Post # 1
9 days to go until our wedding! Aaaaand I have excruciating pain in my right (dominant) hand. My boss, who is an MD, said he thinks it’s tendonitis. I’ve tried anti-inflammatory meds, heat, ice, stretching. None of it is helping. I’m still in pain and my hand is swollen. I have to do everyday tasks left-handed. I can barely write or eat anything that requires me to operate a fork.
Anyone have any ideas to help a sister out?
Post # 3
Have you tried compression and immobility. That is what helps me the most when I have problems like that with my ankles.
Post # 4
I’ve had tendonitis in my arm and shoulder and while it did hurt, I certainly wouldn’t call it excruciating. I’d go see a doctor!
Post # 5
Well, have you taken recently or are on antibiotics or any other medications, specifically cholesterol meds or diuretics?
If not, it could become a cronic condition. Do you feel like a specific finger gets “stuck”? Either flexing or extending it. I’m not sure how to explain it better, you can have it actually click in a certain movement and can only dislodge it by moving it with the other hand OR it could just be pain in one specific finger, even when it is passively moved (ie moved by someone else or by the other hand). Note that if you are not moving the finger in any way it shouldn’t hurt.
The usual course of action (where I live) is going to an orthopedic surgeon, he will inject medication, usually strong corticosteroids, directly into your hand in a specific location. This can be done no more than two or three times depending on the surgeon’s preference. If it continues to happen you will need surgery, here it is minor surgery, an ambulatory procedure that is in fact very VERY simple, but hopefully it doesn’t come to that.