... Hi Tess,
Yes surgery is your next option as you have lost cartilage & your 2 bones, thumb & wrist are grinding against each other. I dont know of another option for you. The recuperation, done with good physio can be from 4 months to 1 year. If the surgery is done properly, like mine was ( both hands) you should be able to write perfectly after 3-4 months. If you dont have... (15 replies)
... eat. I have a brace for my left thumb and now need one for the right as well. I don't feel this is really working well either, though. I know surgery may be the next suggestion but I would like to avoid, if possible. I know it would mean a very long recuperation. ... (15 replies)
... hi i was diagnosed a few weeks ago with Osteoarthritis mostly in fingers and nech shoulder area ..and my consultant arranged xrays and blood tests and also said he would refer me to physiotherapist for the pains in my neck and shoulders and also prescribed a Nurofen rub as i can take the painkillers due to having asthma
two days later i recieved a letter with follow up... (1 replies)
... Welcome to the forum. There is a wealth of information here. Feel free to read through some of the threads in this section related to your surgery. I think allot of your questions will be answered.
Good luck with your surgery and recovery. (1 replies)
... I am having CMC with LRTI next week. My right thumb is killing me. I want to know what to expect, and what I can do to aid in the healing process! ... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone. I am a new member to this site and I am having my surgery next Monday. I have read a lot of your posts but I am at work and have SO much to do before I am out for the surgery. ... (10 replies)
... along the dmage is BUT has told me that arthroscopy would not be a choice for me and I am to young for knee replacements If he can't do anything then what is the next step.Also when I extend my knee to a certain extent it locks what is that is it a bone spur. ... (4 replies)
... Have just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and start on MTX next week. ... (7 replies)
... rgeon, I asked about scheduling the other hand. He said the right hand would have to be "top notch" before he'd do the other. When I asked whether end of January next year might be feasible, he said yes, if I was doing well with the first hand. That would be 9 months after the first surgery. ... (29 replies)
... Hello! I was diagnosed with RA in 2011, and have been through 6 drugs already! I am getting ready to start Orencia infusions next month after my latest drug (Cimzia) failed. I have now been 3 months without a "working" RA drug in my system and I hurt really bad. Just wondered how long it has taken others before they knew Orencia was gonna work? (1 replies)
... led enough to use a splint. I hope has healed, this cast is the worst! Also I can then start therapy which I am looking forward to. I'll let you know how it goes next week. ... (16 replies)
... then next morning went to my family doctor who told me I had saved my bad reaction. She proceeded to change the penicillin. ... (13 replies)
... Thanks for your update Stamm, good to hear your positive news. You are right in wearing the hard splint when you feel the need for it.
By early next year you will be ready to have your left had fixed & you'll have so much more confidence with your recovery. (I've been there, done that!)
Its actually better to have the surgery in winter than summer as your hand will feel... (29 replies)
... Today is 10 weeks after surgery and coincidentally, a follow-up appointment with my surgeon. He said I am doing "very well" and the scars look good. That was music to my ears! I am a sucker for positive encouragement. I told him I'm still wearing the hard splint for any risky activity (like walking the dog) and he told me to continue that for another 3 weeks. He also said that... (29 replies)
... Bravo to you Stamm, you are recovering nicely.
14 weeks will fly by!
Keep us informed please.
Happy healing to you.
Haydena. (29 replies)
... arm before the next cast comes on, as your skin will be extra dry. ... (4 replies)
... up yesterday but he was caught up in another case so I am rescheduled for next week. ... (29 replies)
... doctor is pleased. Go back next week for suture removal and cast change then keep cast on for another 4 weeks. Then i start OT. Pain was hard but not as bad as i expected. ... (4 replies)
... when taking NSAIDS on a regular basis for too long. Since the Enbrel and Humira are subcu injections once a week, they aren't bad if you need to go to the next level. ... (1 replies)
... Iam travelling to USA New York next month from Dubai. I suffer from osteo arthritis of ankle and best option suggested is to get an AFO made. ... (0 replies)