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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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I hurt my wrist a few months ago and now it constantly cracks. What does this mean?

I hurt my wrist a few months ago and now it constantly cracks. What does this mean?

Depends...: Any pain with the 'cracks'?

Altered wrist mechanics from a cartilage or ligament tear can cause abnormal, and normally painful clicking around the wrist after trauma.

Some nonpainful clicking around the wrist can be normal as long as they do not impede motion or cause discomfort. ...Read more

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6 months ago I fell and hurt my wrist. Now I have slight swellng on my right scapula. Help?

6 months ago I fell and hurt my wrist. Now I have slight swellng on my right scapula. Help?

? nerve injury: What needs to be clarified is the appearance of the scapula. If the scapula has a 'winged' appearance, you might have injured the long thoracic nerve during the fall. Get an exam with your pmd. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist 6 months ago changing gear in my car, it has continued to get more painful and the swelling has never gone down please advise?

I hurt my wrist 6 months ago changing gear in my car, it has continued to get more painful and the swelling has never gone down please advise?

Get it checked out!: One of the most common mistakes made is assuming you have a wrist sprain and not having it evaluated. If you damaged one of your carpal bones, especially the scaphoid, it could cause disastrous problems with your wrist later on unless it is treated and fixed early. You should see a specialist and get an x-ray. Make sure you see an orthopedic doctor who handles wrist problems regularly. ...Read more

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Hurt my wrist about a month ago. It's about a inch away from the bump. It hurt for two weeks was better for a week and now hurts again. Is that normal?

Hurt my wrist about a month ago. It's about a inch away from the bump. It hurt for two weeks was better for a week and now hurts again. Is that normal?

Pain: It may be tendon inflammation. I would try a wrist splint for a few days and also an anti-inflamatory such as Aleeve 400 mg daily with food for 5 days ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist over a month ago and the pain is still there. What should I do?

I hurt my wrist over a month ago and the pain is still there. What should I do?

Broken wrist: You need to find out
1 is it healing properly
2 do you need to change the treatment
3 what is the time frame
4 what activity can you do or not do safely
5 much more

honestly... What did you thing someone would tell you here? This is the second question that asks the same thing. ...Read more

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Hurt my wrist, it's hurts to open anything with a lid or pulling up my pants or shorts..

Hurt my wrist, it's hurts to open anything with a lid or pulling up my pants or shorts..

Start with RICE: Although there are many structures in the wrist that may cause pain when injured, gradual onset may indicate arthritis or tendonitis. If you can remember a specific injury or describe where your wrist is hurting this would help narrow things down. Start with rice, resume activities gradually, and if symptoms persist see a physician. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist and I don't know how, but it hurts to twist it. It hurts sometimes when I bend it back, but not as much. What should I do?

Depends: Let your parents see it first and decide if you need immediate medical attention, if not then watch for a couple of days and if no better get in to see your family doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist 3 weeks ago and the last two weeks it was much better. Randomly again tonight it has started hurting like crazy. Is that normal?

I hurt my wrist 3 weeks ago and the last two weeks it was much better. Randomly again tonight it has started hurting like crazy. Is that normal?

Not crazy, sounds...: ...the perfect storm 4 a navicular fracture. This is typical history we get often. It's not 2 late if this is it 4 U 2 still have a good outcome. C an orthopedic surgeon & B evaluated and have imaging done. If U ignore it, it can have life long consequences. Story : Atlanta FALCONS SENT ME A DRAFT PICK 6'6" 265# IN THE 80'S 2 HAVE HIS WRIST EVALUATED, nonunion navicular contract gone.. ...Read more

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Hurt my wrist and am kind of worried. Should I go to the hospital?

Hurt my wrist and am kind of worried. Should I go to the hospital?

Hand surgeon: If you hurt your wrist and you have pain, swelling, limited motion or are worried, you should see a hand specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I fell on my outstretched arm and hurt my wrist. 3 weeks later and it is still paining, is this normal?

I fell on my outstretched arm and hurt my wrist. 3 weeks later and it is still paining, is this normal?

No: You may broken a bone. It would be prudent to see a doctor and if need be have the wrist x-rayed.
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Is it normal to see a round bone jutting out from your wrist? It's not painful, and I didn't hurt my wrist, I think.

Is it normal to see a round bone jutting out from your wrist? It's not painful, and I didn't hurt my wrist, I think.

U may B looking @-: -the end of the ulna. It is prominent on everyone, some more then others. It's on the little finger side. ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs and have hurt my wrist. My wrist is really painful to move and is swollen. What could I have done?

I fell down the stairs and have hurt my wrist. My wrist is really painful to move and is swollen. What could I have done?

Pics best not words!: This is the perfect illustration of the common saying: "A picture is worth a thousand words" and in this case, an X-ray beats all words! Nothing you write & nothing we say can replace an image of your bones, the only way to determine if you have a fracture or not. Please go to an ER or an UC center & get an X-ray. If fractured, proper treatment is essential to ensure that your wrist works OK ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist and the littlest movement gives my a sharp pain what could that mean?

I hurt my wrist and the littlest movement gives my a sharp pain what could that mean?

Pain and discomfort: With motion implies only that something is going on. Where the pain is what the movement is. How you hurt the wrist the quality of the pain. The degree if pain. Exam findings all help to narrow down a diagnosis. An exam a detailed history and possibly X-rays are the next step ...Read more

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I fell 4 days ago and hurt my wrist, it still pain when I turn my hand right and left?

I fell 4 days ago and hurt my wrist, it still pain when I turn my hand right and left?

X-ray: Wrist fractures are very common after a fall. The distal radius and scaphoid are 2 bones commonly fractured with falls. Time for an evaluation and an x-ray with someone who evaluates these injuries on a regular basis. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist at work about 3-4 weeks ago, should I see a doctor and what might be wrong?

I hurt my wrist at work about 3-4 weeks ago, should I see a doctor and what might be wrong?

Um. .. any details?: We can't read your mind. Is it still hurting? Worse or better than when you injured it? Do you have any weakness? Any restrictions, stiffness? If yes, see an orthopedist to evaluate ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist nearly 2 month ago and it seems to be getting worse I can't lift anything heavy, shooting pains in my wrist and fingers worse at night?

I hurt my wrist nearly 2 month ago and it seems to be getting worse I can't lift anything heavy, shooting pains in my wrist and fingers worse at night?

Get an exam: Chronic injuries to the wrist can invlove fractures that haven't healed, sprained ligaments of the wrist and tendonopathies. I recommend a through exam by your hand surgeon with good imaging studies. In the meantime keep it elevated and try a wrist splint until you can be seen. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist and its kinda swollen and its in so much pain. I can't move it or touch it. I bought a wrist splint but not helping.?

I hurt my wrist and its kinda swollen and its in so much pain. I can't move it or touch it. I bought a wrist splint but not helping.?

Get checked: I am not sure of your injury type. Most wrist fractures heal fine. However, there is a particular fracture called the navicular bone that can have permanent damage if not treated appropriately. Get checked, it is too easy and needs done. ...Read more

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Hurt my wrist on sunday carrying heavy trays and it hurts even to hold a cup swelling in fingers and hurts to move my wrist side to side?

Hurt my wrist on sunday carrying heavy trays and it hurts even to hold a cup swelling in fingers and hurts to move my wrist side to side?

Unlikely broken: Without a fall or a blow to the wrist, it is not likely to be broken. It's most likely that you sprained or strained it (pulled a tendon, ligament, or muscle). Try resting it (not lifting heavy items) for several days, wear a velcro splint that you can buy at the pharmacy over the counter to minimize movement, and ice it 15 min/hr. If still painful, in to see a PCP for further eval. ...Read more

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I fell & hurt my wrist 5 days ago & today I started feeling like I need to throw up I keep gaging, does this have something to do with the wrist?

I fell & hurt my wrist 5 days ago & today I started feeling like I need to throw up I keep gaging, does this have something to do with the wrist?

Not likely: Especially if the wrist is healing normally. You may have a mild viral infection. Possibility of pregnancy? Take it easy, sip ginger ale and then soup and crackers if you're able. Good luck! ...Read more

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10 days ago, I hurt my wrist. Today, applied ice (in a towel) to wrist for 20 minutes. Then washed it with warm water. The skin there feels burning. Problem?

10 days ago, I hurt my wrist. Today, applied ice (in a towel) to wrist for 20 minutes. Then washed it with warm water. The skin there feels burning. Problem?

Frostnip: With mild/superficial frostbite (frostnip) you will develop a "burning" sensation in the frozen area even if you wash with cold water. This will resolve as blood flow and warmth are restored to the area of skin.
Be careful though as deeper frostbite can result in skin damage just like a burn. If you numb the area too well during icing, you may not be aware that the damage is occuring. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist by lifting heavy thing now my wrist hurts on the pinky side pain radiates to my finger but I can still move my wrist.

I hurt my wrist by lifting heavy thing now my wrist hurts on the pinky side pain radiates to my finger but I can still move my wrist.

Many possibilities: Ulnar sided wrist pain can be attributed to a lot of pathologies. The most common would be ecu tendonitis or a tear/sprain of the tfcc. I would recommend a through exam by a hand surgeon and possibly an mri. Wear a volar (palm side) wrist splint, avoid heavy lifting and take ndaids for temporary relief. ...Read more