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can wrist pain radiate up towards elbow?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: It could be related to tendons, bones, ligaments, nerves, or vessels. Sometimes overuse or injury.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Yes and it is a : Common occurrence. Especially nerve related wrist pain form carpal tunnel comporession which classically radiates to but not past the elbow. Any wrist structure that receives nerve supply ( which is any and everything) gets that neve input from the neck so the nerves pass by the elbow and pain can radiate upwards especially referred to other small sensory branches.

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Last updated Sep 9, 2018

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