Name :  Katie

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Child:    55 years old

Location:  Memphis, TN

Areas affected:  Left hand

Personal History:

I was diagnosed 10 years ago.  The disease has spread to other fingers on my left hand.  On a scale from 1 to 10 for pain, 10 being the worst, the pain would be a 10. Just to touch my hand is very painful.  I'm having trouble picking up things.  At the time I was diagnosed, my doctor said he couldn't do a thing.

 What I'm really worried about is movement of my left hand.  I do a lot of typing and working in my garden.  I have found that keeping heat on my hand helps for a while.


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