Now cure arthritis by putting 2 pence coins inside shoes!
London: The use of copper to help ease the pain of arthritis has long been debated.
While some sufferers swear by a bracelet, others use expensive insoles. An 85-year-old man in Britain, however, has found the cheapest aid of all after super gluing two pence coins to the inside of his shoes.
Johnny Franks has been crippled by arthritis for 15 years and could barely bend his knees without feeling excruciating pain. But he had a flash of inspiration after reading about the apparent benefits of walking on copper.
Unable to afford the 30-pound cost of specially made insoles, he came up with his own version by glueing four 2p pieces to a cheap shoe protector. Those 2p coins minted before 1992 are 97 per cent copper.
Only four weeks later, the father of two – who was an entertainer during World War Two – claims he has been `cured`. “At first my arthritis came and went, but in the last couple of years it got really bad,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
``I thought `I wonder whether the copper in 2p pieces could help me?` After a few weeks I thought “wow, this really works”. “Now walking is a pleasure and I can move around unlike before.
“I am walking without any pain and I can lift my leg half way up my body and kick out,” he added.
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