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jonesml5


Mar 28, 2011, 5:12 AM
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Hi All,

I have had a chronic tendon issue on my right ring finger around the A3 pulley area for over a year now. It hasn't gone away with multiple tries at months and months of rest and seems to get worse with any ROM exercise.

Could anyone recommend PT/medical help in the Boston area, where I'll be for the next few weeks?

Thanks in advance,
Mike


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jsh


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Possibly. What body part is an A3?


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Right ring finger by the base. Sorry, edited to be clearer :)


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PT: Cynthia Phillips @ Back on Track in Coolidge Corner. It's right off the Green line T.


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These folks have helped me with my rotator cuff, back and ankle. My cousin used to direct the program and had mentioned they have a good hand person. It's right off Route 93 and walking distance from Sullivan Square T stop:
http://www.challiance.org/...smedicine/index.html

good luck!


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Thanks for the suggestions Wonderwoman and JSH.

I saw an orthopedic surgeon today at Cambridge Health Alliance. I originally requested to see a PT as I don't want surgery or cortisone, but they wanted me to see a doctor first.

She was great, and agreed that it seems to be tenosynovitis, as I have suspected. Perhaps the greatest part was that she quickly acknowledged the limits of her expertise by saying that I should see an occupational therapist.

She said she thinks stretching could help it, but wants me to see the PT to figure out exactly how to do it. Past efforts to do easy ROM and stretching have led to inflammation, but she thought that wasn't a problem ok. So I'll go to see them next Monday.

I'll post on how it goes with the PT next week. I hope this may be useful to others, although the much better thing to do would have been to prevent the injury from climbing lighter and rest more. Or at least I wish I had realized earlier that this could develop into a chronic injury so easily.

A huge thanks also to Onceahardman, who over email, amazingly helped me to figure out what the problem is - and that it will be hard to cure, as confirmed by the doc today. Hopefully there is a light at the end of this tunnel!


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