I HAD JOINT PAIN AND CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME, BUT NEVER IMAGINED THEY WERE RELATED TO MY HEART
My cardiologist ran some tests, but the cause of my heart failure was still unclear. For years, I had experienced carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, and swelling in my lower legs and feet, but I simply chalked these up to my years on the court. I didn’t think to mention them as part of my medical history when I started having heart problems, but I wish I had. It turns out, some were early signs and symptoms of this rare heart condition called ATTR-CM.