Arthritis

Question
Posted by: | 2017/11/01

Q.

Pain in hands

I am a 32 year old woman. I've seen 2 different rheumatologists. The first Dr diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. I was given Lyrica (which didn't help), then Gymgen (also didn't help much). I then went for a second opinion a few weeks ago. Second Doctor wasn't too phased with the Fibro and diagnosed me with Psoriatic Arthritis. However, the lower lumbar X-rays did not have any indication of ankylosing spondylitis, only a mild left curvature. Besides the pain in the rest of my body, I have terrible pain in my hands. My hands are weak and my fingers and knuckles on my right hand looks swollen. The Specialists didnt exam my hands and I'm struggling with it.

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2017/11/17

If you have psoriasis this may be due to that.

You most likely have flexor tenosynvitis and you require injections in the tendon sheaths of the fingers.
Perhaps you should see an orthopaedic surgeon or another rheumatologist.

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