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Years ago I began developing osteoarthritis in the meaty part of my thumb. In the last couple of years the pain has spread to just below the edge of the hand where it meets the wrist and my first two fingers on both hands hurt. There are a few things that aggravate it. Using my tablet or phone is a big one and the other one is walking with a walker. You see I broke my left ankle in 3 places 2 months ago and I cannot put any weight on it. I cannot use crutches so they want me to use a walker and hop on my other foot... if you can believe that! Well all this has really got my hands in really bad shape. I'm hoping someone here has some suggestions. Obviously I'm going to stay away from the Walker. I have purchased a stand for my tablet and I hope that helps. I take Leflunomide and I use Voltaren on my hands. My doctor wants me to try Humira but I can't afford it and I don't qualify for low income help. (My share would be $850 every month.) I need to ask my rheumatologist for help and I'm hoping to get a response from her by tomorrow. But I was hoping maybe somebody would be online tonight or see my question tomorrow and give me some pointers or something that worked for you.
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