Anybody has arthritis

@venshida (4837)
United States
October 22, 2008 5:38pm CST
I have for the last week or so started experiencing pain in both of my legs. I feel the pain mostly in my knee. It's not swollen. My family has arthritis so I am thinking that's what I have. I was wondering anyone knows of any type of home treatment I can use. I am going to the doctor just so I can get a diagnose. I really don't want to take any drugs.
2 responses
• United States
22 Oct 08
I have it in my knees. Does the pain seem to get worse when its damp or cold out, rain, snow, things like that? That is a good sign that its most likely arthritis but of course only doc will know. I rarely have to take meds for the pain, usually i just rub some pain cream such as "aspercreme" which is odorless on it and it helps but if its a bit more painful than usual i will put a heat wrap around it and that works awesome good luck with whatever it may be
@venshida (4837)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Yes, I was fine Summer, and now I am hurting. It is worse when its cold. I am going to try the Aspercreme and see how that works.
@story15 (111)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I take glucosamine chondroitin for my knees. It worked for me. On occasions my knees would stiffen. I have arthritis developing in my fingers. My doctor injected cortisone in one finger joint to reduce the swelling. I'm the only one in my family to have arthritis.