Jump to content

Tendonitis/rsi in wrist


Recommended Posts

Hi all

I seem to have the above, and can't get rid of it- been like it for months now and it's really peeing me off. Can't really rest it much due to one small child and one baby, and am getting well behind with gardening and DIY!

Spoken to doc, and he suggested ibuprofen (which I take), rest (difficult) and a wrist splint- which I have but find uncomfortable after about 20 mins usually.

Does anyone have any tips or remedies to help it heal? Really getting on my wick.

Cheers.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have it in my two middle fingers on the right hand, i put it down to using the computer mouse, i have been using the mouse with my left hand for the last couple of weeks now and it seems to be working, as now i do not feel so much pain.   

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sympathies. Mrs B has recently developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which is a very painful  wrist problem in both wrists. Referred to a specialist GP the advice is wrist splints, overnight bedtime, for 8 weeks and Naproxine 500 mg. If this doesn't work it's an operation.....waiting time? Unknown.

Edited by Bobba
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, sandspider said:

Hi all

I seem to have the above, and can't get rid of it- been like it for months now and it's really peeing me off. Can't really rest it much due to one small child and one baby, and am getting well behind with gardening and DIY!

Spoken to doc, and he suggested ibuprofen (which I take), rest (difficult) and a wrist splint- which I have but find uncomfortable after about 20 mins usually.

Does anyone have any tips or remedies to help it heal? Really getting on my wick.

Cheers.

Did they check for the possibility of a ganglion cyst? They can cause symptoms like that but would also limit some range of movement 

Link to post
Share on other sites

As someone said above 500mg Naproxen twice a day. Wrist splints and keep up with them as they require rest more than anything. 

Heat pad can help, or alternatively ice pack, different people differant tolerances. If warmth helps, buy woolly fingerless gloves that cover the wrist(pulse point)

Physio and exercise in these cases are about as much use as sucking smarties. 

By substituting your left to compensate for your right or vice versa, can and usually does bring on the same symptoms in the opposite hand.

Privately the release operation is in-expensive and usually a 99% success rate. Around a 10 minute operation under local anesthesia.

Depending on how physical your job, you could be at full strength and fully working with physio after with 2 weeks. Pain free.

I would discuss your options with your GP and if necessary request a private referral.

If you're a union member this can be claimed via them if at all work related.

Colloquially its referred to as @#@#@#$ cramp, as in tennis elbow, house maids knee etc.

Good luck and remember the longer you leave it, the harder to fix 😉 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Bobba said:

Sympathies. Mrs B has recently developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which is a very painful  wrist problem in both wrists. Referred to a specialist GP the advice is wrist splints, overnight bedtime, for 8 weeks and Naproxine 500 mg. If this doesn't work it's an operation.....waiting time? Unknown.

My problem is arthritis. If I do too much it flares up and I find that when it has done so it's worse first thing in the morning. I turn over a lot in my sleep so my hands don't get much rest. The stabilising splints from Boots are a great help.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I was told by a surgeon that only rest can heal it permanently, as was the case with tennis elbow which I developed in both elbows some years ago. Carrying 8x4 boards of osb/MDF/ply didn’t help. 
When I went for an op’ the surgeon told me it was a degenerative ailment only cured by rest, and that it would take a few months for each elbow to heal after the op’, so it didn’t happen as I was self employed.
We were laid off soon after my chat with the surgeon and the problem did in fact go away, never to return, even when we were taken back on by the same employer. 
I had a ganglion removed from my wrist about 20 years ago. There is a deep scar but no reoccurrence, so if it turns out to be this, the op is worth considering. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, wymberley said:

My problem is arthritis. 

Me too. Mine is the Osteo version. Left hip replaced, knees knackered, right knee needs doing - too much skiing over the years (not now!). Right hip agonisingly painful. Naproxine 500mg supplemented by paracetamol. Starting to use a stick. NHS say 28 days to see a consultant and 36 weeks thereafter for op. ie 10 mths total. Horrifying wait. We are having to consider digging deep. Fortunately my shooting buddy is like a mother hen as I hobble around trying to be useful.

34 minutes ago, Robertt said:

Ibuprofen gel10% helps 👍

Ibopfufen tablets are a big no no with Naproxine. Is there anything on the info leaflet which says the gel is ok with certain anti inflammatory tablets? Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have arthritis in my wrists. I find wrists splints at night help. It stops me bending my wrists in my sleep and makes them bearable in the morning. The ones with aluminium bars in and lots of padding work best for me. I bought Oppo 4082 blue wrist supports, but unfortunatley these don't appear to be available anymore. Something similiar might help.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Had it for years from my teens onward to into the 40s. not through what you may be thinking at that age but playing too much on badly set guitars .

Used to strap it up when not playing and being very conscious and careful of it when having to work play etc . also had cortisone injections in the wrist that seemed to help relieve the pain somewhat, took a long time to fade but no repeat of it.

Edited by deny essex
Link to post
Share on other sites

Never had carpal tunnel but I've broken my scaphoid 3 or 4 times in my left wrist and never let it heal properly because I was an impetuous youth and all I wanted to do was be back riding racing. I thought I'd been getting arthritis but ignored it. I got to the point in March last year where I couldn't move it or really do anything, I thought I'd broken it again but it turns out I'd snapped a lot of the arthritis between the bones. Pain killers and a lot of overly tight strapping plaster OR when your in a pinch insulation tape made it bearable and then after a few months a big dose of steroids into the joint and its been as good if not better than it was before I hurt it the last time. I've been trucking along at probably a 2 on the pain scale sometimes even a 1 which is very good for me, since May last year. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, peck said:

I have it in my two middle fingers on the right hand, i put it down to using the computer mouse, i have been using the mouse with my left hand for the last couple of weeks now and it seems to be working, as now i do not feel so much pain.   

People seriously underestimate how hard it can be to use a computer mouse, glad your on the mend.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Many thanks for the responses, all. Some good suggestions & info here.

Will talk to my doctor again about the options, but wrist support overnight does seem to be helping a bit more than during the day. Already using mouse left handed, and trying not to type with right hand. Failing, as I'm doing it now and it's so slow left handed only.

Pretty sure the "adult content" on my router is not to blame, alas, hence the children!!

Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, sandspider said:

Many thanks for the responses, all. Some good suggestions & info here.

Will talk to my doctor again about the options, but wrist support overnight does seem to be helping a bit more than during the day. Already using mouse left handed, and trying not to type with right hand. Failing, as I'm doing it now and it's so slow left handed only.

Pretty sure the "adult content" on my router is not to blame, alas, hence the children!!

Also, if desk bound try investing in some ergo keyboard and mice - perhaps look into using a trackball rather than a mouse. I do suffer occasionally and find using the mouse on my knee a lot more comfortable - but obviously this is when I am doing mouse heavy work (Diagrams etc) as it tends to fall off when you let go :D 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers folks.

Giving glucosamine gel (cheers Aled) and ibuprofen combined a try, seems to be helping, but I can still make things worse by overdoing it, and quite hard to avoid that. Full time wrist splint too, but I really don't want to make matters worse or cause long(er) term problems.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...