I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis in my hands and feet. My rheumatologist tells me that x-rays of my thumbs show no "padding" left between the bones in the base of my thumb...it's bone on bone. I TOLD him they hurt! Anyway, he will refer me for surgery on them when I am ready. My questions; first, has anyone had the surgery? I'm told it's very successful in stopping the pain. Second, I am convinced that my fibro causes any pain I feel to be "amplified." So I'm wondering if the surgeries might cause worse pain for a while or might cause a flare. I will post this on the fibro group too.
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