Hi, a couple days ago I hit my hand/wrist off a desk pretty hard. When I did it I got the woozy/dizzy feeling associated with a broken bone, and thought I had re-broken my hand (I broke my fifth metacarpal in my right hand about two years ago). Upon a thorough self examination of the bone, I determined that I hadn't broken it, but I noted that my pinkie and ring fingers were slightly numb, as if they were asleep. Today, I noticed that putting pressure on a certain spot on the side of my wrist (roughly where the ulna and carpals meet) causes some discomfort (not pain exactly) which I can feel locally and in the webbing between my pinky and ring finger. Rotating my wrist with pressure on the spot intensifies the feeling slightly but not much. There is no lingering pain or discomfort unless I play with the spot for too long. Not that I have full range of motion with my wrist and fingers, and I have yet to find a position or movement of my hand that causes any pain. I'd like a professional or at least educated opinion as to what I've done and what I should do about it. My hands are my life. I'm a guitarist, artist, and body man, my life would be over without my hands. Thank you for your help.
I think you might have damaged your ligaments and you should probably get your hand a wrist into a splint or x-rayed. I hit one of my fingers pretty hard once and nearly severed my ligament in my pinky. I am a musician as well and at the time I was told I wouldn't have much strength in that finger....permanently. That doesn't go well with playing a piano. I do have good strength in it now, but I did have it in a splint for 6 weeks. Better to be safe than sorry and get it checked out at least....especially since your hands are more important to you than other's are to them.
I have a similar injury to my left wrist. While playing catcher for my men's softball team, I was tagging a guy sliding at the plate and he hit my left wrist. Instant pain and loss of strength in hand and wrist occurred. After "walking it off" I maned-up and put my glove back on and with catch of a pitch the pain would shoot then go away. There is light bruising around the knobby-bone on the pinky side of the wrist. And the pain only comes when I rotate the wrist and forearm(like when you're holding your arm out and you're trying to look at your elbow). I have had the pain for a week and a half now and am icing/using pain pills everyday. Any suggestions/guesses as to what's wrong?
You are going to need about 6 weeks of resting that injury and cold soaks. You probably did some damage to the ligaments, which is easier to do than you think...but that should take care of it. The more you use it, the longer it will take to heal. Sorry.