Question - Wrist Injury

by Angie
(Sydney, Australia)

I fell on my hand 7 months ago and had an arthroscopy on my wrist two months later. At the time, my doctor told me that it would take 3 - 4 months for my wrist to get better (pain free but quite likely with limited movement).

Now, 5 months on (and lots of specific exercises, rest etc.), my wrist is still very sore (even when I barely use it), range of motion is about 2/3 previously.

Last week, without explanation, I had a cortisone injection and am back to wearing wrist splint and complete immobilization (in other words: I am back to where I was 5 - 6 months ago).

Obviously, my injury is now chronic and I don't know what to do anymore (and neither does the doctor seem to know or care).

I've lost all hope that I will recover and be able to work (as a personal trainer).

Is there anything that I can try that might help? Is there any chance of recovery (even if it means limited range of motion)?

Thank you.

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