My fingers keep getting stuck and I am unable to move them back into place they stay stuck for about 10 seconds or more. What can I do. I've tried most over the counter remedies.
It's important to know the type of arthritis you suffer from as therapy/medication will vary. For standard arthritis NSAIDs are generally the best, but due to the recurring nature of arthritic pain and the problem with long term oral NSAIDs causing injuries to the stomach and intestines, there are now also prescription oral NSAIDs with a protective coating for your GI tract or there's also topical NSAID prescriptions and these are nice because they're very fast acting. Some people like Bengay, Icy/Hot or something similar and those are much cheaper options.
If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, then it's important to see your doctor or get a rheumatologist to help you navigate your options. RA can be super painful but there are a variety of medications, manual physical therapies and even dietary considerations to help keep the condition under control. RA like other autoimmune diseases may also cause odd symptoms like constipation or diarrhea, bloating, and much more. Everyone can present differently but it's important to be diagnosed if this is the issue.
Osteoarthritis is arthritis caused from the wear and tear of life - for some people it may be due to repetitive motions from their job or a hobby. It's not reversible and the more additional use of the affected areas, the more pain and wear and tear the area will receive. With osteoarthritis it may be tricky to learn how to be safely active as exercise is still important but likely will need to be modified and restricted as to what or how long you do it.
Are you certain arthritis is the issue? It may also be nerve related - this is something your doctor, or possibly even your pharmacist, can usually know from answers to a few questions even.
Hope this helps and best wishes getting rid of your pain.
I have found just recently that my Dr suggested Magnesium lotion and Emu oil.
If you don't like taking pills which I hate, but have to for other health issues.
I have found that both work great for my arthritis/ fibromyalgia.cramping and it helps my husband who has diabetes and major foot pain to rub magnesium lotion on it and he likes it because it starts working soon after.
This is our experience and I hope this helps you Good luck and may God bless you on your journey to finding what works for you!
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