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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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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What should I do to heal a basketball wrist injury?

What should I do to heal a basketball wrist injury?

See a Hand surgeon: I wrist injury from basketball can include a broken radius or scaphoid or a ligament tear. These injuries need to be casted or operated on depending on the severity. You need to be evaluated and diagnosed by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How to deal with wrist injury for tennis ?

How to deal with wrist injury for  tennis ?

RICE: A good treatment for many musculoskeletal injuries is the rice protocol: rest, immobilize, cold, elevate. Don't use it, keep it still (splints help this), ice it and keep it elevated. If it doesn't get better, it's better to take a wrist injury to the doctor sooner rather than later to prevent complications. There are lots of ways to fracture a wrist that might not be apparent without an exam. ...Read more

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How can I prevent wrist injury if thin boned and 65?

How can I prevent wrist injury if thin boned and 65?

Fall precaution : You cannot prevent an injury if you have an accident. You can decrease the risk of falling by seeing a therapist for fall precaution exercises. You should also get a bone density test to see if you need treatment to prevent osteoporosis. ...Read more

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When to go to the dr for a wrist injury? Been in a brace for a week. On and off pain, swelling.

When to go to the dr for a wrist injury? Been in a brace for a week. On and off pain, swelling.

Please get evaluated: With continued pain and inflammation (swelling), I would recommend an evaluation by your physician. A thorough physical examination and possible diagnostic imaging ie x-rays may be necessary to evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have had a wrist injury for 2 months that hasn't healed even with exercises given by a Doc. Pain only appears when using force. Do i need surgery?

I have had a wrist injury for 2 months that hasn't healed even with exercises given by a Doc. Pain only appears when using force. Do i need surgery?

Possibly: A definitive diagnosis would be needed first. X-rays and/or MRI are typically done to establish a diagnosis for the cause of the wrist pain, and then a decision could be made about surgery. In many cases, a brief course of immobilization (i.e. wrist splint) and/or steroid injections (in addition to the therapy/exercises you are doing) may be effective treatments prior to considering surgery ...Read more

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Ganglion (Definition)

Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

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