Re: My Doc Appt today...
take a little scroll on down to the RSD board way down below on these boards and do some looking at some of the threads regarding symptoms,depending on just what type of surgery was done on you and where(i am assuming you did indeed have some sort of surgery since you are seeing an ortho?)this could be just one possibility of what may be going on.i have this in my right knee and it is swollen and very pain ful.but you can get this in just about any place on your body.the most common areas tho are in the extremities.how does your hand actually 'look' besides the swelling,are there any color changes in the skin or even the fingernails on that hand?
like i said,just one possibility.i would think about possibly changing orthos,really,a virus??? sounds like he doesn't have even the slightest clue about whats going on and is now just grasping at straws here.any knowledgeable ortho,realistically,would be at least "thinking' about RSD as a possibility.i have never heard of any virus that would be causing these types of symptoms.
just check into RSD a bit and see how your particular symptoms compare.that will tell you alot.hopefully this isn't it,but again,i really would seek out another ortho for at the very least,a second opinion.please let us know how things go.**
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.