My 15 year old son, who plays tennis, has been suffering for almost a year with wrist pian (right wrist, right handed player).
Doctor casted his hand for two weeks in November 2008 and he was in physical therapy for 6 weeks with no tennis. Doctor didn't really know what was wrong with his wrist but assumed it was imflamation of tendon sheath. there was never any power loss in his hand. MRI taken without contrast showed nothing. He started playing gradually beginning this year and was with no pain for three months. He started having jolts of pain in the area betweem thumb and index finger, on and off when playing last two weeks. New MRI with contrast showed ,a zone of Trabecular stress response/bone contusion is shown within the Trapezium with trabecular stress measuring up to 8 mm transverse x 10 mm ap.
What are the best steps to take with this injury and could psycological stress(competition stress) be related to this? He played his first tournament back before the pain came back and he has tendency to have back stiffness and pain during tournaments.
Asked by Kaarina63 - 3 answers - 8 years 6 weeks ago