I'm thinking my diagnosis is bogus!
I've been referred to an Orthopedic doctor for tomorrow a.m. My right thumb area (all of it) has hurt for 2 months now where I cannot use it. It's mainly in the mornings and evenings. I cannot turn a lamp off using my right hand, squeeze it to use nail clippers...basically anything where I have to use my right thumb. The thumb also locks into place and it's very painful to unlock it.
X-rays were done on my right thumb and also on my left thumb to do a comparison. I was shocked and think they screwed up the x-rays. They say my right thumb shows there's nothing wrong. The left thumb (my good one) shows degenerative arthritis and on-set osteoarthritis! This is ridiculous!
I'll go ahead to the appointment and tell them my concerns, but I'd like anyone's opinion.... I've already had CTS surgery on my right hand.. and I basically want something to ease the pain when it flares up. Going to an ortho dr. sounds like a waste of time.... Just give me something to keep the arthritis (in my RIGHT hand) under control. Thank you to anyone who can give me insight on this. Sandy