in most of my joints, the worse being the thumbs on my hands and feet, knees and elbows, after numerous injections of different types and substance and operations on my elbows, the only thing I find works is a full bodied Claret to be taken in full quantity, it does not relive the symptoms, but after all the contents have ben consumed you don't care anymore.
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I have heard from French colleagues that nettle extract capsules work well for joint pains, haven't tried them myself but one colleague with a slipped disc swears by them.
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I also see the rheumatologist for arthritis in my knees. The injection is very effective. He usually has to take out some fluid first and give me a cortisone injection to reduce the inflammation. I then go back a month later for the main injection. It lasts for around 15 to 18 months for me. I would definitely recommend it. I’m hoping that having this treatment, combined with losing weight, can delay have replacement joints for at least another decade.

A specialist in the uk said it wasn’t a case of if, but when. He advised me to hang out as long as possible as the replacement knee joints only have a life span normally of between of 10 to 15 years and that a second replacement carry’s far more surgery risks. In the interim he recommended combing paracetamol with ibuprofen - he said they act more like 1+1=3 than 1+1=2. He said he didn’t know why it’s just more effective like that.

I didn’t want more drugs so spoke to Bupa who advised me to go to one of their sports clinics - that’s where I had the first knee injection. Sadly it’s not available on the NHS.

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sw31girl

All of the cortisone injections I have had where on the NHS, I hate to think how many I have had, I was referred to a consultant who stated quite categorically that the three maximum you often hear about has no empirical standing, at one point I had three injections in one thumb, now days I have learnt to live with it, don't take anything except the Claret, worse in the rain and damp weather and the vibration from the ride on mower through the steering wheel, must balance the blades :roll: , but we muddle through.

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Yes, you can just about get the cortisone injections on the nhs. However, I checked with my gp before I left the uk, you cannot get the hyaluronic acid injections on the nhs. The cortisone injection reduces inflammation, as is very effective, but the hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant in the knee joint. It’s benefits last far longer.

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