A 22-year-old female asked:
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i am a baker and today i noticed very sharp wrist pain when scooping things out of bowls or lifting with my right hand. what can i do?

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Dr. Joe Lee
Dr. Joe Lee answered
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Right wrist pain: You can consider resting it for a couple of days, icing it for 10-15 minutes a couple of times a day for 1-2 days and taking an anti-inflammatory medication if you do not have any contraindications. If the pain persists, then it should be evaluated.
Answered on Oct 25, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Wrist tendinitis: Is a common issue. At the base of the thumb especially in what is known as the first dorsal compartment, an entity commonly known as dequervain's or stenosing tenosynovitis of the radial styloid can affect thumb motion, wrist motion and writing. Ice, NSAIDs, soft splints and at times an injection can help. Other issues may be arthritis joint pain, nerve pain or just plain old muscle fatigue.
Answered on Aug 17, 2015

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