Fractured Wrist pain and tendonitis, doctor is no help

by Veronica Jackson
(Birmingham, Alabama)

I fractured my right wrist two months ago and now I am in hand therapy.

I have told my doctor that my thumb is numb on one side and swelling on the other side along with my upper arm where pain is shooting up and down my entire arm.

The nurse read what the doctor stated and he said that I have tendonitis but he wont do anything about it.

What am I to do? should continue therapy? even though they know I am having lots of pain and wont do anything about it.

It is hurting me to write this to you so can you please give some suggestions?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Veronica.

I'll help as I can.

First, I have some questions.

1. Why does the doctor, or you, think that there's Tendonitis? And I'm assuming the doctor meant Wrist Tendonitis.

Did you have any Symptoms of Tendonitis before the fracture?

2. How exactly did you fracture your wrist?

3. Big fracture, little fracture?

4. Describe your pain and symptoms, in detail.

5. History of any other kind of injury?

6. Overall health?

7. How do you know it's fractured? Xray?

8. Say more about the numbness etc.

9. What are you doing presently to help with the pain and inflammation?

10. What are you doing in hand therapy?

11. Anything else interesting I should know?

As it may hurt to type, right now your #1 best way to reduce pain is to learn How To Reduce Inflammation.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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