Arthritis pain

 I have ostioporosses and arthritis in the hip I have alot of pain now that extends to the lower back also with a burning sensation cant walk stand or sit 6 tylonols so far not working. Help


My advice would be to get started on an aggressive dietary and supplemental approach to reducing inflammation and supporting joint structure.

From a dietary perspective you should focus on eliminating foods that tend to produce a lot of inflammation such as sugar, coffee, alcohol, refined grains and diary products.  Make sure to eliminate night shade vegetable like tomatoes and eggplant as well.  Doing an aggressive dietary intervention for a set duration of 3 weeks can help to give you an idea of how much these foods are influencing your pain.  Focus your diet on vegetables, lean meats like chicken, fish and turkey, fruit, nuts, seeds and whole grains like brown rice.  Although it might seem difficult at first, if you have significant benefit it will be well worth the trouble.

From a supplement perspective start with some joint support formulas that contain ingredients like Glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM.  Although they do not work for every person, there are a large number of people who do benefit significantly from these nutrients.  You may need to try all of them at different times to see which ones work best for your body.

Fish oil is also a must as long as you are not taking any prescription blood thinners.  Fish oil contains ingredients that can greatly reduce inflammation in the body which results in less pain.  You want to get somewhere between 3,000-6,000mg per day of a high quality fish oil supplement. 

Next I would suggest looking into an herbal formula that contains naturally anti-inflammatory herbs.  These work in a similar way to over the counter pain medications by inhibiting the COX 2 enzyme which is responsible for making the chemical signals in the body that trigger inflammation and pain.  Herbs to look for in a formula like this are Turmeric, Holy Basil, Boswellia, Ginger, Rosemary, Bromelain and Skullcap.  There are many natural pain-relief formulas that contain a profile of herbs similar to this. 

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