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Outer Wrist Pain
Im rt handed but have painful burning in lft wrist, outer side. Pain in using it. No trauma. No pain anywhere else. What could it be?
See details: There are several possibilities with a tendinitis most likely. If it bothers you, have it evaluated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wrist pain when holding mug and loss of grip strength like holding pen. New onset. What is happening?
Many possibilities: Most common is carpal tunnel syndrome, where median nerve is pinched in wrist. Also can be nerve injury or disease, muscle disease, stroke. Your doctor should be able to start workup. If you have stroke symptoms (speech issue, other weakness), call 911. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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