I injured my right wrist about 3 months ago. I noticed pain after a session on the boxing bag (the type of pain you would expect if you rolled your wrist inward, although there was no specific point during the session were something happened). I had my hands strapped correctly and was wearing gloves.
The wrist was a bit tender and I attempted to play tennis a week later but stopped after a couple of minutes because I could tell it was'nt right.
I decided not to attempt any sport that would affect it untill it was better but daily activities like driving would aggrivate it so I strapped it up during the day. I finally went to the physio a couple of weeks ago as there was no improvement.
The physio couldnt really give me any answers and sent me for an x-ray as she thought I could possibly have a small fracture.
X-rays showed no problem. If I squeese my wrist with my other hand it feels as though it kind of pops out of the socket, I mentioned this to the physio and she still had no answers.
Just wondering if anyone could shed any light on what the problem could be or has experienced this typeof wrist injury which does'nt seem too severe but just does not want to heal
Dear friend, I am no expert, but i think that you should consult a surgeon specialized in hand surgery, and not just a physiotherapist (if that is what you meant...). This could be a minor sprain, but also a ligamentous injury that should be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. A static X-ray may not always reveal the problem at the initial stage, and further work-up may be needed to reach a correct diagnosis (dynamic X-ray , MRI). Plus the physical examination by an experienced surgeon for lesions of this kind. Don't waste any more time!Good luck and keep us posted for your results.
If your condition is still persisting, I would recommend getting a second opinion from another physiotherapist, a sports physician or orthopaedic surgeon. Further investigation such as an MRI or CT scan is also a good idea. It's important to determine the cause of your symptoms so appropriate injury specific treatment can begin. Avoidance of aggravating activities is also a must (wrist taping or bracing may help)! Your condition could be a simple wrist sprain potentially with cartilage damage that is not improving due to inadequate rest or there may be something else going on. Appropriate wrist stretches and strengthening exercises are also important.
Sounds Like A Form Of Wrist Instability/Carpal Instability, Where You Describe That With Your Other Hand Placed On Your Injured/Disabled Hand It Pop's out Of Socket, Wrist's Do Not Have Sockets Or Muscles,
So Like Anyone Of You 27 Wrist Ligaments Holding Your 8 Carpal Bones In 2 Rows Of 4, Could Be Damaged & Cause Wrist Instability/Carpal Instability & It Has Many Names & Can Cause Permanently Life Disability & Pain, From: Pain,Disability, Popping, Clicking, Snapping, Clunking, Feeling Of The Wrist Giving Way & Pain, & Much More.
See An Skilled Consultant Orthopeadic & Trauma Hand & Upper-Limb Surgeon, ASAP.
How is that posible for ur wrist injury if there are some kind of pain and left after 1st aids than u have to visit physical therapist becuase it can be cause of swelling or something physical therapist is the only person who can heal ur pain but its a lengthy treatment....
Last edited by Dennis22; 18-10-2011 at 05:03 PM.
Have you tried wrist exercises? Like holding a light dumbbell and rotating your wrist or using a dynaflex powerball?
You can also use massage rollers on a sensitive muscle while gripping something and slowly turning your wrist