What joint deformity have you developed since being diagnosed with arthritis? Does the specific deformity you have interfere with how well you can use the affected joint? Is the deformity visible or easily concealed? Are you bugged by having a deformity? Has it affected how you feel about yourself?Share Your Feelings
Starting ulnar deviation of the hands :(
- I'm also sad and starting to experience ulnar deviation of the hands. I'm scared and don't know what to do :( I recently bought neosprene splints to wear at night to hopefully help the alignment. I pray for anyone with R.A. It really sucks but be positive and get the best advanced care you can :)
- —Guest Sad 2
- I just got to live with my hands like this. I cry cause I'm scared to show people cause I'm traumatized. When I was young got talked about bad so I hide my hand...
- —Guest diamond
- I've been living with JRA since I was 2 1/2, I'm 17 now. Honestly, seeing this makes me cry. God bless your family. Stay strong ayla, we can get through this together.
- —Guest IpSnLgMrg
- The reason I am on disability is due to deformity of my hands. I can't shuffle cards to play rummy anymore. Also, I hide my hands due to embarassment on how they look. I had to have my ring cut off and can no longer where jewelry.
- —Guest Linda Miles
- My thumb joint sticks way out and my fingers are going sideways. I'm ashamed to have my hands seen.
- My feet are the worst of my issues. Toes are all hooked and looped over each other and bones are sticking out of the sides of my mis-shapened feet. I try not to focus on that and remember that my glass is half full. It is very difficult to find comfortable decent looking shoes. It does limit my activity. My hands are still fine and I revel in getting manicures. I am hoping the Enbrel will arrest the damage.
- —Guest Rosie