Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include inflammation, degeneration, tendonopathy, neuro-muscular causes etc. It would be best to have this reviewed by your treating orthopedician for a detailed evaluation and suggestion of an appropriate management plan. If required referral to a pain management specialist may be sought. If planning to change your doctor, you could try searching the yellow pages for a list of doctors in your area and instead going by the websites, I would suggest getting actual patient reviews, before deciding on one.
Hope this is helpful.
hello- I had surgery August 5th of this year for a cyst removal in my wrist! My life has changed and I am a mess. It is in my right hand and I am right handed. I would have lived with the pain before surgery if I knew this would happen! I am also 30 and cant do anything. no bowling, darts, writing, hand shakes, clapping, checkers and I could go one and on. When I went back to the surgeon she told me I have a shoulder problem.... Complete BS!!! So after seeing my primary 8 times and the nurse trying to get me to see a specialist... NO ONE would see me due to post op recovery... I finally was seen by her colleague down the hall from her and he diagnosed me with complex regional pain syndrome... he touched my hand for 30 seconds!!!! I am frusterated and want to be back normal.. hold hand, rub my husbands back, pet my dog.... live life, hold a drink, dance.... I dont know what to do and I am depressed... My cyst started super small and I told my Dr.... she asked if it hurt and it didn't until years later and by that time it was hard and looked like a bone going out of my skin. I dont know where to go or how to fix this. This took me 20 mins to type and before August 5th.. maybe took me a minute..... They also have me on all these meds.... pumping my body full.... they work in some sense and I do feel at ease more but my face is also numb and my thoughts are not normal and disorganized... I hope the best for you and I thought maybe someone could help! I feel your pain.. stay positive :)
Can I ask have you recovered now as I've had the same op nearly 2 wks ago & in so much pain! Just wondered if you'd had any relief from it?
Hi, I've been in pain for the past 5 years due to Ganglion Cysts on my left wrist, I'm a leftie too.. Have had 4 operations, 4 aspirations, 1 x ganglion burst by an acupuncturist, 1 x burst on it's own. And most of them were multiple Ganglions in the one!! They were always huge! Last operation was in April 2014 where they removed three cysts from the one. Now i'm still in pain and cannot bend my wrist at all. Had 6 Physio sessions and back in a month for more. Have appointment with Hand Doctor on Thursday and wondering what they will recommend now. I've been on that much medication and nothing worked. Unfortunately.. Not on any meds at the moment because i think it's a waste of time, and i was getting every side effect going!! Told the doctor to leave it for now. Think she has exhausted all ideas. I also have pain up my left arm to my neck and get tingling in my head all left side. Pain down left leg, from bum to big toe. Tingling in fingers. The list is endless. Have had scans, Lumbar Puncture, seen Neurologist. No far further at all. Just waiting on Lumbar Puncture results, but have it in my head that they won't find anything, as usual.. Fingers crossed we all get the help we need. It's definately not fair. I'm 33 and have a 5 year old who wants me to get better so i can take her swimming. Only been at the pool once since she was born!! Feel like the most useless mammy in the world at times. And feel like a nuisance to others!! Take care all. Chin up. ;)
I had the surgery back in January 2014 after all the tests of MRI, xrays, injections to remove what was a growing ganglion cyst. I had 6 weeks of therapy, 2 times a week for an hour and was finally able to move my wrist like before. Just recently, I have been having pain in the wrist and was wondering could it be growing again even though the Dr stitched it up good inside to prevent it growing with all the scar tissue?
It’s been 7 weeks since my ganglion cyst removal from my right wrist. My wrist pain started in high school around age 15, I think as a result of playing football and throwing shot put and discus. The pain got consistently worse over time. I finally had surgery this February at age 27. Since the surgery I still feel the same pain and now I have lost quite a bit of range of motion in my wrist. I can only bend my wrist to about a 45 degree angle whereas my left wrist can bend to 90 degrees. I physically can not bend my right wrist any further. It is locked at that point. There is a considerable amount of very hard scar tissue that appears to be the cause of the loss of motion. Bending my wrist backwards causes pain on the top left of my wrist near the base of my thumb. This is the same pain I had before the surgery. When moving my wrist there is often a hitch, not quite a click, but as if something is catching on something. I used to be active and play basketball, but now I can’t even take a shot without pain. I know it’s only been 7 weeks since surgery, but progress has been very minimal and I’m starting to worry this is going to be an ongoing issue.
I don't have your answers but it certainly sounds like the type of pain you guys are trying to manage is neuropathy or nerve pain. I've been on the internet again for this kind of pain....Very unique from my perspective. I ended up having to have a gangling cyst removed surgically mid June. I ended up in emergency room 12:00 a.m. pain was so bad. Unfortunately I had used my own head and decided the medication Dr. had given me wasn't working so I stopped taking it which I did to myself. I was given a shot, a dose of the med I was on and and an additional pain medication which does help. I find the nerve pain unique, not having pain like this before. It is a different kind of pain. I find it sometimes feels like stabbing pain, or sharp pain, or shooting pain, or numbness, stiffness in my wrist and hand. My goal is to learn how to manage it so my wrist and hand return to "normal" for me. I do hope and pray you all find a management for the pain and your "normalcy." Typing is a challenge for me at present.