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Old 17th June 2008, 01:30 AM
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Default Re: Medial Sesamoid problems or Compressed Nerve?

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As both diagnoses mentioned are most often clinical in nature, meaning that they are likely based entirely on patient's descriptions and complaints rather than visual or test evidence, it would require the skill and experience of the examining doctor to differentiate which, if either, is correct. Short of nerve conduction testing and/or clear evidence of electrical type symptoms, numbness or paresthesias, entrapment of small nerves is particularly difficult to conclude. Sesamoiditis is merely a catch-all term which has come to mean pain in the sesamoid area, but does not indicate a specific cause. Without knowing the details of what diagnostic methods have been attempted and their specific results, I really cannot offer a road map to an accurate determination. It might be helpful if you could think over what, if any difference, there might have occurred which could have contributed to the relief you received during the month or two of remission which you mentioned.
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