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I scheduled to get surgery for Basal Joint Arthritis in October.

Have any of you guys ever had this surgery? Did it help with being able to restore your thumb movement, and get rid of the pain?

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Nope. But was diagnosed with arthritis of the spine, years ago. Found that taking a swallow ir two of Jogging In A Jug every day has loosened me up some. A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar will do about the same, but takes longer to start, and I kept forgetting to take.

There are loads of recipes on-line, but I picked out this one: Two quarts of pure grape juice. Two quarts of pure apple juice. Two cups of apple cider vinegar. Two cups of money. Mix up, and keep in the fridge. I never forget to take a swallow or two, because I get in the fridge every day, and there it is. Won't guarantee it will help everyone, but it did help me, and can't hurt you.

Drat, that should read two cups of honey, not money.

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Nope. But was diagnosed with arthritis of the spine, years ago. Found that taking a swallow ir two of Jogging In A Jug every day has loosened me up some. A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar will do about the same, but takes longer to start, and I kept forgetting to take.

There are loads of recipes on-line, but I picked out this one: Two quarts of pure grape juice. Two quarts of pure apple juice. Two cups of apple cider vinegar. Two cups of money. Mix up, and keep in the fridge. I never forget to take a swallow or two, because I get in the fridge every day, and there it is. Won't guarantee it will help everyone, but it did help me, and can't hurt you.
This is interesting, and am going to give it a try

That vinegar sounds a little harsh in the mix lol . Now to find pure anything around here

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Not really a fan of orthopedic surgeries. Most of those type surgeries don't have that much of a track record. You might look up the success and the morbidity rates for that surgery. WebMD may have some information. Most surgeons under report complications of their procedures, but I'd be more interested in the complaints since if it works well, you won't suffer, but if the surgery results are spotty, you want to know what may be in store ahead of time. There was a back surgery done for years until they discovered it shortened lifespan by ten years. Surgical procedure like these do not have to go through the same testing, reporting and approvals that drugs and devices do. Try the vinegar and honey and fruit juices in the mean time, couldn't hurt and I've read praise for the mixture for years.
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Hi Danny,

I had this surgery done 2 years ago on painful left thumb base. My surgeon took out the trapezium bone that was rubbing against the thumb base and replaced it with a rolled up tendon from the forearm. The initial healing was about a month is in a cast, then I did physical therapy. Motion increase was gradual, but improvement came quickly. All the lingering sensitivity was gone within one year. I am very pleased to be pain free from the arthritis, and can do whatever I want with left thumb! I would do the surgery again if needed. I, too, was so skeptical about it, but could not tolerate the daily pain. Hope it helps to hear this from someone who has done it. I was about 70 then.

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I should have said. You want to use red grape juice, not the white.

The Jogging In The Jug has relieved a fair amount of pain, and made me more flexible - if that's how you want to describe - now I can bend over, sitting on the side of the bed, and pick up something off the floor, with little, or no, discomfort. Wasn't able to do that for a good while.

A company marketed it, by the gallon, for several years. They made several guarantees about it. Then whatever gubmint agency in charge of stuff like that basically asked them to prove their claims. They couldn't, got a stiff fine, then started saying it would help some people but not others, or something similar. Like I said, I will not say it will help you, or anyone else, but it did help me. So, I figure it is worth a shot, and if nothing else, it is all natural, be harmless to kids or pets, should at least be healthy for you, and doesn't taste bad at all. But you might want to check out recipes on-line, there are a lot, with slight variations in each. Me? I'll stick with it.
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This is interesting, and am going to give it a try

That vinegar sounds a little harsh in the mix lol . Now to find pure anything around here

It should be unpasteurized apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons in an 8 oz. glass
Add 1 teaspoon of unpasteurized natural honey.
Fill the glass with water and drink this twice a day.

One added benefit is that you'll never have to put vinegar on your French Fries any more.

I have an old, old aunt that has done this for years and swears by it. I know a couple of old geezers that claim it has cured their arthritis.

Regardless, they're now well pickled.
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Hi Danny,

I had this surgery done 2 years ago on painful left thumb base. My surgeon took out the trapezium bone that was rubbing against the thumb base and replaced it with a rolled up tendon from the forearm. The initial healing was about a month is in a cast, then I did physical therapy. Motion increase was gradual, but improvement came quickly. All the lingering sensitivity was gone within one year. I am very pleased to be pain free from the arthritis, and can do whatever I want with left thumb! I would do the surgery again if needed. I, too, was so skeptical about it, but could not tolerate the daily pain. Hope it helps to hear this from someone who has done it. I was about 70 then.

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You are welcome. After you have weighed all the factors: your general health, confidence in your surgeon, and all that you have worried about regarding this surgery, can you picture yourself living pain-free with full use of your hand??

From what you have written about the daily ordeal of your pain, it may be hard to imagine this, but
this is what is most likely on the other side of this surgery.

Ask your doc to talk with others locally who have done this surgery. I give you my full support in whatever you decide. From my experience I believe there is a much better, more comfortable life awaiting you if you go for it--better than anything you can now imagine.

Ask your surgeon for non-constipating pain meds for the days following surgery. Let us know what you decide and how you are doing so we can support you on the forum!
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