Sorry this is long..
I'm new to these boards and wondering if someone could enlighten me on this condition as I have not received much help from my family doctor.
I've had thumb side and ulnar (pinky side) wrist pain for a few years.
The pinky side is painful when moving my wrist to the side (moving it towards the pinky side), gripping and there is clicking or clunking sounds at times.
Numerous injuries to both areas of wrist which were never treated. Many of my injuries, source of wrist pain were caused by domestic abuse and I wasn't allowed to get treatment. Not in the relationship now.
The past few years, especially the past 6 months, pain and symptoms are becoming worse. My family doctor sent me for a regular MRI. This is the radiologist report
Clinical History... De Quervain's versus scapholunate injury. MRI Right Wrist
There is mild plus variance. The TFCC, scapholunate, and lunotriquetral osseous ligaments all appear intact. There is a slight increased signal noted related to the extensor tendons of compartment one.
Features would be consistent with tenosynovitis. Carpal alignment is normal with no acute or healing fracture evident.
Impression.. Tenosynovitis first extensor compartment.
My family doctor received the above report and when I asked him what treatments I should try for Dequervains he didn't tell me what I should do for it.
He gave me a copy of the report, and it was after I left, I noticed the mild ulnar plus variance. I wasn't sure what it meant and looked it up. Because my family doctor didn't bring it up I assumed it meant nothing.
I have some questions... On the ulnar side of the wrist, the protruding, roundish bone on top or close to the wrist, is that the ulnar bone? Has anyone experienced pain along the outer side of the pinky finger with this condition? For mild ulnar plus variance without a tfcc tear should I see a hand specialist? Anyone here have this condition without tfcc tear and received treatment? What kind of treatment?
The problem is I need a referral from my family doctor to see a hand specialist. Unfortunately I have difficulty as in he doesn't refer easily.
My problem has been ongoing for a few years now.
Thanks for your help!