I injured my wrist about 8 weeks ago. X-ray showed no fracture, so it was treated as a ligament injury. I wore a brace for about a week, then a cast for 3 weeks. By the end of the term the pain was significantly reduced, but didn't feel like it had finsihed healing. The cast was removed, and the ortho said to slowly get back into normal activity - with no brace. However, the pain returned in full, and it's been almost 4 weeks since the cast was removed with no improvement. I do almost everything with one hand - including typing. There is also something clicking or shifting around inside the wrist now that was never there before. The ortho recently had me get an MRI - I guess to see if there's more ligament (or tendon?) damage than he thought. We'll find out the results in a few days during my next appointment. At this point, I don't know what to expect. If the MRI doesn't show anything in particular, we'll be confused as to the source of the pain. If it DOES show something damaged, then I'll be back at square one with treatment. A cast for 6 weeks this time or what?
I guess I'll find out one way or another during this next appointment, but I was wondering if anybody has had a similar experience - or any advice - to set my mind at ease until then.