Hello Michael, Please mention your age. Assuming that you have visited an orthopaedician, it sounds to me like a scaphoid non union or Preiser s disease. If you have given up with rest, ice, compression bandaging and analgesics for 4-6 weeks, I would suggest an MRI of the wrist (if not done yet) to assess the vascularity of the proximal part of the bone. After confirming the diagnosis and assessing the severity of its involvement, a surgery i.e (a)revascularization procedure or (b)excision of the scaphoid and fusion of other wrist bones can be planned for. Get back to me if you think my terms were too geeky.