... the tendon graft slipped after surgery and so my movement is not from my second joint on my thumb but rather at the carpal base. ... (29 replies)
... I suspect that planning on surgery within one year may not be advisable. Last time I saw my surgeon, I asked about scheduling the other hand. ... (29 replies)
... I am sorry you are unable to play the piano, I can tell it is a significant loss for you, but you probably had no choice like the other members of the thumb club. ... (1 replies)
... I am posting for the sake of other pianists who find this thread about Basal Joint surgery for pianists. ... (1 replies)
... I didn't have pain in the palm area or tip of the thumb. I am still "squished" in the palm and tight in the thumb, such that it's difficult and painful to try to get my hand flat against a hard surface (like when I'm on all fours). I'm told that will gradually loosen up and is a result of being in a hard splint for so long.
Are you doing therapy with a certified hand... (29 replies)
... The very tip of my thumb hurts when applying pressure as if the nerve endings there were affected. ... (29 replies)
... surgery. I've had some ups and downs and find that I am learning to "read" my thumb to determine how much to push. A couple of weeks ago my therapist went on vacation and I had a substitute. ... (29 replies)
... Osemom, hi,
Try placing the ice pack on your cast when you feel that itching, which is as you say, a healing process. Straighten out your fingers extra slowly. You can also gently massage your fingers as they do get stiff.
Agreed, the strong pain killers also made me "loopy" I stopped taking them after 4 days & only took the equivalent of tylenol.
I hope the days pass... (16 replies)
... Redbird, hi,
Congrats to you for moving your thumb! & for your good progress.
Those stabbing pains as horrible as they are, are normal & will cease. Try to gently massage your hand & arm if you can (when you feel the stabbing) You can also place your hand & forearm under a warm water tap, or in a huge bowel of warm water. The warmth of the water does calm the muscles,... (16 replies)
... So glad things are developing well and on schedule. I, like you, was grateful for all the heads up on this surgery to help prepare me for what to expect. I have been reading up on what Stamm is experiencing because I am about 1 month behind her and you are 1 month behind me. ... (16 replies)
... in the knuckles attached to the hand. I can move all my fingers but have some pain when straightening them out. My incisions are itching which means healing. The thumb and inner forearm incisions have sutures which will be absorbed. Hate the cast!!! ... (16 replies)
... 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)
... I have read the threads and thank you for you great advice and help.. I am still nervous about the surgery recovery time and would like to return to work asap. ... (1 replies)
... Just a quick note to all to report that my second thumb surgery (this past Monday, December 19) went well. My left hand still hurts, of course, but the rest of me seems to have now recovered from the trauma of the surgery. My right hand (on which I had the same lrti thumb surgery November 2) is not normal yet but it is feeling more normal and I feel very good about that... (10 replies)
... on November 2 and am scheduled to have my left thumb done this Monday, December 19. I'm sort of scared because my right hand isn't that great yet and it will soon be my solo hand. ... (10 replies)
... I have a very painful trigger thumb. Sometimes it locks in place for a day or two. My hand surgeon says it's an easy surgery, quick recovery, etc. He also said that about my basal thumb surgery (other hand) and that wasn't quite the case.
Has anybody had this surgery? If so, what was your recovery time? Anything I should know? (2 replies)
... Im going in for the LRTI basal thumb surgery this Wednesaday. I have a really great dr. But I am a little anxious. I am doing the nondominant hand first and am scheduled for the other in November. ... (1 replies)
... I am new to this board, and i am seriously considering LRTI basal thumb surgery. I need it in both hands. ... (10 replies)
... Had Basal thumb surgery five weeks ago. Still have pain and swelling. Starting my first therapy tomarrow. Surgeon said possible RSD condition. This is Regional Pain Syndrome. ... (7 replies)