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Hello... I'm going to try to keep this short:
?I broke my distal radius in my wrist 10 weeks ago, 6 weeks out of plaster. After manipulation of the brake was unsuccessful, I had to have surgery to insert two k-wires.
?On removal of cast I was informed I had developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
?I'm having weekly physio which is hindered by the CRPS. Movement is improveing but very slow. I hardly have any movement in flexing my wrist/palm back and forth.
?I informed my Consultant at the time of my last appointment and mentioned to my therapist that my shoulder is painful, they both said it's most probalbaly inflamed tissue. This did not improve so I went to my GP who has informed me I most probably have a rotator cuff tear and referred me for a MRI/Ultra Sound.
?In doing my own research (delightful Google) it seems one of the main causes of rotator cuff injuries is falling over on an outstreatch arm, which is how I fractured my wrist in the frst place. I'm so angry as I don't understand how this was missed, especially as I've been complaining about shoulder pain.
?Anyway... Im waiting for the scan appointment and driving myself crazy with the thought of me possibly having to have surgery again.
?I can't believe what damage I've done to my body. I've never had anything wrong with me and before this was very active - gym 5 days a week... I was in the gym when I had this injury. I'm on a downward spiral.
?Can anyone relate to what I'm going through? Any encouraging words?
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