|Raynauds, keep it simple.|
A full session yesterday was cut by 75%. I was so cranky. Then Carol bought me a croissant. Then Antonio walked past the clinic with wave and a ridiculously big grin on his face. He does that every day at 9:15am. He said his hands were cold. I couldn't understand much else given the mask and his Italian English, but the fact that his fingers were white meant he was probably a bit uncomfortable. I grabbed a pair of arthritis gloves, put them on him and sent him on his way back down the road with his wheely walker and his smile.
And then I had a young patient who had never had any help following a traumatic elbow fracture dislocation whilst playing footy ten months ago. He'd regained full movement, but it was a bit clumsy, his strength was off and his sensation was messed up. All he wanted to do was to play footy again, and get ready for the cricket season. Given the fact that he was pretty much an open book, the question was where to start.
|Thank you Alison #walkadifferentdirection|
Ulnar to radial dorsal glide just distal to Guyon's canal. It worked. Not exactly sure why, but I think I know, and I know I'll work it out. I'll definitely try it again. Thank you Ali, thank you www.handtherapyed.com Tape may not be the answer next time, but something else will be. The sun will come up tomorrow everyone. Keep trying new things, keep smiling and eating croissants, because being cranky helps no one.
Stay safe and look after those fingers,