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Arm Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 11, 2006
  • 01:41 AM

I am a 39 year old female, a faux finish painter and am in situations where I use repetative movements with my wrist and arm regularly. In 2001 I had severe pain in my wrist. the doctors at the time tested for carpal tunnel, didn't find anything and sent me home basically telling me to deal with it. A year later I was in the middle of a large job and in so much pain I went in again and ended up with 2 cortosone shots. One in the outer wrist, the other in the outer elbow. That worked for about a year. Now the pain has progressed from the wrist and elbow up to the shoulder and in the upper back. The pain specifically is sharp in the wrist, elbow, shoulder and mid back(between the shoulder blades), and a heavy pressure everywhere in between. I frequntly have numbness and tingling in that arm in the morning. I have lost a good bit of strength and have difficultly opening jars etc. I can still function but not nearly as well as I used to. It is constant. I have had an MRI, nerve tests, and many blood tests all to no avail. The doctors have ruled out tenditits and carpal tunnel, the most logical conditions. I am at a loss at this point, and would love to know where to go from here to figure out what is going on and how to fix it! Any thoughts?

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  • Fibromyalgia has "pain" points up the outside of the arms and /or legs.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 08:43 AM
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  • Hello! This is a long shot as your post appears to be 8 years old but did you have any diagnosis? I am in the same situation and it is very frustrating!!
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