For a couple of years, my wrists hurt. Using a computer or doing housework made them sore afterward. Soon I became on guard—careful not to strain them or bend them too far. I wore a sports brace before some activities and eliminated other activities altogether, like bicycling. I was doing an awful lot to accommodate the problem—but not a lot to solve it!

Then one wrist became much worse, and my use of it very limited. I would wake up in the morning in pain. I began trying to sleep on my back, to be sure I wasn't bending or putting pressure on it. I couldn't drive to work without wrapping it tightly in a sports brace. I wondered what the diagnosis would be if I went and had it checked out.

March 4, 2002

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