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Severe pain on wrist, hurts when thumb is extended. Advise?

Hi Doctor i have a problem with my wrist and it has been going on for two months. When i open my left hand with palm facing me i have severe pain on my wrist (well in that area) where the bone is under my thumb. Further more it is extremely difficult to extend my thumb without any pain on my wrist with my palm facing me. I dont know how this happend all i can say is that one morning i woke up on the couch and it was hurting. I hope my wife wasnt mad because i fell asleep on the couch if you know what im saying. Please help my email is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
It seems you have tendinitis around wrist for which take ibuprofen 400 mg thrice a day, do hot fomentation every morning in hot water dipping your hand inside a vessel for 10 minutes.Apply local anti-inflammatory cream like diclofenac sodium gel rubbing it all over till it dries up.
wait for few days till recovery with treatment for 7 days
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query
From description pain seems to be inflammatory in origin. It could be tendonitis (inflammation )of wrist and thumb. I suggest you get it evaluated by doctor. In interim, take antiinflamatory drug like ibuprofen to reduce pain and inflammation.
Hope this will helps you.
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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