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Wrist Pain = TMS?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by David88, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. David88

    David88 Well known member

    Hi everyone, I'm back after a long absence.

    It's a new symptom, a very sore wrist. The doctors says inflammation of the cartilage, specifically TFCC. He recommends rest and a wrist brace. I think it's TMS. Has anyone had experience with this?

    Many thanks.
  2. Mr Hip Guy

    Mr Hip Guy Well known member

    Not personally, but it certainly happens. You didn't give us much detail, I'm assuming there wasn't any sort of recent fall or trauma otherwise?
  3. David88

    David88 Well known member

    There was no accident or trauma. It had been an occasional pain for a long time, but always minor and quick to clear up. Then a few weeks ago it suddenly flared up and became very painful for no obvious reason. After a week I went to a hand specialist that I have seen before. X-rays were normal. He said it was inflammation and recommended rest and the brace. I followed his instructions for about ten days, and as of yesterday it was worse than ever. That's when I started to suspect TMS, because it was lingering for no reason.

    Today I've been paying extra attention to my emotional health, and that seems to be helping. I realized that I'm carrying around a lot of emotional pain, which is hard to deal with, but my wrist feels better. So it sure looks like TMS. I was just wondering if anyone else ever had similar symptoms. That would add some clarity.
  4. NCGal

    NCGal Peer Supporter

    I’m having a very similar experience. I have pelvic pain in very specific areas, under very specific circumstances. About a month ago my wrist began to hurt. I thought perhaps I developed tendinitis and began using a soft brace. No injury or accident involved. The brace makes no difference. When I practice breathing and meditate, the wrist sensations calm down a bit. This developed as I was more than half way through Dr Schubiner’s 4 week workbook. I think my own growth is stirring the pot. I’m marching on as best I can.
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  5. Baseball65

    Baseball65 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes,,, 100% TMS. They never get tired of that 'inflammation' diagnosis... that ones funny. Cartilage is really really hard and flexible...what's inflamed?

    But i suppose it worked. It get you out of their office and they gave you an answer... Otherwise, would and MD ever say "I don't know... NOTHING is wrong"... then what am I paying you for?

    They have to have an answer and Inflammation and arthritic changes are their favorite two old maladies on which to blame everything they have no explanation for....

    I've Had it there too many time to count..there and at the base of my thumbs. Usually as a second symptom when I have just fought off a bigger one, but still scary and distracting
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  6. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yep. Had a very painful swollen wrist and hand, no injury. Was given RSI and carpal tunnel diagnosis which did not make any sense. Rest and brace did not help. It was a clear case of TMS. I am fully healed.
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  7. David88

    David88 Well known member

    Thanks for the responses. It's good to hear that others have healed from this. I'm treating it as TMS and it's improved quite a bit.
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  8. Mr Hip Guy

    Mr Hip Guy Well known member

    I recently realized I had this previously (ended about 4 months ago but lasted a year) and that it was TMS. At the time I didn't think of TMS, but it never really worried me so I guess it just gave up on its own.
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  9. David88

    David88 Well known member

    I've had that thumb pain too, from time to time. I always thought it was from playing the piano, but maybe it has been TMS all along.
  10. Mr Hip Guy

    Mr Hip Guy Well known member

    Mine was persistent and I could never think of anything that might have caused it, I wasn't hindered in my activity (weightlifting), and thus I just never worried about it...so I guess my TMS was "fishing" and I didn't bite. Score one for me, this time at least!
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