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I'm 27 Recently started a new full time job about 5 weeks ago. Long story short, I was told by my doctor I have osteoarthritis in both wrists under my thumbs, in the thumb joints and in the knuckle of my index fingers.
The doctor put me on 15g of Meloxicam which I have be having full time for the last two weeks, it helps but the pain is still there and sharp pains come and go. He said to use it sparingly. Also using deep heat as well.
My new job is in a factory, I'm a plant operator, where I use my hands all day. I worked out that I at least have to pinch and hold small things roughly about 4800 times each hand to assemble, crimp and pack in a shift.
My questions are can I manage this and keep going? Or am I a being ignorant and should find alternate work very soon?
The doctor said he can't do anything for me this true? Does it have to get worse before surgery? Like what are my options?
Any information would be appreciated thanks.
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