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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
Question: torn tissue in wrist?
|homeless1212 - Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:30 pm||
i worked at a laundry bussiness late last year and one day as i was lifting heavy uniforms out of a basket and into the dryer i felt a slight pop in my wrist. every since then my wrist has been in pain..sometimes it doesn't hurt at all and sometimes if i turn it a certain way or lift something heavy it hurts again..sometimes its even painful to move my thumb......my boyfriend says no big deal it will heal but its been 4 months now since the incident! what do you think about this..should i see a doctor or "let it go?" :shock:
|Dr. A. Saif - Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:56 am||
Difficult to say what the diagnosis is without examining you, so visiting a doc is not a bad idea, if it is bothering your so much. But one possibility is DeQuervain's tenosynovitis. Try curling your thumb and clasp it with the rest of the fingers in your injured hand. Then make a move as if your are hitting something with an imaginary hammer. If that hurts your wrsit, then that's possibly the diagnosis.
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