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Generalized pain. X-rays show arthritis in thumb. I am menopausal

I have aches practically covering my whole body, in particular my torso, thumbs and knee . X Rays have proven to be clear of arthritis apart from a very small amount in the base of my thumb (the pain is in the bone in the valley between my thumb and forefinger). I am a 56 woman and am menopausal (my last period being 18 months ago)
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for your query.

I would like to give some advice to make the life better and to fight with these pains-

Do regular physiotherapy of joints.
Hot fomentation to decrease the joint stiffness
Hot bath of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate)-Magnesium has both anti-inflammatory and anti- arthritic properties and it can be absorbed through the skin.
You can take Vit.D and calcium supplements. Pain killers like Indomethacin 25mg can be taken to reduce stiffness and pain. Routine physical activity is always advised as this will prevent stiffness from aggravating.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care
Answered: Thu, 2 Jan 2014
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