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Joint pain for 3 months and now my dominant hand has lost strength. Can't join thumb and pinkie, or click fingers. Grip weak.

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: Neuropathy

36 yo w. chronic "joint pain" but doesn't tell us whether this discomfort is in hand/wrist, shoulder or generalized; or from injury.
Apparently, diagnostic efforts not yet undertaken & etiology of "joint" symptoms unknown. Rheumatologic symptoms are commonly bilateral. Unilateral hand weakness worrisome & fits description of peripheral neuropathy. Neurologist's evaluation appears to be paramount.

In brief: Neuropathy

36 yo w. chronic "joint pain" but doesn't tell us whether this discomfort is in hand/wrist, shoulder or generalized; or from injury.
Apparently, diagnostic efforts not yet undertaken & etiology of "joint" symptoms unknown. Rheumatologic symptoms are commonly bilateral. Unilateral hand weakness worrisome & fits description of peripheral neuropathy. Neurologist's evaluation appears to be paramount.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Joint pain is not a neurologic condition.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Nowhere do we learn that the "joint pain" was other than this laypersons self consideration and self diagnosis. The actual pain pattern might be neural generated; especially in light of the other neurologic characteristics of her disorder.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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See a rheumatologist.

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See a rheumatologist.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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