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Old 01-26-2019, 09:13 AM
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Looking for any help to find a good doctor to help with wrist pain. Hopefully some help without an operation. Maybe something that works better than regular Advil?
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:41 AM
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Looking for any help to find a good doctor to help with wrist pain. Hopefully some help without an operation. Maybe something that works better than regular Advil?
Dr Cynthia Harding. She fixed my "trigger" finger. All she does is wrist/hand stuff.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:44 AM
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I would highly recommend you consult with Dr. Vikram P. Mehta MD, FACS. His card reads: Board certified Reconstructive Hand and Microvascular Surgeory. 407-333-4548. He is that rare doctor who never over books, NEVER keeps you waiting, but gives you the time you need.

He is only in the area on a Tuesday. His main office is in Lake Mary. I was recommended to him when I could not get an appointment for three months at a clinic in TV. I took a chance and I cannot tell you how glad I am that I found this man. He is extremely knowledgeable, spends time with you and explains how all the bones and nerves in the hand work. I am suggesting him to you because the wrist is connected to the hand and he may be able to help. It is certainly worth you calling.

His local office is on 441 heading north just before you get to 42. If I can help send me a PM.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:45 AM
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Dr Cynthia Harding. She fixed my "trigger" finger. All she does is wrist/hand stuff.
She is excellent, but her office staff are awful, she is booking three plus months out and you will wait for ages in her waiting room to see her.
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:39 PM
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She is excellent, but her office staff are awful, she is booking three plus months out and you will wait for ages in her waiting room to see her.
I did have to wait for 3 months to get to see her but that is because she is in so much demand. Other people have mentioned Dr. Chin in the same build as being very good too and seems to be easier to get an appointment with.

When I went for my appointments I was seen in what I would call "pretty much" on time, that is within 20 minutes of my scheduled time. That's not as prompt as going to a Villages Health appointment but not bad.

I know some people really don't like the fact that she lets her rescue Shih Tzu dogs have the run of the office, even in the examining rooms when she is examining you.

She was able to fix my hand without surgery. She went out of her way to make sure the follow up physical therapist saw me promptly.

I have another finger that's beginning to have the same problem and I plan to go back to her to get it fixed.

I didn't have any problems with the staff... maybe I am just not critical enough
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:06 PM
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Pain in the wrist could be part of carpal tunnel syndrone (CPS). I don't think that can be fixed without surgery because one of the 3 major nerves to the hand is being pinched. I had surgery on both hands in 2003. Don't be afraid of the surgery, in fact I couldn't wait for mine because the pain was so bad. It was so bad I could not sleep laying down because the pain was worse. Upright it was tolerable. My doctor gave me oxycodone, which worked for about a week and then I seem to get use to it and it didn't work anymore.

My family doctor who prescribed the pain medicine sent me to a neurologist who performed a nerve test. That actually was more painful then the surgery. They'll insert hallow needles into your arm at various locations and send a charge through your system to the hand to see if you're receiving. It took about 2 hours because they test just about everything. When he was done, he said I had severe CPS and I would need surgery.

The surgery was done at a local surgery center, it was basically an operating room with about 10 beds for pre-op and recovery. You'll be in twilight, actually I was talking to the hand surgeon about aviation because he was a pilot. The last memory I had was my hand was upright, so I asked if I could put my hand down and he said, I'm about half done, your arm is down. It's just like a hospital with nurses and a anesthesiologist monitoring.

It's more of an incovenience than anything because you need 5 or 6 weeks between each hand, you don't want both hands in a cast at the same time for obvious reasons. It's best to just save a couple of those plastic bags that the newspaper comes in and put those over the cast while you take a shower. You can wear a soft cast for 3 days or a hard cast for 10 days, it all depends on if he goes through the wrist or the palm. He can do it better if he goes through the palm but that requires the hard cast, so I went that way because he said if he goes through the wrist and finds scar tissue, he'll need to do it a second time through the palm. He put the scar right on a lifeline in the palm, so you'll never see it. After about 10 days you'll see the surgeon again and he'll remove the cast and the stitches. Then in about 5 weeks you have the second surgery.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:34 PM
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Looking for any help to find a good doctor to help with wrist pain. Hopefully some help without an operation. Maybe something that works better than regular Advil?
I'm with you Bay Kid. The pain in my wrist is almost unbearable. I had a biopsy done and it was negative but living with the pain is not too good. I have an appointment with Dr. Either in a couple of weeks. I hope that isn't his name because he puts you to sleep. I'll let you know what I think and how it goes. It really is from the shoulder to the wrist.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:46 PM
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My husband had an accident with a power saw a couple years ago. The urgent care doctor cauterized his injured finger which was almost cut off, and referred him, first to the ER, and then to Dr. Harding. She was able to see him within a few days. The outcome of this visit and the followup was that he completely healed within a month. She is great, regardless of which Sharpei dog accompanies her to the office that day.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:45 AM
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I had stem cell treatment done on mine last May and within 2 months the pain went away. I had pain when writing and extreme pain when cutting meat.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:57 AM
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Gloria Chen located behind Home Depot
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