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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 24, 2006
  • 03:29 PM

My father-in-law has been through a lot this past year. He went in for double knee replacement surgery and ended up having a stroke. That was in May 2005. Since then he has had problems with his arm. Pain, burning, heaviness, shakiness occur almost 24 hours a day with no reprieve. He has seen several different doctors. He had surgery to repair a nerve and remove a bone chip. No one knows what is wrong with him. He has been doing therapy for several months. Nothing seems to help. He cries a lot and is very depressed because he thinks he will have to live with this for the rest of his life (69 years old now). The only thing left is pain management. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • It could be RSDS, which is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome. A lot of doctors are unfamiliar with the disease; my girlfriend had it and it took several months and specialist before diagnosis. She fell, broke her arm, and as a result, the same. Also, it is very complicated disease, and after then being rear-ended in a car accident, the disease spread throughout her body. Please research the internet for more information. It is a very crippling, and awful disease with no known cause or cure. Only pain management.
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  • Thanks Marcia. I will do some research on the Internet. He had fallen at one time after he came home from the hospital last year and somehow chipped a bone in his arm. Doctors thought that might be the reason for the paresthesias. So they took out the chip and moved a nerve, but to no avail.
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