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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Time To Dial Up Wholesome Way of life a Bit – BionicOldGuy

Recently I’ve been having a bit extra issues with arthritis in my fingers. They’ve had osteoarthritis for greater than 10 years, however it’s now progressing within the ring finger of my proper hand. This will trigger issues typing when I attempt to kind with that finger and it doesn’t bend correctly.

My proper hand reveals osteoarthritis within the bent joints. Neither the forefinger nor center finder straighten correctly

Then yesterday I bought a name from my neurologist’s workplace a few current cervical MRI I had, which uncovered arthritis and bone spurs in my neck. My Doc despatched me for that check as a result of a follow-up MRI of my head after my October bike crash confirmed some signs that are in all probability age-related however she desires to rule out different prospects. So now I have to do a check of higher physique nerve response in case something may be getting pinched within the cervical space. I don’t have too many signs within the neck, I’ve good mobility (I do some stretches each evening), and I don’t have any tingling or lack of energy in my fingers. So I count on to do okay on that check (Might 7) however we’ll see. My neck does get stiff after too lengthy driving on an upright, which is why I desire a recumbent for lengthy rides.


I now have identified osteoarthritis in two areas, and beforehand needed to have hip replacements due to osteoarthritis there. Osteoarthritis is, amongst different issues, an indication of systemic irritation. This may be helped with higher consuming, avoiding inflammatory meals. So I might be extra diligent in that space. In any other case I’ll proceed with my neck stretches, and do some strengthening. Possibly I’ll get referred for PT after I comply with up with the neurologist. All of those situations are in all probability regular age-related issues, however I consider in doing what I can to sluggish carried out the march of time.

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