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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Wrist tendonitis


 help4me01 - Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:57 pm

I am 19 years old and a female. While helping my sister move I was pulling on a bungee cord and my wrist popped and gave out on me. My wrist was in excrutiating pain. I couldn't hold my hand straight out without it just falling in pain. Anyways three doctors have all told me that nothing is wrong with my wrist and finally the latest doctor told me that I have tendonitis. I have been seeing an occupational therapist. She has done stretches and ultrasound therapy and nothing is working. My wrist has a extreamly swollen lump on it. I have no grip and no strength. I need help on what else i can do. PLEASE, it has been 5 months of constant pain.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:41 am

User avatar Hi Help4me01,

5 months of pain is a little longer than one should have pain if it were something such as a wrist sprain. If you are still without muscle strength I would wonder if you have ruptured a tendon.

You may need to have an MRI of the wrist to get a good look at what is going on.

I would recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon or a sports medicine specialist for an evaluation.

Best wishes.

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