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Is anyone suffering with thumbs Ive had this for awhile , Dr would inject the thumb but now my rheumatologist refused so am seeing a orthopedic Dr has anyone else had this problem?
I have a right thumb problem. I suppose its from hitting the space bar for years. What kind of injection were you getting?
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It is is usually cortisone injections. You need an orthopedist/surgeon that specializes in hands. Make sure you ask around about how good they are… reviews are nice, but asking people you know is better.
Thumb problems are usually either bone on bone arthritis or trigger thumb. I had both. With trigger thumb you will have a clicking or catching when you use your thumb. With bone on bone if you press on the joint at the base of the thumb.. near the wrist it will be very tender, maybe swollen. I had pain when I pinched my finger together or tried to hold a pen. Not sure which one caused that.
Trigger thumb is a tendon problem. The fix for it is a surgery that last total of about 20 minutes from time they take you back to OR for prep and closure of cut. The surgery is basically a tendon release.
The surgery for the arthritis varies as to which procedure they use. The bone is removed and an implant placed, another they use a tendon to fill space, and the tightrope.. which I had. With the tightrope they place a string.. much like fishing line.. between thumb and index finger. The space where the bone is filled in with debris, blood and eventually scar tissue.
Lioness: I'm surprised you are still having problems with your hands. Did you stop taking boron? I have about four tubes of voltaren (diclofenac sodium is the prescription name) that I am not using! If I feel any discomfort, I just take another boron capsule. I hope you are feeling good otherwise.
@parrotqueen I was just thinking of you hands aren't to bad but I only take 2 Boron maybe I'll.up it to 3.a day you get your Dexa Scan.yet? I'm ignoring my rheumatologist . How s Chester doing without his buddy 😊 and you?
@zeiracorp MY hands aren't that bad yet O think.all the supplements taking are helping but thanks for the information I'll have it when I do need to go
Lioness! We are having a surge in COVID 19 cases in Oakland. My infectious disease doctor called me and told me to stay home – she said I can get a DEXA scan when things quiet down. I'm chomping at the bit to find out if I've made progress – but I take comfort in the fact that I've stopped fracturing. Chester and I are getting along. He's been a little bit down the past three days. I think it is hard for him to realize The Baby isn't coming home. Also, he has very bad arthritis in his feet. Regarding boron, I find I do better with four capsules daily. My knees were still bothering me a bit – my poor body is full of arthritis. So I increased to four 3 mg capsules of boron per day. That dose is my sweet spot – I have no arthritis pain if I stay at that dose. It is such a wonderful thing to be relieved of the arthritis pain! It was so bad, sometimes I would cry at night. My poor mother and her sister had it so bad – their hands were so swollen and misshapen. I am very grateful for boron.
@parrotqueen I know what you mean.aboit arthritis my My Mom was full of it 2 knee implants nm6 brother also Is 12 mg to much ? I,LL up mine to 9mg see how I feel I'm so.grateful for your know ledge Just what I'm on I notice the difference My son has some arthritis but he does weights to see if he can prevent it.haha I was active all my life didn't help it's in your genes .I know your anxious about dexa scan me too have a good night both of you
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