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Jan, 2018 i fell and fractured left radius near wrist. No surgery or pins; cast was on for 7 weeks. Pain, stiffness, lack of strength followed. PT only gave minimal relief and gave up on it. In fact, therapist had me back off exercises squeezing some play dough type stuff because of tingling. (I was probably doing it too aggressively)
That was in May so I just went on doing normal stuff. Hand and and wrist still have occasional tingle and minor pain after waking up plus my ring finger joint "clicks" for a while after waking.
I still can't make a tight fist. Pain is down to discomfort and strength is only about 50% and very slowly improving. At least it's not my right (primary) hand.
I do physical stuff all the time, including household, car and other repairs. The most inconvenient thing is using my hand to get up from the ground, especially if I am down low such as after laying down to reach under lawn tractor to take off blades for sharpening.
At 73 yrs old, I didn't expect to bounce back like a kid, but wondering if this is normal?s Anyone else my age have similar issues?
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