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The cortisone shot I wrote about Monday (https://redbird.dreamwidth.org/2784278.html) has done my hand a lot of good. By last night, I think it was back to how it had been six months ago, which is far from perfect—I still have arthritis and need to not overuse my hands, and still have difficulty not doing so—but it is a vast improvement, and as much as I was hoping for.

I will probably continue to ice my right hand now and then, because it might help, and go back to only taking naproxen (or other NSAIDs) when I feel a specific need (including for my knee or hips), rather than 200 mg twice a day, whether I have a specific reason to or not.
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From: [personal profile] otter


Yay! I'm glad the injection is working well for you
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I'm glad your hand is much better!
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From: [personal profile] xevokitty


I don't know if it would be useful for you, but I've been really really REALLY happy with Diclofenac in topical (gel) form, a/k/a "Voltaren Gel", and I try to always have at least 1 tube in the house.

While the instructions say to use a 2" "string" of the stuff, I've found that a little dab often works just fine, without being too much. Being a topical gel, I can use as much or as little as I need.

(Fellow arthritis sufferer here)
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