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If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
3 time a day at 1st: Dmso is a very safe agent that often reduces pain and inflammation when applied topically. Once absorbed it's metabolized into msm, also anti-inflammatory. While there's not much research it's reasonable to try. For guidelines ; other suggestions see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/id/qaa123924 also see http://www.Dailymile.Com/blog/health/dmso-the-best-injury-treatment-youve-never-heard-of. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on injury.: If it's a simple sprain, you should be fully functional in 10-14 days with complete resolution of symptoms in 4-6 weeks. A fracture can take longer, and some soft tissue overuse injuries can have an even longer course. Rest, stabilization of the injury, gentle range of motion when you can tolerate without worsening pain, and pain medicines as needed can help you feel better soonest. ...Read more
Depends: Speed of recovery depends on the type and severity of the injury. For example, a mild wrist sprain can be treated with a few days rest, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, and temporary splinting as needed. More severe injuries, such as a wrist fracture or ligament injury may require closed treatment casting or surgery if indicated. Consult your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: The first thing in my opinion is to get a proper diagnosis. There are many reasons for a person to have chronic wrist pain after an injury. These include problems with the tendons, ligaments, joints and bones. Once a diagnosis is made the doctor can then advise the treatment or treatments that is most likely to get you on the road to healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suffered a severe auto accident and have a wrist injury, why can't i bend my wrist still it's been a year?
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