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Pain in right wrist - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   good afternoon.
Doctor :   good afternoon.
User :   Sir I have been having pain in my right wrist for about 7 months.
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   I work in a library
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am 33 years old
User :   Married
Doctor :   do you work on a computer for long hours?
User :   during the daytime, I work with the computer.
User :   But I dont have during work.
User :   After I go home, the pain starts
User :   in morning there is no pain.
Doctor :   is the pain only on movements? or even otherwise?
User :   when i try to twist my wrist especially when i am accelerating the bike, I have sever pain.
Doctor :   do you have pain when you press/ touch your wrist?
User :   No
Doctor :   have you had a similar problem before? or any injury to your wrist/ fall ?
User :   No, Did not have any injuries. I usedc to play table tennis long time back. But not for three years now.
Doctor :   any pains in any other joints- finger - elbow or any other?
User :   no other joints.
Doctor :   how many hours do you work on the computer per day? do you type a lot?
User :   sometimes when I clench my fist, I have pain in the wrist.
User :   I work for about 8 hours a day, I am at the keyboard for about 6 hours. Typing work is not much, I do lot od data backup work..
User :   I arrange the books usually in evening. Some books are heavy, occasionally I have had pain.
Doctor :   is your pain confined to the wrist - or does it move to any other part from the wrist?
User :   Only at the wrist.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you taken any medication/ been physically examined by a doctor for this problem?
User :   No, Once i consulted alocal doctor. He gave me a medicine called Aceclo. I took it for 1 week. But after that I continued to have pain.
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? are you allergic to anything?
User :   No allergies, doctor.
User :   No health issues too.
Doctor :   Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?
User :   Occasionally i consume alcohol during parties. but no smoking or other habits.
Doctor :   from what you have told me you most probably may have an inflammation ( swelling) in your wrist
User :   I have not noticed any swelling on my wrist so far.
Doctor :   due to work- most commonly this is due to swelling in a tissue in your wrist- you cannot notice it
User :   hmmm
Doctor :   as it is not at the surface
User :   Is it serious?
Doctor :   usually mild cases resolve with rest and medication
Doctor :   as your pain is not continuous or
User :   hmm, I do not have enough leave days.
Doctor :   what you need to do is firstly make sure you can give your wrist complete rest for at least 7 days
User :   After the pain starts in the evening about 7 or so when I reach home. It hurts throught out dinner. after i go to sleep and in the morning. There is no pain.
Doctor :   avoid riding a bike or lifting heavy books with your right hand
User :   hmm.
Doctor :   the pain is due to the work that you do- and after resting it subsides
User :   Ok, do i need to put a plaster or bandage?
Doctor :   you can use a crepe bandage- it is more to remind you that you have to rest your wrist
User :   hmm.
User :   will the pain come back again later?
Doctor :   Take tab combiflam 1-1-1 after food for 5days and avoid consuming alcohol- as you can get
Doctor :   sevre acidity
User :   Ok doctor. Thank you. How can I consult with you after 5 days?
Doctor :   if your pain improves with these measures- do not do any heavy work with your wrist
Doctor :   for 2 weeks after that
User :   Can I work on the computer?
Doctor :   If you continue having pain even after that
Doctor :   You can get back to me on the same chat- between 9am -9pm next saturday
Doctor :   yes- if you can minimize/ avoid using your right wrist as much s possible
Doctor :   you can work on the comp
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Thank you so much, doctor.
User :   Good day to you. Shall talk to you next Saturday
Doctor :   welcome; Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now
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