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forearm injuries now affecting the hand

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  • Posted By: claudiuswang
  • February 11, 2009
  • 05:44 AM

I've been through 4 doctors and none of them seem to be concerned about this problem despite
1. They don't have a clear diagnosis
2. It's been troubling me for half a year
I hope someone here could help me.

Mid August, while doing bicep curls my forearms started hurting like ***l. I felt my tendons swell up and my fingers started to "claw".
The doctor says it'll get better in two weeks and will take a month before I could exercise again.
In a month, the pain somewhat subsided to be replaced by constant tingling. It was so annoying that I felt like chopping both arms off. I went to see a different doctor, he ordered an ultrasound and Nerve conduction studies.

Apparently nothing showed up on either studies. He did not order physiotherapy, apparently he felt it was unnecessary. I consulted 2 other doctors, both of whom were of the same opinion.

5 months later, the tingling isn't troubling me as much as it used to but it still flares up in a weekly pattern( and every time it flares up, my wrists crack alot). I have one tender spot on the inside of each of the forearms that starts hurting like ***l if I massage them. My handwriting's gone to the dogs because my little finger and ring finger now feel like they belong to someone else.

The doctor ordered a neck CT and after finding nothing, said something about a strained nerve. He insisted that I'll make a full recovery eventually, and still gave me no clear prognosis.

Anyone with a similar experience?

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