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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    Emily - my chiro has done pretty good things with active release techniques have helped my more arthritic fingers - obviously he can't change the actual bone changes but he does release the soft tissues that are affected.. Perhaps someone qualified in the various active release techniques can help your thumb loosen? Very glad to hear it isn't on your dominant hand.
    Thanks, Catrin. May investigate this at some point! It is not bothering me at all, though, and I continue to work on ROM exercises at home. At the time it happened, I suspect if I'd gone to an orthopod, I would have ended up having surgery on it, and given all I was going through with my jaw at that time, I just couldn't deal with another body part needing surgery simultaneously, so I did a lot of reading online and started doing gentle exercises for it as soon as the "rest" period recommended ended. Also have a therapy ball for hands I purchased to work on strength. Although it is still a bit stiffer than my right thumb, and the joint where it attaches to my hand looks larger/swollen, it's not a big deal to me. Both my parents and all my grandparents had osteoarthritis in their hands, so it's pretty much par for the course in my genes even without added injury! Just thankful it's not painful...yet anyway.
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

  2. #77
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    I will finish off September... I rode last Thursday (Sept 28) after work, 19 miles in all. The warm humid weather was supposed to be gone and it was around 70 when I started. Expecting it to drop into the 60s, I wore lightweight tights and long sleeves, but was overdressed. Oh well, better to have it warmer than expected than the opposite.

    It was another uneventful ride. I noticed a few houses had Halloween decorations, and expect to see more this week.... in a new thread.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
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    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  3. #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    It was another uneventful ride. I noticed a few houses had Halloween decorations, and expect to see more this week.... in a new thread.
    I was surprised to see Halloween decorations popping up on houses and in yards here in September! I draw the line at that. There are some good ones, but why can't people just wait until October? Worst was one house with lots of "Happy Thanksgiving" banners up!!! I know people here in Florida are ready for fall, but really????
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

 

 

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