Hand and Wrist Pain That Only Hurts When Touched, Also Have Trigger Finger

by Daniel Groves
(London, UK)



I am having a problem with my wrist on my left hand, I have already been diagnosed with Trigger finger on my left hand ring finger but only suffer light clicking with no pain.

On my wrist the pain is shown in the areas outlined in red, the pain is only from touch and does not seem to come from any form of movement.

I lift weights 4 days a week (and have done for around 8 months) and also do Wing Chun (chinese martial art) once a week.

I have currently stopped all these activites untill the injury has been sorted out.

Thanks for your time.

Daniel



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Joshua Answers:


Hi Daniel. Thanks for adding the picture.

I think I need to start with some questions.


1. How old are you?

2. How long has this pain been going on?

3. How long has the Trigger Finger been going on?

4. What activities do you do, or have you done historically, with your hands, other than lifting weights? And, heavy weights, or light weights?

5. History of hand pain? Other pain or injury?

6. What do the circled spots feel like when you touch them? Sore? Achey? Bruised? Numb/tingly?

7. Anything else that would be interesting for me to know?




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PART 2 - Hand and Wrist Pain That Only Hurts When Touched, Also Have Trigger Finger
by: Daniel

Hi Joshua, thanks for your time.

1. How old are you? -

24


2. How long has this pain been going on? -

4 Weeks


3. How long has the Trigger Finger been going on? -

4 Weeks


4. What activities do you do, or have you done historically, with your hands, other than lifting weights? And, heavy weights, or light weights? -

I do Wing Chun martial arts and also use the computer alot due to my job, I use heavy weights.


5. History of hand pain? Other pain or injury? -

No pain before


6. What do the circled spots feel like when you touch them? Sore? Achey? Bruised? Numb/tingly? -

I would say its a sore pain felt deep inside, for instance if somebody were to shake my hand hard I would feel the pain.


7. Anything else that would be interesting for me to know?

I woke up 4 weeks ago with the trigger finger after playing a few computer games and doing 2 hours of martial arts the night before, that evening I then went to the gym and then realised I had this problem. The trigger finger is just the catching part and no pain is felt, I have tried Iceing with no luck, although after doing some exercise (cardio or weights) the clicking goes away.


Thanks for all your help.

Daniel


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Joshua Comments:


Hey Daniel.

Sounds like a run of the mill Pain Causing Dynamic except for the clicking in the finger.

The quick answer is Ice Dip and Ice Massage as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.

Ice dip. Ice massage that click area. It sounds like it's still pain free enough to REALLY PUSH it. YOu need to grind all that hardening connective tissue to get it mobile and soft, and to keep it that way.

Also, massage your forearm, and the hand, with or without ice.

Thinks are getting tighter. Not overused really, but getting more and more tight. This compresses your finger joints, pulls the tendons tight.

Keep that up just like it is, and it WILL get worse. Nip it in the bud now by getting inflammation pain out and relaxing tight muscle and connective tissue, and you'll be a lot happier in the long run.

Plus you'll know how to keep it at bay in the future.



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