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I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the thumb area. This pain has been slowly creaping up on me for the past 3 years. The pain has now gotten to the point I can barely pick up anything without horrific pain. My Rheumatologist had me do physical theraphy last year which did nothing. I recently started on 15mg of Meloxicam and Lidocaine patches which have done nothing. I am also wearing a splint. Is there any other meds out there that may help me like Cymbalta etc... I was thinking of getting Cortisone injections to atleast try and see if they work. I have been told they are very painful but if they work I would be willig to try.I am 53 and this is starting to interfere with everything I do. I just don't know what step I should take next. I in no way want surgery. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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