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Wrist pain 4 4 days cant bend down otherwise pain in back of hand cant place pressure on Palm, no swelling I can see tried Otc meds an ice. Sprain?

Wrist pain 4 4 days cant bend down otherwise pain in back of hand cant place pressure on Palm, no swelling I can see tried Otc meds an ice. Sprain?

See Hand Doctor: Should not ignore. See a Board Certified Dermatologist or a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who treats hand problems. Let them evaluate and treat you. (Or go to an Emergency room). ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm and in line with the middle finger. No swelling, no movement possible, throbbing pain that's not going away?

Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm and in line with the middle finger. No swelling, no movement possible, throbbing pain that's not going away?

Get imaging: Need to see a physiatrist or orthopedic specialist and get imaging, start with xray, if negative MRI. May need with contrast depending on exam finding ...Read more

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I fell yesterday while skating. My wrist is now a bit sore and my thumb twitches. No swelling and I can move both. Should I go to urgent care?

I fell yesterday while skating. My wrist is now a bit sore and my thumb twitches. No swelling and I can move both. Should I go to urgent care?

Fall: It will be best to go to urgent care and get an x-ray and make sure there is no evidence of fracture or worsening nerve or subcutaneous bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Thumb was forced back almost all the way to wrist, instant pain from top of thumb to wrist instantly started bruising and swelling. I can move all directions but severe pain but cannot bend past the top section. It seems to be stuck in same position unl

Thumb was forced back almost all the way to wrist, instant pain from top of thumb to wrist instantly started bruising and swelling. I can move all directions but severe pain but cannot bend past the top section. It seems to be stuck in same position unl

Bent Back Thumb Pain: Hello. Sounds like a thumb sprain but with some involvement of your ulnar collateral ligament. Have this injury checked out in person to make sure you do not have injury (partial or full thickness tear) to your ulnar collateral ligament. Sometimes ligament can rupture and break off bone with it it (avulsion fracture). Hopefully all you'll need is some short term splinting and rest of your thumb. ...Read more

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I've had severe pain and swelling in my hands, especially in my left thumb. I get a burning sensation in my wrists while touching. It affects my work and makes me irritable. What should I do?

I've had severe pain and swelling in my hands, especially in my left thumb. I get a burning sensation in my wrists while touching. It affects my work and makes me irritable. What should I do?

Thumb Pain: Tough to say based on that description. One possibility would be osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb/wrist, though not typically described as burning. There are other possibilities and best to have a consult with a hand doctor for a good exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hurt the base of right thumb while catching a hard ball with one hand when I was playing. It was about 2 months ago. No swelling but pain when I bend?

Hurt the base of right thumb while catching a hard ball with one hand when I was playing. It was about 2 months ago. No swelling but pain when I bend?

Pain with thumb: Bobby, have it x-rayed. You may have "game-keepers" thumb:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Gamekeeper's_thumb

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My finger in between my thumb and index on my right hand hurts when I bend it. No swelling however bottom part of finger hurts to touch.

My finger in between my thumb and index on my right hand hurts when I bend it. No swelling however bottom part of finger hurts to touch.

Osteoarthritis thumb: At the cmc or carpo-metacarpal joint is a common cause of pain at the base of the thumb. Other causes of pain include tendonitis of the finger or thumb flexor tendons or wrist extensor tendons. Often Nsaids or corticosteroid injection and or soft splints can help. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and pinky pain when twisting wrist. No swelling. And no bruise. ONLY hurts when twisted right or left. Dosent hurt when touched/bent?

Wrist pain and pinky pain when twisting wrist. No swelling. And no bruise. ONLY hurts when twisted right or left. Dosent hurt when touched/bent?

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 physical is needed. Was there a fall or an injury? Have your parents take you to your doctor at the earliest convenience. Good luck ...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.

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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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

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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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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Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired. Kinda like mild flu. Is this normal?

Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired. Kinda like mild flu. Is this normal?

Wasp sting: It is not unusual to have vague symptoms with a venomous bite or sting. This should pass with time. Antihistamines to reduce the inflammatory response and symptoms treatment. ...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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What can cause recurring wrist pain for someone who plays three instruments? Is carpal tunnel a possibility or injury? There is no swelling.

What can cause recurring wrist pain for someone who plays three instruments? Is carpal tunnel a possibility or injury? There is no swelling.

Depends on symptoms: And findings. First find out what the problem is (exam required possibly an x-ray or EMG-NCS then address the problem. It matters what you play and how you play it. (guitar, triangle, contrabassoon, harp?) Ergonomics, overuse, anatomic issues are taken into consideration. For more information re: the diagnosis and management of neurologic problems of musicians. Www. Healthtap. Com/drericweisman ...Read more

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I am 20 years old with Wrist pain starting from top of mid forearm to middle and ring finger. Wrist throbs and hurts to move. No swelling or bruising.

need evaluation: It's not completely clear what your symptoms suggest. Pain in this Siri could come from the joints, are the soft tissues like the tendons, are you a nerve irritation. An evaluation will help clarify what isgoing on. You will see your physician to clarify this until you get there or you could try wearing a wrist splint to decrease her symptoms ...Read more

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Wrist pain and swelling on right hand. Anything I can do to get it down?

Wrist pain and swelling on right hand. Anything I can do to get it down?

Elevation: Elevation, icing, anti-inflammatories and behavioral modification are the cornerstones to edema reduction. ...Read more

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Followup: wrist pain;not hand;no heat or swelling;"always" but more severe with use of course; I've used a wrist bandage but it doesn't seem to help?

Followup: wrist pain;not hand;no heat or swelling;"always" but more severe with use of course; I've used a wrist bandage but it doesn't seem to help?

Use a wrist brace to: Rest the wrist, and as much as possible during work as well.
Without proper hx or exam, difficult to advise, except see an orthopod.
If any numbness ;/or weakness, it could be a carpal tunnel syndrome. The brace could help then. Take some Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). I am sure seeing your pcp would also be quite helpful to get a dx.. ...Read more

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What is the cure for hand swelling and wrist pain? Diuretic?

What is the cure for hand swelling and wrist pain? Diuretic?

Depends: Cure depends after seen by your physician, and finding the cause of the pain, it could be simple sprain, arthritis or some thing else, consult your physician, diuretic will be an unlikely choice. ...Read more

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Fx radial head a, week ago. Still have pain, swelling of hand & wrist pain. Dr treated with 3 ACE bandage. Unsure if present symptoms are normal?

Need a consultation: A radial head fracture with wrist pain can be a more significant injury. You need an X-ray of the wrist and elbow. If the radial head is depressed it shortens the radius leading to wrist pain. You might need surgery on the radial head. Until then keep moving but wear a sling. ...Read more

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I sustained a wrist injury 10 mos ago. I have a 6mm volar ganglion cyst and I continue 2 have wrist pain with my hand swelling. Would a shot help?

I sustained a wrist injury 10 mos ago. I have a 6mm volar ganglion cyst and I continue 2 have wrist pain with my hand swelling. Would a shot help?

Need proper diagnosi: First you need a proper diagnosis as to why your wrist is still painful. Inyections may help to control wrist synovitis or inflamation but proper diagnosis is the key to a sussccelful treatment. ...Read more

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I hit my wrist and now it hurts bad. Bendable, but hurts when separate thumb. Tingling swelling and bump where I hit it. Sprain, fracture, or neither?

I hit my wrist and now it hurts bad. Bendable, but hurts when separate thumb. Tingling swelling and bump where I hit it. Sprain, fracture, or neither?

Sorry...: Sorry, they warned me in medical school never to do a physical examination over the Internet. There's no way you can expect your wrist to be diagnosed by ESP. You'll have to actually leave the house & have your wrist examined & maybe X-rayed. Or, you can bet on your injury being minor & just wait. Everything may turn out fine. It's your wrist; it's up to you. ...Read more

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Severe pain in left wrist no swelling hurts to move it don't remeber ever hurting it?

Severe pain in left wrist no swelling hurts to move it don't remeber ever hurting it?

See a doctor: Please have your doctor check it out. It could be a form of arthritis, or possibly a ganglion cyst, but usually there is a lump which is painful with that condition. ...Read more

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I have large bruising covering my left wrist and hand. Appearing out of nowhere when I woke up yesterday. No swelling or discomfort.

I have large bruising covering my left wrist and hand. Appearing out of nowhere when I woke up yesterday. No swelling or discomfort.

Broken vessel: Is the most likely cause at your age, but still question of whether you're bleeding abnormally due to another condition. You should see a clinic just to be sure. ...Read more

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Is my hand sprained? Dull pain just above wrist bet. Pinky knuckle and wrist. Minimal/no swelling, full rom w/ only dull pain. Punched refrigerator

Is my hand sprained? Dull pain just above wrist bet. Pinky knuckle and wrist. Minimal/no swelling, full rom w/ only dull pain. Punched refrigerator

Sprained or bruised: If the pain is truly dull, and there is minimal swelling and full pain free motion of the joints of the fingers knuckles and wrist, there is little chance of a fracture. Swelling, deformity and pain is more of a concern and should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more