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Posted by beau on October 17, 2000 at 11:30:46:

In Reply to: i dont know whats wrong, nor do the doctors posted by Chris on October 17, 2000 at 01:01:49:

: hi i'm a 23 year old male, i had surgery for carpal tunnel on my left hand in march, shortly after that, i began getting aches, both wrist/elbows and sometimes my shoulders ache when i'm holding the gas pedal on my car my ankle hurts, and while walking for 10 minutes feels like an hour, i have a lot of snapping in all my joints, the doctors said that's normal, but i've never had it before, he gave me some celebrex to take twice a day for 10 days 200mg but it didnt seem to help, my left arm if i press with my other finger near/around my elbow joint on the top of my arm i get a pain, feels kind of like the bone is bruised, i've never broken anything, and i dont understand, i'm not currently working cause of this, and i have no insurance, but my doctor recommended seeing a rheaumatologist, i had blood work done and he said it didnt show arthritis, i also get these twitches every now and then in random places, but my calcium is also fine, any help would be much appreciated.

"friend's" advice is good advice. If that avenue is a dead end, however, then a rheumatologist should be your next move, in my opinion, but you'd be well to try to return to work first, or get another job, where you have insurance in place. Medical care, especially specialist's care, is very expensive. By the way, there is no definitive or specific test, not even Xrays, that will confirm many forms of arthritis in it's early stages. Good luck...,beau

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