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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Wrist Drop

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What is wrist drop?

What is wrist drop?

Wrist drop: If you are holding your forearm horizontally level, and your wrist and hand are relaxed, wrist drop would be that you are unable to lift your hand to an upward pointing position by itself. Happens in radial nerve problems. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do you see for a wrist drop?

What type of doctor do you see for a wrist drop?

Hand surgeon: Best to have the condition evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What cranial nerve is supposed to be involved with "crutch paralysis" or "wrist drop"?

What cranial nerve is supposed to be involved with "crutch paralysis" or "wrist drop"?

This is associated: With a brachial plexus injury, not a cranial nerve injury. This is usually associated with the posterior cord in the brachial plexus or radial nerve downstream, occasionally a c7/8 nerve lesion can cause this but the wrist drop is not usually as isolated. ...Read more

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I am in my second day of dealing with standard sleep related wrist drop. Numbness is gone, replaced with soreness in some spots. Sign of healing?

I am in my second day of dealing with standard sleep related wrist drop. Numbness is gone, replaced with soreness in some spots. Sign of healing?

Perhaps: Most of these wrist drops recover over 3-4 weeks, unless there is inner nerve damage to axon, which instead might take months. If no better by 4 weeks, suggest EMG study. ...Read more

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I recently snapped my bone in my arm, nerve got trapped and is badly bruised got a wrist drop how long for the nerve to repair?

See a physiatrist: If the nerve is trapped (and not severed), it will take several months for it to return to normal. Physician therapy may help to maintain the integrity of the muscles in that arm during the recovery period ...Read more

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Almst daily suddenly feel like drops of cold liquid landing on skin. Stop activity to find source but Skin dry hand arm foot or leg, 1-2 min. Cause?

Almst daily suddenly feel like drops of cold liquid landing on skin. Stop activity to find source but Skin dry hand arm foot or leg, 1-2 min. Cause?

Irritable nerves: This may be an irritability of superficial nerves in the skin or other tissues and if it persists, it may be advisable to ask your physician to order some blood tests to check for calcium, magnesium, electrolyte, vit B12 deficiencies. ...Read more

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What causes a man to have a limp wrist?

Possible nerve palsy: Could be a radial nerve palsy. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can cause severe wrist pain?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can wrist exercises cause hurt wrists?

Can wrist exercises cause hurt wrists?

YES!: Doing wrist exercises specifically to address wrist strength can put a lot of strain on the wrist and actually strain the muscles and tendons of the wrist. There are good reasons to do wrist stretches but few reasons to do wrist exercises as most upper extremity exercises include the wrist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's the diagnosis or cause of my wrist pain?

What's the diagnosis or cause of my wrist pain?

Need more info: There are many potentially injured structures. It's impossible to tell without examining you. For an idea of what could be the cause go to www. Rearmyourselftexas. Com. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in the wrists and ankles?

What causes sharp pain in the wrists and ankles?

Arthritis: You need some x-rays of your ankles and wrist. See your doctor. Meanwhile try stretches, ice, wraps, nsaids. ...Read more

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What causes popping/cracking when I bend my wrist?

What causes popping/cracking when I bend my wrist?

Bones: Teenage female experiences popping/ cracking sound when she flexes her wrists and this is caused by two bone edges slipping past each other. This is often found in people with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. See the Brighton criteria on line. ...Read more

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Wrist pain - and there is no known cause. What to do?

Need Re-Examination: There is always a cause for pain to the wrist, if an examiner does not find anything, re-examination is the next step
if re-examination does not reveal the source, then you need a second opinion.
Doctors will only diagnose the conditions they know about or think about. ...Read more

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What can cause wrist pain that comes and goes overnight?

What can cause wrist pain that comes and goes overnight?

Many things: Nighttime pain can because by a lot of different things including arthritis, tendinitis, and peripheral nerve compression. One very common thing is carpal tunnel syndrome. Best to see a physician or orthopedic specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to stop tension in shoulder and wrists caused by typing?

How to stop tension in shoulder and wrists caused by typing?

Take breaks: Breaks with frequent stretching helps keep muscles and joints loose and from stiffness. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has fluid filed bulge around the size of a quarter on his wrist. It does not hurt. What is this and the cause?

Ganglion cyst: It's probably a ganglion cyst. This is a fluid filled sac/bursa that usually forms due to a herniation in tendon sheath or joint capsule. Nearly all of them are benign and they can occur randomly due to microtrauma. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had bearable wrist pain for 3 months I thought it would heal by now and felt no need to go in cause its not that painful. Should I go in or not?

Go: Chronic wrist pain has several possible causes. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. In a 20 year old it is often a tendinitis that can easily be resolved. ...Read more

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What causes hand and wrist pain?

What causes hand and wrist pain?

Pain in hAnd and: Of the wrist, 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 causes swollen wrists with pain as well as swollen ankles?

A number of possi--: Bilities, including rheumatoid arthritis due to the bilateral involvement of multiple joints; other types of arthritis. Sometimes viral infections can cause multiple joint swellings/pain.
Need to see pcp for onward referral to a rheumatologist, who can diagnose/treat such conditions.
You needs xrays, labs and likely joint fluid to help aspiration to DX or rule out other diagnoses.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes your wrist to hurt?

Variable: Ao, ra, synovitis, fracture, ligament injury, infection...Multiple reasons. Give us more. ...Read more

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If I drop 30lbs on my wrist, will it break?

Please don't do: That. You might even shatter your wrist. ...Read more

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Will twisting your wrist cause it to swell?

Will twisting your wrist cause it to swell?

Twisting wrist: Please define what y0u mean or did or do when you twisted your wrist. ...Read more

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Possible causes of an inflamed nerve in wrist?

Possible causes of an inflamed nerve in wrist?

Carpal tunnel: The most commonly affected nerve in the hand and wrist is the median nerve as it crosses the palm of the hand. This is known as carpal tunnel syndrome which occurs when the space for the nerve becomes diminished. Symptoms include pain and numbness in the hand especially at night. Treatments include splinting and surgery if nothing else works. ...Read more