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Left thumb and finger don't work

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 8, 2009
  • 02:00 PM

5 weeks ago I had a high fever. Doctor tested and said it was a virus. 12 hours after fever broke left arm had shooting pains up and down and I couldn't bend my left thumb or forefinger (It didnt hurt when I bent it I just can bend it- my muscles won't listen!) Had x ray, mri and emg all didn't point to much. My neurologist is having another mri done on mid to low spine. It has been 5 weeks, the severe pain in the arm is better but I still can't move my thumb and forefinger. I think the virus upon exiting my body damaged some nerves. Any thoughts on what it is and what I can do so I dont have pain and I can move my thumb and finger?

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