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Synonyms for rheumatism

any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues

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a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities

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Not that there weren't times when he seemed to enjoy his illnesses, showing me his great gnarled hands with the enlarged knuckles of the chronic rheumatism sufferer, a gold ring on one finger sometimes surrounded and pinched by red flesh, especially in the cold weather.
As such, this action makes the herb effective in poultices and as a very effective liniment or massaging agent to relieve muscular aches and pains, painful arthritic and rheumatic joints, and chronic rheumatism.
Lee's genuine essence and extract of mustard: a safe and effectual remedy for acute and chronic rheumatism, gout, palsy, lumbago, numbness, white swellings, chilblains, sprains, bruises, pains in the face and neck, etc.
I later learned that this combination had been used traditionally for chronic rheumatism, which is the old name for fibromyalgia.
In one of Mrs Postill's high-profile cases she successfully defended a grandfather who claimed he had 300 grammes of cannabis to help alleviate chronic rheumatism.
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