I've used beestings alot as treatment for arthritis and spinal injuries nerve pains. It works well for me.
A year ago, my ankles, especially the inner ankle, thru arch and toes of left foot were so painful I had great difficulty walking. I got stings in inner ankle and arch and toe knuckles, 4 or 5 that day. 2 days later, 3 stings. 3 days later, 3 more stings. The pains have not come back to such degree since.
I have problems in fingers and elbows too, and beestings help when it flares up.
I first found out about beesting therapy when I was keeping bees back in 1990. I got stung pretty good and noticed my sciatica disappeared for 24 hours. Since that time, I frequently get stings in the base of my neck or in my lumbar, pelvic and tailbone. Works very well for me to reduce the nerve pains caused from disc damage in my spine.
Give it a try, it definately works for me and I hope it does for you as well.
20+ years, raise my own queens, feed when needed, I treat but have not perfected varroa management yet.