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It feels like a rubber band around my left wrist?

It feels like a rubber band around my left wrist?

Wrist pain: Tough to say what this is. Could be many things so it is best to see your Dr. to get it evaluated and examined to best diagnose you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are acupressure wrist bands ?

What are acupressure wrist bands ?

Treat nausea etc.: Acupressure wrist bands apply steady pressure to a specific acupressure point on the wrist called the nei kuan point. This is often effective in treating nausea related to morning sickness, motion sickness, post-operatively and due to chemotherapy. Here is info on research showing that they really work: http://www.Psibands.Com/research. ...Read more

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Where can I get acupressure wrist bands ?

Where can I get acupressure wrist bands ?

Many locations: One brand, psibands, are available at many pharmacies, whole foods, rei, toysrus etc: http://www.Psibands.Com/retailers. Another brand, sea-band, is also available at many pharmacies: http://www.Sea-band.Com/ both are also available on-line... ...Read more

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Anyone ever tried insect-repellant wrist bands? Are they good or just another scam?

Anyone ever tried insect-repellant wrist bands?  Are they good or just another scam?

Not effective: While the manufactures would like you to think these wrist bands are terrific, I do not find that they work well. Deet containing lotion or spray repellents are the most effective. The higher the deet content, the better the results. ...Read more

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Is snapping rubber bands on my wrist better or worse than cutting?

Is snapping rubber bands on my wrist better or worse than cutting?

Better: Popping rubber bands is a popular and safe way of relieving anxiety. Cutting is never safe, and it can result in infection and injury. A noninvasive way of relieving tension is better. Another option is to seek counseling or therapy for issues causing distress. ...Read more

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My wrist feels like it has an elastic band around it but it hasn't I have got a sickness bug could this all be connected?

My wrist feels like it has an elastic band around it but it hasn't I have got a sickness bug could this all be connected?

Uncertain: You will need to see your physician to clrify if there is swelling like arthritis or medial nerve entrapment which we call carpal tunnel or something else. ...Read more

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Is pinging an elastic band on your wrist self harm?

Elastic wrist band: Can be, if done to inflict pain or habitually. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Numbness right wrist 3" toward my elbow. Feels like i'm wearing a wrist band for tennis. What could be cause, ?

Numbness right wrist 3" toward my elbow. Feels like i'm wearing a wrist band for tennis. What could be cause, ?

Ulnar nerve issue: With your hand palm up, if the numbness is on the inner side (close to your body) ulnar nerve issue is likely; if on the other side, median nerve issue is likely. Things like ganglions can occur there, compressing nerves and may not be easily felt. ...Read more