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A 31-year-old male asked:

Tendinitis both wrists?type for living.tried year of physio,6mo off work,now hands free computing.no improvement.chronic pain 6yr+.mri,rheuma,emg -ve.

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Dr. Jason Miller
Anti-Aging Medicine 21 years experience
Wrist pain: EMG provides evidence of large fiber nerve problems, not small nerve problems. Tendinitis and tendinosis usually show on MRI. If the wrist MRI is negative, then an MRI of the neck may be needed. Also ultrasound of the wrist might be considered as it is higher resolution than MRI and can give dynamic information. Thyroid disorders often cause wrist complaints, so this should be considered too.
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Dr. Jason Miller
Anti-Aging Medicine 21 years experience
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I read that your workup, including EMG/NCS, is negative. Let me know where you are and I might be able to help you find a capable ultrasonographer. Negative rheum workup is not telling as there are many "seronegative" arthriditis. Evidence of the inflammation can be apparent even when all of the tests come back negative. Let me know....
Jan 29, 2016
Last updated Jan 29, 2016


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