Painful Wrist

After more than a month of feeling pain on my wrist. Finally i went to see an Orthopaedic Specialist in Columbia Asia Hospital today. I had muscle pain last time and It cured in a short time and thought it was just a normal muscle pain. So I didn’t pay much attention until I realised it isn’t normal. A month of suffering is seriously not a joke.

My specialist – Doctor Saiful, carefully examined my hand from my elbow to my palm. Every part is fine except my wrist. He then asked me to go for X-Ray scanning. After about 15 mins, I went to see him again. He showed me my wrist radiograph and explained to me the problem. The pain actually due to wrist tendonitis.

So what is Wrist Tendonitis? Wrist tendonitis, also called tenosynovitis, is a common condition characterized by irritation and inflammation of the tendons around the wrist joint.

Many tendons surround the wrist joint. Wrist tendonitis usually affect one of the tendons, but it may also involve two or more. Often wrist tendonitis occurs at points where the tendons cross each other or pass over a bony prominence.
The wrist tendons slide through smooth sheaths as they pass by the wrist joint. These tendon sheaths, called the tenosynovium, allow the tendons to glide smoothly in a low-friction manner.

When wrist tendonitis becomes a problem, the tendon sheath or tenosynovium, becomes thickened and constricts the gliding motion of the tendons. The inflammation also makes movements of the tendon painful and difficult.

The most common and consistent complaint of patients diagnosed with wrist tendonitis is pain over the area of inflammation. Swelling of the surrounding soft-tissues is also quite common.

I was also being asked to go to see Physiotherapy for Ultrasound Therapy which is located in the same hospital.

During this period, I am advised not to carry heavy thing, no hard work, try not to move or pressure my wrist and wear the wrist support for 3 weeks. In between, I need to go to back to do ultrasound in physiotherapy at least 3 times a week and see Doctor Saiful after 3 weeks time. Hopefully I will be fully recovered after that.🙂

This is me with my wrist support..

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I realised that there are so many people care about me in this world.. Thanks for your concern, caring & love! ❤

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