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Is intramuscular stimulation a good idea for chronic bilateral wrist pain? Pain present when putting pressure while extending wrist, ex: wall push up.

Is intramuscular stimulation a good idea for chronic bilateral wrist pain? Pain present when putting pressure while extending wrist, ex: wall push up.

Chronic bilateral: Wrist pain should be evaluated to include nerve compression, bone issues such as keinbocks, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or lyme disease or inflammatory arthridites, tendinitis, name a few. Not sure what you mean by intramuscular stimulation as there are no significant muscles in your wirst area to stimulate. Tendons nerve blood vessels and bones and ligament are there not muscles.

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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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Physiotherapist wants to do dry needling to neck and forearm for chronic bilateral wrist pain (1 yr roughly)thoughts on opinions on this procedure? He thinks there is compression of nerves.

Treatment options: Dry needling is very helpful for trigger points. I didn't actually know that dry needling could be used in the manner you described. There are many treatment options depending on the cause of wrist pain. Has the source of your wrist pain been diagnosed? I can't comment on the treatment plan that was offered to you. As a medical acupuncturist, I am not familiar with this approach to wrist pain.

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What could cause bilateral wrist and shoulder pain with no obvious injury of any kind? Just seems to come out of no where

What could cause bilateral wrist and shoulder pain with no obvious injury of any kind? Just seems to come out of no where

Carpel tunnel syn: You may have a medical condition called "carpel tunnel syndrome". Please get evaluated by your doctor.

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2012 Guyon's decompres. On R wrist.6 yrs pain. Cervical straight neck. Bilateral ulnar pain @wrist & elbow. Shoulder/Trapez. Intense pain. Diagnosis? HELP!

Complicated: That sounds like a very complicated problem that has no simple solution. You have had all the diagnostic tests and used the medications I would have tried. Have you seen a neurologist or a pain specialist? This would be my own recommendation at this point.

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Had knee pain/swelling for a month, after that I had bilateral joint pain wrists, shoulders, hands since 15y/o.Now the bone in fngers is larger. Why?

Had knee pain/swelling for a month, after that I had bilateral joint pain wrists, shoulders, hands since 15y/o.Now the bone in fngers is larger. Why?

Could be many: This is more complex and needs to be evaluated by an Orthopedic doc or a rheumatologist- likely need X-rays and blood work to make sure you do not have a metabolic bone disorder- can also be related to statins

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7 yrs bilateral ulnar pain at wrist/elbow. 3mm bulge@C4.NegativeEMG/NCV. Edema at ulna, fat atrophy at opponen digiti minimi. No mass. Shoulder/neck pain?

Myelogram: You may need another opinion and a myelogram. other considerations are some kind of musculoskeletal arthritis syndrome and a rheumatologist may also be of assistance

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Wrist pain when lifting?

Depends: Causes of wrist pain during lifting include tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) just to name a few. If syndromes persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation.

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What can cause wrist pain?

What can cause wrist pain?

Complex question: Several reasons can cause wrist pain, from osteoarthritis, to ligament injury. Fractures and dislocations could also be the reason. Kiembock's dz and preiser. For a more specific answer you need to see a specialist.

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How can I treat my wrist pain?

How can I treat my wrist pain?

Depends: Wrist pain without fracture is usually due to tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) and arthritis (degenerative and inflammatory). Occasionally wrist pain is the result of something more complicated (cartilage tear, kienbock's, etc). If symptoms persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation.

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How can I treat this wrist pain?

How can I treat this wrist pain?

Brace and rest: Wear a brace, take NSAID's if you can tolerate, apply ice, rest. If your pain does not improve or if you have a lot of pain, see a specialist. If you have an injury, see a specialist to make sure that you do not have a fracture or a torn ligament.

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What can cause severe wrist pain?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, fracture, sprain, strain, tendonitis and infection to name a few.

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What are some causes of wrist pain?

What are some causes of wrist pain?

Many: There are may causes of wrist pain, given your age the most common would be tendinitis and a ganglion cyst. Please be specific about where you are having the pain.

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What can I do help heal my wrist pain?

It depends: Wrist pain can be caused by many things. Doctors are trained to make a diagnosis and treat. The treatment for pain of arthritis (anti-inflammatants) is different from the treatment for carpal tunnel pain (surgery or splints) which is different from trauma pain (rest/casting or sometimes surgery or physical therapy) which is different for nerve pain, etc. See your doctor for a diagnosis.

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How do I help my wrist pain from work?

How do I help my wrist pain from work?

Caution: You should discuss this with your supervison and risk management person and with hr. See your doctor or worker compensation provider. Splinting may be needed. Work modification may be needed. Medications may be needed. Imaging such as an x-ray may be needed. Other diagnostic studies may be needed. Often simple things can be done to help prevent pain or modify discomfort. Ask!

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What are some causes of chronic wrist pain?

What are some causes of chronic wrist pain?

Arthritis, Tendonitis: Her are the most common causes for the wrist pain. Arthritis. Tendonitis. Carpel tunnel syndrome. Fracture. Sprain of the wrist.

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How can I deal with wrist pain for guitarist?

Flexor tendonitis: Typically in guitarist this is a flexor tendonitis of the finger flexors. Treat with rest, ice, nighttime splinting, anti-inflammatories, massage and elevation. If unresponsive seek care with hand surgeon for therapy referral.

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How can I cope with wrist pain for guitarist?

Tendonitis: Wrist pain associated with guitar playing is most commonly associated with tendonitis due to overuse and receptive use. Night time splinting, anti-inflammatories, icing and behavioral modifications are helpful. Seek care with a hand surgeon used to treating musicians.

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What can I do to get relief from my wrist pain?

What can I do to get relief from my wrist pain?

Wrist Pain: First thing is rest the wrist. Second thing, have it evaluated as there are many forms of wrist pain, some of which i.E scaphoid and scapho-lunate ligament injuries, can get always get a lot worse. There are certain conditions that are readily treatable non-surgically early on, only to be come difficult surgical challenges if left to progress.

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