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Old 01-06-2020, 12:34 PM
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Has anyone had successful treatment for arthritis in the thumb joint? I am missing tennis and golf as well as problems cooking. I am currently wearing a brace but it's not helping.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:43 PM
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My wife took up knitting again when her thumbs got bad, as she found that immobility made them worse.
Initially you have to work through the pain, but the improvement was quite remarkable.
She also takes Green Lipped Mussel extract, and that has helped as well.
Worked for her.
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:09 PM
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Both the Admiral & myself, use Dr. David Feiner, he is in Clermont--I get shots as needed--he spends a lot of time with his patients- is younger and knows the latest techniques--the Admiral also uses diclofenac sodium gel 1% on her thumb--she plays pickle ball, masters tennis & goes to a power class @ MVP
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I went to Dr Cynthia Harding in Lady Lake... she helped me with a shot and feels great now.. don't be alarmed she doesn't have your typical Dr's office.. she has her pet dogs there... I read a lot of reviews and everyone had nothing but good things to say
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Had the same problem and got shots but after a while they no longer worked. Had surgery in September and i am still taking pt. It is a long recovery period
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Has anyone had successful treatment for arthritis in the thumb joint? I am missing tennis and golf as well as problems cooking. I am currently wearing a brace but it's not helping.
I was treated locally for arthritis, shots every 2-3 months. Got tired of this and went to Mayo Clinic to DR Peter Murry. He diagnosed Trigger Finger after giving me an X Ray, which none of the "Shot Doctors" of the Villages did. He froze my thumb area and gave me a series of shots to loosen up the constriction. That was over 5 years ago and no problem since. Good Luck JOJO I hope you find relief. Len
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The Admiral & myself went to Dr. Hardings office, we never saw her , saw a PA & an associate--the office is always packed, no x-ray in the office--we decided to venture outside the bubble, it works for us
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Also trigger finger is TOTALLY different from arthritic joint pain--how do I know--I have had trigger finger release surgery
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Also trigger finger is TOTALLY different from arthritic joint pain--how do I know--I have had trigger finger release surgery
My Point exactly I was treated for arthritis for 2 years in the Villages, I had Trigger Finger which is completely different. Once diagnosed correctly and treated properly It was fixed. I wonder how many people are diagnosed wrong.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm open to anything.
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An alternative treatment is a TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) device. I have thumb and finger arthritis and I self treat with a TENS device at 2 to 3 to 4 week intervals whenever it starts to cause me too much discomfort. A day later the arthritis pain is totally gone. I was initially concerned about the "electrocution" as stated by the naysayers, but I checked with my cardiologist because I have AFIB. He said it is a proven treatment and to go ahead. TENS devices are very reasonably priced on Amazon.
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An alternative treatment is a TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) device. I have thumb and finger arthritis and I self treat with a TENS device at 2 to 3 to 4 week intervals whenever it starts to cause me too much discomfort. A day later the arthritis pain is totally gone. I was initially concerned about the "electrocution" as stated by the naysayers, but I checked with my cardiologist because I have AFIB. He said it is a proven treatment and to go ahead. TENS devices are very reasonably priced on Amazon.
That is interesting. Thanks.
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Has anyone had successful treatment for arthritis in the thumb joint? I am missing tennis and golf as well as problems cooking. I am currently wearing a brace but it's not helping.
You can get Arnica Gel at CVS, Target, etc. for about $10/tube. It's helped me.
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Has anyone had successful treatment for arthritis in the thumb joint? I am missing tennis and golf as well as problems cooking. I am currently wearing a brace but it's not helping.
I use Catherine
Sullivan specialty health care for my problem that turned out to be sudo gout.
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I have heard that a lot of people have had success with CBD balm.
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