Hello everyone, I fell on to my right wrist 2 weeks ago . Pain wasn't too bad but could not grip with thumb and the part of wrist known as the "snuff box area " very very tender .
Didn't go to A and E until 4 days after . X ray showed negative for scaphoid fracture however was warned that this was usual for a scaphoid type injury and as I'd been examined by two Drs who were very unhappy with the swelling and shape of wrist plastered it .
I had a follow up appt last Friday and the x ray repeated . The orthopaedic chap said that I was very tender and again passed all the tests for scaphoid fracture and move to restricted to " typical scaphoid restrictive movement "
He looked at the x ray and said that there was a lot of inflammation on the film over the scaphoid and thumb and " debris" which wasn't there on the initial x ray 14 days ago . He then said he wasn't sure if it was an RA flare , ( but the is pain different to RA) ,soft tissue or a scaphoid fracture or RA joint damage as he couldn't clearly see the break as there was too much going on aroun and over the scaphoid .
I'm in a proper plaster now and will be seen in four to six weeks , if pain continues then it's an MRI scan but wasn't told what would happen if pain went .
I'm a confused as my Rheumy who I saw a week ago is pleased with my progress re the RA minus a tendon issue in my ankle and gave me a cortisone shot and I'm in an air cast boot!
The orthopaedic chap was lovely, but didn't seem to have a clue .
I'm posting really to gather my thoughts as I feel confused and I'm not asking for a diagnosis either ,but I'm in a great deal of discomfort , feel exhausted and wondering what the heck is going on .
I want to phone my rheumy and ask him to look at the x ray film but I know that's not an option .
Has anyone had a similar type of thing happen to them ? Would you mind sharing if so , or have had anything similar ?
Yours in discomfort and confused ,
Ps on prednisone , been on that for 18months, leflunomide methotrexate and Tramadol and paracetamol.