Arthritis in thumbs

Be duly warned Alan, never tell a doctor in the UK what you actually drink (the quantity) as the NHS etc. over here are all of the opinion that anything more than a thimble full a month is akin to holding a gun to your head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BONKERS

Up until recently I lived in France where the health service expect you to drink, they expect you to eat fatty foods and most of all they expect you to lead a happy and full life. In fact my doctor ate and drank like a good-un yet well into his late 50's he was still mountaineering, he was still running marathons in fact he was as fit as a flea.

But as for you massaging olive oil into your joints, yes that is a good idea most especially if you then wrap a warm poultice around your hands afterwards.

Good luck to you.

BB
 
Or your Doctor simply had an arthritis - free genetic inheritance!
Alcohol is high in sugar and that makes it potentially inflammatory to arthritic joints. In the 7 months since I have very reluctantly gone teetotal my arthritic flare ups have definitely reduced.
 
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Alan Frame
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Be duly warned Alan, never tell a doctor in the UK what you actually drink (the quantity) as the NHS etc. over here are all of the opinion that anything more than a thimble full a month is akin to holding a gun to your head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BONKERS

Up until recently I lived in France where the health service expect you to drink, they expect you to eat fatty foods and most of all they expect you to lead a happy and full life. In fact my doctor ate and drank like a good-un yet well into his late 50's he was still mountaineering, he was still running marathons in fact he was as fit as a flea.

But as for you massaging olive oil into your joints, yes that is a good idea most especially if you then wrap a warm poultice around your hands afterwards.

Good luck to you.

BB
I definitely live my life in accordance with the old adage "a little of what you fancy does you good" and on occasion a LOT of what I fancy does me a LOT of good ^_^

But compared to 90% of the population I live a pretty healthy lifestyle.My only health issue is painful thumbs, nothing compared to what some folk endure so, grimacing through the pain :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 
Or your Doctor simply had an arthritis - free genetic inheritance!
Alcohol is high in sugar and that makes it potentially inflammatory to arthritic joints. In the 7 months since I have very reluctantly gone teetotal my arthritic flare ups have definitely reduced.
I can't see going teetotal would work for me as I love my drinkies so very much, not that I am an alcoholic but I do so greatly enjoy having a few every evening with my most beloved.
I am also a home brewer and so with my pint a night, my daily tot and a glass or 2 of the red stuff mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

Oh and B.T.W. I have regular blood checks and so far all the readings are nigh on perfect :smile:
 

Duffy

Senior Member
I suffer from the same problem, it affects me most when trying to change gear or if I hit an unexpected bump. I use Lizard Skins DSP tape to provide some comfort and am working up to asking the wife for Di2 gearing (just to ease the load on my poor thumbs of course)
Heat and paracetamol work for me before a ride.
 
OK this may sound bonkers, but this needs to be aired.

10 years ago I had arthritis in my hands and spine, sometimes I had
difficulty putting on my brakes.
Went on a diet and discovered that when I stopped eating Potato it disappeared.
That’s right potato gives me arthritis even a small amount like a 5 crisps will
bring it back, 30 hours later.

Each person is different + the medication they are on, but it is worth a punt.
Give it a try for just 7 days, it will work or it won’t in that time.
Now going out for a well deserved pint cheers.
 
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Alan Frame
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OK this may sound bonkers, but this needs to be aired.

10 years ago I had arthritis in my hands and spine, sometimes I had
difficulty putting on my brakes.
Went on a diet and discovered that when I stopped eating Potato it disappeared.
That’s right potato gives me arthritis even a small amount like a 5 crisps will
bring it back, 30 hours later.

Each person is different + the medication they are on, but it is worth a punt.
Give it a try for just 7 days, it will work or it won’t in that time.
Now going out for a well deserved pint cheers.
I very rarely eat potato, but the possibility of some food or other being an inflammatory is well worth keeping in mind, thank you for your input.
Hope you enjoyed your pint, that is definitely always good medicine! :okay:
 
That's interesting about Vit D, we take both a Vit D and a Vit B every single morning which according to SWMBO are good for numerous things which I won't go into now, so if you are interested look them both up on Google.
But as for the tendon and ligament pain you mention Reiver. I have a ganglion in the palm of my left hand adjacent to the knuckle joint at the base of my 3rd finger, it has been there for something like 4 years but only recently it has been twanging around when I am either holding the handlebars or changing gear in the car, it is also frequently troublesome when using various DIY tools, the inconvenience of it has increased so muchin fact that I am going to a specialist clinic this coming Thursday to have it removed.......... So fingers crossed (which for me is a stupid expression to use as I can't cross any of mine!) this Thursday I will suffer slightly less pain after the minor procedure :hello:
 

Duffy

Senior Member
I’ve definitely got arthritis unfortunately, the real problem is the left changer as I end up getting an electric shock feeling through my hand and a bumpy track is bleeding hard work!

On the plus side trying to use my terrible affliction as an excuse for an upgrade to etap or similar

Clouds, silver linings
 
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Alan Frame
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I’ve definitely got arthritis unfortunately, the real problem is the left changer as I end up getting an electric shock feeling through my hand and a bumpy track is bleeding hard work!

On the plus side trying to use my terrible affliction as an excuse for an upgrade to etap or similar

Clouds, silver linings
Good man! That's the way to turn a negative to a positive.

Perhaps we should lobby to have such mobility aids provided free on the NHS? :biggrin:
 
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