left wrist pain help

left wrist pain help

Post by rand » Mon, 28 Oct 2002 12:53:02


Need some advice/help from the doctors in the house.

I hurt my wrist playing hockey (don't remember a specific hit/slash) about 3
1/2 weeks ago.  Pain and no strength in the inside wrist (not swollen from
the outside at least).  Went to see a doctor and he said it was tendonitis
(prescribed naprasin) of a tendon that hooks around a bone on the inside
wrist.

I'm going on a planned trip next week.   The wrist has felt better. (good
range of motion but still slightly tender around the area) so I figured I
should try to see if I can hit balls.  I had some pain at impact (especially
if not hit flush and also worse with longer clubs) but not as bad as when
first hurt.  I've done my google searches and have been scared myself by the
idea of breaking the "hook of hamate" in my wrist.

Could I have fractured it?  And can I do severe damage if I try to play on
it?  Would a brace help (if so, what kind)?  Thanks.

I'm leaving soon and won't have time to see a doctor.

Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

Rando

 
 
 

left wrist pain help

Post by David Sneddo » Mon, 28 Oct 2002 20:38:09


Quote:
> Need some advice/help from the doctors in the house.

> I hurt my wrist playing hockey (don't remember a specific hit/slash) about
3
> 1/2 weeks ago.  Pain and no strength in the inside wrist (not swollen from
> the outside at least).  Went to see a doctor and he said it was tendonitis
> (prescribed naprasin) of a tendon that hooks around a bone on the inside
> wrist.

> I'm going on a planned trip next week.   The wrist has felt better. (good
> range of motion but still slightly tender around the area) so I figured I
> should try to see if I can hit balls.  I had some pain at impact
(especially
> if not hit flush and also worse with longer clubs) but not as bad as when
> first hurt.  I've done my google searches and have been scared myself by
the
> idea of breaking the "hook of hamate" in my wrist.

> Could I have fractured it?  And can I do severe damage if I try to play on
> it?  Would a brace help (if so, what kind)?  Thanks.

> I'm leaving soon and won't have time to see a doctor.

> Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

> Rando

I am not a real doctor, but I play one on newsgroups.

If it is incapacitating and giving you pain when playing, then you may have
to cancel your trip.

It looks like the Dr prescribed Naproxin, mine did the same for my groin
pull.  I didn't even bother to fill it - it is a *** thinner, and can
really play havoc with your stomach.   I used Ibuprofen, with food intake,
and that helped manage the pain.  For an injury like this I'd recommend you
see a chiropractor - they are much better with injuries of this type, than a
medical Dr.  Just my opinion.  I doubt if there will be any "cure" before
your trip, so the idea of a brace is probably a good one - see the
chiropractor he will be able to recommend a suitable device.

Next patient, please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--
David
RSG Roll Call
http://SportToday.org/
email: dsneddon AT cogeco DOT ca

 
 
 

left wrist pain help

Post by EktarE » Mon, 28 Oct 2002 23:03:13


Quote:



> > Need some advice/help from the doctors in the house.

> > I hurt my wrist playing hockey (don't remember a specific hit/slash)
about
> 3
> > 1/2 weeks ago.
> I am not a real doctor, but I play one on newsgroups.

> If it is incapacitating and giving you pain when playing, then you may
have
> to cancel your trip.

> It looks like the Dr prescribed Naproxin, mine did the same for my groin
> pull.  I didn't even bother to fill it - it is a *** thinner, and can
> really play havoc with your stomach.
>I used Ibuprofen, with food intake, and that helped manage the pain.
>> You sure are not a doctor, what the heck do you think Ibuporfen is if
>>not an NSAID such as the dreaded Naproxin Sodium????
>For an injury like this I'd recommend you
> see a chiropractor - they are much better with injuries of this type, than
a
> medical Dr.  Just my opinion.  I doubt if there will be any "cure" before
> your trip, so the idea of a brace is probably a good one - see the
> chiropractor he will be able to recommend a suitable device.

> Next patient, please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

> --
> David
> RSG Roll Call
> http://SportToday.org/
> email: dsneddon AT cogeco DOT ca


 
 
 

left wrist pain help

Post by Jeff » Tue, 29 Oct 2002 00:30:33


Quote:

> Could I have fractured it?  And can I do severe damage if I try to play on
> it?  Would a brace help (if so, what kind)?  Thanks.

> I'm leaving soon and won't have time to see a doctor.

I hope you don't realistically expect to get that kind of authoritative
answer from some dudes on the internet.
 
 
 

left wrist pain help

Post by David Sneddo » Tue, 29 Oct 2002 09:17:00


Quote:
> > It looks like the Dr prescribed Naproxin, mine did the same for my groin
> > pull.  I didn't even bother to fill it - it is a *** thinner, and can
> > really play havoc with your stomach.
> >I used Ibuprofen, with food intake, and that helped manage the pain.

> >> You sure are not a doctor, what the heck do you think Ibuporfen is if
> >>not an NSAID such as the dreaded Naproxin Sodium????

Because Ibuprofin is available in a 500ea bottle for under $6 - Naproxin ,
after dispensing fees etc is ten times that.

No I am not a Dr, but I try to not throw my money away either.

--
David
RSG Roll Call
http://SportToday.org/
email: dsneddon AT cogeco DOT ca

 
 
 

left wrist pain help

Post by Tom Fento » Tue, 29 Oct 2002 09:30:33

NSAID is a class of drug, not a specific drug. Different NSAID's work
differently. Ibuprofen isn't Naproxen. All the NSAID's pretty much have the
same  warnings about possible stomach bleeding.

Naproxen is sold across the counter generically or as Aleve to name one
brand.


Quote:



> > > It looks like the Dr prescribed Naproxin, mine did the same for my
groin
> > > pull.  I didn't even bother to fill it - it is a *** thinner, and
can
> > > really play havoc with your stomach.
> > >I used Ibuprofen, with food intake, and that helped manage the pain.

> > >> You sure are not a doctor, what the heck do you think Ibuporfen is if
> > >>not an NSAID such as the dreaded Naproxin Sodium????

> Because Ibuprofin is available in a 500ea bottle for under $6 - Naproxin ,
> after dispensing fees etc is ten times that.

> No I am not a Dr, but I try to not throw my money away either.

> --
> David
> RSG Roll Call
> http://SportToday.org/
> email: dsneddon AT cogeco DOT ca

 
 
 

left wrist pain help

Post by Alan Murph » Tue, 29 Oct 2002 19:45:52


Quote:

> > >> You sure are not a doctor, what the heck do you think Ibuporfen is if
> > >>not an NSAID such as the dreaded Naproxin Sodium????

> Because Ibuprofin is available in a 500ea bottle for under $6 - Naproxin ,
> after dispensing fees etc is ten times that.

> No I am not a Dr, but I try to not throw my money away either.

> David

Never met a Scotsman who did :-))

Alan

 
 
 

left wrist pain help

Post by David Sneddo » Tue, 29 Oct 2002 21:49:10


Quote:


> > > >> You sure are not a doctor, what the heck do you think Ibuporfen is
if
> > > >>not an NSAID such as the dreaded Naproxin Sodium????

> > Because Ibuprofin is available in a 500ea bottle for under $6 - Naproxin
,
> > after dispensing fees etc is ten times that.

> > No I am not a Dr, but I try to not throw my money away either.

> > David

> Never met a Scotsman who did :-))

> Alan

Good one, Alan!!!   I save it all for golf !!!!!!
:-)

--
David
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email: dsneddon AT cogeco DOT ca