Hi all, i'm new to this, thought if post a hello here and share whats up, learn and get some info!!
About 5 to 6 years ago i noticed a pain in my right thumb, and a bit of a lump on the knuckle, went to the doctors, he suspected arthritis, and books me for an xray. Went along for my xray, got the results pretty much there and then, "yep, sorry, you have arthritis in your right thumb" and that was it!! no follow up, no suggestions, no treatment or advice, nowt!! fast forward to now, i'm now 41 and my thumb is really painful, much bigger in size, sometimes my handwriting isn't right because i cant hold the pen, i have the early signs of the same condition in my left thumb and my right wrist. its difficult for me because i'm on site, on the tools, and very hands on.
Im wondering, surly some thing could be done to ease, slow it down? and to the extreme, i'm young enough to have an operation to have it scraped out or something?
Excuse my ignorance, but i really dont know much about it. I know there are people much worse off than me, but i am hoping just maybe there is something i could do to help it? maybe a re visit to the doctors? i just don't know, thought this might be a good place to find out information, any help and hello's welcome.