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Pain In Upper Wrist
Yes i might have carpal tunnel, is there anything i can do about the pain in my wrist n upper hand?
Carpal tunnel synd: I would try a carpal tunnel/cock up wrist splint at least at night. Tendon gliding excercises can help. If you are able to take an anti inflammatory for a few weeks i would consider that as well. If all else fails i would meet with a hand surgeon to discuss further options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Resistance training: Using either weights or resistance bands to create tension in both the flexor and extensor muscles repetitively is a good method of strengthening the wrists. My preferred method is using resistance bands to do isometric strengthening exercises - i.e. Create tension in the wrist then hold for 10+ seconds, repetitively. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more
Multiple: A good hand therapist or trainer will have a great home program. However..Silly putty/thera putty round into a ball then squeeze then round. Take a dowel with a weight hanging from rope..Then twist dowel both directions to bring weight to dowel. Tuck elbow into side while holding a hammer in your hand then turn palm up and down...Just a couple to get you going. ...Read more
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A sprained wrist?: I think this is what you are referring to. This is usually temporary. You can try icing the wrist at first. Try to limit any heavy lifting or overuse of the wrist. Lastly, you can try medications like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) to decrease the inflammation and pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer