ok so here's the deal....
I am a 22-year-old woman. A little overweight but otherwise healthy.
In August, my wrist started to hurt out of the blue one day. It was a severe, locking pain, during which I was unable to move or use my wrist. This pain continued, and for the following few days I also experienced numbness in my ring and pinkie fingers, and pins and needles in my thumb, index and middle fingers. When I went to the Doc he said it was Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis together creating this. So, he put me on Mobic (for swelling) and in a wrist brace, both for a month. When that did nothing, I went back. He took x-rays which seemed to show that my ulna is too short (Spondyloperipheral Dysplasia) and is rubbing against the radius causing bone breakdown. After poking around in my wrist and elbow, he said that he also believed that I had nerve entrapment of the ulnar and medial nerves. I had a nerve conduction test done and it showed nothing. But that doctor suggested Psoriatic Arthritis. He said that even if that's not the answer, he strongly believes that it is something auto-immune. This seemed to make sense... it explains a lot. Psoriasis runs in my family and so does Crohn's Disease, which is also auto-immune and can cause a form of arthritis. My regular doc disagrees. I allowed him to give me a cortisone shot. It has greatly reduced my pain but I can still feel something going on in there. The doc is concerned that all the pain and numbness was causing by the swelling, which is now being controlled by the cortisone... and he is afraid that the bone will continue to deteriorate and I won't be able to feel it until something drastic happens. So he wants me to see a hand specialist/surgeon and a rheumatologist.
At the rate I'm going, I am going to have 4 different professional opinions that can't decide how to fix me. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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