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Over use of hand causes swelling etc. Twice in two months. Active 82 year old female.
Hello @kauaimac, Mayo Clinic does have some information on diagnosis and treatment for pseudogout here:
May I ask if you have seen a doctor for treatments and if they made any suggestions?
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Arthritis doc retired am seeing his extremely knowledgeable PA in an office setting at a local hospital.
@kauaimac you mentioned over use of hand causes the swelling. Can you share what type of overuse causes the swelling? Everyday chores or other activities? I was just wondering if the PA has given you any treatment suggestions to follow.
It can be anything from working in my one (I'm in a condo) flowerbed to mopping the floor for it to start and it is down hill from there with regular house work. I didn't let it go this time, within two days I was at the clinic for a cortisone shot. I know how it actually started though. I forgot to wear my splints(both wrists) for 24 hours and sure enough within a day there was pain and then swelling then the red color up the arm started. Partly my fault.
Recovering from first episode of this painful problem in one knee. Have been on celecoxib, prednisone dose pac. Wondering about long term management suggestions, age 76, good health, love to hike and work out.
Hello @rlbry1942, welcome to Connect. I moved and combined your discussion with an existing discussion on Pseduo gout. This way you could meet a few of the members talking about pseudogout. I would also like to invite @tdemaria, @dpframing, @photokat, and @glenner075, who have all discussed having gout on Connect in the past. @rlbry1942, how have the treatment regimens you mentioned in your post working in the short-term?
I had a 3 – day bout of pseudogout after hip replacement surgery. Amazing doctor diagnosed it over the phone during a long 4th of July weekend.
What I found to be crucial in managing Psuedogout is finding the right treatment and doctor. My first episode (knee) was treated passively and suddenly my life was sedentary for 8 weeks after years of being an active walker. It caused atrophy in my leg, planters fasciitis followed, two job offers were lost because I was immobile. I had to become very proactive. NSAIDS, ice and rest were not the answer for me. I got a second opinion. The second doctor was spot on(gave me a Kenalog shot) but located 1.5 hour from my home. Today I have researched reputable sites and discuss various treatments with my rheumatologist. I think we are finally successfully managing the PG after 8 months and two knee acute knee attacks.
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