Does repetitive use cause more pain?

Does repetitive use cause more pain?

I am wondering, does the pain that comes with ra come simply from the inflamation due to the body atracking itself? I am a massage therapist and still in beginninv phase of this. I have only had steroids so far becuase doctor ordered additional tests to rule some oher things out. Those worked for a glorious moment, but now i have the same pain cominb back and i feel it so much during the massages i give. To the point it feels like my bones are crumbling. It makes me nauseous,… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

The more repetitive the movement, the worse the pain will become. Maybe you can incorporate some new movements in your massage tx such as using heated stones or something, so there is not the constant pressure on your wrists and fingers?

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

You might be having tendonitis caused by the RA RD. The channel your tendons run in get enflamed and can cause you the pain.
I had it first in the 1990's in my thumbs from counting money all day long. I was a bank teller at the time and it was before my bank bought the money counting machines.

So long story short, yes repetition will hurt your hands due to RA.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have yet to fine solid relief from pain

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I think so because i was a cashier and developed carpal tunnel in both wrists. Trigger fingers n both hands. Ive had several sugeries and after all that i went back to work as a beautician and now i have Ra its affected my hands ,feet, elbows on both sides. Im like a toddler 1st thing in the am trying to walk after getting out of bed.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I couldn't do a deli job because the repetition of using a slicer aggravated my wrist and shoulder. I could not imagine being a massage therapist because my hands are sensitive so would hurt too much. I give some massages but after a bit my hands hurt. It's not that the repetition causes the pain solely but the RA makes joints inflammed sooner especially if it's not well controlled that's why we need to protect our joints. Everyone's different though so you need to listen to your body.

posted about 1 year ago
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