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Tart Cherry For Aching Finger Joints

Updated on February 9, 2018
Even the doc says his patients use this tart cherry as a health supplement!
Even the doc says his patients use this tart cherry as a health supplement! | Source

Could Tart Cherry Resolve Your Problem With Aching Finger Joints?

• Are the joints in your fingers inflamed, maybe even, stiff, red, and swollen with inflammation?

• Do your finger joints hurt when you use your hands for normal everyday activities?

• Are your finger joints often swollen and/or so painful that their condition makes it uncomfortable to use them?

• Do you have to deal with tender finger joints even when you are at rest and not using your hands?

• Have you had it? Are you fed up and ready to explore a solution to the pain that could be effective, easy to find, and reasonably priced?

• Do you think it might be time to consider using tart cherry products to solve your aching finger joints?

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Patients report to doctors that tart cherry supplements relieve the pain and swelling in their hands.

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Hooray For Cherry Blossoms That Bring Us Tart Cherry For Joint Pain! | Source

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Tart Cherry Could Meet Your Joint Needs!

I have been using a tart cherry product for so long now that I do not remember exactly how it came to my attention. Being diagnosed with some sort of arthritis as a young child I was told that I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 30. Thankfully, that doctor was wrong about the wheelchair, but the joint pain in my hands did begin very early.

A diet that avoids junk food is a tremendous help, particularly sodas, colas, pops, or whatever you call them--diet brand or not. If (or rather, when) I slip up, my hands notify me of my error right away. Of course, pain from consuming the wrong foods is actually a blessing with so much of it so readily available!

As I passed the 30 mark I began to need some extra help and at some point I came across the info on tart cherry. I was offered strong pain meds from doctors but could not reconcile my mind to the damaging effects they would have on other parts of my body, and particularly my mind. I needed something safer.

My first experiments with using this fruit medicinally began with eating the cherries. Believe me, that's a lot of cherries, so I looked for a supplement. I didn't have high expectations, but my perspective was that it couldn’t hurt to try a good brand.

How very thankful I now am for the properties of tart cherry that make such a difference in my life! I used the maximum dosages daily initially because my hands, especially my fingers, were in constant pain. After experimenting according to the research, I found that if I took the recommended dosage each day I had tremendous relief.

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In the beginning I had to take the supplement everyday without fail. If I did not the same amount of pain came back immediately. After taking tart cherry for several years now I can sometimes forget to take it for a several days in a row before the digits on my hands sound the alert and remind me to “find that bottle now before we get in big trouble!”

A couple of years ago I had a new problem come up with my left hand and needed to see a specialized hand surgeon. In discussing all my hand issues with him I mentioned using the tart cherry, thinking he would derisively snort at me. However, he remarked that he had several patients tell him that using tart cherry gave them great relief for their aching hands.

I would have to look up all the details again, but it was interesting to read that tart cherry has a unique ability to help hands, like glucosamine has special benefits for knees. It would be no surprise to learn that tart cherry has benefits for other parts of the body, but I am very satisfied with how my fingers respond to this wonderful gift from God’s creation.

All this makes me wonder just how much we have missed by making science our god. Oh, I know, “science” helped determine what tart cherry’s beneficial properties are, but science did not create tart cherry and life would be better for everyone if we only ate the wonderful variety of natural foods that were created for us to eat. Maybe I’d better stick to the topic, though...

Several brands of tart cherry can be purchased from Vita-Cost. Their NSI brand capsules work as well for me as other brands and they are usually less expensive. Tart cherry can be obtained in liquid form, in capsules, or in soft gels from a variety of companies. If you think tart cherry might be of benefit to you then do some reading on the different brands and their formulas.

Be your own advocate and do the research for yourself, your family, and friends, then share the news of how you benefitted from what you've learned about tart cherry supplements for painful hands.

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Keep these tips in mind if you decide to check out the benefits of tart cherry for joint pain:

• Always check with your doctor about any health issue you have and any supplement that you might take. Even though a supplement may help symptoms, some conditions should always be monitored by a qualified doctor. ✾

• Be sure to plan ahead so you are able to drink plenty of extra water when taking supplements like tart cherry. ✾

• Do not depend on supplements to replace proper diet, exercise, and rest. Take responsibility for taking care of all of your health needs. ✾

• Be your own advocate and take responsibility to ask questions and do your own research on any health information (including research on the sources of information you read.) ✾

✾ Could Tart Cherry Help the Pain in Your Finger Joints?

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      RTalloni 2 months ago from the short journey

      Thank you for letting me know this was helpful to you. Using the highest quality you can afford will give the quickest results–obvious, maybe, but there are so many supplements out there that it's not always easy to remember that fact. This is one I've found the fact crucial on!

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      Peggy Woods 2 months ago from Houston, Texas

      I am so glad that I read this. I had known about using concentrated black cherry juice for gout. My dad once had that and after using the juice saw relief. It makes sense that tart cherry would also help arthritis in hands. I am going to acquire some and start using it soon as my hands have gotten arthritic and painful at times.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey


      Tart cherry actually holds many benefits for us and I appreciate that you came by to check this hub on it out as well as that you left feedback on it!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      I've known elderly people that drink cherry juice. It helps with gout. This is really good information. I never thought of it helping with my aching fingers. I have arthritis flare-ups on occasion.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Eating enough cherries to do the job every day can be a difficult task. A quality supplement to be the best way of getting the amount they need for pain relief.

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      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      So glad you enjoyed it. Many people find tart cherry very helpful. Thank you for stopping in and for commenting.

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      tdarby 8 years ago

      Really interesting. Thanks for the info. We had a tart cherry treeswhen I was a child--maybe I need to plant one now that I am grown. Or I can just go with the supplement. Either way--nice info.

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      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      Hope it is helpful to you!

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      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks very much!

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      anglnwu 8 years ago

      Your personal testimony is interesting and strike a chord with a blog I wrote about how cherry acts like a natural pain-killer. If you're interested, check it out:

      Cherry: Natural Pain-killer?

      Thanks for sharing--it makes me feel good that research is validated with personal experiences such as yours.

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      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      How I hope that it is helpful to your condition! Have you tried using ground flax seed to help with joint pain? Some friends have benefitted greatly from it. I have written about using it, but the tart cherry is a must for my hands. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my hub.

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      RTalloni, I never heard of this before but will absolutely try it. I have osteoarthritis, lupus arthritis and have had surgery on 3 of my fingers to fuse the joints, so this sounds like a God send. Thanks so much.

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      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      You are most welcome. Thank you for reading and commenting, and especially for sharing helpful news. I'm so glad "someone" let me know about tart cherry so long ago!

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      itakins 8 years ago from Irl

      Fascinating-I must check into these here for someone who really could use them.Thank you.

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      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      It really works! I am so thankful for the benefits and I hope that others will receive as much relief from tart cherry as I get from it.

      Thanks for stopping in with additional info!

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You know I recommended the cherries for my cousin who suddenly came down with gout - it worked! Now he buys the supplements to keep on hand! Isn't it great that nature really can keep us healthy?

      Thanks for the information!