Will it never end? I’m still in my now seemingly permanent black brace (sheesh, since late April), though I’m no longer immobilizing my thumb. I went ahead and kept my orthopedic specialist appointment since it’s just not resoloving on its own.
The doc told me what I’ve already surmised: tendinitis. It’s in two areas of my hand. He said surgery might help the thumb problem, but the other probably wouldn’t benefit. He advised trying cortisteroid injections in the thumb tendon first and if that didn’t help, some OT. I got the injection today.
Ohhhh, ouch. It hurt. I got shocky with the blood pressure dive and chills. I hadn’t eaten, hadn’t expected to wait 1.25 hours in the waiting room and another 45 minutes in the exam room. Blah, what a wimp I am when it comes to needles and such! A bottle of OJ consumed and some deep breathing done, I was on my way.
My take on pain? Waaah, low tolerance. My hand hurts now from the diagnostic stuff he did moving it around, plus the shot. It burns and aches now…He warned it might probably hurt worse tomorrow. 😛
I’m gonna go read, because I sure don’t feel like typing.