i have bump below my thumb on my left hand where my wrist and hand connect. it is not very big, about the size of a big marble. it is more prominate when i flex my hand backwards, and in this position when i put pressure on my hand it is very painful.
i went to the doctor about 6 or 7 months ago about it and he told me that he thought it was an inflamed tendion and had fluid built up around it. i was given a brace and told to stay off of it.. it went away a little bit but is so more painful then ever. i believe that it is a cyst but the doctor said that it wasnt....
i am only 17 and an all star cheerleader which in very demanding of my body.. (think high level gymnast) competition season is coming up so i do not have the option of being in a brace or have any kind of surgery to have it removed. i really do not know what to do. it is becoming more painful as time goes on, and it has moved very slightly up closer to my thumb.. into the joint of my wrist.
what should i do? help
Last edited by lipxolocked; 08-12-2008 at 07:40 AM.
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You need to get your mom or dad to take you to a specialist. You might need a cortisone injection -I had a simular problem once after crocheting a bunch of blankets. Don't push this away because of upcoming activities. Those will come and go-this is something that will affect your entire life if you don't get it looked at and taken care of. Are your parents worried about it too?
I have daughters 17,16, and 14 two of which have been cheerleaders for 10 years so I understand-but PLEASE don't let this go.
Let us know how you do0this post night get moved because its not really pain management but I will watch for your replies.
Last edited by momzworkin; 08-12-2008 at 09:15 AM.
Hi - I'm 32, active, and I have been through the same issue. I had pain in my wrist for a while and eventually a bump formed on the wrist below the thumb. Finally went to a hand specialist and he did an x-ray, CT scan and CAT scan and he had difficulty determining the problem. He first thought it was tendonitis, but then said it may be a combination of that plus arthritis. He gave me a cortisone injection and that helped for a few weeks, but it is back again. I guess I'm back to the doctor. Did you get your issue resolved? If so, how? Thanks
I am also 32 - very active. I play golf, volleyball and softball. My left wrist has developed a bump under my thumb. The doctor acted completely stumped on what it was. He said he has never seen a cyst in that area. It's going to cost me about $800 out of pocket just to get the MRI. In my head, it has to be sports related. I have jammed that wrist before catching myself in volleyball - I put a lot of torque on it in softball and golf too. Did yours ever resolve? What line of action did you end up taking. Mine doesn't bother me until I use it - and then it seems to "warm up" while I'm playing and ache for a while afterwards. I'm not sure how important it is to take care of it???
My issue never got fully resolved. I did get the cortisone injection and that did help and make the bump go down for a while. It came back, but not quite as big. So I'd recommend asking about a cortisone shot. I think the biggest difference between me and you is that you may have injured yours (mine seemed to come on with no specific stress injury). If you give it some rest and the cortisone shot you may recover completely if you do not continue to put extreme stress and "jam" it like you mentioned. The specialist I saw said he could give me another cortisone injection, but a max of 2. It's been a while since I last saw him. I believe he also said in "old" people he might do a surgical procedure, but he did not recommend it for someone my age and the surgery might cause more problems. I've had it for almost 3 years now and have adapted and learned to live with it. It doesn't bother me much most days unless I'm putting it under stress. I definitely could not play volleyball because the ball hits right on my wrist...when I play with the kids, I punch the ball in the air rather than use my wrists. I've played golf without a problem. When I work out, I have to do moves that do not put pressure on the wrist, for example when doing push ups, I put my hands on dumbbells and keep my wrists straight. When doing bicep curls, I have to do hammer curls with my wrists turned to the side instead of curls with my wrists facing up. Sorry I don't have better news, I hope everything works out for you. Let me know how things go.
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