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I have arthritis in both thumbs and the arthritis is in the joint that is the closest one to the palm of my hand. I was even scheduled to have an injection in my right thumb because that one was really hurting me pretty bad but I had a fall and did some major damage to myself and I of course had to cancel the injection and will not be able to get the injection for quite a while because I am on blood thinners and they won't do the injection while I'm on blood thinners
So here's what happened... Getting out of my car and my left foot slipped on the gravel of the driveway and I fell. I broke my left ankle in 3 places and am now the lucky recipient of a plate and a few screws. And I sprained my right ankle. So both feet are in boots. I see the doctor on May 7th and I assume he will tell me I can take off the boot and use that leg. Right now I'm not allowed to put any weight on it at all. In total I will have been in this situation for 14 weeks and I'm about halfway through now.
Okay so here's why my left thumb is in horrible pain and my right thumb hurts pretty bad too. I have also been wearing thumb guards regardless of whether it's hurting or better, but it has not helped relieve the pain nor keep me from getting worse. I believe it's this bad because I have to rely on my hands a lot when I transfer from my bed to my scooter or scooter to the commode or if I leave I have to transfer to a wheelchair. I have boots on both feet but I am able to use my right foot, the one that was sprained as it has gotten almost all better.
So does anyone here have any ideas on how I can relieve the pain or ideas on how to transfer differently so that I don't rely on my hands so much. Or even a different position for my hand to be in when I use it to push myself over to the other thing.
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