Back when my surgery was done, the orthopedist put me on Elavil which I believe calmed the nerve a bit. Nowadays, gabapentin is prescribed.
I'm trying to dig through memories...I've had 9 surgeries all together...between both shoulders, the left elbow/carpal tunnel, both wrists...so remembering who did what and when and how did it help, if at all...gets a bit jumbled now and then.
I remember being prescribed Celebrex, Mobic, Naproxen...all of them anti inflammatories...none which touched the nerve pain itself.
You mentioned falling and injuring your wrist...has the shoulder been looked at? The cervical spine? Problems in either of these areas can also wreak havoc on the nerves of the arm/hand.
I had considered revision surgery at one point...in the hopes that it could improve on what I was left with...the surgeon was the top guy in my area who had done revision surgery on one of my wrists...he was honest with me and told me perhaps a 30% chance of improvement...I decided the odds were not good enough for me. This was probably around 2003 or so. I was still working...as a cashier at this point...overuse of my arm/hand would leave me in misery by the end of my shift. Other conditions led to me being declared disabled from working as of 2006, so stressing the arm/hand has been slashed to a minimum, which has helped immensely.
Snow shoveling, gardening, scrubbing the walls, painting them, etc. will get it into a painful flare but I just either ice it or wrap the heating pad around it (if one doesn't work, I try the other), take some Aleve (naproxen) and a Benedryl to help me relax. If my daughter is around, I get her to massage it. Even now, bumping the area where the nerve is now buried can give me the 'funny bone' feeling!!
I know the ulnar nerve subluxates in the right elbow now, if I push hard on anything. I even had to change banks because mine had doors that were just too heavy to push or pull. The epiconyl (sp?) on both arms is hyper sensitive and painful.
When looking for a good physical therapist, you might want to consider one that does a lot of work with golfers...they tend to have similar problems to ours. If you have a golf center near you, take the time to visit and chat with the patrons...perhaps one or two of them can send you in the right direction.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus