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A 65-year-old female asked:

Arm, hand & elbow pain & skin burning forearm. x ray neg. how was dx of rsd made without testing for ulnar nerve impingement?

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Dr. Alvin Wells
Rheumatology 42 years experience
RSD: RSD is now called chronic regional pain syndrome. It is a clinical diagnosis but sometimes we use a bone scan that can help detect changes and then affected extremity. I recommend to my patients the use of topical pain creams such as diclofenac and others. I would also recommend evaluation by a rheumatologist.

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