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Arthritis

Question
Posted by: | 2018/07/04

Q.

Burning arm pain

Good day Dr. I had a hand operation in Sept last year for a carpal boss as well as synovectomy. Now for a few months I noticed a new bump on the exact same spot where the bossing was but this one feels softer and moves as I move my hand down. Could this be a ganglion that I am now developing? I also do not know if it could be pinching something as I have a burning pain in my upper arm and I experience pain in my shoulder at times also as well as a dull pain on my collarbone. Sometimes my hand will feel like pins and needles and today the burning sensation flared up while I was driving. My hand will pain when I write or type as well and my elbow sometimes clicks and is sore and also burns at times. It is not a pain I constantly have, it comes and goes. This is my right arm - my dominant side. Can I wait to see the orthopaedic surgeon or could this be a serious problem? I don't know if it could be related but I had a carpal tunnel operation about 17 years ago...

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2018/07/06

It sounds like your carpal tunnel syndrome is recurring.

The shoulder pain may be fibrositis and is probably unrelated.
The swelling is most likely a ganglion.
You should go back to your orthopaedic surgeon

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