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Doctor insights on: My Wrist Hurts When Trying To Cut Things And Makes A Crackind Sound When I Rotate It Should I Wear A Bandage

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My wrist hurts when trying to cut things and makes a crackind sound when I rotate it. Should I wear a bandage?

My wrist hurts when trying to cut things and makes a crackind sound when I rotate it. Should I wear a bandage?

Yes and see a doctor: For the time being you can wear, not a bandage, but a splint to support and rest the wrist. But you need to have the wrist checked to make sure there is not a potentially serious ligament issue that can often progress. A good history and exam along with x-rays and maybe MRI will tell a lot. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more


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I have sudden severe left wrist pain when turning knobs or reaching back for seat belt, etc. Popping sound. Tendon seems to "catch." Accutane related?

I have sudden severe left wrist pain when turning knobs or reaching back for seat belt, etc. Popping sound. Tendon seems to "catch." Accutane related?

Maybe, maybe not: 1-10% of people can have problems with their muscles or joints on Accutane. However, what you describe can be due to other things as well. Best to call your doc today and ask what the best next step is to sort out the cause. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts only when exposed to high pressure like lifting or draging heavy things it's been hurting for 3 weeks?

My wrist hurts only when exposed to high pressure like lifting or draging heavy things it's been hurting for 3 weeks?

Treat as sprain: If you have no history of trauma, I would treat this injury as a sprain with rest and bracing if needed. If pain lingers past 6 weeks, I would then get wrist evaluated from either ongoing new injury or an exacerbation of an old injury. With a history of trauma, I would have wrist evaluated soon. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I move it in any Direction it hurts to try to pick up things it hurts to touch it's been going on for a couple years and it comes?

My wrist hurts when I move it in any Direction it hurts to try to pick up things it hurts to touch it's been going on for a couple years and it comes?

After a couple of: Years I would hope that you have seen a health care professional for evaluation. If you have not then you need to make an appointment now. It will be impossible to tell you what is wrong over the internet without an examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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My left wrist hurts only when I push down or against something (push-ups are the worst). It feels fine when lifting things. What could the problem be?

My left wrist hurts only when I push down or against something (push-ups are the worst). It feels fine when lifting things. What could the problem be?

Needs evaluation: For ligamental or carpal (wrist) bone injury, see hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon, even your family doctor can do preliminary evaluation and invetigation ...Read more

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I have wrist pain that radiates up to my pinky or my elbow. The pain onset is very random but it hurts a lot (can't sleep/do things) what could it be?

I have wrist pain that radiates up to my pinky or my elbow. The pain onset is very random but it hurts a lot (can't sleep/do things) what could it be?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, one of which is known as cubital tunnel syndrome in which the ulnar nerve that supplies the 4th. And 5th fingers is pinched at the elbow. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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My wrist pops when I rotate it, and when I push my hand backwards my wrist hurts. Or when I do pushups it hurts quite a bit?

My wrist pops when I rotate it, and when I push my hand backwards my wrist hurts. Or when I do pushups it hurts quite a bit?

Not Sure: The wrist is a complex joint and can often pop when moved in different directions. If the occassional popping does not hurt, don't worry about it. However, painful popping even without an injury can be due to several problems such a overuse, ligament strain or joint laxity. Do push ups with the wrist straight to avoid pain. Wrist is very weak when maximally extended. ...Read more

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What do I do if the top part of my wrist hurts?

What do I do if the top part of my wrist hurts?

Tendonitis: This most commonly arises from extensor tendonitis due to overuse or trauma. Treatment initially usually consists of oral anti-inflammatories, behavioral modification, rest, ice and splinting. If no improvement than seek the advice of your primary care doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Only one of my wrist hurts when I type. Is this normal?

Only one of my wrist hurts when I type. Is this normal?

No: Pain to the wrist due to typing is not normal. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common "repetitive motion injury" due to a tendonitis in the wrist. Possible remedies include improved ergonomics of the work station, wrist splints, ice, anti-inflammatory medications and rest. See your doctor to confirm your diagnosis and to implement a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wrist hurts what does this mean?

What do you suggest if my wrist hurts what does this mean?

Wrist pain: Have you had any recent injuries? Overuse (twisting and lifting motions, repetitive use), strain, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome and a broken bone can all cause wrist pain. Rest, elevation, icing, and NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen) for the next 3 days if the pain continues follow up with your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts from writing, so what are some quick remedies?

My wrist hurts from writing, so what are some quick remedies?

Stretch: Start a quick stretching routine.
With your elbow extended, pull back on your fingers. Then flex your wrist and bring your hand the other direction.
Eventually you will want to work on grip strength. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I bend it back. Is this a sign of a broken wrist?

Depends: The information you provided is not enough to make a diagnosis. Was there trauma? Where is it painful? How painful? What type of pain? Etc. Etc. I recommend that you be evaluated and x-ray done if you think you could have broken it! ...Read more

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Wrist hurts after being punctured by needle 4 1/2 hours ago. What should I do?

Wrist hurts after being punctured by needle 4 1/2 hours ago. What should I do?

Don't know: The depth of the puncture wound or if the needle was new or old/ dirty. Don't know if the wrist is becoming red or swollen. Don't know when your last tetanus shot was. With all these unknown variables, the most prudent choice would be so seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I put pressure on it, is there anything I can do to help it?

Back off: Pressure on your writ associated with pain does not necessarily mean carpal tunnel or worse but allowing it to rest and restricting civilly for 2 weeks will help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my wrist hurts in the same spot I broke it when I was 10?

What does it mean when my wrist hurts in the same spot I broke it when I was 10?

Traumatic arthritis: It is most likely a sign of post traumatic arthritis but it may also be a sign of an untreated ligamentous injury or non-union or malunion. Diagnostic imaging will likely bee needed so see a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My left wrist hurts a lot more than my right when I type. Can you explain why this is happening?

My left wrist hurts a lot more than my right when I type. Can you explain why this is happening?

Not without exam: I would need to know where you hurt; what gives pain/relief; what your other diagnoses might be.
I suggest you see your doctor if this is a chronic problem. ...Read more

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I was at cheer and we were tumbling and now my wrist hurts and feels like there's a "bubble" in it..

Ganglion cyst: Ganglion cysts are common in young females. They frequently occur on the back of the wrist. About half of them hurt. You may need to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts severely when I move it in any direction I use it for cheerleading everyday what do I do?

See your PCP if not-: Getting better with rice: rest, ice application, compression bandage and elevation (like in a sling or across your chest) over 2-3 days. You'll need an xray. You probably hit against something or someone ; most likely causing yourself a bruise/sprain lig.
You should take Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) (if no allergies or side effects) to help. Hot pack might also be beneficial. If no better see pcp. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain with no known injury it hurts to move it and there is some swelling what could it be I have had this pain for a week?

I have wrist pain with no known injury it hurts to move it and there is some swelling what could it be I have had this pain for a week?

Arthritis.: What you describe is a symptom of arthritis. At your age there are several different types. An infection in the joint, venereal disease, reactive arthritis, are some of the more common. Depending on your exam and other medical history there are many other types of arthritis which could be the cause. I would recommend that if it has been there for more than a few days you see a doctor ...Read more

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My wrist hurts, started about 8 months ago. The pain comes and goes. When I put pressure on it or excercise it begins to hurt and lasts 8-10 days.

Get examined: 8 months of wrist pain would suggest a wrist problem that may not improve without specific treatment.Tendinitis (de Quervain's), cartilage tears (tfcc), ganglion cysts, wrist ligament injuries (scapholunate ligament) are just a few of the problems which could be causing your persistent wrist pain. See an ORS for a detailed history, physical examination and xrays. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Recently began bowling weekly, wrist hurts to lift or bend down. Pain is becoming unbarable. Should I see someone? Any suggestion on what to do?

Recently began bowling weekly, wrist hurts to lift or bend down. Pain is becoming unbarable. Should I see someone? Any suggestion on what to do?

Yes, get a hand exam: New activities can put stress on ligaments or muscles that you have not used before, resulting in stiffness, pain and changes in strength. Bowling, a strenuous activity on the wrist is classic. Oral anti-inflammatories might help, along with modifying your activity. However, make sure you have not sustained a true injury by seeing a hand surgeon who can examine your wrist. My office is not far. ...Read more

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My brothe fell while skating and landed on his wrist. Hurts to move anything over 4lbs and it's been a week. What might be wrong with his wrist?

My brothe fell while skating and landed on his wrist. Hurts to move anything over 4lbs and it's been a week. What might be wrong with his wrist?

Colles" fracture: He could have a wrist fracture. The fracture is most commonly caused by people falling onto a hard surface and breaking their fall with outstretched arms - falling with wrists flexed would lead to a smith's fracture. Have him seen and examined by a health care provider with x-rays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I move it or put pressure on it. But this only happens some of the time and is occurring more and more frequently. What do I do?

My wrist hurts when I move it or put pressure on it. But this only happens some of the time and is occurring more and more frequently. What do I do?

Tendinitis: . Infection. Gout, inflammation and nerve compression all can be very painful in the involved tissues. Ice, splinting and nsaids are a decent general treament but a proper evaluation and diagnosis is needed. ...Read more

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The top part of my wrist hurts when I move it up or down, and it feel like something is swollen inside. When I it and touch it, it hurts. What's wrong?

The top part of my wrist hurts when I move it up or down, and it feel like something is swollen inside. When I it and touch it, it hurts. What's wrong?

Seel below: Could be a tendon strain, ligament strain or tear, muscle sprain, ganglion cyst, etc. Recommend getting seen by your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more