Severe finger pain - any tips? (Pun intended)

MysteryCat99

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Mar 3, 2020
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DX FIBRO
Diagnosis
01/2018
Country
UK
Hi all, I have been diagnosed with fibro since 2018. Over the last year and a half I have had bad joint pain in my top and middle finger joints on my thumbs index and middle fingers. When these joints hurt they can also swell up and turn quite red on the joint. It can get worse and better but generally my left index finger always hurts. I have been told I don't have any arthritis and have had xrays and blood tests and saw a rheumatologist who said it was fibro and nothing can be done and he doesn't want to put me on any long term pain medication because I am too young. It's pretty debilitating and when it's at it's worst I just want to cry. It affects me at work too as I work in a busy tea room. Does anyone have any similar experiences or any ideas on how to deal with the pain? I have tried direct heat, massage, and painkillers and nothing has worked for the hand pain. I am also diagnosed with hEDS and struggle mostly with muscle and joint pain and Allodynia. Thanks, Lou x
 

Mariemiguel2

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Mar 19, 2020
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Practioner
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01/2020
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US
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NY
I may not understand exactly how you feel, but I hope you recover and get well soon.
 

sunkacola

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Dec 2, 2016
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DX FIBRO
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Country
Uni
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Somewhere
I have experienced this but not as badly as you; my joints do not swell up that much. I do get "trigger finger" a lot, though. About the only thing that has ever helped is an Arnica lotion rubbed into my hands. It doesn't take all the pain or swelling away and doesn't always work at all, but sometimes it eases the pain. I combine it with heat from a heating pad.
 
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