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Sat May 29, 2021, 06:10 PM

Does copper really help arthritis pain?

I've read many enthusiastic endorsements, as well as doctors saying it's a bunch of hooey. Does anyone have experience with wearing copper insoles or bracelets?

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Reply Does copper really help arthritis pain? (Original post)
TexasBushwhacker May 29 OP
Laffy Kat May 29 #1
multigraincracker May 29 #2
Rebl2 May 29 #3
TexasBushwhacker May 29 #4
Rebl2 May 29 #6
TexasBushwhacker May 29 #8
TexasBushwhacker May 29 #7
Jirel May 29 #5
Warpy May 29 #9
TexasBushwhacker May 30 #10
Warpy May 30 #11
TexasBushwhacker May 30 #12

Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 06:18 PM

1. Not according to the Arthritis Foundation.

And neither do magnets.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 06:22 PM

2. PubMed.com for

Best info.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 08:51 PM

3. I have had

rheumatoid arthritis since 1967 and it never helped me one bit!

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #3)

Sat May 29, 2021, 09:07 PM

4. Thanks for the feedback everyone

I am 64 and have moderate osteoarthritis in my knees. I have gotten to the point that I have to take Tylenol or an NSAID every day to stay comfortable. I'm already on a lot of other meds for other issues, and I worry about the toll the painkillers are taking on my liver, kidneys and heart. Any suggestions that won't mean another trip to the pharmacy?

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #4)

Sat May 29, 2021, 09:41 PM

6. I would ask

my doctor which would be best for osteoarthritis-Tylenol or NSAID. I am 64 as well and I try not to take NSAIDS to often because at my age itís harder on the stomach. Tylenol has its own set of issues with the liver. This is why itís best to consult your physician.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #6)

Sat May 29, 2021, 10:09 PM

8. Thankfully I'm not much of a drinker

Heavy drinking and Tylenol are a bad combo.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 09:37 PM

5. Only as a placebo.

There is NO scientific basis for copper doing anything for pain.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 10:33 PM

9. If you like the way it looks, wear it as jewelry

but there is no proven benefit.

You could always move next door to NM, we just got recreational cannabis and that stuff does work.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #9)

Sun May 30, 2021, 11:19 AM

10. I can get weed from my brother

He still has chronic pain after 2 neck surgeries and one back surgery. But that wasn't what got him to smoke. He's a very good amateur musician and composer and he found that sativa really amps up his creativity. So now, he flies to Denver once a year and stocks up.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #10)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:23 PM

11. Don't get arrested

Texas thinks Harry Anslinger is still in charge.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #11)

Sun May 30, 2021, 01:54 PM

12. He claims since it was purchased where it was legal

that the worst that would happen is that they would confiscate it and he would be out whatever he spent on it. In Houston, possession of 4 oz or less gets you a court summons and release, not unlike a traffic ticket.

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