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julnat11
julnat11 Member Posts: 8
edited 31. Dec 2010, 10:21 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi! I don't know what do!
I have operation for carpel tunel syndrom on july, after 10weeks GP send me to physoterapy and that physio tell to me I have arthritis in my wrist so I tell to my GP but he said just"OK" and nothing more.I find information about arthritis on this page and know GP have to send for Xray or to Specjalist doctor.

What I have to do now,because I afraid that go be wors if I do nothing?
please help me!

P.S sorry for my english I am from Poland and still learn.
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  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
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    Hi
    welcome to the forum :D
    Sorry to hear that you are having problems with your wrist. I see that you say you had an operation for carpel tunnel in July. Is your physio using xrays from then to say you have arthritis? If not, then maybe you should speak to your GP again and ask for more information and perhaps further investigation.
    As you have probably seen on this website, there are many types of arthritis, and you could ask your GP which it is they think you have in your wrist, OA (osteoarthritis) I suspect, but I am not a doctor!
    If you are still having pain in your wrist ,you could also ask your GP about pain relief etc..
    Good luck
    NB
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Hi julnat, I think you have to go back to your docor and ask for more information. It could be OA (osteoarthritis) in your wrist, and he may need to sort out some pain relief to help you and perhaps he will also refer you for more Xrays to really see what is going on. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
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    julnat11 wrote:
    Hi! I don't know what do!
    I have operation for carpel tunel syndrom on july, after 10weeks GP send me to physoterapy and that physio tell to me I have arthritis in my wrist so I tell to my GP but he said just"OK" and nothing more.I find information about arthritis on this page and know GP have to send for Xray or to Specjalist doctor.

    What I have to do now,because I afraid that go be wors if I do nothing?
    please help me!

    P.S sorry for my english I am from Poland and still learn.

    Good morning Julnat, it could also be Rheumatoid Arthritis in th e wrists, I have recently been diagnosed with ser-negative arthritis in my wrists, the pain I get is quite similar to that caused by carpel tunnel syndrome.. Try get to your GP and tell them your concerns. They should refer you to a specialist. Hope you get some answers, and don't worry about your English, it's better than my Polish!! Haha

    Tony :D
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  • julnat11
    julnat11 Member Posts: 8
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    thanks for onfo,my physio just touch my wrist and he said I have arthritis but my GP ignore that problem what I have do if he do nothing with that.
    I have pain in wrist all the time and I take cocodamol 30/500g.
    but help only for shor time.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Pain dullers do not stop pain for ever, I get some relief from the co-codamol but not much and not for long. There are stronger pain meds available but they can make you drowsy. Could you see another doctor, perhaps? My practice has about fourteen of them and you rarely see the same one twice. Another doc may be more sympathetic and understand better your pain and worry. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
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    Hi julnatt

    I also think you should try another doctor.

    perhaps he may refer you to a rheumatologist

    I hope you get sorted soon, oh and welcome to the forum

    Juliepf x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,504
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    Hi Julnat

    welcome to the forums form me too.

    I think you should write down your worries and go back to rthe coctor with your worries and take a friend or parner with you to support you.

    It sounds like you have not even had any xrays on the wrist or anything to be sure which arthritis it is.

    You probably dont want to trouble the doctor but you must go back.

    Do not appologies for your english - I think it is very good - better than my polish too :D

    Love

    Toni xx
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
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    Hi Julnat,

    Welcome from me as well and don't you dare apologize for your English! Tis better than mine :lol::lol:

    I also think you need a better answer and probably better meds, I don't know if you have the right to ask for a referral there but if you do see if you can be referred to a consultant. That would be either a Orthopedic one or a Rheumatologist cus either one will be able to say what arthritis you have there. Hopefully your doctor will do that for you. Please let us know? Nice to meet you Cris x
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
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    Hi Julnat and welcome.

    You need to go back to the doctors. If you don't go back they will think the tablets are working and you are ok. Ask to be referred for your wrist. You need to know what type of arthritis it is, so that you can get the right treatment.

    Will you be having a follow up appointment with the surgeon who did your operation in July? If so, you could tell him what the physio said and ask for his help in being referred.

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • julnat11
    julnat11 Member Posts: 8
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    Thanks for all answers!
    First time I find forum that people nice and want support other person.
    Nice to read all info.
    I have appointment next tuesday so Iwill let you know.
    the surgeon who did operation I wait for consultation long time.
    the worse is I can't back to work because my wrist is weak,and my boss worry about accident.
    Hopefully GP refer me to x-ray.
    What you think about wrist stabilizer?
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
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    Hi julnat

    good morning to you. I hope you are feeling quite well.

    I would ask your doctor to refer you to occupational therapist for a wrist splint as they would measure you properly.
    See what he says, I know a lot of people wear them on here and perhaps they will be along to advise you.

    good luck
    juliepf x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,504
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    Hi Julna

    This is a lovely forum I agree with you.

    A wrist support might be a good idea yes...

    As Julie said you can ask the doc to refer you for one - or you can buy one yourself if you can afford it from the chemist?

    Love

    toni xx
  • julnat11
    julnat11 Member Posts: 8
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    Somebody can tell me it is normal I have pain bones on my wrist?

    If I do nothing how more can be wors my wrist?
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,504
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    Julnat

    it could be nothing to worry about, but if it is arthritis you should get it looked at.

    have you been brave and gone back to the doctor yet?

    Love

    Toni xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Hi julnat, I think you should go and see the doctor - he needs to look at your wrist and try to find out what is going on with it. As others have suggested a support may help - ask him about that too. Arthritis can cause a great deal of pain so you do need to find out what is happening. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • julnat11
    julnat11 Member Posts: 8
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    Hi1
    I just come back from GP.When I said him my physio said to me I have arthritis hi laughter and said how your physio know you have arthritis so I said hi touch my wrist and said hi is sure there is arthritis.My GP touch my wrist and said no you don't have.I ask him about X-Ray.GP refer me to x-ray but have to wait about 3 weeks for rezult.I don't know what doing who belevie GP or Physio?
    Tomorrow I go to for another appoitment with physio and I ask him what going on who tell me true!
    How you thing?
    Who have right?
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
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    Hi julnat! nice to meet you :D

    Sometimes it can take a long time to get a diagnosis and it needs a specialist such as a rheumatologist to identify what type of arthritis we have.

    At least your doctor has arranged for you to have x rays and hopefully this will help with finding out why you have such sore wrists. :wink:

    Iris x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Waiting for results is not easy, but at least you have had the Xray and that should confirm, one way or another, what is going on. Please let us know when you hear - I think the physio is probably on the right track, they do know bodies very well indeed! I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • julnat11
    julnat11 Member Posts: 8
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    Hi!
    Yesterday i had appoitment with physio hi said hi is sure I have arthritis and give to me name medicine glucozamine.
    Any body take that that is help or not?
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    I hope this complies with the forum rules: glucosamine is not a medicine, it is a supplement which is meant to help keep joints lubricated and supple. There is a general feeling around that it does not do much to help people, but we are all different, and react in different ways to such things. You won't know until you try, julnat. I took it for a while before I was diagnosed - I was trying to help myself with whatever I could - it did nothing, and now I know what is wrong with me I know why. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • julnat11
    julnat11 Member Posts: 8
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    Hi again!Yesterday I was see surgeon who doing operation for my hand and he said dont know what doing now,just refer me to nerw conduction again and said pain in my wrist can be because propably I have art.on my wrist.About 7weeks ago I start feel pain in my left knee so I go to my gp he doing test on my leg and my hip start click.Gp said I feel pain on my knee because propably I have art. on my hip,but my knee realy sore sometimes I can't walk.its that can be truh?
    Surgeon said I feel pain on my wrist because I have art. on hip,but I feel pain on my hip sometimes.My knee swell every time i walk long distans pain killers not work.
    what you sugest?
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Hello julnat, it's nice to hear from you again. I am sorry that things don't seem to be getting any better for you but that is the way with arthritis. I think you might find a stick helpful for your walking, it helps to balance you and to take the strain off the affected joint. If it is your right knee that hurts then hold the stick with your left hand: if it's your left knee then use your right hand. It is also worth resting when you have to walk a long distance - walk a bit, sit and rest, then walk a little more. Pain killers do not remove the pain altogether, they only dull it - it is worth taking them tho, they do help. Take care, let us know how you get on and I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
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    Have you been back to your GP to let him know about the arthritis pain in your hip and knee. As the pain has spread to other joints it sounds like arthritis Osteo or rheumatoid.
    Make sure you tell the GP how much pain you are in and where you hurt. You probably need more, specific medication. otherwise your pain will get worse.
    Good luck
    Elizabeth
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  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
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    Hi julnat,

    Nice to see you back again.

    Your gp needs really to get you seen by a rhumitoligist to find out and rule out different arthritisis. It might be a different system thee to here but I do think you need some kind of specialists opinion.

    Its horrible when they all say different things but something is causing the pain..... I really hope you can get the gp to help a little more than they are. Please let us know how you get on. Cris x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,504
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    Oh Julnat x:(

    I am so sorry the arthritis is in other joints now too.

    It can happen like that.

    First of all l agree with cris that you need to get to the bottom of what kind of arthritis it is so you can have the right treatment.

    In the meantime maybe you can get a stick like DD said for your walking?

    Love

    Toni xx