acupuncture for TFCC injury (triangular fibrocartilage complex injury)
wrist pain. injured in tennis.
pain on the little finger side of the wrist, especially on the backhand. the pain is like a throbbing pain.
the pain is always present when she moves her wrist. it is hard to hold a pen when studying.
the pain has continued since last winter.
at first, she was treated with electric therapy at an osteopathic clinic, but it didn't improve, so she went to an orthopedic surgeon.
at the orthopedic surgery, she was diagnosed with TFCC damage (triangular fibrocartilage complex damage) after an MRI.
she came to our clinic because she was unable to join club activities and had a hard time studying, so she wanted to get better as soon as possible....
no abnormality was found on visual observation.
there was tenderness on the ulnar side of the wrist joint (TFCC area).
however, detailed palpation of the arm revealed tenderness in the extensor carpi ulnaris and the extensor carpalis, and at the same time, palpation of these muscles revealed pain on the ulnar side of the wrist joint.
treatment area: trigger points in the extensor carpi ulnaris and extensor carpalis muscles
1st to 4th treatment: no change
5th treatment: pain decreased from 10 to 5.
6th treatment: further decrease in pain.
7th treatment: complete recovery