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What is the best treatment for painful wrists?

What is the best treatment for painful wrists?

Splint it: Splint the wrist and see a hand surgeon to rule out an injury that needs surgery. You do not want to ignore a treatable problem. ...Read more

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I have vit d deficiency along with painful wrists and joints. Some help needed please?

I have vit d deficiency along with painful wrists and joints. Some help needed please?

Rheumatology: I suggest you see a rheumatologist, a doctor who specializes in joint pain. Your symptoms may be consistent with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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12 yr old daughter with joint pain, mainly in wrist, ankle, hip, and shoulder blade. Worst in the mornings. Painful to do simple tasks like walk/sit.

12 yr old daughter with joint pain, mainly in wrist, ankle, hip, and shoulder blade. Worst in the mornings. Painful to do simple tasks like walk/sit.

See rheumatologist: This is not normal. See a rheumatologist . May have an underlying disease like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or lyme's disease to name a few diseases. Get her checked out please. ...Read more

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Pins and needles left arm under wrist and leg under knee at night lasts all night and next day. Painful and frequent. Happens mostly when lying down.

Pins and needles left arm under wrist and leg under knee at night lasts all night and next day. Painful and frequent. Happens mostly when lying down.

See a neurologist: or pain specialist for a detailed history, physical exam and imaging of your spine and brain if necessary. Difficult to make a diagnosis without these tools. ...Read more

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Can I ask about wrist instability during a physical or make an appointment with an orthopedist?

Can I ask about wrist instability during a physical or make an appointment with an orthopedist?

C fellowship trained: orthopedic surgeon doing hand & upper extremity. if U suspect this. many others may miss subtle findings, like my typing, im an orthopedic surgeon, not a typist si I oftem niss the kys. ...Read more

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Can an osteopath provide any additional benefits vs. A physiotherapist with wrist instability / loss of range of motion from weightlifting injuries. ?

Can an osteopath provide any additional benefits vs. A physiotherapist with wrist instability / loss of range of motion from weightlifting injuries. ?

Osteopath: Wrist pain can have myriad diagnoses and i think a general osteopath can overlook subtleties of wrist pain as well as physiotherapists. I think having an evaluation by a hand surgeon is important. ...Read more

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Tingling and pain in ankles and wrists?

Carpal/Tarsal Tunnel: If you are having tingling and pain in both wrists and ankles at same time, i would lean toward a nerve or arthritis disease. It could also be a vitamin deficiency or a neuromuscular issue. You need to see your primary care physician for history and physical and testing (bloodwork and x-rays). From there your pcp may refer you to a specialist like a neurologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in the wrists and ankles?

Arthritis: You need some x-rays of your ankles and wrist. See your doctor. Meanwhile try stretches, ice, wraps, nsaids. ...Read more

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What does swelling of the wrists and ankles indicate?

What does swelling of the wrists and ankles indicate?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the wrists and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are my wrists/ankles thicker in the morning?

Could use expert help with why are my wrists/ankles thicker in the morning?

Circulation/edema: Most likely due to fluid retention and circulatory affect. Physical exam by your md and cardiovascular consult if necessary. Labs such as chemistries needed to rule out liver/ kidney causes as well. ...Read more

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I am taking hyomax and have developed a small rash on my wrists and ankles.

Hyomax: Hyomax can dry you up. It it probakbly drying out your skin which is secondarily causing your itching. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in ankles knees and wrists?

Have it evaluated.: You may benefit by seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My ankles, knees and wrists always crack ! why is that ?

May be normal!: Lots of people have joints that pop or crack when they move them, and most of the time if it's not painful, it's not a problem. If there is pain when they make noise, see a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have it, and my hands, wrists, and ankles all hurt constantly. Anyone else have it?

Pain: If you have pain in your extremities a workup by a rheumatologist may be in order. ...Read more

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Till what age does wrist circumference increase? 20, wrist size 6.7 inches,height 173 cm, ankle 8.9 inches.

Till what age does wrist circumference increase? 20, wrist size 6.7 inches,height 173 cm, ankle 8.9 inches.

Varies somewhat: The mechanism by which the circumference of the wrist increases includes the growth of the bones that make up the wrist, the joint spaces in the wrist, and also the soft tissues of the wrist as well. Bone growth in males can vary quite a bit anywhere usually between 14 and 21. Muscle and tendon size vary with use. Even elderly patients can have increase in wrist circumference due to arthritis. ...Read more

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Can wearing ankle/wrist 1lb weights all day make me get used to more weight and make me faster/stronger or will it have consequences?

Can wearing ankle/wrist 1lb weights all day make me get used to more weight and make me faster/stronger or will it have consequences?

Yes,: 1lb weight is not much for the Ankles. Yes it will make them stronger.Wearing on wrist can be cumbersome. Do you work on computer? then you will be more prone to develop Carpal Tunnel syndrome sooner. ...Read more

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My moms wrist started hurting 2 days ago and wrapped it today both of them started hurting and then her ankles started to hurt she is 45 is this bad ?

My moms wrist started hurting 2 days ago and wrapped it today both of them started hurting and then her ankles started to hurt she is 45 is this bad ?

Needs an exam: There could be a number of causes for these symptoms and one can only guess without examining her. It's best that she gets examined by her physician if these symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Hi! My ankles and sometimes wrists ache (sometimes kinda bad) when it's cold. The catch is I'm only 18 and it's been happening for at least 3 years.

Hi!  My ankles and sometimes wrists ache (sometimes kinda bad) when it's cold.  The catch is I'm only 18 and it's been happening for at least 3 years.

Needs to be checked: pain in wrists&ankles sometimes bad when cold for3 years at age18 needs to be checked by your Doctor
It can be due to many causes like Rheumatoid Arthritis at your age.It may be due inflammation due to other causes.
I suggest you get it checked by your family doctor.You will need a detailed History and Physical May need Xrays and/or blood test to find the cause and treat appropriately ...Read more

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What causes swollen wrists with pain as well as swollen ankles?

A number of possi--: Bilities, including rheumatoid arthritis due to the bilateral involvement of multiple joints; other types of arthritis. Sometimes viral infections can cause multiple joint swellings/pain.
Need to see pcp for onward referral to a rheumatologist, who can diagnose/treat such conditions.
You needs xrays, labs and likely joint fluid to help aspiration to DX or rule out other diagnoses.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects from using ankle and wrist weights?

Are there any negative effects from using ankle and wrist weights?

Pain: these weights can cause a strain on the tendons muscles and joints ...Read more