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On And Off Wrist Pain
What si wrong with my wrist? I'm a 17 year old girl and I have been having this on again off again wrist pain in only my right wrist. I can not bend my wrist to far forward or backwards. It is intense pain if I do. There is no swelling but if I know the e
Wrist Pain: Trauma of some sort is typically at the top of the list of possibilities. It could be an injury that was obvious, something you forgot, or something more subtle such as a repetitive stress or strain (rsi). Other possibilties would include something like a ganglion cyst, that in some situations is not obviously apparent. ...Read more
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
I've had wrist pain off and on for the past year, since I sprained it snowboarding, could I have done something else?
Some thing wrong: It is not normal to have pain for that long, I would advise to go to an orthopedic surgeon in your area and explain to him the situation. I am sure he will take care of it for you. ...Read more
I have been having on and off wrist and hand pain for a few months on the left side of my left hand. I try to rest it as much as possible but it keeps coming back, albeit mildly. It might be caused by the keyboard. I fear it is becoming chronic!
See Hand Doctor: Few Months - you should see an Orthopedics Dr or a Hand Doctor. Get examined and treated. ...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
Caution: You should discuss this with your supervison and risk management person and with hr. See your doctor or worker compensation provider. Splinting may be needed. Work modification may be needed. Medications may be needed. Imaging such as an x-ray may be needed. Other diagnostic studies may be needed. Often simple things can be done to help prevent pain or modify discomfort. Ask! ...Read more
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
Wrist pain: Proper positioning of the wrist is essential to mininmizing wrist discomfort from compression neuropathies caused by swelling in the wrist area on the median nerve. Using appropriate wrist guards or splinting may be useful. Occasionally a steroid injection may be helpful prior to surgery. ...Read more
Need a diagnosis: There are a zillion causes for wrist pain. This is the most complex joint in the body with 8 bones, multiple ligaments and complicated movements of the bones against each other, the forearm, and the bones of the hand. See your doctor to begin with. It is imperative to diagnose the cause of wrist pain before considering treatment. You may need a referral to a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Wrist pain: One of the first things is to get a proper exam and diagnosis a hand surgeon can help. The range if problems includes arthritis tendinitis nerve issues carpal tunnel ligament injury fracture stress fracture keinbocks masses in fact any structure can cause wrist pain. Simple solutions are splinting NSAID ice and stretching but done wrong it can make things worse so get evaluated. ...Read more
There is always a cause for pain to the wrist, if an examiner does not find anything, re-examination is the next step
if re-examination does not reveal the source, then you need a second opinion.
Doctors will only diagnose the conditions they know about or think about. ...Read more
See below: 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 among other possible etiologies. ...Read more
Not enough info: Please relay type of pain, location on wrist and what makes it worse OR see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
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Symptoms may include: Pain, swelling, tenderness or a clicking, snapping, or crackling sensation in the wrist on the ulnar (little finger) side, especially with activity which requires wrist/forearm rotation such as opening a door knob or using a can opener. Http://www. Loredohands. Com/wrist-pain-treatment-dallas-texas ...Read more
See below: Resr, ice and gentle stretching go a long way. ...Read more
Strain sprain: Tear wear.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: It is possible but there could be several other potential causes or explanations. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Unfortunately, as you can imagine this is a very nonspecific question which cannot be well answered through this type of forum. Wrist pain can arise from many conditions such as joint inflammation, sprain/strain, avascular necrosis, fracture, arthritis, instability, etc, so the best thing would be to see an orthopedist for further evaluation. ...Read more
6 pack hand exercise: Are good for the hand AND wrist. Strong grasp is part of good wrist function. Additional exercise involve the forearm muscles. The fingr flexors and extensors and the forearm extensor and flexors cross the wrist. Biceos and Tricep exercises are inportant to and doing those work the wrist. AS FAR AS PAIN, exercise may not be a solution to wrist pain and any pain should be EVALUATED BEFORE exercise ...Read more
I've been having continual wrist pain for over 2 years. What are good exercises at home I can do?
Do not exercise: Do not exercise a painful wrist without a diagnosis. You might be doing harm. See a Hand surgeon. ...Read more