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Thinking that my big toe pain is arthritis. See the doctor on Thursday to rule out bone spurs, my massage therapist says she feels something "yucky". Celebrex helped alot yesterday, I ran, and my toe didn't throb last night.
 

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Anyone using any good natural remedies....or anything that really works, for arthritis? My SO, an ex-basketball player, has it in his knees pretty bad and I know he isn't taking any of the Vioxx/Celebrex crap.....but is there anything you've found that actually works besides that?
 

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What type of arthritis are we talking about? Since being diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis I have learned that there are over 100 different types of arthritis with various treatments.<br><br>
I tried natural remedies, accupuncture, diet and nothing worked excepted medication. After almost a year, I am finally getting back to running.<br><br>
A friend with osteoarthritis in the knees used glucosamine and chondroitin for several years with great success. However, he had ultimately needed a knee transplant.
 

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For me, it's osteo. Lifting heavy weights that press through the spine helps more than anything, but I'm thinking about going back to glucosamine and chondroitin. I wasn't sure it was helping, but I'm definitely worse since going off it. Of course, I was training 65 miles a week at peak for New York at around the same time, so that might have had an impact as well.
 

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Did that for a while and it didn't seem to help, so I stopped. My arthritis is definitely worse since quitting, so I'm thinking it's time to try it again. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Hey, yeah! Me too! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I have bursitis in my left hip. I was taking Vioxx for a couple months, and it seemed to do the trick. I also took them if I was doing long runs of ten miles or more.<br><br>
Finally, I went to the orthopaedic doctor, and he gave me a cortisone shot, and it did the trick
 
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