arthritis in thumbs

ecktheman Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hi, getting more difficult to use thumbs, finding it very restrict and frustrating as well as painful. Any suggestions.


  • Chris_R
    Chris_R Moderator Posts: 808
    edited 1. Apr 2022, 14:11

    Hi @ecktheman

    Welcome to the online community great to see you posting.

    You say that your thumbs are getting very painful and difficult to use.

    Here is a links that may help

    Please continue to chat on the forums and tell us how you get on.

    All the best Christine

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  • Etta
    Etta Member Posts: 8


    I am newly diagnosed.

    Like you I have extreme pain in both my thumbs, the link Chris has suggested is well worth looking at. The physio Jay is very encouraging and the excercises are easy to remember. I have suspended my gym membership for now but there are so many physio led excercises on the V.A website I am hoping to be disciplined enough to create some gym session

  • wazz42
    wazz42 Member Posts: 233

    Hi @ecktheman and @Etta

    Wow it sounds like you could support each other in the discipline bit of keeping up with exercises. I have a neck issue and the exercises really do help as I have proved to myself when I forget to do them! So why do I still forget? I must get myself in gear, there is no excuse really.

    I hope the exercises you have found are helpful too, I was a bit skeptical but have been proved wrong.

    Take care