I’ve had a full 2 weeks on etoricoxib now and I’ve discovered that taking at 4pm onwards seems to be more beneficial to me than taking earlier.
So I’m glad I experimented with timings, to see how it affected me. Had a few days of icing my left hand, which really helps which I never knew before. But the right hand that had the recent steroid is doing well.
I’ve tentatively gone back to exercise too,as I’m also rehabbing a hip replacement, so I need to move as much as the body will allow.
So onto my Xbox Kinect I have EA Sports, and using my lightest weights 2kg I have created a custom workout, to help lubricate the joints.
* Note others with cmc joint arthritis don’t do this unless you’ve spoken to a physiotherapist or doctor * For a warm up I did
- Shoulder rotation 4 reps each side
- Rainbow squats 4 reps each side
- Good mornings, yoga move 8 reps
- Bicep curls 8 reps
- Bent over rows 8 reps
- Lateral raises 8 reps
- Heel raises
Not a lot, but early beginnings of moving and trusting the hands once again. I do feel like They need splinting to help stability, so I will do that in future.
Still getting a few moments of heart palpitations so I wonder if it’s worth mentioning to the gp?