I don't know really where to start, but you gotta start somewhere. So i'll start from the beginning
I suffered a Road traffic accident in 2001 while riding my motorcycle to work. I was basicly fine ( as we thought at the time) apart from a broken left arm. was admitted to hospital and had a plate put in my forearm.
From then, It's slowly snowballed. fast forward a few months and was still suffering with a weak grip in my left hand. X-rays and mri scan showed a fractured scaphoid. fast forward yet again and the consultant at my local hospital basicly gave up and said nothing else could be done. So i muggled on for a year or so, still suffering with issues with my hands.
Was searching online and found out a leading hand specialist group ( pulvertaft clinic) was based in derby not far from me. So I made contact and got a appointment to see one of their doctors.
I have been under their supervision since 2009 and having had numerous surgeries on both my hands and wrists, I am coming to the conclusion I am at the point of pain management and not getting full use of my hands again. I have had numerous carpal tunnel surgeries, de-nervation of left wrist, removal of bone growth in left wrist etc. They have told me i have a high expectance of arthritis due to injuries and surgery.
Now comes to my stumbling on to this site. Since my accident, I have suffered with werid baffling symptoms that my doctors seem to ignore or not listened. When ever I try to use my hands (it can vary due to temperature, what i will be doing etc) I get what I can only describe as what starts off as a Clamping sensation on my wrists and then pins and needles with sudden increase of temperature in my hands making my hands go BRIGHT RED. This can stay like this for an hour or more. The pain i get can vary from a feeling of spiders crawling on your skin to a screwdriver stabbing into the back of your hands. I tend to get this more on my right hand (dominant hand)
Before my accident, I was just like my old man where it can be freezing outside and I would have nice warm hands (without gloves) but since accident I can't stand the cold on my hands. But I also can't stand to wear gloves.
At the moment, i am on medication for pain which is Co-Dydromol and 3 blood pressure meds (they said it was high) as they thought my pins and needles was down to this.
It's a really odd situation.