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Pain in wrist

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 20, 2008
  • 02:00 AM

Hello, my name is Elle.
Over the summer, I participated in an intense hiking program. We did a lot of traveling and so I was often carrying suitcases. On the flight there, back in July, I used my hands to push myself out of my seat... and for some reason my left wrist hurt a lot. When we landed I saw a medic who wrapped it in an ace bandage and sent me off. A few days later I went to the hosopital where I got an x-ray taken. There were no breaks or fractures... or any other noticable problems that an x-ray would show, so they gave me ONE advil and sent me off. I rested the arm for the rest of the summer and it eventually stopped hurting. August 11th I boarded the plane to return home and again I noticed intense pain in my left wrist. (I know the pain has nothing to do with airplanes...) When I got home I again saw a doctor and had another x-ray. Nothing was found wrong and I was told I had tendonitis and was given a brace. For a few weeks I wore the brace and then it stopped hurting. Now it started again and it is so bad that when I tried to push myself up in bed, I collapsed on to my back. What can I do to keep the pain from returning? Why does it hurt? What is wrong?!

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