Back in 2007 when I was experiencing wrist pain, everyone, including my primary care physician, said I had carpal tunnel. I didn’t really think so because my pain was not located in the region of the carpal tunnel. Thankfully I did not go to a quack doctor who operated on my carpal tunnel.
I went to Dr. Debra Mulley, an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the treatment of the hand. When I told her where the pain was and how extreme it could be, she instantly diagnosed my problem. She did the surgery to release the first dorsal compartment to correct my deQuervain tendonitis. It was a quick operation and I was all better in a couple days. Thankfully the pain never returned.
When my hands started developing thick knuckles, I assumed it was arthritis because of my age. The curious thing is the ring finger on my left hand. One day it just went crooked and it hurts. My other fingers do not have exceptional pain.
Because I TRUST Dr. Mulley and I knew she wouldn’t just give me a fluff answer about my age, I wanted her opinion before moving to Las Vegas. Dr. Mulley gave Steve and I a great explanation and options. She also gave us the name of a hand surgeon in Las Vegas she recommends. Trust is a powerful component of what makes us human.
Do you have any tips for me about living with arthritis?
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