No dexterity in my hands and painful swelling under my wrist

Pauline20 Member Posts: 2
edited 3. Jun 2021, 12:57 in Living with arthritis

Hi everyone

I have just found this site. This is my first post. Just wanted to ask if anyone has a painful swelling where your pulse is. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis approx 10 years ago. I’m 64 and have it in most places, jaw, pelvis, knees, feet but my hands are the main problem. I cannot barely butter bread, wash the dishes, wash f. I’m still working as a secretary and manage to type with a thumb splint in place. Unable to hold things or pick thing up with one hand. My doctor has just prescribed pain killers. Is there any other treatment out there please. I’m so frustrated with the pain and the inability to use my hand.

many thanks