Thursday - How do you minimize the onset arthritis of the hands?
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.