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Tue, Aug 25 10:44am · CMC Arthroplasty with STABLYX Implant in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have never heard of this procedure but I wonder if you can have that done after a failed traditional basal thumb surgery. I had a left one 10yrs ago which is fine although I was warned I would never get full strength but that's ok as I have no pain.The right one was done 2 yrs later and I still have lots of pain so I wonder if they could redo it and put in the Stablyx ? anyone know ? On the same hand I now have a hard unmovable lump come up on the back of the same wrist,it's very painful when I move my wrist in any direction.I think after doing some research it may be a carpel boss.So my second question would be could I have surgery on this at the same time as the implant if they can do either ? Not sure if all that makes sense.

Thu, Aug 6 9:17am · Osteoarthritis: Let's connect and support each other in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have had surgery the same as you on both thumbs the 1st (left) went well it was the 1st one I had done and the surgeon was suprised that that one went 1st as I'm right handed.The right one I had done 8 yrs ago and I'm still suffering.I have been back to the surgeon a coupe of times,had xray he says everything is in place so I wonder if it's scar tissue.He doesn't have an answer for me and being right handed and having osteoarthritis everywhere it's a nightmare.Anyone have the same ? anyone have any suggestions I would appreciate it Thanks

Thu, Aug 6 9:13am · Osteoarthritis: Let's connect and support each other in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi, I have had fibro since I was 29yrs old ( ('m 66 now). I then started with osteoarthritis in every joint in my hands/wrists in my 40's. In my 50's my spine started to affected so got a referal to the local pain clinic. About 3 yrs ago my hip and groin became so paifnul I could hardly lift my leg to walk or put weight on my other leg that was staking my weight,to get in my SUV I had to physically lift my 1st leg to get in. Anyways it turned out there are muscles that go from low back through the hip into the groin called 'Psoas' in my case it is short probably through sitting too much now I'm retired. The Dr at the pain clinic suggested 'Ablation' and hey presto I feel so much better,not perfect but no more pain in hip and groin. The nerves do grow back so the 1st one lasted a whole yr then the 2nd lasted 16mths.I just had my 3rd one and although the nerve is still a bit irritated and it can take up to 6 weeks but still I can walk now. Good luck

Wed, Jul 22 11:28am · Osteoarthritis: Let's connect and support each other in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I am a 66yr old woman with osteoarthritis. My fingers are getting worse.About 4 mths ago the first joint middle finger left hand became worse almost overnight at the same time the nail appeared to start going yellow which again is worse over time. I have always have week bendy nails but now this one is hard and appears thicker and stronger.No problems with other nails.It can't be Raynauds as it's not white,cold or numb. It hasn't gone to any other nails either. My GP is only doing phone calls unless the Dr feels the need to see them in person due to Covid. I also have had pain my wrists for a long time and now notice a Ganglion my my right wrist and wondered if this could be causing the pain in my Right index finger to be worse as I had so much pain down that and inbetween index and middle finger on my right hand ? Any thought or advice would be appreciated.

Sep 15, 2019 · Ankylosing Spondylitis + Osteoporosis in Autoimmune Diseases

I have been on one of these discussion pages re chronic pain/Fibromyalgia before but reading between the lines when having a discussion with the Dr at the pain clinic who hasn't come out and actually given me a diagnosis I think I might have ankylosing Spondylitis. I am female will be 66 in Nov (2019). I started with pain on May 10th 1985 so 29yrs old this was just hrs after giving birth to my 4th and final baby I have had pain issues ever since. I know for sure I have OA having already had joint replacement surgery to both thumbs,the 2nd and my dominant one didn't go so well. I have such bd pain when sitting for any length of time in my spine ,ribs and muscles around my torso also. My whole thoracic spine hurts even between my scapula if I put my shoulders back. My hips, my knees,my feet/toes are all affected but it's my spine I am worried about.I have to fly home to UK from Canada at Christmas and I just don't know how I am going to able to sit still for 10hrs. I have shots into the facet joints that work amazing for about 2 weeks but can only have those twice a yr. I am due to have Cervical spine MRI in Nov due to chronic pain and worse ROM.I think I need to ask for a thoracic one too but feel like a neurotic old woman and dare not ask. I also have had the nerves in my lower spine burnt which does help the pain down my legs but not so much the low back pain. so when I sit I am in constant pain from shoulder blades to hips and if I stand or walk for any lenght of time my lumbat area is affected,I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't. If I had an MRI or the blood test for inflammation and it showed I have AS could I get refered to a rhuematologist ?

Apr 17, 2019 · I have Dupuytren's Contracture Disease . How can I cope with this? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

My husband is just going to get referred to the Surgeon to have his operated on.I have known a few people that the surgery has been successful on. The hand surgeon told me he is NOT happy to do the needle thing he thinks it can cause scar tissue to form.

Apr 14, 2019 · Fibromyalgia or something else? Pain in thigh and entire left leg+knee in Chronic Pain

I'm 65yrs old I have had Fibro for 36yrs then about 8 yrs ago stared with Osteoarthritis everywhere. I had the same last yr then couldn't lift one leg in front of the other without each leg feeling like a massive weight and awful pain down through my groins on both sides. I was waking up in the night with pain on the outside of the hip and down my leg on which ever one I was laying on. Turns out it was my low back even though that wasn't painful only when I bend over first thing in the am especially brushing my teeth position over the sink. I had the nerves ablated at the pain clinic and was great for a yr. I just had it redone so waiting for the optimum effects which can take up to 6 weeks. Before I had that 1st treatment I couldn't walk round Costco even leaning on the cart. I had had the pain and wasn't able to get into my SUV without manually lifting my leg to get in for many mths,I thought I was going to have the pain forever but now can walk for a long time although my back does hurt now if I do too much.Hope my info helps.

Apr 14, 2019 · Thumb surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

the pain is around the Scaphoid bone area. When I bend my wrist I get a searing pain in that area if I try to put any weight on it. Even just wiping down my kitchen works tops with a cloth causes terrible pain. The pain clinic gives me some exercises for my arthritic back but many are like yoga so to put my body weight on my hands say on all fours feels like my wrist is going to snap in two.