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Inflamed Tendon In Wrist
Inflamed tendon in wrist how long is it supposed to last, IV had it for two months now, exercised it nd took antiflamatory pills, should I get surgry?
Depends: "exercise" is not typically a treatment for tendonitis, if that is in fact what you have. In fact, just the opposite, rest is what is usually called for. If you haven't already you should see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis for starters. If the diagnosis is correct, cortisone injection might be considered as well. So while you might end up needing surgery, not sure if you're quite there yet. ...Read more
Examination tendon: Based upon pain, range of motion, active vs passive findings, history of injury, and if needed studies such as X-ray, ultrasound and even MRI are all tools that a provider can use to determine of there is a tendon tear, laceration or rupture. Local pain is the first sign but pain can be remote to the region that it affects. The time from the injury to date and where it is affects possible RX ...Read more
Which tendon?: It sounds like you need a minimum of a splint, but possiblly a cast or surgery (if conservative treatment fails or major structure is damaged). Ot or pt also may be necessary. I would recommend you consult an orthopedic hand surgeon. In the meanwhile, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are key. ...Read more
Unclear on question: Do you mean the cortisone shot didn't work? Or who to go see to get the shot? This might be safest done under ultrasound guidance since cortisone shots around a tendon have rare risk of rupturing the tendon. That being said, Ortho Hand doctors may be able to do this shot easily and safely. If still having pain despite the shot, would recommend seeing Ortho Hand surgeon. ...Read more
It depends: There are several tendons and many more ligaments of the wrist. Ususally when referring to a strain it is in referrence to a ligament. Tendons become inflammed and are referred to as tendonitis. A strained ligament can take several weeks to months to completely heal and many times depending on which ligament surgery is often needed. Tendons, treated conservatively can heal in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
I have a pea sized bump on top of my wrist. It's kinda hard but also soft when I touch it. It moves with my tendon. Midly irritating.
Ganglionic cyst: It could be a ganglionic cyst. Your doctor can examine it and let you you know for sure what the lump is. ...Read more
I got my wrist cut. Doctors said I was lucky that I didn't cut an important tendon, but I did cut one. So they just stitched me up. Is it normal?
Palmaris longus: The palmar is longus is a tendon that has no motion function like others in your wrist, but is thought to help stabilize the wrist. It is commonly harvested for use in tendon or other reconstructive surgery. If this is all you cut, you are lucky! The median nerve and other important tendons that would impair finger flexion could have easily been cut. Major problem! Lucky it wasn't a deeper cut! ...Read more
What's the difference between Synovitis & Florid Synovitis in both wrists? There's tendosynovitis of the exterior tendon compartment - left de quervain
Florid-means severe: Florid synovitis means severe synovitis. That's all. Synovium is the inner lining of the tendons and the joint spaces. When it gets inflamed it causes swelling and pain of the involved tendons and joints. When the extensor tendon of the thumb is involved it is called De quervain's syndrome. Analgesics like ibuprofen (motrin), warm compresses, hand elevation, physical therapy help. See orthopedician ...Read more
I have pain & swelling in tendons of my wrist and also my thumb caused by long sea kayaking trip 5 days ago. What to do to ensure it heals properly?
See below: Rest, ice (if there's swelling/pain) on & off throughout the day, elevation (for swelling), NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation (unless you're on blood thinners, have ulcers/bleeding problems). Gradually do range of motion exercises for wrist, fingers, thumb to keep them limber. If no swelling, can use moist heat instead of ice—whichever feels better & helps more. ...Read more
I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?
Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause damage to nerves or motor nerves ...Read more
Tendonitis: See a hand specialist (orthopedist) who can help you. ...Read more
Can't extend fingers: These are the tendons that you use when you uncurl your fist and straighten out your fingers. They sometimes rupture because of rheumatoid or other inflammatory arthritis, especially if there has been a lot of swelling in the wrist for a long time. This problem can be surgically repaired, but it is better to prevent the problem than repair it. See your doctor. ...Read more
It can be: Sometimes the prominence of the tendon over the wrist is normal and is not dangerous. Other times if the tendon is snapping over the bone especially after an injury on someone with arthritis this can lead to tendon problems. Evaluation by hand surgeon will help make a diagnosis and determine the treatment. ...Read more
Does swelling & heaviness in wrist tendon (specially at night during cold weather) indicate any serious issue for 57+ yr female?
Arthritis?: Yes sounds like only one wrist. It it your dominant side? Now do need a better history. Did you ever have any trauma to this wrist? The flare up such as swelling and tenderness is of concern. Chances are you either overworked of injured thus are in the past now you get flare ups you need to rest the limb and perhaps some ice abd ibuprophen to start. Passive movement is always helpful. If no reli ...Read more
I had surgery for a broken wrist and torn ligaments or tendons about 6 wks ago. I can't turn a door knob. How long will it take to get better?
Varies: It varies quite a bit. Typically would at best be in the 8-12 week range. Make sure you follow up and follow the instructions of your surgeon, it would seem a little early to be doing things like turning a door knob at this point. Make sure you are being compliant. Your surgeon will be able to tell you more about your specific case. ...Read more
I have wrist pain and it feels like its in my tendons. It sends a sharp pain every time I move it forward and backward or when I use my fingers.?
My wrist hurts all the time, just doing daily activities. Its not broken. But its not how its supposed to be. It feels like a muscle/tendon problem. I just would like to know what I can do to help it hurt less with daily life, whether it be wrapped, iced
Wrist pain: There are several possible causes of wrist pain and the treatment will depend on the cause. Most commonly, carpal tunnel syndrome is found and is treated by wearing a wrist brace and using cold compresses. However, not all wrist pain is carpal tunnel. Please see your doctor or Orthopedic hand specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hand specialist: See a hand specialist. They will be able to evaluate your injury and make treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Yes: On the dorsum of the wrist the ganglion usually arises from the wrist joint and extends upward between the extensor tendons, so the tendons could possibly injured at the time of excision. On the volar side of the wrist the ganglion commonly arises from the s-l, or s-t joints and courses by or around the flexor carpi radialis which could be injured at the time of surgical excision. ...Read more
Tendonitis: Tendonitis of the wrist can usually be treated conservatively with the following: 1) decreasing volume and intensity of activities involving the wrist 2) wearing a protective splint 3) initiating physical therapy or directed exercises for rehabilitation 4) taking anti-inflammatory medications. Tendon rupture would be a rare occurrence in this setting. All the best! ...Read more
I had an x ray done yesterday...it feels like a tendon but you may be right...its very long though not just a bump...referring to an iv I had over a week ago in my wrist and now have a hard long tube that moves around and hurts very bad?
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Dmso is a very safe agent that often reduces pain and inflammation when applied topically. Once absorbed it's metabolized into msm, also anti-inflammatory. While there's not much research it's reasonable to try. For guidelines ; other suggestions see
http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/id/qaa123924
http://www. Dailymile. Com/blog/health/dmso-the-best-injury-treatment-youve-never-heard-of. ...Read more
If you are having upper arm tendon pain, can you develop a bruise lower on your arm near your wrist?
Possible bleeding: If you have actually torn the tendon or muscle, with gravity some of the potential bleeding may move down the arm and show up at the wrist. ...Read more
How long should I expect to have some nerve/tendon pain & soreness? Ganglion Cyst Removal Dorsal Wrist 7/10/14
Varies: It varies somewhat, but usually patients are fully recovered by 8-12 weeks ...Read more
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