Cortisone after surgery?

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by jezzi11, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. jezzi11

    jezzi11 New Member

    Well I hurt my wrist November 2011, 10 months on I'm no better, In fact worse.
    Was diagnosed with De Quervains In my right wrist.
    Went straight for surgery at the 5 month mark.
    Since then I now have ECU tendinitis in both left and right wrist.
    Not to mention I still get intense pain in my right wrist where the surgery should have fixed. I have hand therapy once a week, and feel like I'm getting no where.
    I have seen two specialists and they both don't know what's wrong or how to treat it. A week ago I pleaded with my doctor to try anything. As I am only 21 and can barely look after myself as I am with these wrists. So I got two cortisone injections in my right wrist. Since then I have been in more pain. I have maybe 10 kgs of grip strength on a good day in either of my wrists, and I feel fatigued in my wrist/ arms just driving to the corner shop. Typing, Writing, Vacuuming And hanging washing all cause swelling. Has anyone had this problem before? Or Know of some kind of relief?
  2. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    So you with all this damage going on.

    Cortisone is not an answer a little band aid for a while...but long use, don't...

    Do you wear a brace on wrists? I've seen many with braces on their wrists, a friend uses one and even sleeps with it on...she's old like me...I think she had a surgery some time back.

    Prolothery can help a lot of damaged areas of the joints.. If you can find a prolotherapy doc, that could help... These are injections to help re-build tendons around the joints...

    Surgeries tear down tendons in 100% of surgeries...sad but true.....