I have severe osteo in my thumb joint, had as many injections as I can as they no longer work and my only option now is surgery. I have been putting it off as it is my right thumb......argh, and I am 100% righthanded. :) For my hand I see a hand surgeon.
I also have a disk herniation that I maintain a weight restriction to keep from aggrevating it.
I just found out I have early osteo in my right hip.
I have had surgery on my great toe in the past.
The Arthritis Foundation and some medical centers have classes for people with osteoarthritis or chronic pain. Ask your doctor about classes in your area or check with the Arthritis Foundation. These classes teach skills that help you manage your osteoarthritis pain. And you'll meet other people with osteoarthritis and learn their tips for reducing joint pain or coping with your pain.
Take care and do learn to know your limitations as well as make sure you have a well planned exercise program.
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