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NoeTellusom3 karma

Thank you for hosting this important chat. We appreciate your time and knowledge.

I'm a 48 year old woman with primary RA, secondary Sjogrens. I'm currently experiencing Thumb Arthritis on my right hand as the worst daily problem of my RA and basically, when I'm awake I'm wearing the prescription support my rheumatologist prescribed for me and compression gloves at night due to pain, swelling, etc. I'm already on methotrexate and plaquenil, with Diclofenac that I try to use sparingly.

Unfortunately, I do need to type for my work. I've switched mousing to my left hand, scrolling on tablet, as well. I've switched to part-time, as well.

What else can I do to mitigate this? Living in a hand support doesn't seem like a very proactive way to handle this and I'm willing to try just about anything, as I do need my hand. Thoughts?

NoeTellusom2 karma


The active ingredient in Voltaren gel is Diclofenac and I already use Diclofenac gel (the generic).