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    Old 11-11-2020, 07:58 AM   #1
    yray
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    Early Osteoarthritis

    Main problem I have is with my right wrist. Feels like beginning of osteoarthritis; x-rays show no bone damage yet.
    Due to golferís elbow bilateral both have been worn a bit. I had a surgery for the right elbow and it at least helped with strength and kept things from getting worse there.
    I went to a Rheumatologist and they didnít find any immune disorders.



    After extended use. Usually on computer 40-90+ mins.
    Right Thumb joint stiffness.
    Right Index finger stiffness.
    Cold feeling in wrist, fingers, Index especially primarily in right hand after activities.
    Wrist coolness is most persistent.

    Iíve mostly had to stop drinking. Maybe 2-3 times a year. About 6 to 12 ounces at most. At this point I should give it up entirely I think.

    After thereís coolness in the wrists and fingers. Index and right side the most. Some loss of dexterity and fine motor control. i.e. handling coins, writing, typing.

    That can last for at least a good 10 days if not longer.


    I donít know what to do and am looking at getting another orthopedic appt. with a different surgeon to look at options. This has gone on for three years and has stopped me from teaching. It's been a bad three years.

    I do PT exercises, walking, and core work. It's pretty much a necessity now and I can tell the difference if I don't do it.

    Does surgery help at all getting dexterity and stamina back? From what Iíve seen here itís a mixed bag. More than anything I want my old life back or something closer to it.



    Grip

    Left
    49-55lbs

    Right
    44-52 lbs
    32-41 lbs on bad days


    Pinch Strength
    Left
    Index top/thumb bottom: 7 lbs
    Right
    Index top/thumb bottom: 5 lbs

    Left
    Thumb top/index bottom: 10 lbs
    Right
    Thumb top/index bottom: 14 lbs

     
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