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I have recently had a freezing cold, swollen, numb but painful to touch, paralyzed, bruised coloured wrist with no injury, what could cause this?
EMERGENCY: Signs of lack of blood getting to the tissues of an arm or a leg include numbness, paralysis, coldness, blue color. These are signs to go to emergency room IMMEDIATELY. If there is a blockage in an artery, measures can be taken to restore circulation and save the affected limb. Certain meds (eg sumatriptan) constrict arteries, although I've not heard of this particular symptom with sumatriptan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Freezing cold swollen numb & painful to touch temporarily paralyzed & bruised coloured wrist & no injury. docs have seen it and say its just my Fibro?
CTS/ other Dx: It doesn't sound like fibromyalgia from your description. Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion. You may need nerve conduction velocity/electromyogram studies to rule out peripheral neuropathy and imaging like an xray for a start and labwork. It may be carpal tunnel syndrome whicg is often associated with fibromyalgia. Try wearing a splint on your wrist to restrict repetitive flexion/extension. ...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
Start out with: Ace wraps and rest the area with a regimen of anti-inflammatory medications, then slowly start to regain activities of daily living with the wrist. Physical therapy may benefit as well. If it is severe, unrelenting and gets worse, not better, see orthopaedic wrist specialist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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