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What Causes Wrist Pain After Recovering From Breast Cancer?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: Hi Doctor,

Please see the attached pic of wrist of my mother.

She has pain in her wrist. Possibily in the bone of the wrist. She has gone thru chemos due to breast cancer. We dont know if that is the reason. She feels difficulty while doing toothbrush.

Can you please suggest what medicine she should take for wrist bone pain.

Thanks!!
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Wrist Swelling , Treatment below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
I have seen the picture and there is probably some swelling in the wrist joint. The swelling could have come any reason - mostly it is fluid in the wrist joint .
I would suggest the following treatment:
1. Pain killers daily for few days .
2.Hot fomentation with warm water twice daily.
3.Local Analgesic cream twice daily
4.Wrist support to be used
5. No heavy or twisting movements for 3 weeks
I do hope that this treatment helps her. Try it for about 10 days and if pain is not relieved or pain increases in between , then please get an X ray of the wrist.

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Brief Answer: Wrist Swelling , Treatment below. Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon. I have seen the picture and there is probably some swelling in the wrist joint. The swelling could have come any reason - mostly it is fluid in the wrist joint . I would suggest the following treatment: 1. Pain killers daily for few days . 2.Hot fomentation with warm water twice daily. 3.Local Analgesic cream twice daily 4.Wrist support to be used 5. No heavy or twisting movements for 3 weeks I do hope that this treatment helps her. Try it for about 10 days and if pain is not relieved or pain increases in between , then please get an X ray of the wrist.