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Fingertip pain

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  • Posted By: typethedocs
  • March 3, 2008
  • 02:51 AM

Anyone heard of this? I've been to my doc several times, she tests me for carpal tunnel syndrome, which I don't have and then says "Uh, I don't know." The problem is that it's getting worse and worse, especially in the last few weeks. My three middle fingers on 1 hand feel as if I have splinters under the nails and the rest of the finger is sore, as if it has become infected. But, there is nothing wrong with my fingers! It has been going on for a few years in a much more mild form, so I thought that it was just Raynaud's syndrome. But, in the last 3 months, it has gotten more often and more painful. The last 3 days, it has never gone away and the pain has gone from a 3/5 to a 7/10. So, I'm getting desperate to know what to do. Go back to the doctor and get the shoulder shrug or ???? Usually, this doc is really good about tracking things down and listening/believing my complaints so it's not like she's a neglectful doc. She just hasn't ever heard of this. Anyone else have?

Thanks for your help!

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