Hi, im 34 and finally got to see a consultant 3 weeks ago where i was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, i also mentioned pain in my knee and thumb but felt i was brushed off, the pain in my thumb got worse this week (its agony)
Yesterday i went to the occupational therapist for my splints for carpal and she showed me my notes that also said i had osteoarthritis in my thumb so thats what the pain was! shame the sonsultant didnt tell me.
I now have to wait 2 weeks to see my GP to discuss my arthritis, so im just necking co codamol while i wait.
I cant move my thumb now, or put the slightest pressure on it i did get a thumb splint as well as my carpel splints which is at least stopping moving it.
There are so mnay things i havnt been able to do but i fint people are very unhelpful and just tell me there are people far worse off than me. Im a single parent with over 90 pets as i rescue them so life is pretty difficult now as i have no help, hopefully people here can understand how painful this is and that im not trying to shirk my jobs or whinge for the sake of it.
Sorry for the long negative post but im slightly stressed by it all.
Oh i live in wigan lancs :-)