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Posted by Pat G on October 18, 2000 at 10:46:07:

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.
Dear Chris:
Have the doctors checked your spine for any disk bulges that perhaps are pressing on your spinal nerves? Your symptoms sound like mine, yet I am a 51 yr old woman with spinal arthritis and disk bulges. They usually start with a regular bone x-ray (cheaper than an MRI or C-Scan) and often times, they can tell by the way your vertebra are positioned that you could possibly have some disk bulges going on. Nerve pressure can make muscles twitch, equal pain on both sides of your body (such as your shoulders). Your foot aching sounds like low back problems (while driving mine used to do that back in my 20's, never knew what it was.) I'm no doctor; just a chronic pain sufferer. Let us know, if you find out anything. I'd be interested to know if this was your problem. Take care, Pat G.

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