... Apperanace of nodes on the finger joints is well documented. ... (7 replies)
... My husband's grandmother has OA only in her fingers . She's 84 and has had OA there since her 30's. Her finger joints are deformed but really the only thing she can't do anymore is play golf because she can't hold the club steady enough. She takes one or two Aleve every day. ... (7 replies)
... Does osteo cause deformed joints or is that only RA? ... (7 replies)
... Sounds like it may be RA. My knuckles and joints on my fingers got larger and crooked but now that some of the pain has subsided, it seems like my knuckles stick out less although they still seem to be somewhat deformed. (11 replies)
... In Ra, the middle finger joints tend to go upward from tendon contractures whereas with OA, they tend to go to the side due to a buildup of bone spurs. ... (5 replies)
... Thanks Kassandra and Yoga Woman for the input.
The implant is supposed to keep the thumb in the position it would normally be in, as well as keep the length the same as it was originally. I'm not so concerned about the look of my hand (they're ugly anyway because some of my finger joints are deformed from arthritis), but I do want the function back. Recovery from both... (202 replies)
... A since my mid 30's. I am now on Embrel Injections 50 mg. which do help as far as keeping most of the flare ups down but I am still getting some distortion in my joints and in pain. I can't work and really lost a lot of my quality of life. I also take methotrexate 8 pills a week 2. ... (2 replies)
... my fingers now are deformed and useless. Can I get replacement finger joints? ... (2 replies)
... ToBeFreeToRoam...I have not looked at these boards for awhile and you mentioned something about RA and having deformed hands. I have Heberden nodes and Bouchard nodes on my fingers but these nodes I thought were from osteoarthritis... ... (6 replies)
... is very bent. Has a bump at the joint and the finger is turning inward. I'm 46..... ... (7 replies)
So you have osteo? Do the supplements help? Do you have arthritis elsewhere or is it just in your hands?
I'm still not so sure I have osteo. I ache so bad at times I feel as if I cannot walk up the stairs. Right now I'm at work (SHHH DON"T TELL!) And I'm so tired I could lay my head on my keyboard and go to sleep :yawn: I don't sleep well at night. I am... (7 replies)
... a doctor telling us exactly what is going on and what to expect and how to alleviate symptoms. I'm not going to sit by and watch my mother's fingers become more deformed without knowing absolutely that I have done all that I can do. ... (14 replies)
... why am I having "trigger thumb" and why do my joints feel awful if my xrays say "no plain film evidence of significatnt arthritis in either hand" "unremarkable plain film study of the feet. ... (3 replies)
... years ago, he said they cannot replace those joints. Sometimes they just have to fuse together your bad joint. They would slightly bend your finger over a little at the bad joint and fuse it. Goodbye joint! ... (2 replies)