Wrist sore . . . again

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I'm at a loss about why my wrist is sore... again!

If I try to push on a door (so bending my hand back) it hurts. It's like I sprained it but I am a loss as to what I did.

This pain has reoccurred before. All of a sudden I go to press on something, push or lean my weight on my hand and I'm in pain.

Want to go check it out but I can't make an appointment with my regular doctor because I have so much work.

I don't know what carpal tunnel syndrome is but I'm hoping that it isn't it. It hurts to spread my fingers in the back of my hand too. I haven't dropped anything but I find it painful to hold anything with my left hand for any length of time.

From past experience, if I just tough it out and baby my left hand/wrist it eventually goes away.

I can't be off work now. My colleague who works with me is going on holidays for 3 weeks!

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    Mine was doing this, though less severely, and I eventually figured out it's because I was sleeping with it cocked in a weird position. I tend to sleep in fetal position, with my hand up under my pillow, and I was tilting my hand rather than keeping it in a straight line with my arm (sorry, it's hard to describe), and the extreme bend in the wrist combined with the weight of my head on top of it made my wrists unhappy. I kind of trained myself to straighten out my wrists before going to bed or if I woke up in the middle of the night, and the pain went away.

    Not saying that exactly is your problem, but you may just want to micro-analyze how you're positioning your hands throughout the day to see if you can trace the pain back to some misalignment that you're doing without realizing it.

    I hope it gets better, though, whatever the cause!
    1829 days ago
  • SUE5007
    I get pain like this. It hurts on the top side of my wrist when I bend it back, especially putting pressure on it. It's tendinitis for me. I take an anti-inflammatory and try to immobilize it. They have braces in the drug stores you can buy. Or I will wrap it with athletic tape to keep it from bending back too much (this still gives it some flexibility where the brace keeps it from moving at all)
    It seems to flare up when I have it bent and put too much pressure on it...like doing pushups. And it will hurt for a week, unless I immobilize it as much as I can. So when I do pushups I will grab some dumbells and hold onto those to elevate my hands off the floor and keep my wrists straight. But the stronger I'm getting the less sensitive my wrists are getting. :)

    Good luck!
    1829 days ago
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