My father's (in his mid 60's) been doing Paleo for about a year except for a brief 2 months in Oct 2011 but has wrist inflammation for several years severe enough he can't help my Mom with cooking, lift things, basically do normal things. He doesn't want to retire from his job and stop the things he loves doing.
This was NOT computer triggered. Back several years ago when he had OCD (which improved on Paleo, although that might be his new obsession!) he did repetitive behaviors like stapling stacks of papers for his office for maybe an hour or more. He no longer does these behaviors.
His blood numbers are great - even better on Paleo his cardiologist friend and PCP have noted - no low Vitamin D or anything. No other medical issues except mild allergies that improved on Paleo. No prescription drugs.
My father tried acupuncture, Chinese herbals, physical therapy, cortisone injections - everything but surgery but now he feels he's exhausted all alternative methods because while Paleo improved the inflammation, not enough to let him do the things he wants. The cortisone and physical therapy worked partially but only temporarily. He saw no benefit from acupuncture and Chinese herbals.
I'm at my wit's end because he takes good supplementation and eats pastured Paleo. Thanks for your help.
UPDATE: he does have grass-fed dairy (he's had dairy he's entire life) - how long should he go dairy-free to test that out? His milk is raw.
Update 2: He went to at least 3 different hand surgeons. The last one seemed the most honest and told my father to come back when the pain is bad enough. The pain fluctuates between 1-7. It could be osteoarthritis, tendonitis, etc. The doc said to come back when his pain was bad to diagnose it properly.
I recommended bone broth and collagen supplementation. He's already been taking glucosamine for years. Any recommendations on dosages or type of glucosamine - sulfate, etc.?