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Hi, new to the forum please help!!
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11/14/2010 07:08
loonsong 
11/14/2010 07:08
loonsong 

Re: Hi, new to the forum please help!!

Jamie,

My DD started with a nodule in the r palm and a cord that is leading away from my Middle finger. And another cord to the right of my palm w/ a cord this time leading to my Thumb. On my left hand I have a slighter case but the nodule is at the bae of my Thumb (I hear that is worse actuallly) w/ a cord leading away from it. It is more unusual I hear to have these fingers involved. The pinkie is the most common. I would prefer the pinkie because if contracture begins I can continue to do most things but with the Thumb and middle finger involvement there is not much you can do if contracture begins except get NA in my opinion.

So far I have seen the cream I use slow the contracture on the middle finger which is starting to get tight and the nodules and cords. I also wear carpal tunnel splints at night and I do not wake up with all the pain and distended cords like I did before. If I have to pump my own gas, I use and older pair of splints on my hands to do this. And if I am going to be in a store (about once a month) and push a cart for awhile I wear the splints because my hands start to hurt .

loonsong

Edited 11/14/10 09:17

11/14/2010 11:07
spanishbuddha 

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11/14/2010 11:07
spanishbuddha 

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Re: Hi, new to the forum please help!!

Jamie

You can get a referral to a hand specialist on the NHS but you need to do some homework first and then you tell your GP who you want to see. The difficulty is referrals might be to a hand consultant surgeon which is not what you initially want. They love to operate! Some hospitals, have hand units where they work with a range of conditions and you need to see someone who can help with the diagnosis and suggestion for early treatment of whatever they decide it is. In my case I went privately to a hand clinic before seeing a GP, cost £46 for 30 minutes, then I went to the GP and told him what I had and what I wanted done next. Whereabouts in the UK are you?

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