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Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Arthritis

You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types.
In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears).

In brief: Arthritis

You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types.
In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears).
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