... Redbird. hi,
you cannot develop bronchitis from herbs. Not from Valerian nor from Chamomile tea. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes due to an infection by viruses, usually the syncytial virus. These very small tubes become blocked with mucos which prevents air from reaching the "alveoli" of the lungs.
One becomes short of oxygen. This condition is treated... (13 replies)
... I gave credit to this at my session today. My therapist was glad she did not have to break the news to me about length of healing time for this surgery which is the norm in her profession. ... (13 replies)
... Redbird, from what I can make out here, you are 19 days post surgery? correct me please if I am wrong.
You should not be applying any pressure to your thumb, nor index finger until your splint finally comes off. You can however move the tip of your thumb, backward & forward.
It is normal to feel pain, sensitivity, itching & even burning, down the outside of your thumb.... (13 replies)
... I'm surprised you are in a splint so soon. My surgery cast was off in a week, stitches removed, and then a full cast from the base of my fingers half way up my arm with the thumb isolated to the tip was installed. ... (13 replies)
... You will not be able to touch your index finger with your thumb for some time, don't worry about that. ... (13 replies)
... ficulty experienced with a few of the pain meds, I am still experimenting to find the right one at minimal dosage to accomplish least side effects. I believe my surgery was less invasive as some I am reading about here. ... (13 replies)
... I am from North Carolina and I am looking for a Dr. to do surgery on the cmc joint of my thumb. I noticed that you were from North Carolina and wondered if you would mind sharing the name of your surgeon? ... (24 replies)
... I think I have been pushing the repair on my left hand to the practical limits. My surgeon is confident it will last...but it has to be respected to what limits I can push it.
I agree that cortisone injections will only mask the degeneration on my right thumb. However, I need to buy some time before surgery. We already have two mechanics off with shoulder surgeries and I... (67 replies)
... Hi lostinthewoods,
I have had CMC surgery on both my thumbs/wrists for loss of cartilage. I have no problems now with range of motions in my thumb, fingers nor wrist.
I had no problems, other than pain in the muscle next to the tendon which was harvested. The tendon was taken from my wrists-both surgeries. One needs to be patient & allow from 4-6 months -1 year for... (5 replies)
... For the past several years, the base of my thumb was constantly inflamed. Nsaids, splinting and cort. shots did not help. ... (9 replies)
... I would have the right hand repaired first. As far as a time line for the second surgery, I would wait and see how the first surgery recovers and when it feels strong enough to carry the load go for the second one. ... (2 replies)
... I'm 11 months post op from a left thumb CMC arthoplasty and a heavy duty auto mechanic. My results have been fantastic. Yours will be too. ... (14 replies)
... I have used the gel patches and they work really well. For my thumb surgery the hand therapist even supplied them. That being said, the incisions from my thumb surgery never were very raised or bumpy. I think that having the glue used leads to a better scar. ... (8 replies)
... I had my thumb surgery the Thursday before Christmas. I was in a dressing for two weeks, then a cast for two weeks followed by a removeable brace. ... (24 replies)
... Welcome to the club. Your story sounds very familiar to me. Right now I'm 4 weeks post surgery from a left thumb CMC Arthroplasty and will also have my cast removed today. ... (24 replies)
... I am sorry your surgery did not work out. ... (5 replies)
... joint so I definitely fall into that category plus I use my hands a lot. I am hoping that this second surgery on my left thumb cmc joint will induce the joint fusion that was intended. Even if it does not fuse correctly, my doctor can use artificial bone graft and that usually works. ... (5 replies)
... A lot of people have made this surgery sound more complex than I have experienced. ... (0 replies)
... I am 48, female, bank teller and both thumb cmc joints have zero cartilage left. I will hopefully be able to do my right thumb later this year. ... (4 replies)
... Prior to my surgery, my thumb was inflamed. I try not to use my right hand, If I did not use my right hand, I had minimal amount of pain. Fourtunately, I write and eat with my left. ... (9 replies)