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Pain in top of hand into the wrist. pivoting hand up or down

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pain in top of hand into the wrist. pivoting hand up or down is very painful. I am a mason and swing a heavy hammer all day.
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: just need to know a good treatment option, besides rest that will help. A wrist brace works to a degree
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: been a mason for 40 plus yra
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

HI. Welcome to JA. So if pivoting is bad, the most common problem is the TFCC, The triangular fibrocartilage complex. I will attach a webpage on this problem. Do you have an MRI report? If you do, just upload it minus your name, as this is a public forum, and I can explain the findings to you.

As you have been swinging a heavy hammer for 40 years, it is possible you have chondromalacia, or an endochondral lesion, a breakdown of the bone under the cartilage. Hard to say from here. Please get back to me to discuss this further, ask questions and I will answer them. Or if satisfied, please remember to rate this service by clicking on the rating stars, as that is how I am compensated for this work thanks *****