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Old 06-07-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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Question Chronic Synovitis in Wrists

I am looking for advise from anyone that has RA and Chronic Synovitis in the wrist. I am on Remicade. I am in Customer Service and typing is becoming an issue. I am not ready to start Disability. ANy advise would be great. I am also taking pain meds daily of the Chronic Synoviti.

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Old 06-08-2009, 12:22 AM   #2
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Re: Chronic Synovitis in Wrists

I have bad wrists from RA, I had an EMG test done to check for carpal tunnel and/or ulnar nerve problems but it came up normal - I just have bad synovitis and damage in both of them. Do you get ganglion cysts?

Have you tried any splints? I have small wrists and couldn't find any that fit me till I found a brand that makes them for women only - Wellgate - I got them at WalMart, in a purple box. I can't wear them 24/7 or it would make the stiffness worse but they're a great short term solution for pain and weakness.

A hand surgeon (plastic or orthopedic) might be able to help, depending on how much damage there is in your joints.

A synovectomy (removing the swollen joint lining) can maintain function, ease pain and slow the progression of the disease. It's still a temporary fix since it doesn't stop the RA completely but it can provide years of relief.

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