Marjo

235d

Does RA always start with deforming your fingers? How bad do they get and what other joint problems occur in your 70’s?

Lidocaine

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Chronic Generalized pain

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  • Aminor

    235d

    Knuckles and balls of feet for me

  • Marjo

    234d

    👍

  • BJSTREEHOUSE

    228d

    Mine are not much. I have a friend whose hands are ver gnarled but she says they don't hurt. My feet are worse than my hands.

  • LB

    227d

    Mine has started with my hands, feet & elbows. This might be a pipe dream but I’m hoping meds will stop my hands from completely deforming

  • Relaygirl

    207d

    No; it usually starts with aches and pains.

  • BJSTREEHOUSE

    50d

    My fingers are not that deformed. The only knuckles deformed are the upper ones from osteoarthritis. My Ra just causes redness and swelling in the thumbs wrists and first knockles. They caught mine early.

  • TabbysMom

    49d

    My hands are bad enough that surgery is being talked about.

  • Aaronb03

    43d

    My hands and my knees are what hurt me the most

  • Marjo

    30d

    Unfortunately for us in the older age group, Biological Medication hasn’t intervened soon enough! ❤️

  • Marjo

    30d

    Joints in fingers seem to be the hallmark of RA! Heat seems to help as a quick relief option. It is difficult to find a Rheumatologist who is excepting new patients. Methaltexate seems to be the first medication, sometimes combined with another medication. Unfortunately if Methaltexate does not work for you, other medication will be explored…

  • uno

    19d

    My fingers have curved so much over last 5 years. Toe joints swollen as well. Joints in fingers stay swollen and thumbs so swollen, bent and painful. Don't do pharma meds but have tried lidocaine patches which are amazing. Tried injections in neck, 10. Very painful and relief was only for few hours. Dr said oh that was just top layer...we can go deep. Hmmm...no thanks. Exercise, exercise. Use stress ball for hand exercises.

    • Marjo

      10d

      with not using Pharma there are a lot of other Holistic options that might give you some relief. A knowledgeable OD or Herbalist could be very helpful! Check with your local health store too! I like topicals for quick relief! Heat is my go to for my neck, hands, back! I am in love with the large Heating pads and attachable neck heating pads. Filling a long sock with rice and knotting it is a homemade item to heat up in the Microwave and wrap or place on hands! Fast moist heat! Good for use on your feet too! Plus it’s cheap and easy to make!!!!

    • Marjo

      7d

      seeing a Rheumatologist is the correct course of action! You need to stop the joint damage being caused, lidocaine is a topical and is effective for pain.

    • Aaronb03

      6d

      glucosamine chondroitin is a vitamin that helps reduce joint inflammation, so do omega 3 fatty acids

  • Marjo

    7d

    It is an Autoimmune Disorder similar to Lupus. RA can effect internal organs and other systems in the body.

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