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Wrist/Forearm Muscle Problems

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  • Posted By: RockNDetermed
  • May 12, 2010
  • 00:33 AM

So here goes... 2 years ago I was at work starting a compactor at work. I was pulling the pull cord and after the 3rd or 4th pull the motor froze stopping my arm dead in it's tracks half way into a pull and I felt a "POP" in my forearm. This "POP" was followed by a shocking sensation that reached clear to my shoulder and I was in moderate pain. Over that weekend my arm was sore, but not to the point that I was in agonizing pain. The following monday (3 days later) I was driving an 8 speed dump truck and shifting caused my forearm started to ache and turn red to the point that I couldn't shift gears.. The next day my entire forearm was swollen, there were broken blood vessels and I had to go to the ER due to the extreme amount of pain.

After the ER I was put in a half cast wrapped in ace bandage and told no hand movement until further notice. Take Perkocet for pain etc and was discharged. I saw a hand specialist and he told me it was a "Sprain".

Since this so called "sprain" I have never been the same. For the last 2 years my forearm has been weak, gets tired fast, and now I'm experiencing muscle spasms, shocking sensations and randomly started hurting resulting in another trip to ER. I feel this was misdiagnosed as a sprain and is something serious. I've never heard of a sprain breaking blood vessels and shutting down a body part completely for an entire month. I've sprained my ankle before and was able to walk afterward.

Has anyone heard of this kind of thing? I'm wondering if I tore a muscle or ligament and it may have healed wrong? Carpal Tunnel? Pinched Nerve? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you for reading this.

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  • It sounds like you initially sprained your arm and now you could have tendinosis but I'm not sure. Can more test be requested for your arm? An X-ray might help with examining this problem.
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