Hi Roni glad you popped in to visit us but sorry you have old people's arthritis. I don't know why the doc called it that cause you don't have to be that old to get it. I have it in my back from an old injury, my neck, and my hands, those are the areas that have been confirmed. My hands are the worse since there is no getting around using them all the time. Some of my fingers are beginning to get crooked from it. On my right hand the joint between thumb and wrist is comepletly gone and I have a lump of calcification there. I find lidoderm patches cut in half and put on my hand the best thing for the pain when I'm going to be using my hand a lot. I got cortizone shots in that area for several years but it didn't help that much. Actually it may have done more harm to the surrounding tissue than good.
My tummy will not tolerate any of the meds that are on the market for osteo arthritis and I can't take aspirin so I do the best I can.
luv and hugs
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