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osteoarthritis Hands

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by newarrior, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. newarrior

    newarrior Peer Supporter

    Just diagnosed with
    osteoarthritis in my fingers which I suspect is from two major injuries here in Thailand. Can this be TMS or am I heading into a life of chronic
    osteoarthritis and pain in my hands along with less and less ability to use my hands ? Also noticing pain in the hands, elbows and shoulders. Anyhow feeling what seems to be classic
    osteoarthritis in the hands---a feeling of deep joint pain, dropping things, weakness in my hands, hard to do things with my hands, less coordination with my hands.
     
  2. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    @newarrior , here is the story for you. Not necessarily a proof that osteoarthritis is TMS, but at least the evidence that it is not a dead end. I was visiting a friend at the assisted living facility and was introduced to one old lady. She checked into the facility because the severe arthritis in her hands which almost entirely disabled her. She was given advice to sign up for jewelry class. In couple years, every doctor, nurse and nursing assistant at the place had a jewelry piece gifted by her. Her fellow residents got jewelry from her, her friends and family did, too. By then, she regained full dexterity in her hands. I have not seen X-ray of your hands, so I would not speculate about what I don't know, but I had similar symptoms in my hands and fully recovered.
     
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  3. newarrior

    newarrior Peer Supporter

    How did she and you recover ? Thanks !
     
  4. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    The old lady was making jewlery, which requires a lot of small finger and hand movements. The more she moved her hands, the easier it became. Eventually, her arthritus stopped bothering her and she regained dexterity in her hands. I am not a specialist in arthritis, but I believe it is what doctors recommend, to continue moving your joints and ligaments.

    My case was very different. I had CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) which was purely TMS, but I had stiffness in muscles and joints. I recovered by using TMS technique, mostly meditation and focusing on my emotional health, but also practicing Qi Gong, yoga and other healing arts. The fact that your pain started with injury and progresses into your arms suggests to me that you may have TMS. I had similar experience with mine.

    What is possible in your case, is combination of the two. Using meditation to balance out nervous system would not hurt you. Using exercise for your hands would not hurt you either. If I were you, I would try both and see if it helps.
     
  5. newarrior

    newarrior Peer Supporter

    I am trying to use my hands less, meditate, eat ginger, continue with my low fat anti inflammatory vegan diet, being mindful of how I use my hands, watching stress etc...Under tremendous stress. 57, alone, no wife kids family career home pension girlfriend living overseas..Hearing heart + heart valve as well vision....I have a huge inheritance and a low cost of living....
     
  6. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Healthy diet is always good to maintain, TMS or not. However, minimizing use of your hands goes contrary to the concept of TMS and to what the lady with jewlery-based healing did. Again, the decision is yours whether you want to try TMS approach, but it takes substantial effort.
     
  7. newarrior

    newarrior Peer Supporter

    Thanks agreed understood
     
  8. newarrior

    newarrior Peer Supporter

    thanks and understood. I'm praying for a good outcome
     

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