So…. Its been a month and a half since that horrible day i think its time to follow up. First off i saw the hand surgeon who indeed said the only thing we can do right now is cortisone injections into my hands, since the diclofenac gel is not helping. Since it had been 2 weeks since the last occurance i decided lets wait. I mentioned finger splints and i got 3 of them. I now wear them at night and it seems to help somewhat. This is another reason i advocate. If i didn’t ask i wouldn’t have received the splints. You have to do your research before seeing any doctor. That was friday night.
Saturday morning i went for Acupuncture. I started on Acupuncture in April of 2018, i started every week moved to every other week and now im at every third week. My back still bother me from time to time but the 3 week intervals is pretty much keeping it in check. If you are thinking of trying or or you are skeptical please read my story here: https://psoriatic-arthritis.com/living/acupuncture/ If you have tried and it didn’t work you probably need to see another doctor. Anyway i mentioned my hand and she said that i probably hurt it carrying laptops, monitor or just too much typing and using the mouse. Yes guilty on all charges…. She took my arm placed her thumb just below my elbow and pressed and rubbed. I could feel the knot in there omigod it felt like there was a rock there. It hurt for a minute but as the muscle relaxed under her massage the pain in my fingers disappeared. Yes gone. Completely. This further solidified the need to write about Acupuncture for Psoriatic-Arthritis.com. Now when my finger are bothering me i rub the same spot and i feel better. I do still wear the ringsplints at night but its great to have options.