I think I have tendonitis from my elbow to my wrist and thumb
by Jennifer A
(Arvada, CO )
I dont have medical insurance so thats why I'm asking you!
I have severe pain in my hand up my forearm in even all the way into my shoulder by day end and during sleep.
It is extrememly sharp pain starting in the base of my thumb and then just below my wrist. It's specific movements that cause sharp pain, but I have lost strength to use my left hand to pick anything up..even pulling up my pants can be difficult and very painful.
Wrong angle can send a serious shooting pain through my thumb, wrist and arm.
Do you think this sounds like tendonitis and will Ibuprofin and a wrap every day help?
Cool compresses and hot even feel good..is there one I should use over the other?
Yep, sounds like Wrist Tendonitis to me.
Along with some painful spasm/spasticity due to Magnesium deficiency, which is part of the tendonitis dynamic.
Hot and cold compressing is great if you keep at it.
Ibuprofen and splints will likely lower pain, but ultimately is unlikely to fix this, and I suspect won't even help much, as you are in an acute state, and need to hit this hard to break the pain dynamic.
With all the money you're saving not paying for insurance, you can get my Reversing Wrist Tendonitis program! :)
Which in my opinion is a much better value and will help you much more than a trip to the doctor where they will tell you to rest, take Ibuprofen,
and wear a splint. Then when that fails, you'd go back for another appointment where they'd want to give you a corticosteroid injection, with warnings that if that doesn't work you'll be facing surgery.
So maybe you're actually better off not having insurance.....
And really, I suggest that you do get the program, as it has a complete plan to A. get you out of pain and then B. make your arm healthy again so that you don't have to suffer ongoingly with this pain.
Short of that, hot/cold compressing should help a little, but this is my every time suggestion: Ice Dip as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.
By itself it's not a fix, but it can drop your pain levels significantly if you do it right (and if your pain isn't from Vitamin D deficiency, Magnesium deficiency, etc)
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert