No, an EMG for carpal tunnel syndrome wouldn't find a problem with the ulnar nerve. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is different. The fact that they can't find anything wrong with your wrist kind of tells me the problem is not with your wrist.View Thread
If you're having problems with your pinky and ring fingers then perhaps you're focusing on the wrong joint. The ulnar nerve runs into those fingers and often gets pinched in your elbow which can cause pain anywhere along that nerve.
What kind of doctors have you seen? Have you had an EMG?View Thread
Your bowels shut down when you're under anesthesia so it's not likely anything is going to "let go" during surgery. Even if it did they would clean you up long before you woke up and you would never be the wiser. Surgical teams have seen all this before, it's no big deal to them. Just tell your doctor and/or anesthesiologist before surgery and they will help ease your fears.View Thread
Nobody can predict the future for you. It sounds like you've already gotten some help. You could always seek a third opinion and/or find a doctor that does hip arthroscopy and see if there's anything they can do. But it's quite possible you will just be told there's nothing they can do about arthritis in the hip other than replace it.
Will you have other problems? Besides pain who knows.
Are you looking at a life of chronic pain? Not if you get a replacement. The purpose of joint replacements is to relieve pain. It's your choice when to do that so get as many opinions from orthopedic doctors as you can.View Thread
OA is not a death sentence. You also don't get it from having charlie horses. I've had it for years following a traumatic injury in my teens. Just keep it strong and mobile and go live your life.View Thread
Frozen shoulder usually goes away on its own within a few months to a year. If you're still having problems then there's probably something else going on. If you haven't already, you should go see an orthopedic surgeon.View Thread
Mine is almost 2 years old and still doing well. My insurance covered it. It's more a matter of whether they'll cover the surgery in the first place. I'm not sure if they really care what gets put in there.View Thread
Well, nobody on the internet can tell you if it's okay. But honestly, why wouldn't it be? Recumbents are much more comfortable, especially if you have lower back pain. Besides the comfort level, you also want to check the ease of getting on and off the bike. You didn't say where in her body she has OA, but if it's in her hips, for instance, it can be hard to get on and off a bike if you have to swing your leg over the seat. Try to get one that she can just get on and sit down.View Thread
Your doctor is trying to help you. Why are you afraid of Celebrex? Take it and see if it works. There is no cure for arthritis. You have to do what works. That might mean medication or it might be experimenting with other things. The one thing you must do is keep moving. Get on a bike, go for a swim in warm water, whatever. One thing that won't work is doing nothing.View Thread