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I'm getting down with pain and no answers and wonderednif anyone had any ideas?
So 6 months ago I was sitting in the floor with my left hand behind my back to support me. My five year old so. Tan unexpectedly to me for a hug and my wrist bent 'too far'. There was a pop sound and a gringing feeling and some pain. Instantly the injury produced a ganglion cyst on the back of my wrist.
The pain was not 'bad enough to be a fracture' but after seeing the protrusion I went to a&e. Wrist X-ray all clear and they didn't even mention the ganglion.
I then saw different gps about 5 or 6 times because the pain was worsening and og anything more noticeable. I had noticed I wasn't using my left hand as much and couldn't grip or hold much weight. Holding take away cups or any dexterous work seems very hard and I have to concentrate. Driving is awful and using the handbrake and gear stick really flare it up.
My thumb now has a protrusion to the base and the middle joint also feels increasingly unstable. I think there is at least tendon damage because the thumb is hyper mobile although I have less control.
Gp so far have concentrated on the ganglion but I kept saying I wasn't worried about the ganglion; I was worried the underlying injury was more than a sprain.
I got a fever set of standard writay X-rays taken about 3 weeks ago and the feedback was that it was normal.
I'm now waiting until November to see an orthopaedic surgeon but I just wish I had some advice on how careful I should be or how to not increase the injury or cause long term damage. I'm a bit worried there is already some lasting damage given te wait I've had. The thumb issues seem to either be a dislocation or tendon damage or potentially the start of arrhiritis.
I have tenderness in my snuff box but if worsens and improves although is often pretty painful.
I also get numbness on and off on my ring and little fingers which extends up to my hand and shoots pain up to my elbow.
Am I crazy or has anyone else sudfwr d similar??
Has anyone got any good advice on how best to care for myself until I am reviewed?
Ice seems to help a lot and a wrist support has been good but I'm conscious for trying to keep moving to reduce swelling and stiffness.
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