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Pain in left wrist due to injury and incomplete physiotherapy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello.
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I would like to discuss a problem in my left wrist.
Doctor :   yes sure , please ask
Doctor :   what is the problem that you are having with it
User :   I met with an accident 5 years ago and got multiple fractures in my left wrist.Due to my exams, I was unable to complete my physiotherapy. Then on I get shooting pain (especially during winters).
Doctor :   ok
User :   I did physiotherapy last year but still face the same problem.
Doctor :   have you taken an x ray hence?
User :   Yes
User :   As per the Xray my bones are fine.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it just the pain or you have any tingling or numbness at hte place
User :   no I get shooting pain at times. There isn't any specific trend that I have noticed.
Doctor :   this problem has arised due to neurological weakness that you have sustained as you had
Doctor :   not continues the physitherapy course
Doctor :   now what i suggest you to do is that, take up physiotherapy once again, and along with it take multivitamin tablets which will help in
User :   but afterwards I did routine physiotherapy exercises.
Doctor :   strenthening th enerves
User :   Since last year I have been doing Physiotherapy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you taking any tablets ? now
Doctor :   are you having any associated illnesses
User :   I take multivitamins and calcium.
Doctor :   may i knoe your age , so that i can suggest some exercises for you
User :   I am 29 ..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you a right hander?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok , you continue with the physiotherapy course along with it
Doctor :   wen you are at home or working
Doctor :   start doing some stretching exercises to your wrist
User :   ok
Doctor :   to start with , hold your left wrist with your right hand and stretch it up and down
Doctor :   slowly to start with so that your wrist feels the stress
Doctor :   do this 10 repeatations up and down
User :   ok
Doctor :   do it in three sets
User :   fine
Doctor :   the next is with the same hold do wrist rotation , you have to take care that you do it slowly
Doctor :   so that your wrist is feeling the strtch
Doctor :   so this exercise for 5 times in clockwise and anti clwse direction
Doctor :   in three sets
User :   Another point which got highlighted during my recent visit to an orthopedic was that one of my nerve is getting pressed by a bone.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yes as i said this is a neural pain
User :   Would you recomment a surgery or continue with physiotherapy.
Doctor :   to ascertain whether a neuromuscular or purely a neurological pain
Doctor :   you have to visit a neurology consultant
Doctor :   if its a nero muscular pain this can be cured by physiotherapy
Doctor :   if its purely neurological , you may have to take up a decompression surgry
User :   okay
Doctor :   there are certain medications which are tried before taking up a surgery like
User :   Okay
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help you with
User :   Is there any neurology consultant you would recommend
Doctor :   where are you situtated
User :   I have also been told of heat therapy which helps...
User :   Outer Ring Road. Near Bellandur.
Doctor :   yes thats good too, this can be given by thew physiotherapists..
Doctor :   but i suggest you consult the neuro consultant and get his opinion in the meantime
Doctor :   ok, i have got your location
Doctor :   one of our representatives will call you today and coordinate regarding this
Doctor :   can i confirm your number it is
Doctor :   0000
Doctor :   is it ok
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   no my number is 0000.
Doctor :   ok. thanks.
Doctor :   one of our team members will call you and coordinate this appointment
User :   thank you.
Doctor :   please fill the feedback form and say when done
Doctor :   are you through ? Can I know your name please.
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   done.
Doctor :   Thanks. Have a good day.
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