Moolin Member Posts: 4
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis


I’m new here. I live in South Wales with my lovely husband and dog. I love being creative, whether that is sewing and knitting or drawing and painting.

I have been experiencing hand pain and that is the reason why I have joined this group. The GP suspects arthritis. Of course I was somewhat shocked and didn’t ask many questions, I expect that I am not unusual in that, and I hope I can find answers to some of my questions amongst the threads in this group. I’m particularly interested in self help and already found a few things that are helping me, such as adding a loop to the back of my phone to avoid painfully stretching my hand.


  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 874

    Hello @Moolin and welcome to the online community,

    It’s good to hear that you’ve joined the forum to find out more information about suspected wrist arthritis. We’re a friendly group who all live with some form of arthritis and are keen to share our experiences to help others. Searching through the threads is a good way to find out more information, and please do post any questions you have or join in conversations where you feel comfortable.

    You might also be interested in the link below - it’s from the Versus Arthritis website and gives information on wrist and hand pain, including self help measures that might be useful:

    Do let us know how you’re getting on,

    Anna ( Moderator)

    Need more help? - call our Helpline on 0800 5200 520 Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm

  • Moolin
    Moolin Member Posts: 4

    Thank you Anna, that is so helpful, especially the exercises. I’ve had some positive results from some exercises I came across elsewhere, but the videos in your link are much easier to follow along with. Interestingly although it was tendonitis in my right hand that made me visit the GP (which thankfully healed quickly with a splint and rest), I generally have more symptoms with my non-dominant left hand, which makes me think that exercises may be useful for me.