... 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. ... (8 replies)
... wire was very unpleasant! I am now wearing a brace with thumb support, and my hand is still swollen but I can see the barest hint of knuckle so wont be long till the swelling subsides. ... (8 replies)
... i had a rthritis co called very bad for a year i had swollen stiff fingers, knees, wrists, and ankles, plus a huge bubble full of joint fluid on my hand. i am 23 i was 21 when this started. ... (6 replies)
... hands have same problems in the morning for about one hours severely and than throughout the day i also feel like they hard to bend and painful, stiff and swollen. ... (2 replies)
... I got this new job at a warehouse where i pack fruits and vegetables onto a powerjack. After about a month now, my fingers are extremely stiff. When i clench my fist, it feels as though my fingers are swollen, but they don't look swollen. ... (2 replies)
... I've been waking up for the past month or so with very stiff and painful fingers. I can't even make a fist. My joints don't seem to be red or swollen but they hurt just the same. ... (4 replies)
... a knee. Other days it will be the other shoulder, hip and lower back. It seems to move around but so far is mostly both shoulders, both knees and left hip. My fingers are swollen, stiff and sore in the mornings, but other than that I have noticed no swelling in the joints. ... (31 replies)
... Hi again Adklady,
I scrolled back on this thread to re-read my posts about my surgery & how my recovery went.
My splint was removed after 5 weeks. My physio told me to place my hand in a large bowel of warm water 3 times a day & do gentle hand exercising.
With my thumb I had to touch my pointer finger (1st finger) & continue each day by touching the third, fourth &... (238 replies)
... Hi Adklady,
From what I can understand you are now almost 6 weeks after your surgery.
Correct me if I am wrong.
I dont think you should worry about your thumb still being swollen & stiff.
We all heal differently & at our own pace. However if you think that you may have some nerve damage in the area you need to go see your surgeon. Worrying about it is not good for you.... (238 replies)
... I'm 21 years old and about 11 months I started developing symptoms of something! It flared up pretty bad and my GP put me on a month course of Prednisone. My main symptoms were dry eyes, dry mouth, swollen, stiff, sore knees and fingers, nose ulcers, rashes, fatigue. I also have Celiac Disease and Raynaud's. I had an weakly elevated ANA on 3 occasions and a weakly elevated ESR... (0 replies)
... Paperbgprincess we have a similar story but I'm way older than you. All my bests are negative for just about everything under the sun. I have a positive ANA but negative titer. If it weren't for my high SED rate and CRP they would have absolutely nothing to go on. After seeing this Rheumy (saw one before and she decided I had Fibro and nothing more...even though you don't... (8 replies)
... months, mainly with swollen, stiff, sore, red, hot knees and fingers. When they become swollen I can't straighten them. I'm a 21 year old female and I also have Celiac Disease. ... (8 replies)
... If you have a positive Sed Rate and ANA, speckled, what could this indicate?
I have swollen, stiff, sore, red, hot joints (both knees and PIP joints in fingers).
Dry eyes and mouth
Rashes on face, chest and elbows (mild and not itchy, scaring or painful)
My GP and the on call Rheumatologist said (via the phone) that it was an... (6 replies)
... My knees hurt and the pain is symmetrical. But my fingers are a little different. ... (0 replies)
... the stiff painful arms, swollen painful knees, malaise, fever, stiff fingers, feet... ... (7 replies)
... Hallo... I was hoping to get some advice here please? At the beginning of December (summer here), I noticed the following symptoms appearing out of the blue...as in overnight:
1. both knees swollen and very painful
2. stiff fingers in the morning, lasting till about the time I get to work
3. fatigue (most of the time I guess, but in the afternoon / early evening,... (34 replies)
... There is hope. I too had stiffness and pain in all my fingers and my hands were swollen. I could not bend any finger. I couldn't even pick up a plate or hold a toothbrush. ... (2 replies)
... my fingers were swollen to the point you couldn't see any wrinkles in my knuckles. ... (1 replies)
... after going to different rheumatologists and trying all kinds of pills to control my pain (plaquenil, salazopyrin, ebetrexat, imuran with no effect...my pain is getting worse), and after hearing different opinions about what do i have exactly (all confirmed autoimmune diease but couldn't tell which one...).. 2 days ago the doctor told me that i have RA and have to use cimzia... (5 replies)
... Hi Linda,
By now the cortisone shot you got on Friday should have kicked in & I hope you are more comfortable. Pain is a horror.
I changed my surgery date to 4. February to give me some breathing space to get all the test results in on time. I feel relieved now! I have an appointment with the ''knock-out' doctor (I can never get the spelling right!) 1 week before my... (53 replies)