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Proper Diagnosis

Posted by Vern S. on 10/06/04 at 10:30 (161047)

My DPM has finished his list of tests (Xrays, orthotics, MRI, NCV, EMG, Bone Scan, Bextra, Rhemutolgist) and concluded I have 'inspecific pain', and not: PF,neuropathy, or severe arthritis. Treatment options are: 'live with it, or have GP prescribe drugs for pain with unidentified cause'. My questions is --- should I accept that conclusion?
My pain is both feet, burning, tingling, worse as the day progesses and caused me to avoid most activites involving standing for more than 10 minutes. Thanks for any input.

Re: Proper Diagnosis

Darlene on 10/06/04 at 11:28 (161050)

A second opinion may be in order. Did your doctor check for a Tinel's sign for possible TTS? I have also found that there are MRI's and there are MRI's. My first MRI (1 Tesla magnet strength) showed nothing, and my 2nd MRI (3 Tesla) showed much more.