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Doctor insights on: After A Car Accident Can Your Wrist Start Hrting It Has Been Abt 8 Weeks And My Right Wrist Is Still Sore And Getting Worse No Strength In It

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After a car accident can your wrist start hrting. It has been abt 8 weeks and my right wrist is still sore and getting worse. No strength in it?

After a car accident can your wrist start hrting. It has been abt 8 weeks and my right wrist is still sore and getting worse. No strength in it?

Undiagnosed injury: It is not uncommon to have injuries to the wrist go undiagnosed after a car accident, especially if there were other injuries involved. If there is still significant pain after 8 weeks, you should probably be examined by a specialist to rule out a significant latent injury. ...Read more

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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


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I have a scar that just formed on my right wrist as a result of a car accident. Would steroid creams help lighten the scar. I have an Rx for Betamethasone. As Drs say… Could this possibly do any 'harm ' if use liberally and for short period of time?

I have a scar that just formed on my right wrist as a result of a car accident. Would steroid creams help lighten the scar. I have an Rx for Betamethasone. As Drs say… Could this possibly do any 'harm ' if use liberally and for short period of time?

Probably won't help: Hypertrophic scarring / keloid formation is a frustrating complication in some patients after trauma or surgery. A strong topical steroid like betamethasone may provide a minimal amount of improvement. Basically, you're taking advantage of the side effect of prolonged use which is skin thinning. Use a small amount 2x daily for a month to know if it's working. Injectable steroids might work better. ...Read more

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Wrist pain. Can not bend wrist in any direction. Very little wrist strength. It is extremely tender to the touch.

Wrist pain. Can not bend wrist in any direction. Very little wrist strength. It is extremely tender to the touch.

The main thing is in: -fection, this would be an emergency. If no fever, the wrist is nor red or swollen, then the next 2 things 2 consider are tendinitis or gout, I've see more gout present this way than any other. With gout the wrest is red,painful, but now fever. Often misinterpreted as infection. Labs will show high uric acid. Aspirations will help if fluid can be gotten, & lab will see crystals. Need Dx as Rx diff ...Read more

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I am having right wrist pain that is different from the normal pain I have. It's like something feels broken or fractured. I can't hold anything?

I am having right wrist pain that is different from the normal pain I have. It's like something feels broken or fractured.  I can't hold anything?

See your doc: Sounds like you might need an XR. Pain different from the norm and inability to grasp are both concerning. Get to your local sports med doc or consider urgent care. I wish you the best ...Read more

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Wrist pain down the outside. Doctors don't know what it is. No swelling. Is sore for about 4-6 weeks then fine for another 3-4 weeks then sore again.

Not sure: I assume you mean the little finger side of your wrist. Pain on this side of wrist has many potential causes. Tendinitis is most likely cause, but ligament injuries can cause this as well. Try keeping track of what you are doing the few days before it hurts. Excessive exercise, sports, or typing and writing could all be contributing to your pain. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain in my right wrist that comes and goes i'd say every few months, my mom thinks it's carpal tunnel but hasn't taken me to a doctor...

I have wrist pain in my right wrist that comes and goes i'd say every few months, my mom thinks it's carpal tunnel but hasn't taken me to a doctor...

Causes vary: On and off pain can be tendinitis which hurts more with movement and grasping. Osteoarthritis is not a consideration at age 20. Rheumatoid arthritis is usually on both sides of the body) associated with swelling, and more constant. Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually felt as numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the hand. A doctor's history and physical exam and limited testing should sort this out. ...Read more

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Why do I have right wrist pain when I swing a golf club?

Why do I have right wrist pain when I swing a golf club?

Depends: Wrist pain may be caused by multiple causes from ligament and tendon injury to inflammation of the joints and adjoining soft tisuue to tumors nerve problems etc. The cause needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi, i often have wrist pain. More specifically my right wrist. Once every 3 weeks my wrist gets inflated and blocks. What might be the cause?

Hi, i often have wrist pain. More specifically my right wrist. Once every 3 weeks my wrist gets inflated and blocks. What might be the cause?

Wrist pain: Do you use computer a lot? Maybe using the mouse with your right hand? Ii there a family history of rheumatoid arthritis? Please have your physician work you up fully. ...Read more

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I have massive wrist pain in both of my wrists. it started out with just my right wrist, but then started in both of my wrists. I have to type a lot in school, and i dont know if that is the cause of this pain.. what are some suggestions that you can poss

I have massive wrist pain in both of my wrists. it started out with just my right wrist, but then started in both of my wrists. I have to type a lot in school, and i dont know if that is the cause of this pain.. what are some suggestions that you can poss

Many things are part: Of the wrist, thus many things can hurt too. Bone, tendon, joint, nerve, blood vessel, skin all can be a source of wrist pain. Tendonitis is a common cause, as is arthritis in the tumb base and carpal tunnel compression. But the take haome answer is anything that gets a nerve supply ( which is everything) can be a source of pain. Hand surgeons can offer diagnosis & rx for this very complex region. ...Read more

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What could cause right wrist pain in cold weather?

Pain is worse in the: Cold from most sources. Fracture , tendinitis, nerve compression, neuropathy, arthritis , synovitis in shortest things. There are also circulation, metaboc and endocrine issues that can overlap and augment pain and cold intolerance. ...Read more

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Why do I have right wrist pain when I bend it a certain way?

Wrist pain: If you notice a lump @ the wrist at the same time, it may be due to a ganglion cyst which is a form of arthritis where the lining of the wrist bones protrudes out from the bones causing pain. ...Read more

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Suffering from knee and right wrist pain, could it be spinal?

Maybe: First, you should know that knee and wrist pain would arise from completely different parts of the spine (knee pain would arise from lumbar pathology, and wrist pain would arise from cervical pathology). If your pain is isolated to the joints, and is not radiating in nature, then i think it's unlikely to be spinal in origin, and may be isolated joint problems. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I fell on the right side of my right wrist, pain with movement, almost no swelling, extremely low range of motion.

I fell on the right side of my right wrist, pain with movement, almost no swelling, extremely low range of motion.

Need x-rays to : Rule out fracture, which clinically is associated with more persistant pain/swelling/lrom. ...Read more

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What si wrong with my wrist? I'm a 17 year old girl and I have been having this on again off again wrist pain in only my right wrist. I can not bend my wrist to far forward or backwards. It is intense pain if i do. There is no swelling but if i know the e

Wrist Pain: Trauma of some sort is typically at the top of the list of possibilities. It could be an injury that was obvious, something you forgot, or something more subtle such as a repetitive stress or strain (rsi). Other possibilties would include something like a ganglion cyst, that in some situations is not obviously apparent. ...Read more

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Wrist pain that's constant with any movement no swelling or injury just came upon extremely sore when I first wake up I notice a swollen vain?

Wrist pain that's constant with any movement no swelling or injury just came upon extremely sore when I first wake up I notice a swollen vain?

Tendonitis: First off, the swollen vein may not be significant. The painful wrist can develop from a poor position during sleep, it may subside with immobilization of the joint (an ACE bandage) to limit motion, but not so tight that it may cause swelling of the hand. On the other hand it may go away on its own. ...Read more

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Bad right wrist pain lately. Shoulder pain also (right side) ben gay all day today with motrin.. Helped somewhat could it be from running 5 day's wk?

Bad right wrist pain lately. Shoulder pain also (right side)  ben gay all day today with motrin.. Helped somewhat could it be from running 5 day's wk?

No: Running should not effect your upper extremity joints, especially wrist unless you have injured them if symptoms persist suggest seeing orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Over the last 4-5 weeks I have been having right wrist pain with numbness in my pinky and ring finger. The pain & decreased ROM has worsened. I have trouble lifting any weight at times. My forearm muscle will also have severe spasms and my bicep will ach

Over the last 4-5 weeks I have been having right wrist pain with numbness in my pinky and ring finger. The pain & decreased ROM has 
worsened. I have trouble lifting any weight at times. My forearm muscle will also have severe spasms and my bicep will ach

Ulnar Nerve entrapme: Hi Cindykay A700,

What you describe could be an entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the wrist (Guyon's Canal) or further up at the inside of the elbow (by the funny bone). You need to see a hand surgeon for diagnosis and you may require nerve conduction studies to determine the exact location. ...Read more

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I have unexplained numbness left lips & tip of tongue few days & blisters on right wrist; pain on &off in right lung & neck below jaw. related? cause?

? herpes zoster: It is possible that you have developed herpes zoster, a viral infection similar to the chicken pox virus. This is becoming increasingly common and there are vaccines for this. The typical findings on clinical examination are blisters, pain and possibly numbness. See your physician for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, runny nose, sore throat and nausea (severity: mild) Is this normal when having a cold? Or could it be the flu?

I am experiencing  wrist pain, runny nose, sore throat and nausea (severity: mild) Is this normal when having a cold? Or could it be the flu?

Sx's: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children).
Your wrist pain may be a red herring. People usually feel quite ill with the flu. ...Read more

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My job involves scooping icecream and making milkshakes so I use my right wrist a lot it has gotten really sore what can I do to keep it from hurting?

My job involves scooping icecream and making milkshakes so I use my right wrist a lot it has gotten really sore what can I do to keep it from hurting?

You have to rest: If you have an injury from over using these muscles and joints then the only solution is rest. Perhaps once you are rested and having less pain you can work with a physical therapist or hand specialist to build up your muscles and tolerance for repetitive motion. ...Read more

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Had sore throat for 12 days, went away but now a cough and today a small sunburn-like rash has appeared on inside of right wrist. Are these connected?

Had sore throat for 12 days, went away but now a cough and today a small sunburn-like rash has appeared on inside of right wrist. Are these connected?

Possibly: The rash could be scarlet fever, a rash associated with untreated strep throat. This untreated infection could lead to the symptoms you describe. Some viral illnesses can do the same. The ONLY way to know is to test with a strep test. If it is positive, then you need antibiotics to prevent further problems like effects on your heart. If negative, then the new symptoms should run their course. ...Read more

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Joint pain in different areas of my body. Right wrist, left forearm, right ankle. About 6 weeks ago i noticed that my right wrist felt sore a sharp pain located at the top. The pain spread to my small finger and up on my arm. Last week my right ankle star

With : With multiple joint problems that have spanned years, you may be developing some kind of arthritic condition. The other thing that comes to mind is lime disease, or some sort of infection from an insect bite.

Your best starting point is your primary care physician, who can order blood tests and get x-rays of these painful joints, and perhaps then refer you to a rheumatologist (in the case of an arthritic condition) or an infectious diseases specialist (in the case of an insect bite that caused an infection). ...Read more

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