Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  156
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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.
Answered: Sat, 29 Mar 2014
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor