More Painful Hands!

JohnMVS Member Posts: 4
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:06 in Living with arthritis


My name is John and I have osteoarthritis in my left hand, at the base of the thumb and across the knuckles in on spot. I'm a 53 year old Painter & Decorator and this came on just over two years ago.I've seen specialists, worn splints, had a steroid injection all to no avail.

My question is in the last few weeks it's got so much more painful, almost overnight. I play the guitar on and off and the day after on half an hour session the pain was intense and hasn't let up since. I'm also a Type1 diabetic so this may be a link as to why I got it in the first place but I am wondering if it has anything to do with having the Astrazenica vaccine a few days before the added pain. Has anyone else experienced more pain since having a vaccine?

Many thanks,