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What can cause severe wrist pain?

What can cause severe wrist pain?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, fracture, sprain, strain, tendonitis and infection to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Wrist pain is a symptom where one has sharp or dull pain in his wrist, which may or may not be accompanied by pain or funny sensations in other ...Read more


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I've got severe wrist pain constantly. Are there painkillers recommended to lessen the pain?

NO: The key is making the diagnosis and understanding why you have the wrist pain. Many problems can be treated easily with a brace, shot or anti-inflammatory meds. See a hand surgeon for an evaluation and find out what is wrong! ...Read more

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Severe elbow and wrist pain, numbness in fingers and swelling in fingers?

Severe elbow and wrist pain, numbness in fingers and swelling in fingers?

Arthritis : You may have arthritis. You need to be evaluated to see for sure. Sometimes of arthritis need to be treated immediately. As a rheumatologist we consider these a medical emergency. Your physician should evaluate you and if necessary have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a cyst in your wrist that cannot be seen externally or on X-ray? Severe wrist pain x4 mos, loss of strength X-ray ok

Is it possible to have a cyst in your wrist that cannot be seen externally or on X-ray? Severe wrist pain x4 mos, loss of strength  X-ray ok

Cannot say: in your particular case without a direct visit/exam/etc. BUT cysts don't show up on x-rays. Irritations or damage of a nerve also does not show on x-ray. A tendon can have a bleb called a ganglion cyst; its symptoms generally are what you describe. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ganglion-cyst/basics/causes/con-20023936 ...Read more

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I have severe hand/wrist pain. How can you recover from computer related injury?

YES: Don't waste you money! see your doctor or a hand specialist first to see what you've got first! if you have truly severe pain, you probably have a very treatable problem. Be aware that in the internet age we often blame our computer for our hand problems, but it's not really true. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and pinky pain when twisting wrist.no swelling . And no bruise. ONLY hurts when twisted right or left. Dosent hurt when touched/bent?

Wrist pain and pinky pain when twisting wrist.no swelling . And no bruise. ONLY hurts when twisted right or left. Dosent hurt when touched/bent?

Splint: Use a popsicle stick or get masking tape to tape the pinky finger to the 4th finger. See your doctor for exam and possible x ray. More history and physical is needed. Was there a fall or an injury? Have your parents take you to your doctor at the earliest convenience. Good luck ...Read more

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Followup: wrist pain;not hand;no heat or swelling;"always" but more severe with use of course; i've used a wrist bandage but it doesn't seem to help?

Followup: wrist pain;not hand;no heat or swelling;"always" but more severe with use of course; i've used a wrist bandage but it doesn't seem to help?

Use a wrist brace to: Rest the wrist, and as much as possible during work as well. Without proper hx or exam, difficult to advise, except see an orthopod.. If any numbness ;/or weakness, it could be a carpal tunnel syndrome. The brace could help then. Take some Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). I am sure seeing your pcp would also be quite helpful to get a dx.. ...Read more

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Severe right wrist pain. Hurts to touch on left side of the wrist (pinky finger side). Any movement causes pain. No apparent injury. Started couple days ago, got progressively worse. Feels like pain is starting to radiate to arm.

Severe right wrist pain.  Hurts to touch on left side of the wrist (pinky finger side).  Any movement causes pain.  No apparent injury.  Started couple days ago, got progressively worse.  Feels like pain is starting to radiate to arm.

Well: And in general anybody with that kind of localize wrist pain needs to be evaluated in person by primary care physician urgent care emergency room orthopedic doctor.this could represent infection tendinitis fracture injury. For specific diagnosis and treatment seek prompt medical attention and evaluation ...Read more