Thanks for the advice guys. Talked to my therapist yesterday and he said not to wear the elbow brace at night, but if my hand is still bothering me to wear that one then. Go figure??? Guess everyone has their own experience with injuries/pain. Therapy is helping with elbow. See my ortho next monday. Hoping no more steroids. First shot he gave me hurt like the dickins and I could barely move my arm without extreme pain for over 6 hours. We'll see what he says. Have a good rest of the week guys.
Haven't tried wearing them at night, but I wear a brace during the day. Ortho I went to said nothing about wearing one, but a friend on either another board or this one suggested doing so and it's helped. I only take it off for therapy and to sleep. Have therapy tomorrow and will ask my therapist. Thanks for the advice. My maternal grandmother has really bad RA and had steroid injections for her back after she fell about a year ago. They really helped her. I think she said they were cortisone injections. Just an idea. Take care. Hope you feel better.
Hi Mimi. I haven't had it done for my back, but had it done for my knee and currently under going that treatment for tennis elbow. Helped a little on my knee, doing great on my elbow. I've only had three treatments on my elbow, but it's doing great so far. Hope that helps ya. Good luck.
Finally got the computer away from my darling husband!!! My appt went well. Doc gave me a better exam this time. He's concerned about the pain I'm still having, but wants to give the physical therapy he's ordered a chance to work. The place I'm going to for pt is very reputable and I've been there before. So the people there know me. I'll discuss everything with them at my first session next monday and see what they have to say. I might have to see my back doc soon. We'll see. Hesitant to see him so soon after my last appt. Hoping things will get better SOON!!!! Everyone have a great week.
That's new to me, but wish you luck in getting a proper diagnosis and treatment. Staying in bed plus being in pain is never fun. Dave might know something. He's kinda the expert around here. Hopefully he'll see your post soon. Oh, and don't be afraid to get a second opinion if necessary. Sometimes that's the best thing you can do.
My maternal grandmother suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has recently developed back problems. (I forget what exactly) Her doctor gave her epidural shots once every two to three weeks for three months and they really helped her. Said it was the best she had felt in years. Don't know if that exactly answers your question, but hope it helps.
Good idea Joy. I see my psychiatrist on the 22nd. I'll mention it to him. I think the last time he ordered my levels checked was either september or october. Which means it's time they were checked again. Thanks for the kick in the pants so to say. Usually he's on the ball about that, but the last time I saw him was the day before Thanksgiving and I think he had other things on his mind. Like dinner. lol. Plus his office was fuller than it usually is on a normal day. So it might have slipped his mind. Appreciate the tip. We'll see what my orthopedist has to say first. Three and a half hrs till I see him. Hope this appt goes better than the last.
Hi Joy, I've been tested for carpel tunnel in the past, and the tests turned up negative. I have bipolar and take Lithium for it,which one of the side effects can be hand tremors and numbness. I talked to a psychiatrist I know and the dose I take is too low to most likely be causing my symptoms. I'm putting my foot down tomorrow though, and if the doc doesn't give me a good enough answer I'm seeking a second opinion. So we'll see what happens. Thanks for the advice. Hope you have a good week.