How to manage wrist pain after an accident?
Q: I fell down from my bike 8 months back and bent both my wrists. I consulted a doctor who told me to prevent wrist motion and to tie crepe bandage. I ignored my little pain at that time. But now my pain has increased and I can't do anything with my right hand. My studies are being affected. X-ray shows I have no fracture. I have also visited orthopaedicians who have given various medicines and one of them said its a ligament injury. I have also tried physiotherapy (wax bath + hot water treatment) but its of no use. I am taking all possible precautions such as avoiding usage of right hand. Please tell me what to do?
A:I suggest you should go in for Electrical Stimulation to re-educate the muscle tone, strength and endurance of your wrist muscles and proper exercises for controlled action of the muscles involved and strengthening exercises to get back to pre-injury status. A proper evaluation is a must. If it is too painful still, let your therapist decide if a splint will help you to avoid unnecessary movements and give your hand the necessary support required to relieve pain and further damage. This should help you. Depending on your evaluation your therapist will be able to give you the exact time for recovery, but after 2 weeks you should start feeling the difference and should get some relief.