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What to do about severe pain in my wrist from bones shiftingneed surgery soon?

What to do about severe pain in my wrist from bones shiftingneed surgery soon?

Not necessarily: If there is no damage to the bones, but they are shifting due to stretched/damaged wrist ligaments, a more conservative treatment would be prolotherapy - an injection therapy used to strengthen & tighten ligaments. It's a lot better than wrist fusion, allowing normal function of the wrist. If it fails, you can always still get surgery, later. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Sudden wrist pain. Yard work, shoveling sand, don't remember injuring. Cant move wrists without pain. Throbbing, clicking wrists, pain when not moving too. Slight swelling at wrist bone. Made a homemade sling.

Sudden wrist pain. Yard work, shoveling sand, don't remember injuring. Cant move wrists without pain. Throbbing, clicking wrists, pain when not moving too. Slight swelling at wrist bone. Made a homemade sling.

Wrist Pain: Good idea to immobilize your wrist with a splint. Take some ibuprofen, put some ice on it 10 minutes out of every hour while awake. Go see your doc if not doing better in the morning. ...Read more

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I have pain in my wrists and aches in bones. My hips and lower back hurs, shooting numb pain. What could this be? Thank you!

I have pain in my wrists and aches in bones. My hips and lower back hurs, shooting numb pain. What could this be? Thank you!

Non specific symptom: Because it sound like diffuse pain --doctor has to evaluate for fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis, neuropathy, and a lot of others like lupus group

need history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I recently found out I broke the navicular bone in my wrist. Am I doomed to have wrist pain forever?

No: The navicular or scaphoid bone fracture can lead to chronic pain and wrist degeneration if not appropriately treated. However with appropriate treatment such as: casting, bone stimulation, open reduction, bone grafting, vascular bone grafting and soft tissue repair, these issues can be prevented. Seek care with a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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After wrist pain I had a xray showed scollping of bone consultant said not seen anything like it before now sending me for MRI?

After wrist pain I had a xray showed scollping of bone consultant said not seen anything like it before now sending me for MRI?

Appropriate: This x-ray appearance can be the effect of some sort of soft tissue effect or contact with the bone and an MRI is the next step to evaluate the potential cause. ...Read more

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Elbow pain at funny bone side and wrist pain at small round bone side. Been 1 month. Likely cause? Treatment?

Elbow pain at funny bone side and wrist pain at small round bone side. Been 1 month. Likely cause? Treatment?

Different causes: The medial elbow pain experienced in the funny elbow could be an ulnar neuropathy, or a medial epicondylitis. This will depend on other symptoms that might be experienced. If nerve problem, then numbness and weakness also present.

The wrist pain could be referred from elbow or a separate problem. "Small round bone" is not an accurate description of pain location so I cant be specific on causes ...Read more

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What can I do for wrist pain, mainly pisiform bone? Pain even when I move wrist a certain way. Pinky has felt numb in the past. Brace hasn't helped.

What can I do for wrist pain, mainly pisiform bone? Pain even when I move wrist a certain way. Pinky has felt numb in the past. Brace hasn't helped.

Tendinitis is common: Cause of these symptoms with this history. In general sudden onset of pain swelling, responds to rest, , ice applied for about 15 minute s on and off, compression gentle wrap, or use a soft splint not too tight, ad gentle elevation. If one can take these then tylenol (acetaminophen) or other OTC Nsaids can work well. X-rays are used to rule out other issues such as calcium deposit or fracture ...Read more

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Burning feeling around bone from inside, elbow to wrist + pain when flexing wrist at inside joint. Result of horse bolting while holding a lead rope.

Poss tendon strain: It sounds like you may have strained the flexor muscles or elbow ligaments. As long as its minor pain give it a few day and use cold packs over the area. If it gets worse or doesn't start to get better after 5-7 days you may want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Wrist pain, small bruises on each side. Pain when turning, grabbing and lifting. Pain shoots up arm like a hit "funny bone". Minimal swelling. Why?

Wrist pain, small bruises on each side. Pain when turning, grabbing and lifting. Pain shoots up arm like a hit "funny bone". Minimal swelling. Why?

Ulnar impaction: You might be born with a long ulna. When you move your wrist towards the little finger or load it you bump the wrist into the ulna. You should see a hand surgeon for an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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Elbow nerve by funny bone running to wrist: pain, numbness in fingers, swelling when flexed at night. What is it?

Elbow nerve by funny bone running to wrist: pain, numbness in fingers, swelling when flexed at night. What is it?

Cubital tunnel syndr: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy involving the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This nerve typically supplies sensation to the small finger and half the ring finger but more importantly supplies the majority of the intrinsic hand muscles which provide 1/2 total grip strength and finesse hand control. You should get this evaluated as if this nerve is in duress it can go away...forever ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a wrist bone to heal?

How much time does it take for a wrist bone to heal?

Depends on the bone: Average time is 6-8 weeks except scaphoid fracture which can take 6-20 weeks ...Read more

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One wrist bone significantly bigger than the other, slight pain? Is this normal/if not what could it be?

One wrist bone significantly bigger than the other, slight pain? Is this normal/if not what could it be?

Asymmetric wrists: Turns out we're not exactly symmetric. However, asymmetry shouldn't hurt. Perhaps you broke it, causing pain and swelling; callus formation is part of healing process. Go see your FamilyDoc who can order xrays, etc. ...Read more

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Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Wrist: Sounds like tfcc, or triangular fibrocartilage complex tear. Consider initial splint/rest/nsaids, etc. Conservative treatment first, before considering arthroscopic removal, debridement, or repair. ...Read more

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My tendon is popped over my wrist bone and causing pain and numbness. Is this something serious?

It can be: Sometimes the prominence of the tendon over the wrist is normal and is not dangerous. Other times if the tendon is snapping over the bone especially after an injury on someone with arthritis this can lead to tendon problems. Evaluation by hand surgeon will help make a diagnosis and determine the treatment. ...Read more

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Wrist has been swollen for 3 days. Pain on day 1 starting @ pinky & going down wrist. @ times it feels like a knife running down my wrist bone.

Wrist has been swollen for 3 days. Pain on day 1 starting @ pinky & going down wrist. @ times it feels like a knife running down my wrist bone.

Wrist swelling: Wrist swelling in absence of acute injury is consistent with arthritis. The little finger involvement is unusual but the nerve could be impinged or one of its joints could also be inflamed. Apply cold applications and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve should reduce swelling and inflammation. If symptoms persist see your MD who will order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Name of bones in wrist bone under middle figer at end of thum in wrist sticking out could it be broke and what is its name can you help me please thank you

Name of bones in wrist bone under middle figer at end of thum in wrist sticking out could it be broke and what is its name can you help me please thank you

"Could: "could it be broke". Did you fall or otherwise have a high-energy injury? If not then, no it cannot be broken.

If it feels broken, that is probably a misinterpretation of the pain. Pain always triggers and sets off our "safety system", making us feels protective and causing us to prepare for the worst ("it feels broken").

It's interesting that you want a name. Humans crave control and I assume you feel that if you could name the painful bone that you could feel a soothing sense of control.

I suggest that a visit to a hand surgeon is in order. He or she will likely tell you several things you are not expecting to hear. Even though most or all of them will be good news, just the fact that they are unexpected or counter-intuitive can make them a little unwelcome, so prepare yourself. Be ready for the "safety system" to have called "fire" when there is just smoke. Be prepared for something you find convincing ("it's broke") to be incorrect. ...Read more

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Low vit d have a lump on wrist bone?

Low vit d have a lump on wrist bone?

Not related: Probably not related. Although we have minimal data, the lump on wrist is likely a ganglion cyst or an old traumatic injury. Low vit d should respond to oral vit d 800 iu/day for a few month or 50.000 units a week for 6 weeks followed by maintenance of 800/day. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen wrist bone and hives?

What can cause swollen wrist bone and hives?

Urticaria and Edema: Known as urticaria (hives) and angioedema. Many things can cause but it really is best to see an allergist to have them obtain a detailed history, consider labs and/or testing, and prescribe appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Swollen wrist bone and hives. How can I get this treated?

Swollen wrist bone and hives. How can I get this treated?

See a doctor: See a doctor for an evalaution whether they are related or separate symptoms. ...Read more

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Left ball-like wrist bone (ulna bone?) got "bigger" than the one in the right wrist. Nothing moves, no pain, it seems just bone. Possible causes?

Left ball-like wrist bone (ulna bone?) got "bigger" than the one in the right wrist. Nothing moves, no pain, it seems just bone. Possible causes?

Doctor can evaluate: If the end of the bone looks and feels bigger, without any pain or other symptoms, nor a history of trauma, then a primary care doctor can evaluate and check for a joint problem. He may consider doing an x-ray to see if there is a bone cyst or bone tumor there. ...Read more

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I split my wrist bone vertically down the middle like fire wood. It's about a 4" long and black blue and swollen like a boxing glove. Do I need ER?

I split my wrist bone vertically down the middle like fire wood. It's about a 4" long and black blue and swollen like a boxing glove. Do I need ER?

Yes go to Emergency: It sounds like you may have a bone fracture or at least need stitches for the wound. I suggest that you go to an urgent care or emergency department as soon as possible. You will also need to make sure your tetanus immunization is up to date. ...Read more

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Hello, is this a dislocated wrist? My wrist bone sticks out further than my other wrist bone and there is lots of pain when I put pressure on & move.

Not likely: A dislocated wrist would take a pretty substantial injury, and would cause horrific pain. You would know if you dislocated your wrist! It is not a subtle condition. ...Read more

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Woke up to my right arm and wrist bone feeling like its stinging and in pain what could this be?

Woke up to my right arm and wrist bone feeling like its stinging and in pain what could this be?

Nerve irritation: You may have slept in an awkward position and irritated a nerve. Try stretching and tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. If no improvement schedule an eval with your physician. ...Read more

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I have a soft swollen area above my right wrist bone the size of a grape. ..no real pain...soft and sguishy to the touch?

Adipose tissue: It is probably a fat of dermoid cyst which are harmless. It it gets bigger or start interfering with wrist movements, you can get it removed for s minor procedure. Otherwise leave it alone and let your PMD check it on your next physical for any additional thoughts. ...Read more

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Why is my wrist bone abnormally huge the one aligned with my pinkie on my left hand?

Why is my wrist bone abnormally huge the one aligned with my pinkie on my left hand?

Ulnar styloid: Is the name of the prominence of this part of the ulnar bone. In slim people it can be quite prominent, however it could also be prominent because it has become injured if you have recently had trauma and if this is the case needs urgent X-ray to exclude fracture. Best here to get a doctor licensed in your area to examine your wrist and then they can determine if normal appearance or not ...Read more