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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

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

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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've had wrist pain off and on for the past year, since I sprained it snowboarding, could I have done something else?

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

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Circulation cut off in wrist/chest pain, what to do?

Go to ER.: Go to er. At a minimum, these findings need to be documented, diagnosed, and possibly treated. Anytime there is chest pain (acute) that is unexplained, undiagnosed, or sudden onset, you should go to er for evaluation. ...Read more

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Wrist pain when lifting?

Depends: Causes of wrist pain during lifting include tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) just to name a few. If syndromes persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause wrist pain?

What can cause wrist pain?

Complex question: Several reasons can cause wrist pain, from osteoarthritis, to ligament injury. Fractures and dislocations could also be the reason. Kiembock's dz and preiser.
For a more specific answer you need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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How can I treat my wrist pain?

How can I treat my wrist pain?

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

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How can I treat this wrist pain?

How can I treat this wrist pain?

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

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What can cause severe wrist pain?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, fracture, sprain, strain, tendonitis and infection to name a few. ...Read more

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What are some causes of wrist pain?

What are some causes of wrist pain?

Many: There are may causes of wrist pain, given your age the most common would be tendinitis and a ganglion cyst. Please be specific about where you are having the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do help heal my wrist pain?

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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How do I help my wrist pain from work?

How do I help my wrist pain from work?

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

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What are some causes of chronic wrist pain?

What are some causes of chronic wrist pain?

Arthritis, Tendonitis: Her are the most common causes for the wrist pain.
Arthritis.
Tendonitis.
Carpel tunnel syndrome.
Fracture.
Sprain of the wrist. ...Read more

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How can I deal with wrist pain for guitarist?

Flexor tendonitis: Typically in guitarist this is a flexor tendonitis of the finger flexors. Treat with rest, ice, nighttime splinting, anti-inflammatories, massage and elevation. If unresponsive seek care with hand surgeon for therapy referral. ...Read more

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How can I cope with wrist pain for guitarist?

Tendonitis: Wrist pain associated with guitar playing is most commonly associated with tendonitis due to overuse and receptive use. Night time splinting, anti-inflammatories, icing and behavioral modifications are helpful. Seek care with a hand surgeon used to treating musicians. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from my wrist pain?

What can I do to get relief from my 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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What's the diagnosis or cause of my wrist pain?

What's the diagnosis or cause of my wrist pain?

Need more info: There are many potentially injured structures. It's impossible to tell without examining you. For an idea of what could be the cause go to www. Rearmyourselftexas. Com. ...Read more

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Is there a way to type without getting wrist pain?

Is there a way to type without getting wrist pain?

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

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What to do if I have wrist pain how can I heal it?

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

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Who should I ask to look at my chronic wrist pain?

Age 48 wrist: Pain there are many things from old injury to new from arthritis to nerve compression. To comment need more information. A hand surgeon is well qualified to see. ...Read more

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Continual wrist pain for over 2 years, what to do?

Continual wrist pain for over 2 years, what to do?

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

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Wrist pain - and there is no known cause. What to do?

Wrist pain - and there is no known cause. What to do?

Need Re-Examination: 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

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I have wrist pain when I type. Could this be serious?

No: Serous? If it's your wrist and it hurts a lot, that may be serious enough for you to change posture, position; take rest intervals; stretch; possibly use anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Wrist splints/wraps are simple and may help too. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wrist pain?

What is the definition or description of: Wrist pain?

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

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Can you tell me about anixiety. Nerves. Wrist pain.?

Can you tell me about anixiety. Nerves. Wrist pain.?

Anxiety can impact: On a person's body in many ways. Here's a blog post that addresses the issue: do you take your anxiety out on your stomach, head or neck?
http://wakeupanddreamcatalyst. Blogspot. Com/2014/03/tuesdays-psychology-tips-do-you-take. Html. ...Read more

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What could my wrist pain because of, can you help me?

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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I am experiencing wrist pain. And I also fell on it?

I am experiencing wrist pain. And I also fell on it?

TFCC injury: TRIANGULAR FIBROCARTILAGE COMPLEX TEARS OF THE WRIST
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

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What can cause wrist pain that comes and goes overnight?

What can cause wrist pain that comes and goes overnight?

Many things: Nighttime pain can because by a lot of different things including arthritis, tendinitis, and peripheral nerve compression. One very common thing is carpal tunnel syndrome. Best to see a physician or orthopedic specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could my wrist pain be because of my texting and phone use?

Possibly: It is possible but there could be several other potential causes or explanations. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been having wrist pain and don't know why?

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

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What exercises eliminate wrist pain or strengthen the wrists?

What exercises eliminate wrist pain or strengthen the wrists?

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

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Wrist pain It just started yesterday and has gotten worse to today?

Wrist pain It just started yesterday and has gotten worse to today?

Different possibilit: It could be arthritis, carpal tunnel, injury, tendonitis. You will need an evaluation. Ask your physiciann- may need to see a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain. The following also describes me: What should I do?

I am experiencing wrist pain. The following also describes me: What should I do?

Reactive arthritis: If you are overstressing your wrist which is a ginglymous joint, you may have a reactive inflammation. Often, rest and cold packs will solve the problem. Your picture shows you parasailing. You may even have a stress fracture which must be diagnosed with x-ray. ...Read more

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I am having wrist pain often. Is this because I damaged it while picking up heavy boxes?

Possible: Possible-limit use, heat, antiinflamatory meds and if no better in 10-14 days see physician for imaging studies ...Read more

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I've been having continual wrist pain for over 2 years. What are good exercises at home I can do?

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

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I have a wrist pain that started after I worked out. Should I worry about it or wait for it to pass?

I have a wrist pain that started after I worked out. Should I worry about it or wait for it to pass?

RICE: Most pain will improve with Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Give it a couple of weeks and if no better go and see a hand surgeon. Good luck ...Read more