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hand problems

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  • Posted By: verbalistic
  • February 21, 2007
  • 09:32 PM


I have been struggling for nearly a year with an injury to both hands. I originally was diagnosed with tendonitis, but since have had an MRI rule that out. I have 3 noticeable bumps on my right hand going along the tendon on the index finger. (1 at the knuckle - 2 at the mid hand - 3 at the wrist). I have weakness in both hands, but more on the right. I have numbness and tingling that occurs on the right hand in the index and ring fingers. In the left this feeling occurs more in the wrist.

My hands are always cold, even if I run (indoors) or do something active to the point that I am sweating profusely.

I also have had other peculiar injuries occur this year on both knees and in the pec/ shoulder area, both of these are not disabling, but aggravating for running more than 20 minutes at a time.

My neck is very tight.

Since the injury, for the first time ever I developed eczema on my left hand.

With any typing or mousing, I have severe inflammation (the amount I have typed here has caused it to become irritated).

I have had a bone scan, x-rays, blood tests, MRI, neurology related tests (EMG etc), rheumatology testing and physio. Nothing has helped at this point.

I am getting very aggravated by this life altering problem. Any help would be great.


p.s. If required I could post an image of the bumps that I had mentioned.:confused:

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