Thursday, May 09, 2013
Lately I've been thinking of my mother and grandmother. As they aged they suffered greatly with arthritis of the hands. Their fingers would curve into a claw-like form and any detail work requiring the use of their hands would be difficult.
I noticed that my thumb joints have starting having a calcified build-up. This tells me I will eventually suffer the same as my mother and grandmother. In my recent physical I asked my doctor about it and she said just keep using my hands to delay. Makes me wonder is there anything more I can do.
I already take glucosomine for my hips which is supposed to help the cartelidge of your body. She indicated that although that is good for the bigger joints - not so much for the finer joints.
Maybe its because I recently noticed the calcified build-up on my thumbs which makes me more sensitive to any twinge in my fingers. As I tend to do a lot of crafts I would hate to put the breaks on my creative side.