Sue, we don't know! I don't know, my doctor doesn't know for sure. I have a foot that has been bothering me. My doctor "thinks" it could be gout but it doesn't fit the description on the Mayo Clinic site. I think it could be fibro because I had a similar situation last year and it went away. So, I'm just biding my time and dealing with it. I don't dwell on it or try to figure it out because I can't and neither can he!
I have seen many really good doctors over the years and they either don't know what's causing my problems, they "think" they "might" know, or they do know but can't do anything about it. That's why I learned to ignore things and move forward. Now, of course, if something REALLY different happened, I head to the doctors. But for these aches and pains I don't. There really isn't much they can do about it. I have found that the pain has gotten a little worse over time, too, but, again, I just deal with it.
I wish I could give you a better answer but you might as well climb in our boat and enjoy the ride! We really do have a good time.
Ok then. That's kinda what I thought. But I am new to all of this. It is so weird having a doctor take me seriously. That's kind of sad to day, huh? I've been working so hard at grad school that I forgot to go to my biofeedback appt. yesterday. We can miss only so many appts before we get kicked out of the program. I am going to explain that to the psychologist today because he is calling me at 3:00 for my monthly 15 minute phone appt. Hopefully they will understand.