Arthritis Pain in Back and Knees
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name Not Given
Posted on: November 05, 2005

I’ve been having trouble with arthritis pain in my back and knee. I vaccuum for a custodian job and I really ache from doing that. Could you please advise me what to take?

First, ensure that your shoes provide good support. Check with your medical doctor that your back pain is arthritic, and not caused by some other health problem such as kidney inflammation. A physiotherapist can recommend exercises that will strengthen the muscles supportive of your knees and back, relieving the stress in those areas.

Hot and cold therapy can relieve the pain: apply a hot pack (or a cloth soaked in very hot water) to the painful areas for 20 seconds, followed by a cold pack for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times, twice daily.

For information on herbs used for arthritis, and for information on a diet that will decrease the formation of internal toxins that accumulate in the joints, please see our website at www.richters.com. Choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then enter "arthritis" for the search and see the item "arthritic pain and joint inflammation".

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