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Dr. Jeremy Bland

Neuromuscular Medicine
United Kingdom
40 years experience

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Neuromuscular Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
Neuromuscular Medicine 40 years experience
Get a diagnosis: The first question here has to be what it is. Common causes of hand pain are carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), tenosynovitis, and various forms of arthritis, all of which require different approaches to treatment. You have not given enough information for a guess at diagnosis to be possible. You can check out how likely it is to be CTS at least by doing the questionnaire at www.carpal-tunnel.net
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
Neuromuscular Medicine 40 years experience
Probably a tic: If it's always in the same place and rhythmic then a tic is the most likely explanation. Not usually serious.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
Neuromuscular Medicine 40 years experience
-ve EMG is OK: EMG/NCS have quite a significant false negative rate for ulnar neuropathy at the elbow so the diagnosis remains possible but it could be argued that if there is no measurable nerve damage and no wasting or weakness now, it would be reasonable to try less aggressive measures first. Conservatively treated cases seem to do more or less as well as surgically treated ones overall.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Manchester Faculty of Medicine, England
Graduated 1981MD
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