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#1 ag4gt

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Posted 3 May 2005 - 12:16 PM

I was reading the post on cracking knuckles and if it causes arthritis or not. I got to thinking about arthritis and remembered that I once knew a fellow that used WD-40 on his arthritic joints. I have also read about doing this also. I got to wondering if anyone has ever tried this and what the results were.
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Posted 3 May 2005 - 02:05 PM

I have never heard of that, but have heard that some people use cod liver oil capsules daily as a relief to some of the symptoms. I believe any oily fish is also good for your joints. I have used cod liver oil capsules on a german sheppard dog that I had who was suffering with her back legs, and they did seem to aleviate alot of her discomfort, in as far as she was willing to move about more often and seemed more lively... also kept her coat lovely and glossy.
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Posted 3 May 2005 - 04:28 PM

WWW.wd40.com

you`ll need to sign up to the `Fanclub` link but it`s free and you`ll see 2000+ uses for the stuff, honestly, it`s a real Hoot! :)
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Posted 3 May 2005 - 05:44 PM

I know several people who swear by this:

Arthritis Pain Relief
1 teaspoon LIQUID Certo*
3 ounces unsweetened grape juice

* This is the product used to prepare jams and jellies.

Mix Certo and grape juice and drink the concoction two or three times a day.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:22 PM

I was reading the post on cracking knuckles and if it causes arthritis or not. I got to thinking about arthritis and remembered that I once knew a fellow that used WD-40 on his arthritic joints. I have also read about doing this also. I got to wondering if anyone has ever tried this and what the results were.

WD-40 contains petroleum distillates which may be carcinogenic if absorbed through the skin. Check the WD-40 website http://www.wd40.co.u...fm?articleid=14 where the manufacturer advises against applying WD-40 to the skin. According to the WD-40 MSDS, it is advised to wash with soap and water if you have contact with your skin.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:39 PM

Apple cider, vinegar, and honey is a time-honoured folk remedy for arthritis, with some medical justification.

The search parameters "vinegar honey arthritis" reveals much.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:54 PM

Omega-3 fatty acids are also usefull in alleviation of some symptoms.
GLA (Gamaa linolenic acid) is proportedly good also.

non of which are a Cure however!
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Posted 30 April 2006 - 09:54 PM

I was reading the post on cracking knuckles and if it causes arthritis or not. I got to thinking about arthritis and remembered that I once knew a fellow that used WD-40 on his arthritic joints.


It would work if he were a robot.

My rheumatologist once told me that there were only two effective treatments for arthritis (as opposed to arthritic pain). Neither are FDA approved, perhaps because the drug companies don't make any money from them.

1. Chondroitin-glucosamine or just glucosamine. Take it every day. You won't see results for 2 or 3 months.

2. Move to Arizona.

I did both. They worked. I walk 25 miles a week and can type -- well, like I'm typing now.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:21 PM

WWW.wd40.com

you`ll need to sign up to the `Fanclub` link but it`s free and you`ll see 2000+ uses for the stuff, honestly, it`s a real Hoot! :)




bah!

they cheat. half thier examples are things like "lubricates swingsets" and then "lubricates screws". or "prevents rust on screws" and then, what do you know, "prevents rust on wheelbarrel."

i think we all get the idea that wd40 lubricates stuff and cleans and prevents rust.

they do have some stuff though... i didnt know itll take the water spots off your mirror or remove crayon marks.
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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:36 PM

How exactly would one use WD-40 to treat arthritis? Spray it on the joints? I think skin might get in the way, there. Drink it? I think it might kill you...
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I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Posted 3 September 2007 - 07:37 PM

It amazed me to find out that by administering WD-40 spray directly onto my thumb joints, (badly arthritic, stiff and painful) and rubbing it in, after 10 minutes the pain is eradicated and I experience markedly greater flexibility and strength in its opposable function. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it is so remarkable that it certainly is no placebo effect. As far as there being side-effects, doctors prescribe creams, and oral medications for arthritis that have much more frighteneing side-effects associated with them including cancer. I'd rather risk a little petrochemical than the other stuff thanks.
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Posted 3 September 2007 - 08:12 PM

It amazed me to find out that by administering WD-40 spray directly onto my thumb joints, (badly arthritic, stiff and painful) and rubbing it in, after 10 minutes the pain is eradicated and I experience markedly greater flexibility and strength in its opposable function. I know it sounds ridiculous.

Why, yes... yes sir, it does. But hey, if it's working for ya, right?


I prefer scotch when my thumb hurts. ;)
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:06 PM

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It would work if he were a robot.



1. Chondroitin-glucosamine or just glucosamine. Take it every day. You won't see results for 2 or 3 months.

2. Move to Arizona.

I did both. They worked. I walk 25 miles a week and can type -- well, like I'm typing now.

Dangerous Bill

Many types of arthritis (Eesp.in joints) are caused by a build up of uric acid crystals in the joints.
Getting it out is a problem
Glucosamine many find this helpful
Arizona (heat) and warm baths (for an hour or so a day) would help.(put some rosemary juniper in the bath)
Daily massage with helps. Keep using and exercising the joint
If you rub rosemary oil into the joint it promotes blood supply to the joint, so too winetergreen. The theory is the blood picks up some of the Uric acid and takes it to the kidneys and is excreted.


For the pain use Chilli. Either eaten, rubbed on or as Zostrix ointment. Do this a few times a day it takes a few days to kick in. Marijuana can also be helpful for the pain. probably best cooked into cookies (biscuits)
Anti inflamatories can also help; but don't let the doc talk you into long term cortisone use. Use it only for emergency/severe problems.

Herbalists recommend "kidney tonics" like juniper berry. You can put the oil on your skin or drink gin. Don't use it if you have kidney disease.
Discuss other kidney tonics with a registered hebalist.
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#14 YT2095

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:53 PM

Allopurinol is best for Uric acid removal (Trust me I KNOW!).
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 08:16 PM

I do not doubt that WD40 can help alleviate some symptoms associated with arthritis because many petroleum distilates are readily absorbed through the skin (which may not be such a good thing).

Perhaps the mechanism of action is similar to DMSO....which is also somewhat of a mystery and not well accepted by the mainstream medical community. It is more likely, however, that just putting petroleum distilates on the site of discomfort alleviates the pain by some nonspecific mechanism. In fact, one initial measure of the strength of anesthetics is by their water/hexane partition coeffectient (aka log p), which is a measure of lipophilicitiy. The better a drug partitions into hexane, generally the stronger the nonspecific anesthetic. The same is true for many other drugs. The idea is that drugs that go into hexane will also be able to partition into the lipophilic cell membrane.

The main problem with WD40 as a treatment for arthritis may be that the cure could very well be much worse than the original symptoms.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:51 PM

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Many types of arthritis (Eesp.in joints) are caused by a build up of uric acid crystals in the joints.
Getting it out is a problem
Glucosamine many find this helpful
Arizona (heat) and warm baths (for an hour or so a day) would help.(put some rosemary juniper in the bath)
Daily massage with helps. Keep using and exercising the joint
If you rub rosemary oil into the joint it promotes blood supply to the joint, so too winetergreen. The theory is the blood picks up some of the Uric acid and takes it to the kidneys and is excreted.

For the pain use Chilli. Either eaten, rubbed on or as Zostrix ointment. Do this a few times a day it takes a few days to kick in. Marijuana can also be helpful for the pain. probably best cooked into cookies (biscuits)
Anti inflamatories can also help; but don't let the doc talk you into long term cortisone use. Use it only for emergency/severe problems.

Herbalists recommend "kidney tonics" like juniper berry. You can put the oil on your skin or drink gin. Don't use it if you have kidney disease.
Discuss other kidney tonics with a registered hebalist
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A registered herbalist... :rolleyes:...

Firstly, you have no evidence that this is gout... absolutely none... it isn't the most cause of arthritis... but if it was gout - why the hell would you recomend drinking gin!...

you seriously have no idea what you are talking about... and you are severely deluded for recommending marijuana over anti-inflammatories...
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:48 PM

It amazed me to find out that by administering WD-40 spray directly onto my thumb joints, (badly arthritic, stiff and painful) and rubbing it in, after 10 minutes the pain is eradicated and I experience markedly greater flexibility and strength in its opposable function. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it is so remarkable that it certainly is no placebo effect.

Not placebo, but are sure it was the WD40 and not the rubbing it in that helped?
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:06 PM

WD-40


When I saw WD-40, I thought you were going to say that everytime you use it you get arthritic pains. And I was going to tell you that it's probably a chemical sensitivity to the petrochemical it's made out of. :doh:

Forget the marijuana! :eek:
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:07 PM

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For the pain use Chilli. Either eaten, rubbed on or as Zostrix ointment. Do this a few times a day it takes a few days to kick in. Marijuana can also be helpful for the pain. probably best cooked into cookies (biscuits)
Anti inflamatories can also help; but don't let the doc talk you into long term cortisone use. Use it only for emergency/severe problems.

Herbalists recommend "kidney tonics" like juniper berry. You can put the oil on your skin or drink gin. Don't use it if you have kidney disease.
Discuss other kidney tonics with a registered hebalist.


Hot chili, gin and cookies with pot in 'em?

If this gets out, everybody will have arthritis.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:56 PM

as a Chronic arthritis sufferer myself I pray NON of you get this ever, it`s Far from a joke or giggle when it hits you!

it Will Cripple you, and has no respect for age either!
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