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    My left knee feels like its on fire and I'm always in pain what can I do?

    I suffer from RA and have no cartlidge in the knee

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    I'm going to assume you haven't seen a doctor for this. My best advice is for you to see a doctor.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Relief Without Drugs

    Here is a quick list of some popular non-drug therapies for arthritis pain relief. They may be used alone, or in conjunction with each other.

    • Hot and cold treatments. Usually applied directly to the pain site; heat may be more useful for chronic pain, and cold packs provide relief from acute pain. If you find heat works for you, try these warming techniques.

    • Positive attitude and thoughts. Consciously switching to positive thoughts can distract your brain from feeling pain.

    • Exercise. Keeping your joints and muscles moving helps improve your general fitness level and can decrease pain.

    • Relaxation techniques. You can train your muscles to relax and your thoughts to slow down by using these techniques, which include deep breathing, guided imagery and visualization, among others.

    • Massage. Done properly, the method can relax your muscles, help you let go of tension and provide some arthritis pain relief.

    • Topical lotions. These are applied directly to the skin over the painful muscle or joint. They may contain salicylates or capsaicin, which decrease sensitivity to pain.

    • Acupuncture. Considered a complementary or nontraditional therapy, acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine needles into the body along special points called “meridians” to relieve pain.

    • Sense of humor. Many studies have demonstrated that humor can bolster the immune system and increase the ability to handle pain.
    itsmee

    great answer. i want to add that if you use capsacin be careful. i burned my skin bad. i can't use ANY of the topicals anymore. i loved ben gay. (no jokes, you guys .. ; - D
    I have the same in both knees, very painful and sometimes it 'tricks'.

    A few years ago I had an MRI it showed the same as what you describe, degenerated cartilage I was told then that I ws too young for replacement however, he (doctor) told me to try

    "Glucosamine/Chondrotin

    I took this stuff for about four days as prescribed and a miracle happened, the pain went away. I had to back off on the dosage though because it got to a point where my finger joints, toes, elbows etc begin to get stiff. This stuff goes everywhere there is a joint. Once i found my dose, that is one every two or three days I was doing fine. I have suggested this to many people, it doesn't always work with everyone but some it does, it worked for me.

    you will find it under many brand names over the counter. I have 'Triple-Flex'.
    YOU ARE ASSUMING THAT IT IS THE KNEE, BUT IT CAN BE OBSTRUCTIONS IN THE BLOOD SUPPLY OF THE WHOLE LEG!

    USUALLY DUE TO TOBACCO ABUSE.

    DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING. THE GUY IS COMPLAINING AND HE IS SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER.

    Sir;G.O.
    GIVE UP SMOKING !
    IT IS POSSIBLE THAT YOU HAVE OBSTRUCTION ON THE ARTERIES OF YOUR LEGS. WORSE IF YOU ALSO SUFER FROM DIABETES.
    DO NOT TRY COLD/HOT ANYTHING UNTIL THE DIAGNOSIS OF PERIPEHRAL VASCULAR DISEASE IS MADE.
    HAVE SEGMENTAL PRESSURES TAKEN AND IF ABNORMAL DO AN ANGIO SINCE IT IS POSSIBLE TO OPEN THE ARTERIES OF THE LEGS.
    BUT, THE CIGARETTES MUST GO..

    Sir;G.O.
    Vinny

    That is nonsense! Smoking may be bad for a person but it does not make their knees hurt. What RA has is cartilage degeneration, It's common and can sometimes be corrected medicinally or in worst case scenarios, surgery. To say this too is related to cigarette smoking is 'kool-aid' thinking.. its ludicrous. Jeesh!!


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