|Submit Date:||07 Jun 2008|
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|Remedy Source:||"Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Collumnist, June 5th, 2008|
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Source: "Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Collumnist, June 5th, 2008
Dear Dr. Gott: You wrote a few weeks ago about using Castiva as medication for
arthritis pain. My 94-year-old friend thinks it should be taken by mouth.
Please provide an explanation for use.
She currently gets a cortisone shot in her hip as often as she is allowed to,
but the pain returns before she qualifies for another shot.
What creams or ointments without side effects do you recommend that can be used
topically for bursitis, arthritis and inoperable pain?
My friend lives alone, eats heartily and is up to date on current affairs. Thank
you for your input.
Dear Reader: To begin with, Castiva is a topical pain-relief lotion used for the
Advertisement pain of arthritis. It is not to be taken internally; rather, it
should be rubbed onto painful joints. The product comes in two forms, warming
and cooling. The warming lotion contains capsaicin, an ingredient found in chili
peppers that works by blocking pain signals from nerves while reducing inflammation.
The cooling lotion contains menthol and cools as it is applied. Both contain natural
castor oil, a product that has been used for more than 4,000 years because of its
Some people find relief from pain by drinking purple grape juice and pectin, a
substance used in preparing jams and jellies. Simply pour 8 ounces of 100 percent
juice into a glass. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of liquid pectin and stir. Drink two
to three times daily. The remedy is reported to substantially reduce the pain of arthritis.
While I've been told pectin is in short supply unless it is jelly-making season,
I learned it can be purchased in bulk from Kauffman's Fruit Farm and Market.
See www.kauffmansfruitfarm.com, or call 717-768-7112. This source was passed
on to me by a reader, so I am making it available to you.
You might also have your friend visit your local pharmacy to determine what
over-the-counters are available for relief of joint pain.
To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report
"Understanding Osteoarthritis." Other readers who would like a copy should send
a self-addressed, stamped, No. 10 envelope and $2 to Newsletter,
P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title.
Write to Dr. Gott c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, N.Y. 10016.