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What is best gel or cream for osteoarthritis on prescription?

osteoarthritis what's the best cream or gel? , hi I was diagnosed with oa last year in both hips and some days are better than others, I would like to know if anyone could tell me what gel or cream is best at a affordable price or what u can get on prescription ,I can't really take tablets because of poor digestion, thanks

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I have just been trying Dynamint, Holland & barrett at £7.99. Voltarol is the main one used on prescription but there is a chilli based one if your GP is willing to prescribe, have to be careful you don't get it in your eyes though, so wash hands well after use. There are several sprays & creams in poundland that work and Home bargains do some too. Test and see which suits you best at the cheapest cost, as these things have to be used long term sometimes in larger amounts for releive. Tumeric and ginger are good in food if you have digestive issues. It is very much a try and see for long term use. Best Wishes & good luck.

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thanks for advice,I've tried voltarol just burn up using it,I've tried masterplast freeze gel which gives temporary relief for a couple of hours ,I was going to try flexiseq gel but to expensive at £18 .99 and not on prescription ,thanks for your concern

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Turmeric needs to be taken with black pepper for it to work at it best, also don't take turmeric if you are on blood thinners. Tumeric and black pepper capsules are an easy way to consume it.

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hi thanks for advice Jimmy,where would I buy tumeric and black pepper capsules from ?

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I get mine from Amazon.

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And if they are mixed with coconut oil, it amps the effectiveness way up. This is one of many sites: theheartysoul.com/diy-turme...

Why Combine?

Turmeric has a difficult time getting past the stomach and into the small intestines where it’s absorbed into the blood. By combining turmeric with piperine, it bypasses the stomach and helps to increase the absorption. One study showed that even a small amount of black pepper boosted the bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2000%.

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Very good information, Thanks RAGurl1

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What do you mean ‘bypasses the stomach’?

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According to what they said in the article, the combination of the two will carry the turmeric to the intestines... Not my statement - That of the website I referenced..

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I use Dynaming and Tiger Balm (available at chemists) at the moment. Ibuprofen gel doesn't seem to work for me. If you are in the UK I think you'll find that doctors can't prescribe these things any more that can be bought over the counter; you have to pay for them yourself. I tried that expensive flexiseq gel a few years back but it didn't do a thing.

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thanks for reply,might try voltarol gel pain relief I know you can get that on prescription

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Check out own brand gels. Wilkinson’s much cheaper - may be one in Superdrug/B&M etc. Absolutely same ingredients without paying for the name and can be cheaper than prescription charge! That is if you are in UK.

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Salon Pas (here in the US) makes patches that are wonderful. I usually cut one in half for each hip and they will last around 8 hours. They have Lidocaine in them..

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