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Falling Over Hurt Wrist Arthritis
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
The two can co-exist: Uncertain what your symptoms are. People with arthritis can also have carpal tunnel, but not everybody with hand wrist arthritis ge carpal tunnel. The reverse is also true i.e. Not everyone with carpal tunnel also has arthritis. Depending on your symptoms and examination we can usually differentiate. Do you have numbness in the first 3 1/2 fingers - that suggests carpal tunnel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hurt wrist by falling on it. bruised, swollen, can barely move it, has a lump on it. Hurts to pick things up and grab things also?
U need an eval by-: -an orthopedic surgeon, 2 xamine it as well as take some X-rays many times the small bones in the wrist can B fractured, & if not attended 2 can lead 2 serious consequences. B on the safe side & make an appt. ...Read more
I have a bad wrist injury from falling a couple days ago and smashing it accidentally on ice. It damaged my whole arm. Help?
Get an exam: Falls onto your arm can damage several structures. Bones can be fractured... Good x-rays can diagnose those. In addition, ligaments can get sprained or torn. Seeing a good physician and having a through exam and diagnostics is appropriate. Missed hand injuries like scaphoid fractures, hammate fractures and torn sl ligaments can lead to long term complications if not diagnosed and treated early. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the cause of the pain and injury. If traumatic, then a fracture or a ligament tear have to be considered. If no trauma, then tendonitis would be at the top of list. To start, rest from tennis, ice the area for 20 minutes 3-4 times/day and consider some anti-inflammatories if the pain is not related to major injury. Obviously, seeing an ortho/sports med specialist would be helpful. ...Read more
Easy: Make an appointment with the surgeon your physician has been bugging you to consult. I mean, really! (wanted to get your attention, best wishes; wonders await). ...Read more
Hurt wrist 6-7 wks ago, wore splint which helped a little for a wk or so, ongoing pain Last few days is much worse, even lifting jeans hurt, hospital?
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