Painful choices

Sir Terry Wogan, the famous broadcaster, is slightly older than me. One of his favourite expressions is: “I am rarely free of pain.” I often feel the same, particularly when getting out of bed or when I have been sitting in a car for some time. I suspect that the majority of the pain is in my joints but undoubtedly there is also pain in my muscles, tendons and ligaments. Continue reading

Boswellia serrata

Boswellia, also known as frankincense, is the gummy resin of the medium sized deciduous Boswellia serrata tree. It’s becoming a more popular ingredient for human, dog and horse joint supplements, and has recently been mentioned as having benefits in a Cochrane review of oral herbal therapies for treating osteoarthritis. Continue reading