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Rubber Band Wrist
I can't stop twisting the hairs on my head. Getting a bald spot on the right side. Tried a rubber band on the wrist to quit, didn't help. Suggestions?
I feel a constant need to crack my fingers and wrist, lots of pressure and achey. Painful when in use, like when squirting a water bottle or tying something w/ a rubber band. I'm only 19, why is this happening and how to make it stop?
Elastic wrist band: Can be, if done to inflict pain or habitually. ...Read more
I am 25 yrs old and I have checked my BP in an omron wrist band monitor & it was measuring 129/85 and showing pulse rate of 85. Is that normal?
Pretty much!: Generally we consider a normal BP as <140/90. The bottom number or diastolic pressure is a little on the high side and bears watching. I tell my patients BP monitoring is like taking a still photograph of a wave in the ocean: we are trying to attach a fixed variable on a dynamic one and so multiple snapshots over time provide a more realistic view of how ones BP is doing! ...Read more
Numbness right wrist 3" toward my elbow. Feels like i'm wearing a wrist band for tennis. What could be cause, ?
I'm having numbness two inches from my wrist toward my elbow. Feels like a tennis sweat band. What could be cause?
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine the area to see if there is a problem with the skin. The doctors, and a neurologist, can check for nerve problems in those nerves coming out of the spinal cord, all the way to the numb area. A physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) doctor can help find the cause, if there is a nerve or muscle problem. ...Read more
After buying a heavy watch with a snug band, noticed instant wrist, hand and elbow area tingling. Can this sudden onset be from nerve compression ?
Carpal tunnel: Yes. Compression across the wrist can affect the median nerve (carpal tunnel) and/or the ulnar nerve (guyon's canal). Often the numbness and tingling is worse at night. Change watch bands to a looser fit. The numbness and tingling should decrease or resolve in the next few weeks. ...Read more
Day 4 post-op ganglion removal on dorsal wrist hand tingly and swollen .. . dressing and ACE band comes off today What to do?
FIRST contact your: surgeon. if today is a follow up day make sure you do so. Tightening bandages, failure to ice and elevate, failure to move fingers if permitted, channeled to swelling and in turn tingling. Even so swelling can occur anyway despite doing these things. Your surgeonmay even tel you to loosen the badge a bit BUT The most important thing is to contact your surgeon.If you can't seek help elsewhere ...Read more
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