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I have Osteoarthritis in both knees, ankles, left wrist and now lower back.  

I have put this down to arthritis in the family (those famous genes of our parents)! My father had a hip replacement and I just hope my back pain is not the start of hip problems. I have tried physio, but this doesn't work; it just makes the area more sore! 

I am now being sent for bone density scans, and am convinced my medication for epilepsy is one of the causes! Over 30 years of taking the same medication must surely have an impact on one's bone structure. 

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Hi nineteen_gale !  Magnesium oil can be bought in the UK from Holland & Barrett . If you google their website , you wil see the different types and sizes .you can obtain . Hope this helps ..

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@nessie

Hi Nessie thank you so much for this info. I will try that, but will wait till i come back of my holidays. Very kind of you to let me know.

T‍ 

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@nineteen_gale You can buy Magnesium oil from some whole food stores,it costs about £10 for a small bottle.I make my own from Magnesium Chloride crystals which I buy from a farm shop such as Mole Valley.It costs about £8 for 25kilos, rather a lot so share with friends. Put some crystals in a glass jug that has been heated with hot water, just cover with boiling water to dissolve and pour in a spray bottle to apply to achy joints. Tara.

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@TaraGreaves Thanks for sharing the info, Tara :) I hope others find it helpful too!

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I like to use a heating bad for me knees and against my hip (right side when it's aching)

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@TaraGreaves‍ 

Thanks Tara

the magnesium Chloride crystals you are talking about are they the same as Magnesium Sulphate crystals  that you put in your bath and having a soak for 20 minutes? Or are they something different? The crystals that you put in the bath are not so expensive, but then IO have only bought a kilo bad, not 25 kilos. i will be interested to know. thanks

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Gone are the days of throwing off the Duvet and jumping out of bed for me.  I now feel like an old man in getting out of bed, I just have to keep myself moving about. I find when I stop or sit down the joints start to ache and I know if I don't get moving they will start paining me. I do have various types of pain killing drugs - but, I tend to not use them unless I really have to.

I do use quite frequently Heat Pads and I find these ease the aches and pains a lot.

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Hi Liam

With joint stiffness it is very important to keep moving. You are quite right. if you sit down for a long time, you do get stiff. Exercises are very important. I don't know what other conditions you have or whether or not you are able to exercise. There are a lot of chai exercises for seniors on line. Start them of gently and progress as your pain allows. A soak in Magnesium sulphate bath for 20 minutes gives relief. use it no more than once a week. heat certainly does help Without knowing your medical conditions, the only thing I can say is that you look up the website "Turmeric for Health" Read up about it first, then seek advice from your GP to check if any of your Prescription medication counteracts with Turmeric. There are cautions to follow. it is all on the website. Dietary Turmeric is a lot safer way than supplements. You can add Turmeric to your soup, stews, shake Turmeric milk, Golden paste are a good way of introducing Turmeric, but first after you have read the info, check with your GP.

I have ben taking Turmeric for years and it has made a tremendous difference to my pain and mobility. I exercise regularly and swimming also helps. Once the Lock Down is over, if you are able to consider going to the gym or do exercises at home. Swimming or if you are a non swimmer, exercises in water are very helpful. hope this helps

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Nineteen_gale

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@nineteen_gale‍  - Thanks.

I take Tumeric capsules daily and add it to foods.

I have an Allotment and this keeps me "moving" and is good exercise for my joints. 

I have other medications prescribed by my GP - but, don't like taking tablets for my joint pain - when the time comes for the pain to get so bad then I might consider pain relief.

Liam 😊

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