... gap measures designed to give relief of symptoms...not fix the problem. In severe cases that go untreated, the thumb can collapse into the palm. I totally didn't want that to happen so I just bit the bullet and did it. ... (15 replies)
... months. If you dont have the surgery you will eventually loose the use of your hands, I am sorry to tell you. ... (15 replies)
... I have basil arthritis in both thumbs. I have tried the cortisone shots. The effect was short term and I will not repeat. 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. ... (15 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)
... but I've had 22 other orthopedic surgeries and that burning pain is usually nerve pain. They may have injured or even cut a nerve during surgery and they burn like hell while healing. ... (7 replies)
... I had collateral ligament thumb surgery 6 months ago. I still have pain and difficulty using my thumb. Has anyone had this? ... (24 replies)
... Pretty much there are not many different things to do, you just keep doing them and your thumb will be back to normal. I thought the same thing. The putty is a really good exercise. 12 weeks is real early. ... (14 replies)
... Well yesterday my therapist did a re-evaluation and I have gained some strength and flexibility in my thumb. I still would like to switch therapists, but this is the only place that takes my insurance. I don't feel she's having me do enough to gain muscle strength. I hope my window of opportunity for healing is not lost as I only have a few more sessions till I use up what... (14 replies)
... I don't think mine is quite as bad as yours was, but my thumb is definitely pulled in so my palm is like a bowl instead of flat. ... (14 replies)
... That was the worse, I did suffer severe nerve pain, but my dr said that is expected because that large nerve is moved aside during surgery. It has to get back to normal from being disturbed. I was anxious because I had no feeling, I had painful numbness up to 6 weeks post - op, but then it just went away and it's all normal now. I have to say that weeks 1 to 5 are the... (14 replies)
... s watching me play piano and said how natural my right hand moves now and he said my left hand, which I never noticed since I don't look when playing, he said my thumb on my left hand is compensating and over extending and it works hard and looks deformed. ... (14 replies)
... I am also curious about PT. I am 4 days post op with a splint/bandage. My followup with the Dr. is 2/4 (12 days out) and first PT is 2/6 (two weeks after surgery)
That seems a bit soon compared to most here. BTW, a million thanks to all who have posted on these boards; I have read them all over the last few months and they have helped tremendously.
The lady who... (14 replies)
... I don't agree with it either....your ot should have a protocol where new exercises are added as you progress, in addition to using hand as normally as you can. Measurements of pinch and grip strength should be taken at each session, and specific exercises given to troubleshoot any new problems or pain you encounter. Including wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder and neck which can... (14 replies)
... At ten months I have some stiffness, awkwardness and loss of fine motor...but NO oa pain. But before the op I had pain, increasing weakness, loss of dexterity.
.So it was def a good trade. You need patience and faith that the way your hand is in the early stages is not how it will always be. Step by step recovery and takes 6 months. The biggest problem I had....And there is... (14 replies)