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Hi, I'm Anne.
I was diagnosed with oesteoarthritis in my fingers 8 months ago. I am in my early 50's. I think I have it through typing for many years. I've been very active and sporty throughout my life too... My GP gave me little info, but did refer me to this site, which has been really helpful.
I look forward to sharing experiences with anyone that has a similar condition to me... Both my hands are painful on waking up in the morning but after about half an hour of movement they become more supple and I can use them but certain things are becoming a little more difficult - like opening cans and jars, turning taps, etc...
I'd be interested to hear what gadgets and aids work for you and where you buy them from.
Also, I've tried glucosamine chondroiton, but maybe not for long enough... a couple of months and then lost the discipline to take them.... Research pages on this site show sAME has good reviews... I could only find this in the US but didn't quite reach me as I refused to pay customs tax, that I wasn't expecting... Wondered if anyone has tried this and is it available in the UK?
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