... It's normal to be very stiff after surgery and after 6 weeks of immobilization. I would hold off doing too much until you see your therapist next week. Until then, you can work on increasing range of motion in your wrist by gently moving your hand toward you and away from you. ... (6 replies)
... I have googled hand exercises and have been trying, but thumb and fingers are very stiff. My first physio appointment is next week, so I will go easy until then. ... (6 replies)
... n my body. Now I have much worse pain, stiffness, and irreversible damage. I've tried methotrexate, enbrel, humira and I'm now about to start remicaide infusions next week in hopes this will work better than the humira. ... (3 replies)
... eep range of motion in elbow and shoulder. You sound as if you have good help, so it is ok to rest and pamper yourself. How long will you be in a cast, will the next step be a removable splint? ... (6 replies)
... Dr. did a blood test for rheumatoid and it came back negative. So we'll see what happens next. (10 replies)
... I do have some joint pain that comes and goes (seems to be unrelated to weather, diet, or exercise).
It usually affects whatever joint it is equally on both sides of the body. Example: That joint at the bottom of the thumb. If it were my right hand only, I would blame my computer mouse.
However, I do have a shoulder that cracks and makes lots of noise and causes lots of... (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)
... 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)
... 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)