Wrong diagnosis of wrist pain
I've had mild arthritis at the base of my thumbs for years. Recently, I experienced quite severe pain in my wrist, which came on fairly suddenly, and went to the GP about it. He said it was arthritis and to take painkillers.
While browsing in here, I discovered that there are specialist hand therapists, so I searched and found one not too far away. During the consultation, she told me that I have a tendon problem, it's not arthritis at all, and should improve with exercises and a splint. It's too soon to say how much it will improve but I'm optimistic.
It just goes to show that it's worth being sceptical and don't always believe what you are told. I'm fortunate that I can afford to pay for the therapist, I don't know how long it would have taken to get to see one on the NHS, assuming I could get my GP to refer me.
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