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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ligament tear: Popping in the wrist or any joint could be normal but when it is associated with pain could be a ligament or cartilage tear.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Baskies
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
May be problematic: Symptoms such as audible sounds and discomfort with wrist motion and loading may be problematic. An examination by a physician to determine whether t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Arthritis: Do you mean you broke it in 4 pieces, in one event, or that you broke it four separate times? If the latter is true, you need to have your bone densi ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience in Hand Surgery
Ganglion cyst: With no history of trauma this may be a ganglion cyst they sometimes present with pain on the back of the wrist and pain with wrist motion...Esp. Push ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
See Ortho Dr NOW.: You sound like a very serious athlete;this injury is often serious.Please see a dr soon.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Joint pains and aches: Hard to say without the benefit of an examination and laboratory data. Sounds like you should see your doctor and have a work up for arthritis. Sounds ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience in Hand Surgery
Snapping tendon: Some individuals have a promient part of their triceps tendon that can snap when you fully flex your elbow. If this is an ongoing problem, your shoul ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Need Orthopedic eval: Your doctor can request physical therapy, get an MRI and send you to an orthopedic doctor. Sounds like you have hurt your rotator cuff.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Several possibilitie: Trauma, overuse, gout, infection? Needs exam / imaging by orthopedist, or urgent care or er.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Splint: Use a popsicle stick or get masking tape to tape the pinky finger to the 4th finger. See your doctor for exam and possible x ray. More history and phy ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Arthritis: of first carpometacarpal joint is one of the most common causes of this, especially if you use the hand for work or have a known injury. Get a good t ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Horn
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Loose body?: Locking of the elbow could be caused by a small free floating piece of bone which can form in a joint much like a piece of sand forms a pearl in an oy ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
See an orthopedic: Surgeon for a good physical exam and imaging. Usually at this stage there is something that can be done sooner like physical therapy or surgery. Injur ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gray Barrow
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diffuse pain : You have diffuse pain. Probably need to see a rheumatologist and have blood work done in addition to imaging of your spine at least.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Elbow pain: Are you able to fully bend & straighten elbow joint? Can you turn hand palm down & back? May have dislocated elbow or broken radius/ulna/humerus or me ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
Tendonitis: See a hand specialist( orthopedist) who can help you.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience in Hand Surgery
Any # of diagnosis: This is a difficult problem it requires evaluation by a hand surgeon and should include x-rays the differential diagnosis is from tendonitis to arthri ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
Many conditions: Are associated with wrist pain and tightness. However one unappreciated problem is the occult or hidden ganglion. These small cystic benign not harmfu ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stop chewing: You need to rest your jaw. Soft diet, antiinflammatories, ice, dental evaluation. No gum ever again. There is a special mouth guard called an nti devi ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Wrist pops: And your question is? Check with your Dr when you have a question.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: Sounds like arthritis---you may want to see your doctor for further treatment.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Snapping hip syndrome, sometimes called dancer's hip, is a condition in which you hear a snapping sound or feel a snapping sensation in your hip when ... Read More

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