After surgery the best relief I have found is with massage I can do for myself. After five years with no problems my hands started swelling and the pain returned. I tried everything with some success but each time the pain and swelling returned. I now do self massage and exercises, it isn't gone but it is under controll. If I watch my diet and do my exercises I have no problems. When I begin to feel it coming on I do the massage and head it off. It works well for me. Good luck with your search.