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Displaced tendons..?!

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  • Posted By: flower.fox38
  • September 3, 2007
  • 02:10 AM

The extensor tendons (on the back of my hands) for my little fingers (in both hands) have been shoved over, resulting in the extensor tendon for my ring finger being shoved into my middle finger's extensor tendon, and the ring finger being moved over. As well, there is another something in my hands (I still haven't been able to find out what it is called, it joins the tendons) has also been shifted out of position..!

Click on the link to see pictures... once you see this, you'll know what I mean.

This is causing me pain in my hands, and forearms (especially on and surrounding the tendons) when I use the computer (typing or mousing), write or draw. My gripstrength is shot, and I can't lift or hold anything heavy. There is also numbness in my fingers.

What on earth is going on with my hands? And is there any way I can fix it? I've looked into surgeries, but so far I've found nothing.. only that I can see the severity of the displacement with the Doppler Imaging System, an ultrasound or an MRI. I'm afraid I'm damaging my tendons even more by writing or using computer, because it hurts to do so. I've tried to stay away from doing the things that hurt, so I've slowed the advance of the pain. I also have snapping tendons in my wrists.. I can't even make my hands stronger, because any exercise makes my forearms, hands and tendons hurt more.

Please help!! I've got to get my hands fixed, or it will destroy my schooling and future career! How can I write exams or papers, or go through university if my hands hurt to write, use the computer, or even do anything?

Any and all information that anyone can provide would be amazing.

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