Hello from Lincoln, UK
My name is Fabian and I live in lincoln in the UK. I'm 75 and have Arthritis in my right hand and foot. I've been having trouble with my right hand for a while now, the thumb and small finger, in particular, have a slight ache in them. I thought it was just old age creeping up on me and didn't pay that much attention at first.
Then, on Monday afternoon, the pain was more intense than usual. On Tuesday morning, I woke at about 5.30 am with excruciating pain in my right hand. It was something I'd never experienced before. There wasn't any good place to lay the hand that would stop the pain. I spent the next 3 hours trying desperately to place my hand in different positions in the hope of some relief.
I ended up with the hand draped over my stomach. This seems to be the best place I can find that gives me some peace. The hand is swollen and puffy, but thankfully it's just in the hand and nowhere else. I'm unable to get dressed and (just got tracksuit bottoms and a cardigan) on, just waiting for it to subside enough to be able to dress myself and go and get some pain relief and food.
I hope by coming here I can get some information to help me get on top of my Arthritis and stay there.
Thanks a lot.