Living with Hand Pain blog — Ask Trevor CHT

Ask Trevor CHT: Do X-rays show if you have arthritis?

Ask Trevor CHT Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ask Trevor CHT: Do X-rays show if you have arthritis?

Jamie asks:

"Do X-rays show if you have arthritis in your hands?"

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Ask Trevor CHT: dealing with fracture pain

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Ask Trevor CHT: dealing with fracture pain

Melissa asks:

"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?"

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Ask Trevor CHT: exercising with diffuse scleroderma

Ask Trevor CHT Chronic Pain Hand Exercises Hand Pain Hand Therapy Scleroderma

Ask Trevor CHT: exercising with diffuse scleroderma

Jodie asks:

"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?"

Read on for a reply from Certified Hand Therapist Trevor...

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Ask Trevor CHT: fused wrists

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Ask Trevor CHT: fused wrists

Rachel asks:

"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?"

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Ask Trevor CHT: Scared of a steroid shot

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Ask Trevor CHT: Scared of a steroid shot

Rita asks:

"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?"

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