Ouch!! Now my hands!!
My first post on here and hoping to connect with fellow sufferers and gain valuable tips and advice.
My journey with rheumatology started over ten years ago when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was lucky enough to be able to take early retirement from my job and continued to live a fairly active life until about 5 years ago when I started experiencing pain in my hips and legs. To cut a long story short I have since had both hips replaced and they are great now. However, I am now having a lot of pain in both my back and both hands. From a MRI, I know I have arthritis in my spine, plus several protruding discs, which explains the pain in my back.
My hands are really concerning me as they seem to be getting more and more painful, particularly my thumbs and I have noduals on a few fingers. I am trying to do hand exercises and take strong painkillers when needed but would be grateful for any advice.
- All Categories
- 2.3K Welcome
- 17 How to use your online community
- 30 Help, Guidelines and Get in Touch
- 40.4K Our Community
- 674 Chat to our Helpline Team
- 8.7K Living with arthritis
- 2 Want to Get Involved?
- 53 Hints and Tips
- 222 Work and financial support
- 390 Young people's community
- 7 Parents of Children with Arthritis
- 40 My Triumphs
- 132 Let's Move
- 24 Sports and Hobbies
- 13 Food and Diet
- 257 Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- 16 Community Feedback and ideas
- 333 Chat and News
- 29 Val's Cafe
- 269 Chit chat
- 11 News
- 4 Tails From The Cafe