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Date: 08.10.2013
From: Siobhan

Subject: hands and shoulders

Hi All, havent been on her in a while as have been going through a rough patch. My fingers are all inflamed to the point now that I cannot make a fist and also my shoulders and up into my neck are very bad, was not able to was my hair in the shower this morning as first of all couldn't get hands high enough then i couldn't rotate my hands around far enough........ has anyone had similar problems......if so what did you do......getting very depressed about it all.......Siobhan
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Date: 08.10.2013
From: rhona

Subject: Re: hands and shoulders

Hi Siobhan. Yes I have had similar problems and it's not good when you can't raise your hands up and reach things or even to wash your hair. Are you on medications? would a steroid jab perhaps help if the pain is coming from your shoulder. I have often had jabs into the shoulder and it helps with the movement. The only things I can suggest are getting your medication checked to see if you need something different, a steroid jab or if you can go to the hairdressers, even if it is just to get it washed there. I don't know if you would even manage to put some shampoo onto a long handled brush and try that then let the shower rinse it off, not ideal though. You should get in touch with your clinic or specialist nurse and see of they can suggest something. Hope you feel better soon. x
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Date: 08.10.2013
From: suz

Subject: Re: hands and shoulders

Hi Siobhan

Same happens to me, my right shoulder is quite bad and doesn't rotate enough to bring the hand up to reach the hair and my elbows are not that flexible either. The best way to wash your hair if you find helpful maybe would be the small wash basin bring ur head forward into it and plug the water in and try and wash or other thing would be to use sitting stool in the shower and if ur shower handle is long enough using that to wet ur hair with ur head slightly forward. Hope this helps or hope you find a way.

Take care.
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Date: 11.10.2013
From: Siobhan Perner

Subject: Re: hands and shoulders

Thanks girls for your responses, I have gone back on the dreaded steroids, but what can i do.
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