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What causes extreme pain in the hands of an 85-year-old who has carpel tunnel syndrome an arthritis?

My mon has extreme pain in her hands. She is 85 years and have been a sufferer for about two years. They thought it was carpel tunnel syndrome, then arthritis. We don t know what it is. All we know there is extreme pain in both hands - the hands are sometimes numb but mostly lots of pain. What is my Mom s problem?
Mon, 27 May 2019
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Hello,

As we have ruled out carpel tunnel, next possible causes are neuropathic pain. As a first line management you can try drugs like Gabapentin for pain relief. If symptoms persist, it is better to consult a physician and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Wishing all the best. Thanks.

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Dr. Shinas Hussain
General & Family Physician
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