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Bone on bone thumbs

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Jun 13, 2020 | Replies (101)

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@rockynrob

I've been having injections in both thumbs approx. every 4 months for 5 years. Bone on bone from arthrisits. I am a legal assistant and play the piano. Last injection to rt. thumb was 2 months ago and a flare-up two days ago was the worst yet. Pain/swelling advanced into my wrist and I could not relieve the pain without total immobilization of my lower rt. arm. Ortho injected and relief was almost immediate. I see a surgeon in two days.
I need to work another 7 years. Will this surgery put an early end to that?

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@rockynrob I was just to my orthopedic the other day I have bone n bone in thumbs since 2007 had the inj in both but Dr told me when its bad he,ll inj but in meantime use hand sp!ints at night make sure you get splint for thumbs also ordered me Volteran cream its anti inflammatory I drink ginger-Tumeric tea its anti-inflammatory try not to have surgery if you can. Best of luck.

Hi, how'd the ortho visit go? Are you going to have surgery?

I’d love an answer to that too. I need the surgery but having it, plus the time off work plus the rehab process may see me out of action for a longer period of time than I’m willing to take off at the moment.