By suecsdy Latest Reply 2018-11-15 19:49:26 -0600
Started 2018-09-25 16:12:39 -0500

Saw the hand specialist today. He was really nice. They took xrays of my hands and of course, they're full of arthritis. And mild carpal tunnel, which I was hoping to avoid. My hands have been really hurting lately so yesterday I had cortisone shots in both hands. Did you know that you can get fluid around your knuckles just like fluid on the knee? Today both hands are much improved; no swelling and pain is very minimal. I've now had shots in the knee (not too bad), shots in the foot ( hurt more than shot in the knee) and shots in the hand (almost brought me off the chair). All in all, it's worth it. At least it isn't surgery

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Luis65 2018-11-12 17:59:05 -0600 Report

I am praying for you as well, sue. That arthritis is a mean one. As a diabetic I have been concerned about cortisone shots. corticosteroids can elevate blood glucose levels. Have you seen that with the shots?

suecsdy 2018-11-15 19:49:26 -0600 Report

When I get a shot in the knee or foot or hands, my blood sugars will go up for a few days, but not too much and they settle right back down. Oral steroids, which I've only had once, had my blood sugars elevated for the whole duration. and the first night was a little scary for me, I hope never to need oral steroids again.

suecsdy 2018-09-27 12:22:30 -0500 Report

I lost a few lbs with surgery and it's been a tremendous help. Haven't had a shot in the knee since March. The shots in the foot are because of large bone spurs on the bottom of both feet, though only the right one hurts. My Mom had rheumatoid arthritis and I'm hoping that doesn't develop. I'm so glad the steroid shots helped with the pain since I can't take nsaids.

msann 2018-09-27 10:34:36 -0500 Report

wow you got lot going on i ave arthritis in my knees had synvisc shots i didnt have any fluid around my knees so i have lost 180 pounds that is why no surgery i feel real good weight is a problem with me glad you are getting some relief praying for you

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