Is it your main hand? I am right-handed and I have it in my right wrist.
I've gone through the same thing - they call it tendonitis. I've tried
using the brace which helps some but sure gets in the way at the computer.
Trouble with the brace is, I usually forget it until the wrist twinges
again! LOL ouch!
Take out the FISH to email me.
"Jane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I wonder if anyone has had something like this. The doctor is
> I woke up one morning and when I moved my hand I got a severe, sharp
> pain in my wrist. It was in the upper wrist on the side under the
> pinky. Moving my thumb made it worse, but twisting or any upward
> movement of the hand also caused pain - very bad pain.
> The orthopedist took x-rays and an MRI. All negative. He figured it
> was tendonitis and had me use a brace full time for a month. At the
> end of the month it was improving.
> I am going to PT and it has improved a bit more but not much. The
> pain still occurs when I twist the wrong way or over use the hand, but
> not as severely. I can use the hand most of the time but have to wear
> a wrist wrap.
> The mystery is, every morning when I wake up the pain is back and
> almost as bad as it was the first time. After icing it, it feels
> better. As the day goes on it feels a bit better, provided I don't
> aggravate it by doing something stupid. I tried sleeping with the
> brace, without it, with the wrap. Pain is still the same in the
> morning. When I sleep my hand and arm are not twisted or under
> Now they don't think it's tendonitis but have no idea what it might
> be. Apparently the fact that moving the thumb upward causes pain on
> that side is unusual.
> All this started 3 months ago.