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    Old 06-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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    hypermobile wrist, please help.

    i've had a problem with my right wrist for about 7 months now and have recently been diagnosed with hypermobility - currently effecting wrist. does anybody know if it can effect the wrist joint connection itself? because whenever the joint closes together even slightly it causes harsh pain. im not sure if hypermobility can inflame the cartilidge or not. i got a pretty lazy diagnosis and am asuming that it might be tendonitis caused by overuse/stretching. because of this i cant lift anything with my wrist turned upwards or wear a splint tightly. has anyone suffered anything similar or know anything that might help? i'm starting art college in a couple of months and still can't use a pencil, ANY replies welcome. thanks.

     
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    Old 06-17-2008, 06:13 PM   #2
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    I can't respond specifically to your wrist issues, but I have a hypermobile shoulder. Because my shoulder moves around too much, it caused my tendons to be pinched between bones when it moves. This caused me to get tendonitis. They originally told me to ice and take anti-inflamitories (ie: Tylenol or Advil). I also started PT to help tighten the muscles to see if I could get it to stay in place better.

    I ended up needing some surgery, but from what I read, doing the exercises often helps.

    I hope you find some answers. My brother just got his masters in fine art. I can understand how important good use of your wrist is.

    Good luck.

     
    Old 06-23-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    what did the surgery do?
    i think it might be a tendon because when i push the joint together, the pain seems to go up my arm a bit.
    have you had any other problems with hypermobility?
    it clicks aswell when i bend it right back.

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    Old 06-23-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    Can you ask a different doctor? Have you been given any exercises to strengthen the wrist or brace to support it?

     
    Old 06-23-2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    You all are the first that I have ever met on here with a diagnoses of hypermobility... Among other things I was diagnosed with hypermobility all over my body... I was not aware that it could be diagnosed in just one area...

    I know at one time my shoulder would pop really bad when I lifted it and it would take a couple of minutes to get it back in place.. I went to my GP and he sent me to a specialist thinking it was a condition called bone lock and said if that were the case if it did get stuck in that position, they would have to break it to put it back in place, thankfully, it was a flare-up from fibro that went on for 5 months...

    You may want to have that checked with a second opinion...

    Let us know what happens with it... Jenn

     
    Old 06-24-2008, 08:35 AM   #6
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    for treatment, the PT i had had me using this putty stuff to squeeze and strengthen my wrist. my occupational therapist has now given me a splint for support but it seems to make it worse. i rested it constantly for about 3 months, exercising it about 3 times a day and it was still set off so easily. but when i originally had the problem i ignored it and carried on weight training and mountain biking, so is it possible that i caused serious damage in that period? i have hypermobility all over my body, but only my wrist has suffered from it so far. ive had an ultrasound scan but it didnt show anything. im getting a normal x-ray soon, hopefully that will show something? what sort of operations are there for these sort of problems? it seems im just being shunned on by doctor after doctor, perhaps consulting a private doctor would help? no matter how much i rest it, when i press the joint together its the same pain that goes a bit up my arm. but the more i rest the easier it is to move - lifting anything with my hand turned up is really painful, but hand down lifting is fine. are there any other scans or tests that could help show up any problem? i wouldnt even mind if they just cut my wrist open and look inside, i cant do anything at the moment.

     
    Old 06-24-2008, 10:46 AM   #7
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    By hypermobility, do you mean Ehlers-Danlos syndrome? If so, you should probably be under the care of a rheumatologist experienced in that disease.

    Pain from lifting with hand up suggests a problem with a tendon or ligament on the inside of the wrist. You might need an MRI to see what's really going on.

    Is the brace painful to wear, or does your wrist just get stiff from prolonged immobilization?

    Surgery on the wrist or hand is a very delicate matter. "Open it up to take a look" sounds like a poor idea.

     
    Old 06-24-2008, 11:34 AM   #8
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    When I was diagnosed by a very highly rated top doc, it went something like this... Okay, I bet you could do the chinese splits and sit indian style, correct?, but it hurts really bad afterwards, I said yes... He said well I hate to tell you but what makes you able to do that is Hypermobility and there is really nothing you can do about that except read up on it... He asked if I had been doing anything that really made me start hurting.. I said I had been working out to Advanced TaeBo everyday for an hour and then riding my bike everyday 12-14 miles... He said well, The hypermobility is just one of the things, the exercising you have put your body through has also put your body into a bad flare up of Fibromyalgia, you have Scoliosis and there is really nothing I can do for you, heres your hat...What a lovely doc...

    Hypermobility is pretty much in a class by itself and I am not making light of it whatsoever as I would never want anyone to be in pain for one minute... I wish I had never heard of hypermobility or fibro ever... Because what I have learned over the last 4 years is that there is really nothing that can be done for either one... The fibro attacks the whole body every day sometimes some body parts get it worse than others... The only thing that I have found is that the symptoms are treated and not very well at that...

    I wish you all a pain free day as much as possible.. God Bless Jenn

     
    Old 06-24-2008, 01:37 PM   #9
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    There are things that can be done to manage hypermobility, mainly carefully tailored exercises. That doctor should have at least provided some education about it.

     
    Old 06-24-2008, 01:39 PM   #10
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    in response to janewhite1:
    "Pain from lifting with hand up suggests a problem with a tendon or ligament on the inside of the wrist."

    when its inflamed or cold, if i bend my wrist back a tendon clicks right on the outer side of my wrist - just beneath the skin. but when i push the joint together, it hurts in the middle and a bit down my arm. could it be that when its inflamed it swells in the middle and the bone gets pushed to the side a bit giving less room for the outer-tendons mobility (therefore clicking)? i only wear the support for when im using my wrist, it seems that the constriction makes it hurt. the metal through the middle pushes my joint together just a bit because i was instructed to wear it reasonably tight. i dont think its prolonged immobilization because i dont wear it for long amounts of time. the strengthening putty hurts the same way, but only when squeezed palm up.

    in response to Jenn4508:
    i had a few symptoms aswell, flat feet, prolapsed disc, bad knees. what's fibro? doc told me that it will get better when i get older, that i'd "grow out of it" when my joints stiffened. i was told it was an rsi, then tendonitis. only just a month ago i was diagnosed with hypermobility.

    seeing as ive previously rested my wrist for 3 months and it didnt heal, i dont think ill be fixed in time for art college in september.
    does anyone know why it hurts when using a pen or finger movement (especially xbox/playstation)?

    and thankyou for the helpful replies you've given.

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    Old 06-24-2008, 01:47 PM   #11
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    Um, if you have true hypermobility, that's a connective tissue disease, you don't grow out of it, you just get lots of arthritis. I would consider seeing a rheumatologist.

    Finger movement probably hurts because the tendons that control the fingers pass through the wrist, maybe irritating the already sore areas.

    Fibromyalgia is basically when your body's pain system gets turned up too high and you hurt over a large part of your body much of the time, even if there's no clear reason for the pain.

     
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    I have hypermobility mostly in my shoulders and wrists. I ended up needing the surgery in my shoulder because everything was getting pinched when my shoulder came out of place and I had chronic inflammation. The surgery wasn't to tighten the ligaments because the ortho said the surgery could affect my good range of movement. Instead, I had some bone removed to make room for the swelling. Aside from that, both the ortho and my PT say that exercise to tighten up the ligaments to hold things in place is the best thing to do.

    I have a lot of clicking/popping when I move both shoulders. I also get it some in my wrists. So far, I have only had pain in one shoulder. I imagine it is just a matter of time until I have problems with with the other shoulder. I also had some "microtears" of the tendons in my wrist a few years ago also.

    Have you seen an orthopedic doctor for your wrist yet?

     
    Old 06-25-2008, 10:51 AM   #13
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    in response to Jenn4508:
    i had a few symptoms aswell, flat feet, prolapsed disc, bad knees. what's fibro?

    and thankyou for the helpful replies you've given.[/QUOTE]

    Fibro is a chronic widespread, pain condition for which there is no cure... There is a med out that is supposed to treat it however, it does not help all, some meds, help some people and some not, I am sure you know how that goes... Most of the people I talk to have some pain each day and other days are worse than others... Alot of us also have chronic myofascial pain which is kind of in the same class, chronic fatigue syndrome and GI issues...

    I really hope you find out what is going on with your wrist because I know how important it is to you... Find yourself a good doc... I know when they thought I had the bonelock, I was sent to a Sports Med doc that takes care of the major University Basketball team here so talk to your GP and see what they advise... I wish you all the best, hang in there

    By the way, I understand what you are saying about the weather because alot of fibromites end up in bed over the weather... Please take care of yourself... Jenn

     
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

    what would an orthapedic doctor do? im going to go to my gp and request an x-ray, mri, radiology... whatever i need until something pops up. is there anything else that anyone thinks i should mention? im not really used to this and don't want to miss anything vital. can i just request things like seeing an orthapedic doctor? i suppose it'd be a good idea to wait until i've had some scans/x-rays to show so that the doc has something to go by.

     
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    Re: hypermobile wrist, please help.

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    what would an orthapedic doctor do? im going to go to my gp and request an x-ray, mri, radiology... whatever i need until something pops up. is there anything else that anyone thinks i should mention? im not really used to this and don't want to miss anything vital. can i just request things like seeing an orthapedic doctor? i suppose it'd be a good idea to wait until i've had some scans/x-rays to show so that the doc has something to go by.
    My GP ordered the X-rays before sending me to the Orthopedic Specialist so I could take them with me... He also set up the appointment so that I would be able to get into see them quicker than me setting up the appointment...

    Just talk to your GP and see what she/he thinks.. Good Luck, Jenn

     
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