Medical Question

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by pasajes4, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    I over did it while on vacation. Lots of stairs and walking for hours at a time. My legs are sore all the way to the bones.

    I have not been able to get much relief with over the counter pain relievers. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
     
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  2. Old-hand

    Old-hand Active Member

    Try and keep your legs elevated for short periods through the day. The reduced pressure in your veins and arteries will provide you with a sense of relief.

    Also, using a good quality minted balm will help, too.
     
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  3. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Hi Pasa
    Ouch not fun. Epsom salts bath soak, lots ten gel and lots of fluid. It is lactic acid build up most likely.

    I hope you get some relief soon.
     
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  4. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Administrator Staff Member

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  5. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    Epsom salt baths in warm water.

    Alleve gel caps.

    Aspercreme rubbed on very sore areas. I also like Arnica creame...which is all natural and probably should be tried first. If these do t work, a "minty" cream should work.

    I'm going to check into the one mentioned by RB though.
     
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  6. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    m has been using aspercreme patches on his back. what is it called? zidocaine or something like that. he says it cuts pain in half.

    i wondered how your trip went. good. it sounds like.
     
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  7. Crayola13

    Crayola13 Active Member

    Tumeric tablets help me. Tens Therapy and hot bath. Yogi Joint Comfort Tea might help you, but it had no affect on me.
     
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  8. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    I am taking tumeric. I took a warm epsom salt bath and slathered on aspercreme. I also used the heating pad after I wrapped my legs with warm towels........much better. Thank you for all the much needed advice. I actually slept comfortably last night.
     
  9. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Try Aspercreme Lidocaine Cream.

    With my arthritis and tendon inflammation, I practically live on the stuff.

    Amazon carries it, but Walmart has it for a better price.
     
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  10. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Going, I will have to try the one with lidocaine. I have gotten some relief from the other suggestions. I know exercise is supposed to be beneficial for arthritis, but in this instance the cold ( for me) exacerbated the condition. It took about 4 days of warmth to get the cold out of my bones.