Thank you for your question. It can be quite frustrating to feel that you are not on the same team with your health care provider, and it is appropriate to discuss these frustrations with him or her, or to ask for a referral to a specialist or sub-specialist if you continue to suffer without an answer. There are several things that immediately come to mind. Trauma or repeated injury
can result in some of these symptoms, as can an active infection. Both of these would likely have been diagnosed previously or you would have some idea why you are having these symptoms. Additionally, you would likely have some other symptoms. There are some kinds of arthritis
that can result in some symptoms similar to what you are describing, and there are some tests that are available that can help to determine if you are suffering from this or any other auto-immune disorders. Beyond these answers, there are some things that are difficult to ever fully diagnose. In these cases, the symptoms can generally be managed even though a complete diagnosis is never reached. Please speak with your doctor
about your questions and what to do next to help you feel better.