Anyone else? With “nodules” in your tendons and muscles?
I just came from appointment with my orthopedic for hand pain. Apparently, I have nodule in my hand between the 1st 2 fingers, which is irritating the tendons and nerves in my hand. He gave me a steroid shot and said if it helped, we could do it again. If it did not help, we would discuss surgery.
I followed up that appt with the neurosurgeon, and mentioned this to my (most excellent) neurosurgeon who did my back surgery in February and he said, “You know, I did see nodules in both your muscles and tendons when I was working inside your back, which did not show on the MRIs or Xrays. It is in my report from the surgery.”
We now have a pretty good idea why I am having excruciating hip pain and pain lower down in my back below the surgery area; which steroid injections do help temporarily; as well as my feet: Nodules are irritating the tendons, muscles and nerves.
Now, I just need to send his medical report stating this to my Rheumy & GP and see where we go from here. Fortunately, the neurosurgeon works with the pain clinic doctor I see for the injections in my hips/back.
Has anyone else had anything like this happen?