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Has breast cancer, got wrist and thumb pain post chemo, radiotherapy, mastectomy, painkillers not working

I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and have had chemo & radiotherapy and mastectomy . After the radiotherapy finished in January I started to develop pain in both wrists. It is on the side f my wrist and affects my thumbs too. It feels as though the bones and everything is crunching when I try to turn my wrist. The pain is excruciating and no pain killers are helping.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Jun 2012
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This may not be because of your breast cancer and treatment but could be coincidental. If the pain and crunching you are felling in on the thumb side of your wrist then the diagnosis could potential be a tenosynovitis where the tendons to the thumb become inflamed a the level of the wrist. DeQuervains Tenosynovitis as it is called can be helped with anti-inflammatory medication, a wrist splint, local anaesthetic and steroid injections and occasionally surgery. I would seek your family Dr opinion to the diagnosis and further management.
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