Posted 4/15/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)
If your hand/wrist is one of the main problems, have you seen a hand specialist, possibly even a surgeon? I don't know....RA is different from what I have had, but I've had slowly worsening symptoms in my hands/wrists/fingers over the years, but a lot has been helped with not just carpel tunnel surgery, but some other minor hand surgeries, as well as steroid injections. I also had seen the physical therapist associated with my hand surgeon's office, and have learned hand exercises, and even bought a small parrafin unit which helps sooth the arthritis. So maybe a consult with a hand surgeon could help you assess if there is anything else that can be done, even to help with the pain.