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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?

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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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How often to use DMSO for a tendon (hand/wrist) injury?

How often to use DMSO for a tendon (hand/wrist) injury?

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 more

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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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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's the fastest way to heal a wrist injury?

What's the fastest way to heal a wrist injury?

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

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What is the quickest way to heal a wrist injury?

What is the quickest way to heal a wrist injury?

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 more

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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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Ow long willit take to get over a wrist injury?

Ow long willit take to get over a wrist injury?

2-26 weeks: Wrist strains will get better in 2-4 weeks. Anything more serious will take much longer. See a hand surgeon to get the proper diagnosis and treatment. Do not worry about the time to get better because to ignore can lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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What are some methods of healing a wrist injury?

What are some methods of healing a wrist injury?

Right diagnosis: You need the right diagnosis. If there is a non-displaced fracture you need a cast. If a sprain a cast or splint for 4-6 weeks. If a complete fracture or ligament tear you need surgery you need to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What factors could cause wrist injury for tennis?

What factors could cause wrist injury for tennis?

Awkward stroke.: An awkward stroke can result in poor mechanics, that can cause wrist injury. Improving your tennis skills, to transfer force to the face of your racket, can help prevent these injuries. ...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?

Avoid falling: Sounds silly, but this may be the most important thing you can do. Make your house safe and eliminate slip, trip and fall hazards. Have a bone density checked to see if you would benefit from calcium and/or vit d replacement. ...Read more

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What can I do for a wrist injury that doesn't seem to be healing?

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 more

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Can you damage your wrist by wrapping it too tightly when trying to heal a wrist injury?

Can you damage your wrist by wrapping it too tightly when trying to heal a wrist injury?

No: The tight wrap will not damage the wrist but can cause nerve damage in the hand like carpal tunnel syndrome. You should see a hand surgeon to have the wrist appropriately treated before you have future damage. ...Read more

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I have recently endured a wrist injury, I need advice. Work or not? Typing causes more pain

I have recently endured a wrist injury, I need advice. Work or not? Typing causes more pain

Type with a splint: Wrist injuries can be a real problem. They should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to rule out a ligament tear. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do for lifting weights with a prior wrist injury? What lifts to avoid?

Is there anything I can do for lifting weights with a prior wrist injury? What lifts to avoid?

Depends: It depends on your injury as to what you should or should not do. See a hand surgeon for an appropriate evaluation before you do more damage to your wrist. ...Read more

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Suffered a severe auto accident and have a wrist injury, why can't i bend my wrist still it's been a year?

Suffered a severe auto accident and have a wrist injury, why can't i bend my wrist still it's been a year?

See a hand surgeon: There is not enough information to answer your question but your restricted motion after such a long period of time can be indicative of a more severe underlying injury. Best to be evaluated by a hand surgeon with good xrays. ...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

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How long does it take to notice a wrist injury?

How long does it take to notice a wrist injury?

24-48hours max: If you have a wrist injury you will usually noted it right away. ...Read more

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