Sudden Onset Severe Wrist Pain
Of all the wierd medical stuff I have been through, this could be the weirdest, any insight?
I was sitting, as usual, at work, waiting for my student to finish reading. I went to shift in my chair and all of the sudden I was having shooting, burning tear-inducing pain that started in my wrist (on the back) and continued up my arm. Just by twisting my wrist ever so slightly.
I sent my student away, so he wouldn't see me in pain, and experiamented. I have had a torn ligment in my other wrist that needed surgical repair, and this pain is about 100x worse. It honestly feels like my wrist is exploding from the inside out. I cannot make a fist or stretch out my fingers. Bending the wrist in pretty much any direction sets it off. There is a point on the back of my that is extremely sore to the touch, but no where else.
I did not fall, run into anything, pick up something heavy or do anything else in my memory to injure it. I do not believe it is sudden onset of carpral tunnel, as the pain is on the back of my wrist. There is little to no swelling.
And here is where I ask..."Should I go to the doctor?" I feel very silly saying, "Ummm, I didn't do anything to cause it, but I think I may have fractured a bone or tore a ligament" without the doctor laughing me out of the urgent care office.
For the time being, I have it in a wrist brace which only helps about 15% (by stopping the bending), but moving my fingers or twisting at the elbow also induces pain.
and ps. It took me about 20 minutes to type this b/c I'm only using one hand