Interesting old remedy for arthritis pains has just been sent through to me in amongst other old fashioned remedies
Rolled Oats for Pain Relief
Mix 2 Cups of Rolled Oats (Porridge) and One Cup of water in a bowl and microwave for one minute, cool slightly and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
I was wondering what to do with the overload of oatmeal (individual packs) I bought.
I no longer use a microwave, but we have a Keurig coffee maker which we also use for water for oatmeal (or tea). So, I'll try that. Right now my biggest problem is bright red skin on my hands and face, possibly related to (psoriatic?) arthritis. (Going back to the doctor soon.)
Apple Cider Vinegar is good for relieving pain and redness, and itching. I've tried that. But, I have learned that ACV is quite strong and can smell like a skunk. I had to go to the hospital ER, had so much pain (not from the vinegar), and forgot I'd used the vinegar. The poor nurse thought I'd been sprayed by a skunk, I think!
Oatmeal.... better idea, maybe.
I don't know for sure that my problem is psoriatic arthritis, though one or two doctors seem to think so. That's part of the problem... not really knowing, so far.
Edited by bellowbelle, 11 June 2010 - 02:51 PM.