I have tried bringing a variety of pictures as visuals to explain my condition to my rheumatologist. I found this one on the Medscape website. The image seems to be thorough except that the hips are not circled. The hips are more often involved in older patients. I think it is wise to bring visuals. Doctors are good at guessing. Showing them helps you explain your situation and helps your doctor understand your situation.
Published on 2017-05-28
Good idea. Once, when I was at my wits end, I went to a chiropractor for dysesthesia–sparking nerve endings manifesting themselves as full body itching. He had me color inside a body outline where I hurt. He did not believe it when I colored in the whole thing. He said he couldn’t help. At least he knew his limitations!