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Pain On The Top Of My Wrist
I have a very sharp pain on the top of my wrist. I haven't had any trauma. It's like a sharp pinch. Should I see a doctor for it?
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Pain from the top of my wrist to inside of middle finger I can rub the right side of wrist and feel pain on the inside of my middle finger?
Nerve entrapment: You should see a hand surgeon. This may be one sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, correctable surgically or remediable with support devices. It may be other things as well but you need to be examined after a detailed history of how you use your hands at work and play, etc. Hope this gets better soon. ...Read more
For my job I do a lot of writing and for abit now on and off I've been getting wrist pain on top on my wrist. What coul it be an how can I stop it?
May be overuse: If it happened after writing consider overuse of the wrist tendons in the back of wrist. If the non dominant hand is also painful or other joints hurt then it may be a more systemic condition and additional blood work would be recommended. Arthritis of the hand/wrist joints is possible. Initially, try resting it, using wrist brace, and see www. Osha. Gov/sltc/etools/computerworkstations/. ...Read more
I have pain the the top of my hand into my wrist. It hurts when I stretch it, but slowly goes away but when I put pressure on it it comes back. Help?
Probably a ganglionic cysts. They are benign but may cause transient pain when tapped. If it is large and causes significant pain or limits range of motion, you should see a hand specialist/orthopedist.
My wrist feels like its locked up. There is a little knot on the top of my wrist, could this be a calcium deposit? It hurts to bend wrist and touching
A common bump on: The back if the wrist is a ganglion cyst which can be painful. Other bumps are bone bumps called carpal boss. Calcium deposits or gouty deposits are known as tophi. Any of these can also irritate adjacent structures. Tendonitis or tenosynovits, tendon inflammation can present as a soft bump. ...Read more
What to do if I have a ganglion cyst on the top of my wrist and it's painful. I went to theelse had had this problem with a cyst?
Dorsal Carpal Gangli: Carpal ganglions are a frequent cause of wrist pain but you should have it evaluated by a Hand Surgeon because extensor tenosynovitis and other issues can mimic it. Do not hit it with a book! I've seen patients who have fractured their wrists trying this home remedy. Aspiration/injection or excision is the way to go if these are painful. ...Read more
I have a pea sized bump on top of my wrist. It's kinda hard but also soft when I touch it. It moves with my tendon. Midly irritating.
Ganglionic cyst: It could be a ganglionic cyst. Your doctor can examine it and let you you know for sure what the lump is. ...Read more
I thick my ganglion cyst is going down as fast as it go up if it is why or how is it go down as fast as it go up it on the top of my wrist?
Synovial fluid: Fills ganglion cysts. These cysts are fluid filled sacs and synovial fluid is what lubricates the joint, fluid enters the cyst through a tiny attachment from the joint and makes the cyst large. This is why activity or force seemingly makes the ganglion larger as more pressure in the joint leaks into the cyst. Typically it's a like one way valve into the cyst but they can drain back spontaneously. ...Read more
I have a tiny, 3mm, black spot on the top of my wrist w/ a little gray in it. Since it's so small do I have to have it checked or can it wait?
Depends: If its a new spot or an old spot which is changing colour, change in sensation or change in size or you are concerned then you should see doctor and get dermoscopy. ...Read more
I am 22 years old feeling tingling sensation top of my wrist not so much the fingers. Slight pain and whenever I touch something vibrating it tingles?
Nerve irritation?: You seem to be describing nerve irritation. You probably have some minor irritation that happens to be where a nerve passes close to the surface (like when you hit your funny bone!) I agree with the advil; some ice might help, too. I suspect it will go away soon whatever you do. ...Read more
I go to culinary school (constant wrist activity) and need a ganglion cyst removed from the top of my wrist. Around how long should I need off?
3-7 days: Depending on the procedure either open surgery or arthroscopy, post-operative recovery times can vary. Also, in many cases there are other joint pathology identified during the surgery. In most cases, the wrist needs to be splinted for 3-7 days. For mucous cysts, there is no need for splinting and the wrist can be used immediately. ...Read more
I have a small bump the size of a peanut that has popped up on the top of my wrist. At first I thought it was a small cyst the size of a peanut?
When I try to do press ups my wrist on my right hand the top of my wrist hurts and it hurts to bend it forward had for a while on an off?
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, including ligamentous or bone abnormalities in the carpal bones in your wrist. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever I put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?
Doubt carpal tunnel which generally presents with numbness/tingling in all or some of fingers: thumb, index, long (middle), and partially ring finger.
A sprain, stress injury from repetetive use or impaction, ganglion cyst are common causes. See an orthopedist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I'm feeling a very sharp pain on the top of my left hand any time I move it in the slightest. There is a bump about a inch up closer to my wrist.
Possible ganglion: Cyst, an accumulation of gelatinous joint fluis which forms at flexing parts of the body. I suggest an orthoppedic evaluation. ...Read more
Last 2 mornings woken up with pain on the top side of my hand from my wrist to my ring finger, hard to grip things and hurts when touched. Feels broke?
Handy Helper: When we sleep it's possible that we sleep so deeply that we fail to move periodically. This can result in prolonged compression of nerves in our extremities. When this happens we wake with pain and discomfort in the involved limb which usually resolves upon waking. If this repeatedly occurs the problem can worsen. Occasionally night splints can help like those worn for the wrist for carpal tunnel. ...Read more
I got a holter test done came back that my heart was adding beats and I feel my heart beating on my back when laying down and I can see my pulse on top of my wrist is this dangerous?
Depends on rhythms: It all depends on what the Holter says. Did your symptoms (back heart beat and wrist pulse) correlate with an abnormal rhythm on the Holter? (Hopefully you kept a symptom. Diary when wearing the Holter) If the underlying rhythm I'd dangerous (VTACH or other) then a Cardiologist consult is needed. If the underlying rhythm is aberrant it could still be benign (atrial tach or atrial flutter). TTYD. ...Read more
I had a ganglion cyst removed on the top of my wrist over two months ago sever swelling and loss of feeling in hand still?
Parasthesia: Would go back and see your surgeon. Most swelling should be gone by six weeks. ...Read more
Sharp pain in forearm, only hurts when I lift something or try to bend my wrist back. I feel the pain on the top of my arm, in between the bones.
Lateral epicondyliti: There are several possibilities, but among the more common is lateral rpicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow. It invest an inflammation or even a tear in the extensor tendons to the wrist. Treatment can include ice, NSAIDs, a counter force brace; or if it does not respond, a cortisone shot will often take care of it. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Hello, I have what I fully believe to be a ganglion cyst on top of my wrist. Surgery and needles are not an option for me, is it safe to use the book?
Book Smarts.: Safe or not, that technique has worked for many a person, including myself, for many years. In time, however. The book slap be came non effective and I had to resort to excision. ...Read more
I'm having a throbbing pain on the top of my right hand, it actually just woke me up in the middle of the night. Not my wrist or forearm. Just hand.
If it recurs: If it is still present or recurs tonight, consider the way you are sleeping. Maybe sleeping on your side with your hand under a pillow, cutting off circulation. Or maybe you are displaying symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Consider a visit to your local doctor. There are a couple of things they can do in the office to rule it out. ...Read more
I hurt my wrist 3 1/2 weeks ago, xrays showed no fractures but it's still swollen and hurts to push. Swelling starts middle of the top of my wrist to the middle of the thumb side starting where that bone (normally) sticks up on the pinky side. After 3 1/2
An xray will help rule out a fracture or other more discernible ligament injury
ice anti-inflammatories and rest and splinting are the main acute treatments. ...Read more
Tendonitis: This most commonly arises from extensor tendonitis due to overuse or trauma. Treatment initially usually consists of oral anti-inflammatories, behavioral modification, rest, ice and splinting. If no improvement than seek the advice of your primary care doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Many conditions: Are associated with wrist pain and tightness. However one unappreciated problem is the occult or hidden ganglion. These small cystic benign not harmful structures can cause discomfort with motion and often are overlooked as you need to know where to look for it. (scapholunate region). For a year of wrist pain certainly get evaluated as there are many conditions, an exam and x-rays helps many. ...Read more