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My hands go purple with bright orange, spots in cold weather, covers whole hand and wrist, doc checked pulses and were fine, what could this be?

My hands go purple with bright orange, spots in cold weather, covers whole hand and wrist, doc checked pulses and were fine, what could this be?

Cold hands: Sometimes having cold hands that turn colors, typically either white or purple in cold weather are signs of a relatively common problem referred to raynaud's disease. I am not sure what to make of the orange spots however, my apologies. ...Read more

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My left wrist is making a popping noise ?

My left wrist is making a popping noise ?

NP: If it is not bothering you, I would not worry. If you are doing something to make it pop, stop doing that. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion on my left wrist. Pls help?

I have a ganglion on my left wrist. Pls help?

Common problem: There are 4 options. Do nothing (the most common approach), surgically drain it with a needle, remove the entire cyst with surgery or strike it with a heavy object (historically the largest book in the house was used-usually a Bible-hence the name "Gideon Cyst". Occasionally at surgery the gangilon cyst turns out to be something else. A great number of cysts that are drained re-occur. See Dr. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left wrist. What could it be?

I have a lump on my left wrist. What could it be?

Ganglion: Odds are it's a harmless cyst called a ganglion. Your doctor can probably tell at a glance. Thanks for not asking how to make it go away. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have hurt your left wrist/elbow or shoulder?

How can you tell if you have hurt your left wrist/elbow or shoulder?

Pain: If your joint hurts it was probably injured. If it is only "sore" with motion it may be simply sprained. If you have deformity or crepitance about the joint, it could be broken. Shoulders can be a bit more difficult to assess but typically pain and weakness or night pain worse with overhead activity can indicate an inflamed tendon or worse case a tear. ...Read more

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Serve pain in left wrist hurts to move but don't remember ever hurting it ?

Serve pain in left wrist hurts to move but don't remember ever hurting it ?

Tendonitis: Not all wrist pain is from an injury. Probably the most common cause of wrist pain that i see in my practice is tendinitis. This can be treated with splinting, injections of cortisone and occasionally surgery. ...Read more

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There's a bump on my left wrist on the pinkie side. my friend said it's jammed.

There's a bump on my left wrist on the pinkie side.  my friend said it's jammed.

Hmm: Can you move it or bend it. Its best to get a full exam of your hand bones, finger and wrist. Hard to deduce much without moving your hand. ...Read more