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Posted by beau on October 07, 2000 at 17:35:59:

In Reply to: Arthiritis Pain?! posted by Melissa Byrd on October 06, 2000 at 14:12:31:

: I am 29 years old and I have been to doctors for several years re pain in both of my wrists. After going to all kinds of doctors and running all kinds of tests, the last dr said it was just arthritis. The funny thing is that it happens in my hands and wrists mostly, and it is not all the time, just sparatically. Sometimes it's in both, sometimes in just one. I do not know a whole lot about arthritis, but is it unusual for it to happen just every now and then. When it does start hurting, the pain is sometimes so bad it keeps me up at night. The last dr gave me motrin, and that does not even phase the pain. I am getting desparate and do not know if it really is arthritis and whether I should go back to another doctor. Also, what alternative medicine can I try?

Ms Byrd,
You may have some type of arthritis. There are several forms that could present problems in the wrists, and stay there---such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or osteoarthritis, and there are other forms that can start in the wrists, and then finally spread to other joints---such as rheumatoid arthritis and others. The important thing for you to do, in my opinion, is get referred to (or get one on your own) a RHEUMATOLOGIST. Rheumatologists receive extra education in the rheumatic diseases, which covers most any problems that you may have in your wrists. Rheumatologists are most qualified to determine what disease or condition you have, and most qualified to treat it. Please see one...,beau

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