... ies of people who have it and the symptoms I start crying because I know that's me. At lunch today my coworkers were going on and on about how red and swollen my hands are. On top of not wanting this diagnosis the frustration of trying to get a doctor to take me seriously is enough to make me just want to give up. ... (8 replies)
... They say here red wine much healthier but who knows, as long as you feel g reat, right? ... (2 replies)
... pain meds, folic acid and a few others. I have asked my rheumie why I keep having trouble with redness and heat on the palms of both hands. My hands even feel hot to others. Nobody seems to be able to give me an answer. Does anyone else have this trouble? ... (3 replies)
... Stretching exercises and heat help my hands to feel a little bit better. And you just cannot use them as much as you used to! ... (11 replies)
... base of neck, base of spine, hips , knees, ankles, wrists and hands my fingers are now becoming disfigured with three on each hand starting to turn and joints disappearing! ... (11 replies)
... y of the above as indicated or it could be the sciatica nerve being pinched or problems with your lumbar spine. You didn't indicated exactly where in the leg you feel the pain, is it in the back, on the side or on top or even inside the leg? ... (3 replies)
... I am happy you can get to the pool with the kids. I try to get to the pool with my kids and it does feel good to be able to move around a little easier in the pool. My hands and wrists are bad, so I have trouble catching my kids, but I still manage. ... (7 replies)
... give my antihistamines as my hands were hot and red itchy no allergies anti histamine stopped and still swelling pain gets worse given naproxen and today l dont feel as bad the doc is totally baffled and says 'if this is thyroid related l dont undertsna dhow you feel so well today'? ... (0 replies)
... and it's been running 99.2. Weather changes make these things worse, stress makes these things worse. Over the past year, my feet and hands would bother me off and on but what's different now is the hot feeling I have and the involvement of my ankles, knees and the low grade temp. ... (4 replies)
... most likely not RA. My medication is the same and so are all my symptoms and tests. I'm a little skeptical about this, but I'm not a doctor. I also mentioned the hot hands to him. His reply was that the inflamation of the joints could cause them to feel hot. ... (8 replies)
... When my hands get hot I fill a ziploc with ice cubes and shift it from one hand to another. Over the years my hands have "settled in" to a very warm temp overall..just one of those things we have to deal with, I guess..I like cold weather! I seem to feel better! ... (8 replies)
... nk maybe I'm imagining things so it's nice to hear others have experienced the same. I saw my Dr. today and he said it the inflamation from the RA that causes my hands to feel hot and nothing can be done about it. Guess I'm lucky that's one of my only complaints at this time...could be worse. ... (8 replies)
... but he mentioned a hand therapy wax machine. So now I 'dip' my hands in hot wax five times each night and then sit with them wrapped up in plastic bags for about 10 minutes and wow! ... (6 replies)
... Hi, please forgive me for not answering you sooner.
I did not have a hard cast, but a half cast, the original banage with a ball like hard cast in the palm of my hand. I could not look at my hand! when the half cast came off. I was told by my surgeon that all was well & clean looking.
I went into a micro-plastic-splint, which covered the thumb & half the hand until the... (70 replies)
... it does make alot of sense to me as wax keeps the heat. If I want to check it out on google, do I search for hot wax for arthritis? ... (53 replies)
... Welcome, and you are certainly deserving of help with this. First of all, wear and tear type arthritis doesn't cause fever, or hot joints. Swelling is minimal. You are definitely describing flares in your RA, and the Methotrexate dose you are on is quite low for RA. ... (5 replies)
... t is of this duration I usually dont get into the swollen joints stage. Recently I am experiencing longer bouts and it is more painful in my joints. Currently my hands are slighly swollen at the base of the thumbs,hot and painful,my ankles feel about the same as my thumb area. ... (5 replies)
... t is of this duration I usually dont get into the swollen joints stage. Recently I am experiencing longer bouts and it is more painful in my joints. Currently my hands are slighly swollen at the base of the thumbs,hot and painful,my ankles feel about the same as my thumb area. ... (1 replies)
... ray. I was put on Plaquenil 2x a day. At that point my hands were swollen and stiff and I was just run down. ... (4 replies)
... Wow, Ginger, you must have read my mind in that I was thinking about how you are just a few minutes ago & intended to leave you a message here !!
Good to hear from you & I am so pleased your hand is doing so well. I wonder why there is such a huge difference in the healing of both your hands??
You need to ask your PT about that one. (dont forget to let us know the answer)... (131 replies)