For most of my friends and army mates, they will know about this illness , should i use illness? ok whatever~
I’ve been diagnosed with Arthritis during my BMT in my army days.. for those of you who do not know what arthritis is, here’s a short descriptions about it.
Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age, which is the one i’m having.
Usually, my joints will swell and became stiff, causing lots of difficulties in your daily life. When it stiffen up, you can hardly bend them, especially when this happens to your knee, album, wrist, fingers, ankle etc.. and all these actually happened to me before! -_-“
And due to this “illness” that i have, i just got to give up on my favourite food, BEANS! Toufu, Taupok, peanuts, soya bean milk, beancurd, bean sprouts, and many more! 🙁
Last night, my joints swell again.. this time round on my fingers. I guessed it must be due to the beansprouts in my fried rice for lunch yesterday. So, i tried out this Deep Heating Rub from Mentholatum.
Deep Heating Rub from Mentholatum is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints(e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). Menthol and methyl salicylate are known as counterirritants, whereby they work together, causing the skin to feel cool and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the aches/pains deeper in your muscles, joints, and tendons.
After applying, the cooling and warming feelings helped in soothing the pain… if not i guess i’ll be having difficulty typing, updating my facebook and twitter! (ok~~ i know that’s not the main concern… LOL :D)