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    Wrist dislocating?

    It?s the strangest thing: one night I was lying on my hand and it felt like my wrist bones were rolling over each other. It didn?t really hurt, although it acheg some after. This was maybe a couple weeks ago, or maybe only one. I?m not trying to do it again, but tonight it hurts a little too. I happened to be seeing my doctor and mentioned it, and he palpated my wrist a little and was done.

    Does SCI or MS week in your ligaments/tendons/whatever this would be? Does this make sense to anyone? Would an x-ray even show anything if it is not happening at that moment?

    Does this make sense to anyone? Would an x-ray even show anything if it is not happening at that moment?

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    You didn't mention any swelling? Typically with any dislocation there is swelling...

    An xray will show broken or dislocated bones and possibly misalignment, although it is sometimes hard to determine an individuals normal alignment considering tone, and pre-existing damages etc. An MRI will often show tissue damages/tears and inflammation and is typically a better type of imaging to use for assessing this type of injury but it is common for a doctor to ask for a CT scan prior to ordering an MRI.

    Tone can often affect tendons and ligaments adversely causing substantial tension which can sometimes be corrected by a release surgery but as far as weakening tendons and ligaments, I cannot say with any kind of certainty. Our resident Nurse KLD might know more in this regard and be better versed to speak to that.

    Many things can feel like what you are describing; arthritis, carpal tunnel, repetitive stress injuries, calcification in joints, sprains, strains, small fractures, the list can go on and on really but it would be a good idea to schedule a follow up with your doc and see if you could at least get a CT scan done. In the interim, OTC pain and anti inflammatory meds that do not react adversely with any of your current meds (ask the pharmacists) and good luck.

    Cheers,

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    I would suggest a splint or some type of protection while your sleeping. An Occupational Therapist or ortho hand doctor would be best for this.
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    My wrist alignment goes south regularlyA chiropractor puts it right, after which I wear a brace for awhile. My joints are much more likely to misalign now after 10 years of being sedentary. Sure, I work out, but can never do enough to truly emulate an active, AB lifestyle. Without good muscle strength around our joints sometimes they wander about.

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    I would also recommend you have an evaluation of your wrist by an orthopedic hand specialist and an OT specially trained in hand therapy. A splint may or not help.

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