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Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum but not to the site. I have posted about frozen shoulder and neurological pain, which brings me here.
In December I had an arthroscopic capsule release to help frozen shoulder. Not long after that I started to get quite severe nerve pain in the wrist. It was the opposite arm but it was where the drip was put in.
Since January it has gotten progressively worse, now it’s in both arms with nerve pain, regular episodes that are horrendous, my fingers curl up into a fist and I can’t release them until it is all over. On Sunday this happened 5 times, not a nice feeling. I’m now getting pain in the biceps and elbows. Anytime I move my wrists I get pain and I’ve stopped wearing my watch because it’s painful and I’m too sensitive to wear it.
Now all I’ve read about CRPS this seems to be the problem but at the moment I’m on the specialist merry go round. I think because I’m t1 diabetic they are thinking that it’s neuropathy. I’m getting a lot of answers that are unsure or we don’t know or your symptoms don’t match with what we were thinking. The pain specialist I saw was the first one to say that he thought it was CRPS but I now have to wait till August to see him again because of the public hospital waiting list.
I have not worked since October last year, first because of the Frozen shoulder now this. As if this CRPS, if that’s what it is is bad enough, I’m still getting over fs and my range of movement is very limited and it’s bilateral. The surgeon is positive it’s nothing he did.
So to my question, how long does it take for a diagnosis of CRPS? I’ve been told it’s a diagnosis of exclusion so I guess I have to wait don’t I?
Good luck to you all.
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