| | Has anyone had CT with a normal EMG?
I went to an othor last Sept. for wrist pain that seemed like carpal tunnel. I had an EMG which was completely normal. He took an xray of my neck. He told me my pain in my wrist and forearm was from my curved neck. I have a curved neck and rounded shoulders (genetic, my mom and maternal gma are built the same way). He told me it was not carpal tunnel. I do very intracate work with my hands and sit at several different microscopes during the course of my work. I have done everything I can at work (adjusting heights of chairs to the scopes, where a brace at night ect...). The pain is still there and is more severe.
Since my last work up I have had a loss of quite a bit of strength in my right hand. I am right handed and in multiple tests my right hand is 15-20lbs less in strength than my left hand.
I went to a new ortho a couple weeks ago who said it sounded like carpal tunnel, and gave me a cortisone shot. I though it was helping till I did something that required gripping for a while and then the pain came back. And since then I have spent several days doing data entry at a computer (normally don't do this kind of work extensively) and now have a pain about an inch below my elbow in the muscle to the right of my forearm. Not in the middle. It's not above or directly at my elbow, but towards my hand. I get occassional tingling in my pinky, but luckely no numbness.
I am just looking for any alternatives to carpal tunnel it might be. I ran it through work comp last year, but went through my own insurance this time and am waiting to see if they kick it out to work comp or let it go through.