How I give myself Methotrexate Injections for Rheumatoid Arthritis without hurting my thumb

Cheryl Crow, rheumatoid arthritis patient and host of Arthritis Life, demonstrates how she gives her weekly methotrexate injections without hurting her thumb.

Methotrexate is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory forms of arthritis, and it is available in oral or injection form. Some people report they tolerate injections better than pills due to decreased gastrointestinal side effects.

1) (Minute 0:14) – Step 1: Gathering Materials
2) (Minute 2:24): Demonstration of method for filling syringe without excessive thumb strain or pain
3) (Minute 3:03) – Step 2: Injecting medication
4) (Minute 4:21) – Demonstration of method for pinching skin with non dominant hand that minimizes thumb pain (prior to injection)
5) (Minute 5:01) – Demonstration of method of pushing down on syringe with palm of hand to avoid thumb pain
6) (Minute 5:26) – Step 3: Clean up
6) (Minute 6:11) – Unsolicited pep talk to any patients who are scared of needles or scared of giving themselves an injection!

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