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I get a wrist pain when I clean or wash something using cold water or do some work which required hand effort what should I do?

I get a wrist pain when I clean or wash something using cold water or do some work which required hand effort what should I do?

Wrist pain: RICE - rest, ice, compress, elevate. Sounds like a sprained wrist. If not improve, see a doctor to help diagnose. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more


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I get hand and wrist pain when I wash my hands with cold water. Is this normal?

I get hand and wrist pain when I wash my hands with cold water. Is this normal?

No, may be Raynaud's: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care, endocrinology, or rheumatology doctor can look for raynaud's and other possible causes. ...Read more

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What does wrist pain and tingling hands mean?

What does wrist pain and tingling hands mean?

Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and swelling on right hand. Anything I can do to get it down?

Wrist pain and swelling on right hand. Anything I can do to get it down?

Elevation: Elevation, icing, anti-inflammatories and behavioral modification are the cornerstones to edema reduction. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain and hand numbness after my wrist popped.?

Not enough: Information....is it swollen?? Discolored??? Is there a lump?? (ganglion)...WHERE is the numbness...Suggest a full Health tap Prime consultation!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a wrist pain with hand & sometimes to my arm should I go & check it or is it not a big deal?

I have a wrist pain with hand & sometimes to my arm should I go & check it or is it not a big deal?

Wrist pain: Yes, check with orthopedic surgeon: possible carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, or radial tunnel syndromes. May be tendonitis: mant tendon possibilities. Possible vascular or referred cervical pain. ...Read more

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I am a baker and today I noticed very sharp wrist pain when scooping things out of bowls or lifting with my right hand. What can I do?

I am a baker and today I noticed very sharp wrist pain when scooping things out of bowls or lifting with my right hand. What can I do?

Wrist tendinitis: Is a common issue. At the base of the thumb especially in what is known as the first dorsal compartment, an entity commonly known as dequervain's or stenosing tenosynovitis of the radial styloid can affect thumb motion, wrist motion and writing. Ice, NSAIDs, soft splints and at times an injection can help. Other issues may be arthritis joint pain, nerve pain or just plain old muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever I put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever I put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

Sprain: Doubt carpal tunnel which generally presents with numbness/tingling in all or some of fingers: thumb, index, long (middle), and partially ring finger.
A sprain, stress injury from repetetive use or impaction, ganglion cyst are common causes. See an orthopedist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Followup: wrist pain;not hand;no heat or swelling;"always" but more severe with use of course; I've used a wrist bandage but it doesn't seem to help?

Use a wrist brace to: Rest the wrist, and as much as possible during work as well.
Without proper hx or exam, difficult to advise, except see an orthopod.
If any numbness ;/or weakness, it could be a carpal tunnel syndrome. The brace could help then. Take some Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). I am sure seeing your pcp would also be quite helpful to get a dx.. ...Read more

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3 times random wrist pain Left only. Hurts with use & movement on back of hand side of wrist. What could cause this & what to do w/o paying for appt?

3 times random wrist pain Left only. Hurts with use & movement on back of hand side of wrist. What could cause this & what to do w/o paying for appt?

Wrist: If you have no fevers and no swelling in the area or redness the most appropriate thing to do initially would be to take Motrin over-the-counter if you do not have any problems with your kidneys and utilize ice rest and elevation. You can also obtain a wrist splint from your local pharmacy to immobilize the wrist to see if this helps ...Read more

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What is the cure for hand swelling and wrist pain? Diuretic?

What is the cure for hand swelling and wrist pain? Diuretic?

Depends: Cure depends after seen by your physician, and finding the cause of the pain, it could be simple sprain, arthritis or some thing else, consult your physician, diuretic will be an unlikely choice. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate hand or wrist pain?

Variable: Ice, nsaids, pain meds, splinting, compression, rest, elevation and tendon gliding exercises are a good start. See a hand doctor to determine cause. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for chronic hand or wrist pain?

What do you suggest for chronic hand or wrist pain?

Wrist Pain: First thing is rest the wrist. Second thing, have it evaluated as there are many forms of wrist pain, some of which i.E scaphoid and scapho-lunate ligament injuries, can get always get a lot worse. There are certain conditions that are readily treatable non-surgically early on, only to be come difficult surgical challenges if left to progress. ...Read more

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I am suffering from wrist pain of left hand--how can I treat this?

I am suffering from wrist pain of left hand--how can I treat this?

RICE wrist: Rest, ice elevation, immobilization, for starters. If the pain is acute and recent. If it I s chronic then an evaluation may be needed. The cause of the issue is important too, is it sudden pain after an injury or slow insidious onset of symptoms. If you are not getting better quickly seek medical care. ...Read more

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I have severe hand/wrist pain. How can you recover from computer related injury?

YES: Don't waste you money! See your doctor or a hand specialist first to see what you've got first! If you have truly severe pain, you probably have a very treatable problem. Be aware that in the internet age we often blame our computer for our hand problems, but it's not really true. ...Read more

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I have had hand and wrist pain before probably from using my computer. What should I do about my work?

I have had hand and wrist pain before probably from using my computer. What should I do about my work?

Rest: The best advice is the hardest on to do which is avoid the aggravating activity. You can also try to take frequent breaks even if you are not having pain at the time as well as try to position your hands and wrists in a comfortable position. ...Read more

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Hi I have wrist pain when I move my hand up and down some thing is locking and creaking it is ligament problem what is cure of this problem answer me?

Hi I have wrist pain when I move my hand up and down some thing is locking and creaking it is ligament problem what is cure of this problem answer me?

Wrist tendons: Can "creak" when fingers are moved, a common problem is tendonitis, especially at the base of the thumb near the radius as the thumb tendons move. Other areas can be involved and other structures like ligaments and bones can mke sound too but often this is dequervainsand it has a strong association with the "creaking" called peritendinous crepitans (fancy name for creaky tendon). ...Read more

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What can cause left hand tingling and wrist pain?

What can cause left hand tingling and wrist pain?

Carpal tunnel: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist. If the symptoms are mild you can consider an injection of cortisone or splinting. If the symptoms are more sever surgery is the only option. ...Read more

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I used to hold left hand tightly while playing violin, I have wrist pain now. How can I reduce pain? Can I continue my violin practice?

I used to hold left hand tightly while playing violin, I have wrist pain now. How can I reduce pain? Can I continue my violin practice?

Wrist pain: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Its best to rest it until the pain is gone (7-10 days). Use the naproxen twice a day, ice pack to wrist for 20 minutes 3xday. Consider getting a wrist brace. Failure to treat this condition could end your violin days for good. See an ortho doc for a good exam. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old I have been having hand pain for a few years that comes and goes which also includes mild tingling and wrist pain?

I am a 16 year old I have been having hand pain for a few years that comes and goes which also includes mild tingling and wrist pain?

Carpal tunnel syndrome?: If you're tingling symptoms happening with use of power tools or at night while sleeping, it sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. That would be unusual in your age group but not unheard of. If you are being awakened at night, try wearing a wrist cock up splint from your local drugstore. An anti-inflammatory may help as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing hand pain, wrist pain and unable to grip. My right hand is the hand I'm experiencing pain in. When I try to open something etc.

I am experiencing hand pain, wrist pain and unable to grip. My right hand is the hand I'm experiencing pain in. When I try to open something etc.

Could be: carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a condition where the median nerve gets entrapped at the wrist. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis and proper treatment, because this condition is readily treatable. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain that sometimes spreads to my hands. Could this be carpal tunnel or tendinitis?

I have wrist pain that sometimes spreads to my hands. Could this be carpal tunnel or tendinitis?

It can be Either: The pain in wrist radiating to hands can be due to tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
wrist and hands have more tendons than any other part of the body, it can cause pain, swelling and painfull movements at wrist
carpal tunnel can cuasr pain in wrist and hand and numbness and tingling in first three fingers and pain will spread to hand and wrist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, hand swelling and finger swelling.

I am experiencing wrist pain, hand swelling and finger swelling.

You have arthritis!: With so many joints involved you must have one of many types of arthritis! You need a workup from a rheumatologist. Simply treating pain is never the answer. If you have inflammation, it must be suppressed. Inflammation with damage joints, but lead to earlier artherosclerosis! ...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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I have wrist pain. When I move my hand up and down some thing is locking and creaking and increase the pain can u tell me what is the problem?

Wrist Pain: There is not enough information to give you a clear answer. If you have had a recent fall, there are many small bones in the wrist that can be injured, and some of them have tenuous blood supply when injured. If you have had a recent injury I recommend an evaluation including x-rays.
If you are over age 50 there is a good chance this could be early arthritis. There are also other possibilities. ...Read more

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Wrist pain very sharp can't use hand or wrist when it happens last only minutes I have to pull hand away from wrist it clicks then I'm pain free?

Wrist pain very sharp can't use hand or wrist when it happens last only minutes I have to pull hand away from wrist it clicks then I'm pain free?

Needs evaluation: There is a mechanical locking that gives way from what you are decribing, meaning the joint has some loose body inhibiting its full, free range of motion. Needs evaluation to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Wrist pain when I move it up and down but not side to side. Even pulling my hand does not hurt. It seems to get better but always comes back. Thank yo?

Wrist pain when I move it up and down but not side to side. Even pulling my hand does not hurt. It seems to get better but always comes back. Thank yo?

Many possibilities: At the top of the list would be some form of wrist tendonitis but other possibilities would include latent injury such as unrecognized scaphoid fracture, ligament sprains, occult masses such as ganglia, avn of the lunate (kienbock's), and tfcc injury (though surely not a classic description). You should have a good exam with plain x-rays and possibly an mri. Best of luck. ...Read more

Washing (Definition)

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