My left hand, wrist, and thumb are still sore from when I fell in the shower on the outstretched hand. It has been four months and it is still swollen and sore. I got referred to a hand specialist and hopefully he can find out what is wrong. The x-ray showed a possible hairline fracture when I went to the doctors a couple months ago, so the Orthopedist can verify that. What I don't understand is why it is still sore and not healing?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I did hurt it back in May. When I posted here to get some advice, I posted it a few months ago. As the pain didn't go away, I am up to four months where it is sore and not healing so I wanted to get some more advice. Sorry for the confusion.
Thanks for replying!
Post Edited (cass) : 9/18/2008 12:44:51 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (cass) : 9/23/2008 8:39:44 AM (GMT-6)
Thanks for replying. They did the injection on the top of my wrist near my hand. Will the Cortisone shot help heal the torn ligament and the hairline fracture? I may have to get surgery if that is the only thing that can be done.
I have another question. I am sorry that I am not understanding the Cotisone shot still. It is my first one and I have not gotton any before that. My diagnosis is: hairline fracture and a partially torn ligament. My doctor suggested surgery but is surgery the only way to repair the ligaments and the fracture? I know that the Cortisone shot will help with the inflamation (in my case it didn't work) but it won't take care of the torn ligament and the fracture right? So, why did he give me that Cortisone shot if I will need surgery anyway?