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Re: help!!! my 12yr old daughter is being checked for rsd

Re: help!!! my 12yr old daughter is being checked for rsd

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Posted by Kathy on September 18, 2000 at 18:36:58:

In Reply to: help!!! my 12yr old daughter is being checked for rsd posted by Debra Hallmark on September 18, 2000 at 11:07:18:

: My 12 yr old daughter is a fast pitch pitcher. She has been a pitcher since she was 8yrs old. June 18 she started complaining of her right shoulder. We took her to her orthopedic. He x-rayed her shoulder. It showed a small fracture in her growth plate. We stopped the pitching and started physical therapy. It has been 3 months with not a lot of improvement. Her right hand, in the past has given her some problems at ball games, she has complained of it hurting and it has swollen at different times. She also has had problems with her right hip with pain going down to her ankle. The orthopedic did some blood work on her to rule out some things. Her ana was positive. So we went to a rheumatologist. He did more blood work and concluded her ana was a false positive. Meanwhile, my daughter is still hurting. Now he has ordered more blood work to check for antibodies that would suggest rsd. I have been searching the internet for some answers. She does have some symptoms. But she does not have the burning or discoloration of skin or rash. If anyone else out there can help me at all I would really appreciate it. She wants to play ball!!!!!

Hi Debra,

I have had RSd for 11 years and have not heard of testing for antibodies to diagnose RSD. The ususal tests are thermographs, bone scans, and a positive result from a stellite ganglion nerve block. Rsd symptoms are a burning, stabbing pain, mottled skin coloration, hand or other body part could also be cold, excessive pain that won't stop. What's an ana test, by the way? have they done nerve conductuon studies to rule out nerve impingement? You and your daughter will be in our prayers tonight. Kathy


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