Re: Why is the thumb pain so bad
Yes I have, and for me the terrible pain is pretty much a constant for me now, although it did start with just bad flare ups. And the worst pain is for me is this stabbing pain right where the thumb meet the wrist. My hand ortho doc is now recommending basal joint arthroplasty with LRTI. I didn't think at 36 I'd be facing arthritis surgery, but I am.
I am not a doctor, but my guess is your's has gotten worse because arthritis is degenerative disease. It doesn't get better with time or if you try and ignore it. And it has been my experience that conservative treatment works, but only temporarily. I just buys you time. Not everyone has surgery, and surgery is not always the right decision for everyone. I know I am only doing it because I'm in so much pain that is only getting worse and worse. It was a quality of life decision for me.
Anyway, I am sorry for your pain. I can relate. My best advice is talk to your doctor. Only he/she can tell you why your's is so bad and what you can do about it.
Last edited by Greengal04; 03-14-2013 at 09:15 PM.
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