Hi my names Debbie. I have been on here before but it doesn't remember me so here I am again with a new account.
I have just had a Trapeziectony on my right thumb for Basal Thumb Arthritis. I am into my third week now & had no idea it would be this uncomfortable & painful. They removed the plaster & dressings after the first week & I went straight into a brace that was fitted & made up while I waited. At first it felt nice & quite comfortable to wear. Now, it's a different story. It irritates, I feel it rubbing & putting pressure against the wound. My stitches still havent desolved. I am happy to accept the pain & stiffness as it's such early days but it's the pins & needles in getting on the wound that is so painful. It comes & goes, when I get it I have to take the brace off & just gently rub it. The wound is still numb but tingles when I touch it then the pins & needles feeling finally goes off but as soon as I put the brace on it starts irritating again.
Has anyone else had this feeling? It is horrible, it makes my whole arm ache too & then I get sharp pains through my thumb..I'm back to hospital to see the hand therapist next week so will ask but I'm worried as I have just moved house this week & been using it constantly. I know I shouldn't be using it at all & should still be resting it, but unfortunately it's been impossible to do that. Any advice would be greatfully appreciated.