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Is the Doctor Wrong?

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  • Posted By: Shushube
  • August 20, 2008
  • 06:30 PM

I am asking on behlf of my Husband. Just recently the Neurologist diagnosed my Husband with a disorder called Erythromelalgia or Feet Burning Syndrom. My only problem is that I read the symptoms for this disorder (Burning pain, heat, swelling, and redness in the feet or hands last a few minutes to several hours and In most patients, symptoms are triggered by warmth) are nothing what my husband describes.

His hands swell up for Days and do not get red, he describes the pain as severe pins and needles, He can't do any twisting ( no opening of jars) it's just impossible for him, He can't lift anything over 30 pounds without experiancing pain ( no picking up the kids or holding a squirming baby), basically no straining of the wrists or hands. He was an electrician until 7 days ago. Arthritis of any kind has been ruled out. He can type on the computer and Play the guitar for a few hours with no problems.

All this started a week after he got in a nasty fender bender while working back at the begining of June (other drivers fault) and was out from work for a week (he had bad back and neck pain for a couple of weeks from it). He did get an MRI to check for nerve damage, but they found nothing.

I just don't think that what the doctor diagnosed him with is right it seems all wrong. Has anyone ever heard of something like this or have they had Erythromelalgia? Is this even close to maybe the start of Adult onset?

Help!!! I am so lost and worried :-(

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  • I would get an evaluation with a good chiropractor. It sounds like he does have some nerve impingement happening...
    savmay 39 Replies
    • August 22, 2008
    • 10:48 PM
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  • Thats what we are thinking.
    Shushube 1 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 06:26 AM
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