I dislocated my wrist yesterday my doctor insisted I go to A E to check no...
You should go back And asks to see someone else x
I've done my wrist it is possible! Silly Docs! When I needed stitches in my veins and skin they said they were going to use some hard core steristrips and I explained that it wasn't going to work with my skin but they left it and they opened and I ended up with a huge scar! Lisa your dog weighs more than me!
Thanks Guys, I will go back to doc, I knew she was wrong, but she got really stroppy, literally did verbal huffs and stomped off when I questioned her, then fitted the splint on the wrong hand. I may well phone and complain, unfortunately I already have a complain going through though as after a recent surgery (3 months ago), I was left uncatheterised (when unable to pass water) till the point I had a litre and a half in my bladder and now it isn't working properly and having to self catheterise at times! Am nervous if I start complaining they will wstop taking them seriously :-/ Tilly I have a scar on my hand from my drip, 3 months ago, bizarre, stuff on my tummy heals much better than hands and legs etc. It's not Lisas dog, it was me that wrote about the dog, she;s my friends but staying with me just now, and she weighs about 12kg more than I do :-D
I had a similar experience with A & E when my wrist dislocated and wouldn't stay in. After 2 trips and being sent home with them saying "wear a tubi-grip" I went to my physio who said I'd need a backslab for 2 weeks, she wrote a letter and then went to the GP who wrote a similar letter and phoned A&E. I then went and had more arguments with A&E but with the letters and refusing to leave until they put it in plaster they eventually gave in and put it in plaster but only if I went back to fracture clinic the day after. I didn't and just followed my physio's advice and then went to a splint after 2 weeks. Maybe you could try this too? I hope it is easing soon and you get the right course of treatment x
I have been told by a Physio that my lunate bone in my wrist is loose and moves out of place which causes a great deal of pain around the base of my thumb. She has shown me how to pop it back in using traction and twisting. Using my crutches is now problematic.
Rachel, have you tried Smart Crutches? They are £80 for a pair and the whole top part can be positioned anywhere from normal crutches position to horizontal so there is no weight on your hands. I got some about a month ago and they are amazing!
No I've not tried those, so shall take a look. I am aware I'm pulling my back a bit just using one. Thanks for the suggestion.
How are you doing Karen Clynes?
I have so many dislocations it's silly, like the doctor who I saw about my broken ankle after dislocating my knee, didnt believe I dislocated my knee. Last week I saw someone in Dr Kazkaz team at uchl, they couldn't believe my toes, and I'm a pianist every time I move my fingers they try and pop out.
Hi Alison Hurst Bless you, Thank you so much for asking, I missed your post, but was so sweet of you to ask. Still have a few probs with wrist, but mainly if I take the splint off so trying to wear it when I can, It hasn;t come out again though, just that throbby ache you get after a new dislocation - was the first time anything had happened to that wrist. Thanks again for checking. Ooh, sore Helen I bet - I have knee aches as apparently (before knowing about EDS) was told I had loose ligaments in knees and that;s why they hurt but no dislocations there. My hip subluxes and I am quite afraid of that coming out in case I can't get it back in and get stranded somewhere on my own, like out inn a filed with dogs or something. Fingers crossed it won't happen though. Hope your ankle is OK now.