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my wrist hurts when I put pressure on it

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
30 years experience Hand Surgery
More details please: Let me try to help. Does your wrist hurt only with pressure? Is the pain more on the palm side or back of the wrist? Does it swell and has the joint ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say: Need more info...INJURY????? You may have a GANGLION CYST which is a common wrist condition and early on (before you can "see it") may hurt when you p ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience Hand Surgery
Maybe: Ct is usually symptoms of pain, hand numbness, and tingling of the fingers. Occ. Pts. Will present with wrist pain brought on by certain activities. I ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Try buying : " the perfect push-up" .....I used to have the same problem, no longer.....it allows you to take pressure off the wrist,
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Arthritis: The most common cause of thumb pain is arthritis at the base of the thumb. This can be treated with splinting, injections or surgery depending on the ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?: Several possible reasons arthritis / tendinosis or even a fracture are a;; possibilities 'if this problem continues it would be best to seek atten ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Sprain: Could have a minor injury like a mild sprain, contusion, or some inflammation. Try ice otc meds and some careful stretching.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Sprain vs fracture: Only way to rule out fracture is to obtain xray so go to your nearest A&E if pain is that bad. Or wait to see GP in AM. Depending upon location of ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a Doc: You need a physical examination to figure this out. There are a number of possibilities but a good physical examination should help your doctor figure ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see ur Family Doc: First, stop putting pressure on it! I'm assuming that this dent is new and abnormal in addition to being painful. Any recent trauma or injury? Regardl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Possible sprain: If you have recently had trauma to your ankle, you might have a mild sprain. As long as you can walk on it, just take it easy for a few days.8.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have Xray/CT to find the cause so be treated.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See medical provider: If it hurts to bear weight after a direct fall onto your knee you should be evaluated by a medical provider to make sure no fractures, tendon or ligam ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Wrist pops: And your question is? Check with your Dr when you have a question.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
several possibles: There are numerous causes for knee pain including arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis or tears. Have the knee examined.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Heel pain: Can be caused by plantar fascitis, heel spur, fracture, acilles tedonitis etc. Suggest you get x-ray and see a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Get an x-ray: There is a possibility that it could be fractured. Have it checked. The degree of bruising doesn't necessarily correlate to the degree of fracture.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: There are several possible causes including issues involving the wrist or more likely a tendinitis known as a de Quervain's tendinitis of the wrist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Shoulder: Sounds like you are having positional shoulder dislocation. It would be helpful to have evaluation with an orthopedist to determine if this is someth ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
You may have : Strained some of the tendons & ligaments. Hold off push-ups & other wrist stress for a couple of wks, (substitute other arm exercises), then gradually ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are several causes for shoulder pain. If it hurts to sleep on it consider a bursitis or tendinitis as possible causes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Osteorarthritis: Without knowledge about your age and history this is difficult to answer. You may have osteoarthritis (wear and tear type) and less cartilage between ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Naresh Rao
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Weighlifter's wrist: It is most likely scaphoid impaction syndrome, which is a condition where there are wrist bones and covering called the capsule that gets impingement ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear Pain: Your chronic use of ear buds has likely cause the inflammation of tragus. You can try Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for 2-3 days and avoid placing anyth ... Read More
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