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Suggest treatment for wrist pain

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: My name is XXXX. I am abpot 44 years old. About since last 6 months I am experiencing a discomfort in my right wrist. Initially it started as locking of my thumb. when I try to move forcibly to unlock it it gives pain. The pain has now also spread in the right wrist.

its almost 6 months now. The pain is mostly experienced in the morning when I get up from bed. Then slowly it vanishes. But when I try a wrist twisting act it hurts. I experienced this also while playing table tennis few days back when my wrist twisted.

Even low if I try to itch my back with my thumb, it locks. And while pushing the thumb it pains a lot.

the location of the pain has been pointed out by my finger in the attached snap.

XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Trigger thumb. Medicine, splint, surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Thanks for the query.

Have you ever sustained trauma to your wrist?

What is your Occupation?

Do you lift heavy weights?

You could be having a condition called Trigger thumb.

This occurs due to inflammation of the tendon sheath of the thumb.

You can apply ice, use a thumb spica splint try to unlock your thumb but do not do it forcefully.

Also you can take Anti inflammatory Medicine like Tablet Aceproxyvon twice a day for 5 days. If the symptoms do not resolve in a couple of weeks, a steroid shot can be given near the thumb and palm junction which will relieve symptoms. I usually recommended surgery to release the the tight tendons. This shall provide best relief.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (27 minutes later)
Thanks for your answer. I will try the medicine u have recommended. I am a design engineer by profession and mostly work with mouse the whole day.

Thanks anyway anf and I will get back to u soon


XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use ergonomic design mouse

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Kindly use ergonomic design mouse which is used for playing computer games. They will reduce stress on the thumb.

Kindly follow up with me on your progress.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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Brief Answer: Trigger thumb. Medicine, splint, surgery Detailed Answer: Hi there. Welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for the query. Have you ever sustained trauma to your wrist? What is your Occupation? Do you lift heavy weights? You could be having a condition called Trigger thumb. This occurs due to inflammation of the tendon sheath of the thumb. You can apply ice, use a thumb spica splint try to unlock your thumb but do not do it forcefully. Also you can take Anti inflammatory Medicine like Tablet Aceproxyvon twice a day for 5 days. If the symptoms do not resolve in a couple of weeks, a steroid shot can be given near the thumb and palm junction which will relieve symptoms. I usually recommended surgery to release the the tight tendons. This shall provide best relief. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu