I am new to this forum, and this is a long post but I have exhausted myself trying to find out what a consultant did during a procedure as no one seems to recognize it.
I have been having pain in my wrist for the past
11 years, I was given an xray at my A&E department and told I had damage to my tendons and possible ligament damage, I was given a splint and wore it for 6 weeks. I wrist improved but over the next 8 years on and off it played up with pain and a lump appeared at the side of my wrist where the pain was which I thought was odd but not enough to make me want to go to the hospital.
The pain continued and In 2008 the pain in my wrist was too painful to bear, I went to my GP he sent me for an xray, it came back clear no broken bones detected. After many visits to my GP and two more visits to A&E my GP reffered me to a pain management unit because he felt that the pain from my original injury was to blame for my discomfort and I will have to live with it.
I attended the pain management unit and was offered Trigger Point injection therapy . I agreed to this.
I went to my appointment. I was a little shocked to see a bed, I had not expected this as I was told it was a simple injection. The nurses kept on telling me that the doctor was "gifted and talented and knew exactly what he was doing" so I trusted the doctor. I was told it may be a little painful.
I watched the doctor put in what looked like were pin tacks their were 4 maybe 5 of these, they stayed in my wrist and lower hand then he pushed some fluid into each of the tacks. (this whole procedure was agonizingly painful) when he was pushing in the needle Tacks I knew I should have said something but all the time he was putting them in he kept saying this is normal) It was so painful my partner had to hold my other hand and my toes were curling up.
I also have had pain in my neck, The consultant asked if my neck was still hurting, I said yes, he put on into my neck again it was painful, (when the (needle tack was in he said) " this should be done under xray but we will give it a try" my partner looked at me and we were both little shocked by this statement.
My hand recovered for a small amount of time to it's normal function. But three months later I stated getting a tingling sensation in my small finger and the one next to it, a burning sensation up to my elbow I have constant pain and the pain had moved higher up my hand. (not in the same place)
I repeatedly told doctors and my GP and they did not follow up properly for well over a year.
I have since been to a specialist wrist and hand specialist and he believes that during the procedure the doctor has punchered my Ulner Nerve. I was sent for an MRI and Arthgram, which showed that my original injury 11 years ago was misdiagnosed and I have a hole in my cartilage and this could be treated. I have been given Trigger point that has damaged my nerve and I did not need to have it in the first place. My doctor, my Occupational therapy worker does not recognize the the trigger point procedure I have had.
I would appreciate it if anyone else has any idea of what he did to me. I know I should go back to the doctor but I am too angry at the moment. I am in constant pain and my hand has lost a lot of it's function. Has anyone had this done to them or performed it?
many thanks Hellena