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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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An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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My wrist has been sore after bowling the last three weeks. I 've purchased a wrist support but it's still a little sore after I bowl.

My wrist has been sore after bowling the last three weeks. I 've purchased a wrist support but it's still a little sore after I bowl.

Stress injury: Repeated stress can cause pain in your ligaments, and this will continue if you continue the activity that caused it. After full recovery (can take 8-12 weeks), you may need to readjust your posture and movement mechanics to avoid reinjury. Talk to a physiotherapist for advice. ...Read more

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Hi. I was doing bowling last night and my wrist and forearm are sore. It hurts when I flex it back and forth. Should I be concerned or go to the Dr?

Hi. I was doing bowling last night and my wrist and forearm are sore. It hurts when I flex it back and forth. Should I be concerned or go to the Dr?

Your symptoms are: Probably just from muscle strain. Try taking an OTC anti-inflammatory like Aleve or Motrin as per the instructions on the bottle. If it is still bothering you after three or four days then go to get checked out. ...Read more

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My wrist and middle finger are very sore and sensitive after bowling a few games the other day, my fingers swollen and slightly discolored?

My wrist and middle finger are very sore and sensitive after bowling a few games the other day, my fingers swollen and slightly discolored?

Poor equipment fit: This obviously could be something else but the most likely reason is poor fitting equipment. Have you had the holes in your bowling ball professionally assessed? Try that.
Sore wrist is common if you are trying to put spin on the ball and if the ball is too heavy.
Try wrist guards and a lighter ball. ...Read more

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My hand like hurts anytime I put pressure on it or I pick up my bowling bowl to bowl. It hurts like just below the thumb but only with it touched.?

My hand like hurts anytime I put pressure on it or I pick up my bowling bowl to bowl. It hurts like just below the thumb but only with it touched.?

See answer: Pain in the thenar area proximal to the thumb can be due to a tendonitis or sprain in the area. Taking an OTC anti-inflammatory pain medication such as ibuprofen, and rest of the area, may relieve the pain. If it persists see your physician. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a soft tissue injury in wrist?

What should I do if I have a soft tissue injury in wrist?

Ice: Ice for the first 24 hours. Immobilize with some type of velcro splint. These can be purchased at any drug store. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your wrist to still be swollen 4 months after injury?

Is it normal for your wrist to still be swollen 4 months after injury?

Maybe: It depends on the injury and what you did to recover. If it is an overuse injury (sprain/strain) and it continues to be re-injured through overuse, then it may still be swollen. See your pcp or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Wrist hurts and looks deformed, no injury, hurts more at night and wakes me up hurting.

Wrist hurts and looks deformed, no injury, hurts more at night and wakes me up hurting.

Agree: Dr. M. Is right. Without trauma and with a "deformity" present, other causes such as he mentioned are more likely. A good history needs to address exposure to infections as well, foreign travel etc. Radiographs are necessary, too. ...Read more

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Wrist pain...Hurts when move side to side and up and down...Comes and goes...No previous injury...In middle of wrist?

Wrist pain...Hurts when move side to side and up and down...Comes and goes...No previous injury...In middle of wrist?

Wrist pain: Wrist pain with motion in an atraumitic hand can be a difficult diagnosis. Since it is with all axis of motion it most likely is a problem with the radiocarpal joint. An eval by a hand surgeon is essential. Good x-rays will help provide a diagnosis. Including kienbocks a vascular problem with a wrist bone. If still unsure an MRI will provide soft tissue imaging, possible a ganglion cyst. ...Read more

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What type of injuries makes your wrist creek?

What type of injuries makes your wrist creek?

Several: Creakiness in a joint can be a bony abnormality, fluid build up, or soft tissue injury such as tendinous or ligamentous. Maintain your activity, ice the joint if it's hot or sore, and occasionally Acetaminophen or an NSAID could be used for pain. Creakiness typically goes away though. ...Read more

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What to do if I broke my wrist will this injury hurt when I'm older?

What to do if I broke my wrist will this injury hurt when I'm older?

Unknown: If it is in the joint and causes arthritis then it may cause you problems, but then again it may not. If it is not in the joint then very unlikely to cause any problems at all. ...Read more

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How serious are wrist injuries?

How serious are wrist injuries?

Depends: On the the type and severity of injury. Some are mild others can require surgical intervention. Talk to an orthopedist, or more specifically a wrist/hand subspecialist if you have an issue. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a wrist injury?

How to tell if I have a wrist injury?

Wrist injuries: Any part of the body which develops pain, stiffness, swelling, is indicative of either an injury or structural abnormality. Injuries r the culprit if their has been an obvious one time or repetitive force which starts the process. Note that these symptoms can also arise as a result of other causes such as infection, rheumatoid diseases, or metabolic abnormalities such as gout ...Read more

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What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

Rest: You did not say what type of wrist injury but with any strain or fracture, rest and immobility helps it heal. You should have a cast or wrap to keep your wrist stable and avoid using that hand to lift anything heavy at all. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a wrist injury?

What is the best way to treat a wrist injury?

Immobilize.: Immobilize the wrist with a splint that can be obtained at most drug stores. Ice the wrist for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. See an orthopedic wrist specialist. ...Read more