Hello - searching for help, reassurance or something
After months of mild to moderate thumb pain, it suddenly escalated 4 months ago. Nothing I did seemed to help. I’ve seen a physio and she says it’s mild arthritis and this is a flare up. I’m wearing a splint to immobilise it but it’s still very painful. I’m not yet 50 and have serious issues with my other hand due to an accident. I’m terrified that I’m going to end up disabled. I’m already struggling with daily tasks - never mind the things that used to bring joy. I’m still finding myself in floods of tears daily. Is this normal? Can anyone offer any hope or coping strategies?