I hope you can advise. I had an injury in July 2018 which was originally diagnosed as ligament damage. Then in January 2019 it was called joint narrowing. An MRI shows severe osteoarthritis. In February 2019, I had an injection of Ostenil Plus which has failed. I was expecting the consultant to arrange a date for a cmc joint replacement as discussed. She is now saying that she wants to rule out nerve pain and I am back to square one!
The pain and stiffness in my cmc joint is affecting all aspects of daily life now and I want to get to the bottom of the problem and get it sorted.
I have some private health cover and the ability to self fund for some treatment. I am very unhappy with the current consultant but am not sure where to go from here. Should I be looking for a consultant for nerve pain or an orthopaedic consultant?
I would be very grateful if anyone can advise.