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wrist injury, all test run, no results

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  • Posted By: varrelracer400hp
  • November 29, 2006
  • 06:42 PM

june 17th 06 I was in a hit and run car accident, i had no powersteering and was pulling the wheel to the left with my left arm trying to avoid the crash, i dont remember anything after that until i finally came to a stop, 3 minutes had past waiting for the police to show up to go find the other driver, i noticed terrible pain growing in my left wrist, no other pain was present at the time.

I went to the hospital, fist thing i wanted was an xray of my wrist, nothing else seemed damaged, nothing showed up ofcourse , darned exrays, anyways, i woke up the next morning ofcourse feeling whiplash, i noticed my wrist was red and swollen.

I made an appointment with a chiropractor as my lawyer i had just hired suggested to go to first. he said my back was injured and i needed to also go to a physical rehab doctor. He got me a mri for my back neck brain and wrist, cartilage damage in my wrist and back, bulges in my spine, that was it, so i was given a nerve test on my wrist hoping something would show up, nothing, he decided to diagnos me with tendonitus in my thumb and gave me a shot of cortisone, that didnt help at all. i was told to continue using the wrist like normal. he saw nothing else he could see and released me:mad:.:confused:

:confused: In august i noticed i was using my left wrist as much as my right but i noticed a severe weakening of the wrist, as well at the same pain i had when it was injured, nothing was getting better it was worsening, also, tightness in it, deep pockets as if my wrist was collapsing like a sink hole. If i lift over 1lb with it or use it too much that day it swells and the bottem tendon when you strech your thumb out swells and becomes almost like a jelly, it tightens back up and the redness goes aay within about 1 hour, my chiropractor has seen it and he doesnt see anything wrong.

:eek: I just noticed today right around where i can feel the pain from the injury, depigmentatoion has occured . I have read cortisone can cause depigmentation but its been months since i had a cortisone shot in the tendon and its just showing up now.

is there anyone who can help me on this, what other tests can be done, or possibly just a answer to what this is. thankyou for your time

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