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Anyone tried this?

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Millie8 Tue 01-Jan-19 10:20:43

I want my New Year resolution to be get more active but
osteo arthritis in various places is driving me mad and I dread doing stuff which I know will cause pain. So I wondered if anyone has used a "Pain Gone Pen - PainGone Pain Relief Device"

(also available else where)

Are they anygood? I would love to hear your experiences.

What do you do or take to relieve your pain where ever it is?

Hope this thread will help others too.

A Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone x

Jane10 Tue 01-Jan-19 10:43:43


BradfordLass72 Sat 12-Jan-19 08:28:23

Try MSM first.

It's been a godsend as I too have osteoarthritis

Millie8 Sat 12-Jan-19 11:19:45

Thank you, I will.

paddyann Sat 12-Jan-19 13:26:55

My daughter used Actipatch for chronic pain,its available online and at chemists .It worked very well for her for several months ,but her condition means most things only work short term .

cavewoman Sat 12-Jan-19 13:43:11

For less money you can get a TENS machine which many arthritis sufferers recommend,myself included.

Millie8 Sat 12-Jan-19 22:10:37

Many thanks
You have given me some alternatives..

Anniebach Sat 12-Jan-19 22:15:09

cavewoman you use a tens Machine for arthritis? I used one several year go, the instructions said not place on a Bone. Things may well have change so may I ask if you use the tens on bones, such as knuckles or knee bones ?

FlexibleFriend Sun 13-Jan-19 15:17:31

I've used a tens and you place it above the knee not on the knee cap.

Nannarose Sun 13-Jan-19 16:02:45

Millie8 - have you done a forum search? I am sure there was a post a few months ago, because I posted on it to say that I do use one of these and find it very good (no connection with them!).
It was recommended by my physio. I do think you have to get used to what works well for you and what doesn't. For me, it doesn't replace the 'background' pain relief i get from anti-inflammatories, but is a useful addition in some circumstances.

MadeInYorkshire Mon 14-Jan-19 11:44:37

I got one many years ago, didn't do it for me - Turmeric however gave my horse a new lease of life for a while, and there was no placebo effect there!

Millie8 Mon 14-Jan-19 19:49:57

Many thanks, I will investigate all suggestions, which I'm very grateful for.

cornergran Mon 14-Jan-19 19:57:12

annie the pain consultant suggested experimenting with a tens machine for knee pain. Not putting the pads directly onto the knee but above it on the thigh. I find it helps sometimes so may be worth you experimenting too. millie I’m another one who finds turmeric very helpful. I take it in tablet form although I believe it’s availabke as a ‘tea’. Hope something helps.

dogdonno Mon 20-Jan-20 06:13:52

Seconded - I use MSM powder for all kinds of joint stiffness and soreness. It's cheap and makes a difference if you're consistent with it.