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2 Years Hand Pain - Undiagnosed Please help me!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 6, 2009
  • 08:03 PM

I have had chronic hand pain for 2 1/2 years. I've seen several orthopedic surgeons and a pain management specialist and no one can seem to figure out whats going on! I was having some pain on the pinky finger side of my hand and in the big wrist joint and my orthopedic surgeon at the time decided on carpal tunnel release surgery. I had the surgery and thats when this trouble became a lifestyle the pain became 1000 times worse. Now and for the previous two years I have constant and severe pain occasionally my knucles swell slightly and turn red and the large joint and muscle in my thumb are absolutely painful. It is sensitive to extreame cold and to pressure. If I use it alot for something the pain gets much much worse.

I have had X-rays, MRI, and EMG test performed. I've also tried cortisone shots and predinisone.

No one can seem to figure this out because those test do not show anything and although I have extreme pain I have a normal range of motion.

If you have ANY ideas... maybe you can think of something I havent! I also ould like to hear of any test you think might be helpful or any pain treatments that might be better than narcotic pain relievers.

Thanks!

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  • I have a couple of ideas it could be rsds, Raynaud's syndrome, or fabry disease. Those are some that I know that could be causing it hope this helps
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2009
    • 11:20 AM
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  • I have a couple of ideas it could be rsds, Raynaud's syndrome, or fabry disease. Those are some that I know that could be causing it hope this helpsSounds like some sort of peripheral neuropathy. I have similar symptoms. Right now they think I might have Lupus. I have other symptoms as well though. See a neurologist and have him do blood tests and nerve conduction studies, and EMGs. These might find the cause of the problem.Good luckV
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 8, 2009
    • 03:05 AM
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