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My Wrist Has Been Hurting For A Few Months And Hurts Badly What Should I Do
Trauma?: The wrist is a very complex anatomical structure. There are many causes of wrist pain. Even something simple like a wrist sprain often takes a long time to heal, because we are always using our hands. A qualified hand surgeon can examine you and possibly take imaging studies. You may need something as simple as a splint or possibly and steroid injection or more. ...Read more
Wrist pain...Hurts when move side to side and up and down...Comes and goes...No previous injury...In middle of wrist?
Wrist pain: Wrist pain with motion in an atraumitic hand can be a difficult diagnosis. Since it is with all axis of motion it most likely is a problem with the radiocarpal joint. An eval by a hand surgeon is essential. Good x-rays will help provide a diagnosis. Including kienbocks a vascular problem with a wrist bone. If still unsure an MRI will provide soft tissue imaging, possible a ganglion cyst. ...Read more
I have wrist pain with no known injury it hurts to move it and there is some swelling what could it be I have had this pain for a week?
Arthritis.: What you describe is a symptom of arthritis. At your age there are several different types. An infection in the joint, venereal disease, reactive arthritis, are some of the more common. Depending on your exam and other medical history there are many other types of arthritis which could be the cause. I would recommend that if it has been there for more than a few days you see a doctor ...Read more
Wrist pain My wrists have started to do this clicking when I move them. I am in competition cheer. It hurts to type sometimes and to lift some things?
Hand Surgery eval: Have a Hand or Orthopedic surgeon examine you and xray your wrist ...Read more
I have wrist pain that radiates up to my pinky or my elbow. The pain onset is very random but it hurts a lot (can't sleep/do things) what could it be?
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
I had right forearm pain and wrist pain for a few days now. It hurts right in the middle of my forearm. What can I do for it?
There are a variety: There are a variety of structures there. It could be tendon which may be my first consideration. But you have muscles, nerves, blood vessels, bone all there. Any of these can be the problem. You can try heat on the area but you may need to see your physician for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
I have pretty bad wrist pain. I've sprained my wrist about 3 times. It hurts the most when I put weight on it/bend it. Should I see a doctor?
Yes: Multiple wrist injuries and pain could be a ligamentous injury or occult fracture both of which could be serious. ...Read more
Sever wrist pain and its moving uo into my arm. At first it only hurt when u applied pressure but now its hurting constant. What could this be?
Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, pain in the wrist can throb and be felt in a widening area. Pain can be localized by pressing on the location where the problem is at.
Carpal tunnel is a common wrist complaint.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20030332 ...Read more
Wrist pain and pinky pain when twisting wrist. No swelling. And no bruise. ONLY hurts when twisted right or left. Dosent hurt when touched/bent?
Splint: Use a popsicle stick or get masking tape to tape the pinky finger to the 4th finger. See your doctor for exam and possible x ray. More history and physical is needed. Was there a fall or an injury? Have your parents take you to your doctor at the earliest convenience. Good luck ...Read more
Woke up yesterday with wrist pain. Still hurts today when moving hand back and forth and holding things (esp heavy). 26 yrs old never had this- help!
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. More than likely they can take good care of you.
Please let me know how things went. ...Read more
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
I am experiencing wrist pain. Wrist hurts when moved and moving fingers. Have sprained wrist in the past few years.
Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly.?
Hand exam, x rays: The wrist has many bones and ligaments and can be injured acutely or by wear and tear or have tumors. A hand surgeon will take a detailed history, do a careful physical exam, and order plain x rays. Additional x rays often used are MRI for soft tissue evaluation and CT scan for bones. Hand therapy may be needed and splints, meds, injections, and then arthroscopic or open surgery to gain power grip ...Read more
Severe right wrist pain. Hurts to touch on left side of the wrist (pinky finger side). Any movement causes pain. No apparent injury. Started couple days ago, got progressively worse. Feels like pain is starting to radiate to arm.
Left Shoulder, elbow, wrist pain/discomfort after carrying heavy bags or walking dog? Hurts starting in shoulder blade. Uncomfortable.
Myofascial: This sounds like you may be experiencing a myofascial trigger point; this irritation of muscle groups can even mimic nerve root type pain. The shoulder girdle area is a common site for these types of regional muscle fiber strains. If your dog takes you for the walk (with lots of tugging) then a few trips to dog training school may help to change unruly tugging. A lighter, fashionista bag? ...Read more
Wrist pain for over a week after accidentally hitting someone in a sport, hurts moving thumb in certain directions. Is it a sprain or something else?
Maybe: Injury, and still hurt in 7-10 days? There is some damage related to the injury. Now you need someone who can touch, feel, and tell you where the damage is, perhaps order an x-ray to see that bones are ok, and then prescribe some treatment to help your body heal from the injury. I suggest you resist NSAIDs-- they stop your body from healing to its potential. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more
My left wrist pain doesn't go away after a month. Don't remb any trauma to it. Only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?
I woke up with wrist pain. Later it got a bit swollen and painful, I can't move my hand up and down cause it hurts. Is it blood clot? Nerve damage?
Wrist pain: The combination of wrist pain and swelling, unless caused by injury, suggests acute arthritis but not a blood clot or caused by nerve pathology. There are various types of acute arthritis such as rheumatoid, gout, psoriatic, osteoarthritis, etc. Treat it with cold applications and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil. See your physician or a rheumatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more
I am 20 years old with Wrist pain starting from top of mid forearm to middle and ring finger. Wrist throbs and hurts to move. No swelling or bruising.
need evaluation: It's not completely clear what your symptoms suggest. Pain in this Siri could come from the joints, are the soft tissues like the tendons, are you a nerve irritation. An evaluation will help clarify what isgoing on. You will see your physician to clarify this until you get there or you could try wearing a wrist splint to decrease her symptoms ...Read more
Would a C5-C6, mild left paracentral broad-based disc bulge & C6-C7, mild broad-based disc bulge cause arm/wrist pain? I'm hurting bad. Help!
It could: You need to see your physician. You may benefit from Cervical traction or epidural injections but you need evaluation to correlate with the imaging and then best course forward. Depending on the intensity of the nerve compression I if there is nerve compression will direct your therapy. Your symptoms may not be related to the discs but that is where the evaluaiton will decide. ...Read more
Depends: Wrist pain without fracture is usually due to tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) and arthritis (degenerative and inflammatory). Occasionally wrist pain is the result of something more complicated (cartilage tear, kienbock's, etc). If symptoms persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more
Brace and rest: Wear a brace, take NSAID's if you can tolerate, apply ice, rest. If your pain does not improve or if you have a lot of pain, see a specialist. If you have an injury, see a specialist to make sure that you do not have a fracture or a torn ligament. ...Read more
It depends: Wrist pain can be caused by many things. Doctors are trained to make a diagnosis and treat. The treatment for pain of arthritis (anti-inflammatants) is different from the treatment for carpal tunnel pain (surgery or splints) which is different from trauma pain (rest/casting or sometimes surgery or physical therapy) which is different for nerve pain, etc. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more
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