Hand Pain

Joseph Hall joseph at thatworks.com
Wed Aug 30 14:05:47 MDT 2006

Several years ago I had tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and
thoracic outlet syndrome all at the same time. Thoracic outlet
syndrome ended up being an interesting one, since it can affect the
nerves anywhere on your arm. It was explained to me that TOS is
frequently misdiagnosed as a variety of other conditions, such as
tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. I just got lucky enough to have
all three at once.

It's possible that your pain is caused by TOS. I ended up going to a
variety of specialists before finally being diagnosed with it (general
practitioner, hand specialist, neurologist, etc). You might want to
start by asking your regular doctor about it.

On 8/30/06, Jeffrey Moss <jeff at opendbms.com> wrote:
> Does anybody else get pain in the fingers? What caused it and
> what'd you do about it? I went to a doctor last year for debilitating
> pain in my hands (mostly my right index finger), he said it was
> tendonitis and gave me steroids, which helped me recover but this pain
> in my index finger never went away. I've been thinking it's either a
> pinched nerve or permanant tendon damage or something. Any thoughts?
> -Jeff
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