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Noticed swelling and pain in wrist while working. How to get relief?

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my right wrist is very painful and swelling any time an working
Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
Your X-ray report does not show any bony injury while the ultrasound scan is suggestive of tenosynovitis of extensor tendons.
The treatment options include,

1.) Analgesics.
2.) Immobilization.
3.) Physical Therapy.
4.) Surgery (In serious cases).

Your Treating Doctor will know better, which treatment option suits your condition. Usually a month of rest would be sufficient if you avoid repetitive hand and wrist movements like while playing a Piano.

Follow these lifestyle modifications,

1.) Give Complete rest to your Hand, for about a Month.
2.) Wear a splint or Brace after discussing it with your Doctor.
3.) Avoid repetitive wrist and hand movements.
4.) Perform regularly the exercises as explained by your Physical Therapist.
5.) Make a note of which movements aggravate the pain, and try avoiding them to the fullest.
6.) Stick to your treatment plan and go for regular follow up.
Get some anti inflammatory medicines prescribed from your orthopedician.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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