October 20, 2020

Nitish laid low with swollen wrist

Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar injured his wrist and skipped a conference and interaction, on the role of student leaders in Bihar politics, organised by the Patna University students union on Thursday. Nitish spent the entire day resting at his 1 Aney Marg official residence.

He was diagnosed with tenosynovitis, also known as tendon sheath inflammation, after he complained of severe pain in his right wrist and was rushed to the government orthopaedics super-speciality Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital in Shastri Nagar here on Wednesday night.

Hospital sources said that Nitish arrived there shortly before 9pm.

“The chief minister was in terrible pain in his wrist and was afraid that there was something wrong with his bones,” said a source in the hospital. “There was inflammation in his right wrist. He was immediately rushed for X-ray, after which he was diagnosed with tenosynovitis, which occurs due to lack of lubrication in synovium, a protective sheath that covers a tendon.”

Nurses at the hospital wanted to click selfies with Nitish, and the chief minister obliged and managed to smile despite the pain.

Soon after the investigations, he returned to his 1 Aney Marg official residence where doctors put a splint and bandage around his wrist to immobilise it.

He was prescribed painkillers and rest for a couple of days.

A senior official of the CM secretariat said that the doctors had asked Nitish to keep the splint and bandage on for at least 24 hours pending further investigation, but he removed it in the morning “as it did not look good”.

Nobody at the CM’s house was able to tell what led to the condition, but doctors of the super-speciality hospital said that the injury could be due to repetitive-stress activity such as exercise, sudden sprain and strains. It could also be due to some underlying health conditions such as arthritis, gout, scleroderma, or diabetes.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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