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Arthritis

Question
Posted by: Xolani Manyube | 2018/07/06

Q.

Burning arm pain

Hi I am a male of 46 years old. For three weeks I have got a sharp burning pain on the joint between my wrist and arm and it is swollen. I was not injured and it just developed and in some cases it moves from one point of the joint to the other, also to the wrist. My hand is failing to grip. I have been to a doctor they gave me painkillers but it does not get better.

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2018/07/19

You most likely have De Quervain's tenosynovitis and you may require a cortisone injection.

You should probably see a rheumatologist or an orthopaedic surgeon.
GOUT needs to be excluded and RA is a remote possibility.
 

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