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Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« on: November 08, 2007, 09:08:12 PM »
I remember hearing about using WD-40 on stiff knee joints a few months ago and many people say it helps lubricate thier knee joints. People swear by it, saying before they used WD-40 thier knees felt stiff and hurt, but after spraying WD-40 pain and stiffness went away.

I think the whole things crazy and GP's advise is not to use it as it contains petroleum-related products that could irritate the skin. There a news article about how WD-40 helps arthritus and a 70-year-old retired sales manager from Stamford, Lincs, says: “It’s been an absolute godsend for me, “WD-40 has given me a hell of a lot of relief, “A few weeks ago, I was even running around the garden with my grandson. I haven’t been able to do that for about three years.” 

I will give The Sun's Newspaper article published on the 16th August 2007 and can read it by clicking on the link below, but I would stick to glucosamine tablets rather then WD-40.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/health/article256523.ece

Nick :) {2007} :)

(not sure if it works above link as when I click on it nothing happens? may have to paste it on address search bar.)










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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 02:24:10 AM »
Now that's the weirdest thing I've heard in a while!! Don't think I'll be trying that. Slimey and stinky. Yuk!

BTW the link worked.

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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007, 01:49:14 AM »
That's the oddist thing I've heard in a while :/ I must say though, that I'd trust a compulsive liar more than I would trust the Sun! The stuff they come out with is purely entertaining for me :]

Maybe he was just an old man looking for his 15 minutes of fame?
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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007, 09:56:08 PM »
What a great idea, our farm runs in WD40, Firestart, and Duck Tape, maybe I've been wasting my time with Docs, just spray on the WD40, give a couple of squirts of Firestart to jump myself into action, and Duck tape any bits that fall off, save myself a fortune ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007, 10:00:47 PM »
DENNY
YOU ARE AN ENDLESS JOY TO ME.   YOU ARE SO  ;D ;D ;D ;D.
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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 01:52:11 AM »
Denny, you are too funny.    ;D

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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2008, 08:22:00 PM »
What will you think of next .. Chicken gibblets into the knee.

I can see how the oil would help keep the heat in the knee..  Much like a neoprene brace.

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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008, 09:00:50 PM »
What will you think of next .. Chicken gibblets into the knee.

I can see how the oil would help keep the heat in the knee..  Much like a neoprene brace.

I think that they're still using the giblets as a diagnostic tool, wave them over the knee, throw them against the wall, and you can read whats wrong from the pattern that they land in. Reputedly only mildly less accurate than an MRI scan ;D ;D ;D

By the way, I've seen numerous reports of WD-40 used for joint pain, maybe there's more to this than we think. AND in case you're wondering WD-40 was voted the 3rd most useful tool of all time, here are one persons list of the top ten uses for it


Cures arthritis. My father-in-law swears by this. He is a retired Air Force mechanic and when his knuckles and knees get grouchy he squirts them with WD-40. He says it works every time.
Bathroom light bulb. If you squirt the threads before you install the bulb it won’t get corroded and break when you try to change it.
Satellite TV Dish. If you live in a snowy climate the white stuff can build up on your dish and screw up your reception. Shoot a coating of WD-40 on the dish and the snow will slide off instead.
Fan rejuvenator. If you like a floor fans to keep your air circulating you know it eventually collects enough dust to slow the motor down. Take it outside and set it on a newspaper. Then spray WD-40 into the motor until it comes clean.
Pipe Tape. When I put pipe thread on a threaded pipe joint I spray the male and female connectors with WD-40. It makes an awesome waterproof connection.
Lime Remover. Got that calcified build up at the base of your faucet. Spray it with WD-40, wait a few minutes then scrape it off with a popsicle stick.
Spot Remover. Water spots on polished aluminum can be removed with an application of WD-40. It work on my Harley-Davidson.
Tree Sap Zapper. Got tree sap on your car? Put some WD-40 on a soft cloth and gently rub it away.
Sticker Remover. Did some idiot put an “I break for _____” on your car bumper. Leave your gun in the glove box. Spray the edges of the sticker with WD-40 and gently work your way toward the other end to remove the sticker and the glue.
Squirrel Attack. Are the squirrels raiding your bird feeders? Spray the pole about half way up with a generous coat of WD-40. The squirrels don’t love it.
6th Dec 2007 arthoscropy, major debridement and meniscus trimmed
Jan 08 2008 Arthritis grade 2/3 told to wait until TKR needed.
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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008, 03:21:38 PM »
now this is interesting and funny. I was just telling my PT on Wed that I wish there was a WD 40 for the knees that would make them less stiff and move easier.  Just too funny! ;D
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Still having pain w/TTT knee pain

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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2009, 01:43:40 PM »
This thread is over a year old.  I'm new on the forum and all of you people with arthritis with over 4000 views, I can't believe no one has tried it!!    What is there to loose?  I'm going to try it! 
2001: first referral to OS for osteoarthritis in knees after about 5 years of OA pain.  Told I was too young for knee replacement.
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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2009, 09:26:13 PM »
Glad to see members still read this thread and if you type wd40 curing arthritis on google this thread comes up on search results. Its already over 2 years when I started this thread and only seems like a year ago, time does seem to fly by.

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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2009, 10:45:31 PM »
it is funny no one has tried it yet, I remember an article I read awhile back about a guy who used wd-40 to cure his frozen shoulder, perhaps there is something to this. mmmm fun to think about in any event!

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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2009, 11:35:28 PM »
OK...I have seen this thread pop up every now and then....and I really hope it is a joke.  Just in case  here is a little info for anyone who is actually thinking about trying this!


This is probably one of the WORST ideas I have ever heard. WD40 is HIGHLY Flammable, even once dry. It contains Kerosene which is listed on the warning label as Petroleum Distillates. Kerosene is used as a solvent (roughly 80%) in WD40 ~ the reason it is soooo good at removing rust.  Also, the vapors (it Stinks) of WD40 can be dangerous if inhaled in large quantities and they don't dissipate quickly  (again it contains petrochemicals - not good for your skin!).   

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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2010, 03:44:18 PM »
 The way is fish oil supplement. I take 1200mg per day (1 Pill)  3 years ago I was in bad pain and quickly becoming a cripple. A fellow I talk to via internet in Plymouth U.K. told me the story about his wife hurting from arthritis and starting the fish oil supplement and got much better and free from most pain. I thought what the heck and fish oil is a great supplement for heart health. I started taking it and in a few weeks (???) not sure how long I began to notice a jelly like feeling in my knees. That went away quickly and after 3 years  I still enjoy walking. I do not run very often cause i do not want to injure my knee's. I have small amount of pain on some days but not enough to bother me. Standing long periods do bother me but i'm talking standing in one spot over 30 minutes. I'm 66 years old and i'm sure I would have to have a knee replacement by now if not for the fish oil. I recommend not taking over one 1200 mg a day. If I get worse I will go for the PRP therapy but so far I an very happy with the fish oil therapy. I hope this helps someone out there as much as it has helped me...Thanks for reading....Funjeep..AKA Wayne :)
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Re: Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2010, 04:16:16 PM »
I don't know if you folk's know this but wd 40 is made from fish oil.

I can assure you the WD40 is NOT MADE from Fish Oil.  It is a Petroleum based product.

I have been taking Fish Oil for many years and it did nothing for my knee pain.  No harm in trying and if it works for you...more power to you!

Karen
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