"Do X-rays show if you have arthritis in your hands?"
"I fainted a while ago and have had a pain in my wrist ever since. My doctor suspects a scaphoid fracture but x-rays are unclear. I've been advised to wear a splint and have an MRI.
The pain on moving my hand is so sharp it makes me feel sick. Can you help?"
"I have diffuse scleroderma in my hands and wrists extremely effected (curled hands). My doctor has recommended hand exercises but whenever I regularly exercise them it feels that the clawing/curling progresses further. Any thoughts?"
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"I have rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. My hands are very painful and I have several joints replaced over the years. I have little movement in my wrists and am considering getting them fused.
Is it safer to let them fuse naturally or fuse them surgically now?"
"I have osteoarthritis in my wrist and have been advised to get a steroid shot. I’ve heard that this can be very painful and it’s putting me off getting it done. Any advice?"