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Elevated crp, ulnar nerve trapped, low.Back pain, cavovarus feet, weak hands and fingers. Diagnosis fibromyalgia despite no tender poin is this right?
Criteria: A diagnosis of fibromyalgia should be made based on the american college of rheumatology 1990 criteria: at least 11/18 defined tender points (requires full body exam of those 18 sites), pain above & below the waist, both left & right, for more than 3-6 months, other associated symptoms and other similar conditions must first be ruled out. Consider 2nd opinion with a rheumatologist or physiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foot surgery: Remember that there are risks and complications with all kinds of surgery regardless if it is foot, hand, heart, or brain. I always tell my patients that surgery should be the last option. If you have pain try some conservative care first. You can always have surgery later, but once you have the surgery you cant undo it. ...Read more
6 years s/p a plantar release, osteotomy and 2 tendon transfer to correct a cavovarus deformity. Why don't i have full range of motion back yet?
After 6 years,: you've likely maxed out on what you'll get out of having the procedure performed. With most surgical procedures, full benefits are obtained after 12-14 months. It all depends on exactly what was done, the therapy ordered and how hard you worked at therapy. I'd be more concerned with any remaining pain or disability than specifically the range of motion. If you don't have orthotics, you should ...Read more
I have right cavovarus, thoracic syrinx, weak legs, variant of unknown significance in my nefl gene. Years of investigating still no cause. What next
Wow!: You have a lot going on! so the foot deformity is likely a result of the syrinx, which you may have been born with. The leg weakness may also be from the syrinx. An orthopedic surgeon may be able to help with your foot. A neurosurgeon can help determine if your syrinx requires surgery or not. The nefl gene was checked for mutations to see if you have CMT disease, which you do not, it seems. ...Read more
I have pes cavus, claw toe, raynauds, neuropathy in left arm. Tiny ulcers in mouth, red patch on roof, brown patches on cheeks nose head and upper lip?
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more