Vitamin C for Joint Pain
Barbara (Portland, OR) on 12/06/2006: I started taking high doses of Vitamin C to help ward off a cold virus. For the past several weeks I took 5-10 grams of Vitamin C. I noticed my knee pain disappeared. I am a runner/cross country skiier who has virtually stopped these activities due to pain in my right knee. For 7 years I have tried glucosamine, calcium, MSM, and NSAIDs. I don't like taking NSAIDS. However, the other remedies did not relieve the pain and inflammation.Therefore, I have been tolerating the pain and have discontinued using NSAIDS. I was very surprised to find that the Vitamin C use correlated with complete pain relief and reduction of inflammation. So I stopped the C for a week and the pain returned. I have resumed the C and the pain is gone again.
Dee (San Jose) on 09/29/2006: My boyfriend is a martial arts instructor and has been experiencing severe hip pain for the past few years, on and off. He recently discovered that the hip pain will literally disappear overnight if he takes 1,000 milligrams of Vitamin C. If he stops the C, about a week later the pain returns. He has stopped and started the vitamin C enough times to confirm that this supplement is indeed curing his hip pain.