Could You Have Been Misdiagnosed

Could You Have Been Misdiagnosed?


For 20 years, Frances Muller’s rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was misdiagnosed.

A neurologist told her that the pain in her hands was carpal tunnel syndrome. An internist told her that the all-over aches that struck about four times a year were the flu. An orthopaedic surgeon told her she had bursitis in both shoulders.

“None of my symptoms made any sense,” and none of the treatments helped, says Muller, who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona (USA).

An orthopaedic surgeon who ordered an X-ray of her pelvis finally figured it out – after 13 previous doctors did not. He said there was no way she could  have so much damage to her hips and not have RA. Read more…..

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