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Apr 16th, 2019
I have, for many years, been a keen squash player (4-5 times a week for around 10-15 years). A few months ago, there started to be a sharp pain in my wrist when making contact with the ball. For a period, I continued to play (with the help of painkillers), but the pain continued to get worse. I’ve had one short physio massage on my forearm and hand to “release the pressure on the tendons”. Although this has helped the general pain and flexibility of the tendons over the top of the wrist and hand, there remains a quite painful short sharp pain in the wrist when attempting to hit a squash ball (to the point where it isn’t really possible).
I was wondering, what are the sort of rest periods associated with wrist injuries? Does six physio do diagnosis of injuries – i.e. should I book for an appointment, or see a GP as a first point of call?
Grateful for advice of whether an appointment with six-physio would be a sensible step, or whether this is simply a “rest for as long as possible job”.
The Guru Responded:
I don’t really get the “rest” advice – it’s a little like pressing the pause button, but sooner or later you’ll need to hit play and your symptoms will return.
You need a definite diagnosis, and it’s exactly why we’ve got clinical specialists who see nothing apart from hand and wrist patients – they’ll be able to give you a much better diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan better than any GP in the country!!
Let me know if you’d like to be put in touch and I’ll hook you up….you may well have a TFCC injury.
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