Muscle and joint pain can be crippling and few remedies really help, but DMSO does work for many. DMSO is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory solvent (which means it penetrates) that is derived from wood processing. Although the FDA has never approved DMSO for topical human use, it is well studied to be safe and highly effectively in relieving arthritis, carpal tunnel, joint pain, swelling and muscle strain. We’ve used it for the past 100 years on race horses, and bodybuilders have lived on it since the 70’s. You won’t find DMSO in stores, but it’s easy and inexpensive to procure over the internet. Just soak it up with a cotton ball and liberally apply it to the affected areas.
My brother Chris said it worked miracles on his knees….better than anything he’s tried. Dena suffers arthritis in her thumbs. Injections didn’t help but DMSO did provide some relief. I get boxer’s wrist and I think it works magic. If you try it, let me know what you think.