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How Do You Greet People You Meet? What Do You Say To Avoid Painful Handshakes?

How Do You Greet People You Meet? What Do You Say To Avoid Painful Handshakes?

Typically one would shake hands when you meet a person or greet someone you haven’t seen in a while. My hands CANNOT take squeezing, strong gripped hand shakes that are typical in construction where I work. What can I do or say to avoid my hand getting painfully squished with each handshake?

A myRAteam Member said:

i just say sorry,,i dont shake hands.i also dont like anyone to hug me when they greet me as sometimes my shoulders are so very sore and a hug can be… read more

posted 5 months ago

What You Do For The Pain In Your Hands?

What You Do For The Pain In Your Hands?

My fingers are hard to bend and its painful. Any ideas for relief? Been doing some hand exercises.

A myRAteam Member said:

I use this as well and it really does help .

posted 6 months ago

Does Anyone Else Have Visible Swollen Veins In Their Hands?

Does Anyone Else Have Visible Swollen Veins In Their Hands?

Does anyone else have visible swollen veins in their hands? I have a lot of swelling around my knuckles and joints in my hands and noticed on the bad days that my joints look blue from the swollen veins. Across the top of my hand and in my thumbs I have thick visible veins that I never had before, normally I'm a very bad stick when drawing blood w no visible veins.

A myRAteam Member said:

I swear by arthritis gloves they help lots

posted 6 months ago

Posts

Posts

Can you edit a post after you've posted? My hand was shaking, I hit the wrong button, 1 post became 2....lol. These hands just are not working today.

A myRAteam Member said:

lol I do the same thing, My fingers just jump at random lol

posted over 4 years ago

I Have Arm And Hand Tremours, Does Anyone Have A Suggestion For Me?

I Have Arm And Hand Tremours, Does Anyone Have A Suggestion For Me?

I I have arm and hand tremours, does anyone have a suggestion for me? My hands shake so bad that I can't eat soup with a spoon. I can't even write out my Christmas cards, my grocery lists look like a 2 year old's writing. Has anyone else experienced this?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes I get it a lot

posted 5 months ago

Shaking Hands

Shaking Hands

I am curious what fellow RA friends do when someone puts out there hand to shake it. I squirm when this happens as some people really squeeze and it hurts but I hate being rude.

A myRAteam Member said:

I say hi with wave or hug

posted about 1 year ago

Best Remedies And Preventatives For Hand Pain

Best Remedies And Preventatives For Hand Pain

I write and use the computer a lot at home and work. I have one book published and am writing the second but my writing has went down since my hands hurt if I work for more then an hour. I've started wearing compression gloves at work when I have a ton to type but my hands are still wrecked after a long day of typing. Has anyone found a good preventative or after care for joint pain in you hands, fingers, thumbs?

A myRAteam Member said:

I am also a writer. I have Dragon software but have yet to install it. I have found that using an ergonomic keyboard helps, but is not he answer. I do… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Insecurities

Insecurities

I have been suffering from arthritis for as long as I can remember, however, I was only diagnosed two years ago. Lately I have been noticing that my hands are starting to look funny. It’s hard to explain but they kinda look like “working man hands” and considering I’m a teenage girl who should have “soft, dainty hands” I’ve become quite embarrassed. Whenever I hold my hands up, say for a high five, my pinky fingers always bend awkwardly to the back of my hand. It looks super gross and multiple… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Genna, I’m new here but I’m going through the same thing not to mention an unsightly rash on my fingers. I was so depressed because I was feeling… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Essential Oils Question

Essential Oils Question

Has anyone found essential oils helpful to hand joint pain? And how and where to purchase. I don't want to have to mix it myself. Just a ready to use cream, oil, or whatever. My hands, thumbs are very sore. Thx!

A myRAteam Member said:

I have no idea where you live but the information I have for Canadians is that there is cannabis oil (marijuana) available by prescription. It is meant… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Why My Hands Hurts So Much On My Left Is The Knocles And Tumb And In My Right Hand The Middle Finger.

Why My Hands Hurts So Much On My Left Is The Knocles And Tumb And In My Right Hand The Middle Finger.

The doctor change it to Orencia and that's went the joint kept hurting more the Orencia didn't made any difference. Prednisone treatment didn't help why

A myRAteam Member said:

Great advice. I concur!

posted almost 2 years ago