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Visited physio at hospital today

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McAnne's Gahan-Crazy

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy Report 16 Jul 2008 18:42

Hi Chris

Good to hear, firstly, that you are on the mend :O)


Are the gloves similar to the socks they make you wear in hosp to prevent blood clots ???

Can't say i've heard of them but the socks came to mind lol


~~~waves to Pink~~~

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 16 Jul 2008 18:32

Kitty, I spend a lot of the time when I am sitting with elbow propped up and arm stuck up like a periscope - first 9 days in hosp. I lay on my back with arms in foam cradles suspended from hoists - quite a performance when I needed loo! Gloves are not tight as that would increase swelling so I am told - so I am perplexed but doing as I am told! As long as I can get my independence back - I shall try and be patient and work hard at my bathing and exercises!!!

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 16 Jul 2008 16:22

Oh dear Chris................I did the same thing to my right wrist 18 months ago.

The swelling took about 5 months to settle down...........some days were fine, other days I had swelling after using my hand for too long.

The physio said it can take months for it all to settle, it will get better, I promise you.

The swelling was so bad, it stretched the skin, so my right hand looks about 20 years older than my left one:( lol

Edit to add..............raising my arm so the elbow was higher than my shoulder was the best way to reduce the swelling.

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 16 Jul 2008 16:13

I hope it works Chris,

Caz xx

PinkDiana

PinkDiana Report 16 Jul 2008 16:10

Are the gloves tight?

I can see that working as would keep the pressure on!!

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 16 Jul 2008 15:19

End of April I had a bad fall and in the words of the medical professsion did not break both my wrists but smashed them! Have plates, screws and wires. The swelling has been there since op 11 weeks ago and is impeding doing exercises with my RH.

I have to hot and cold bath hands alternately for 1 min each (10 min sessions) two or 3 times daily, then10min sessions of bag of frozen peas on hand. Last two visits to physio I have wax baths for both hands - just wondered if anyone had had glove treatment and if it worked.

~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~  **007 1/2**

~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 15 Jul 2008 23:01

(((hugs))) Hope you feel better soon.

Is it your hands that swell? have you googled to find out?

ann

ann Report 15 Jul 2008 22:59

Have not heard of this but maybe new.I would try anything. Hope it works. Annie

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 15 Jul 2008 22:44

and have to now wear gloves at night in order to try and reduce swelling. Anyone ever heard of this and did it work?