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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more


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Left wrist pain quite severe, happens randomly and quickly then goes away?

Left wrist pain quite severe, happens randomly and quickly then goes away?

Nondiagnostic: Such fleeting severe wrist pain is nonspecific without other information. Is it caused by motion of the wrist? Is there a tender area? Shooting pains may be due to an irritable nerve. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if symptoms persist.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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Severe R elbow pain. Pain in R wrist. Pain is constant. Can no longer lift with arm. Pain scale steady 7. 10 when try to lift?

Severe R elbow pain. Pain in R wrist. Pain is constant. Can no longer lift with arm. Pain scale steady 7. 10 when try to lift?

Varies: There are a number of possible causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. One of the more common causes is known as lateral epicondylitis which can cause lateral elbow pain but also pain in the wrist and forearm. There are many good treatment options available.

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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

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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..

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I have sudden severe left wrist pain when turning knobs or reaching back for seat belt, etc. Popping sound. Tendon seems to "catch." Accutane related?

I have sudden severe left wrist pain when turning knobs or reaching back for seat belt, etc. Popping sound. Tendon seems to "catch." Accutane related?

Maybe, maybe not: 1-10% of people can have problems with their muscles or joints on Accutane. However, what you describe can be due to other things as well. Best to call your doc today and ask what the best next step is to sort out the cause.

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Had chronic erythema nodosum. Now having wrist pain. Severe and shoots up arm. Fingers curling to palm? Possible sacroidosis?

Had chronic erythema nodosum. Now having wrist pain. Severe and shoots up arm. Fingers curling to palm? Possible sacroidosis?

Yes: If you have lymph nodes visible on chest x-ray or palpable, they maybe worth sampling and an angiotensin-converting enzyme assay ordered as well. This is a reasonable part of the workup for longstanding erythema nodosum. There are several other possibilities and I am glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health.

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Over the last 4-5 weeks I have been having right wrist pain with numbness in my pinky and ring finger. The pain & decreased ROM has worsened. I have trouble lifting any weight at times. My forearm muscle will also have severe spasms and my bicep will ach

Over the last 4-5 weeks I have been having right wrist pain with numbness in my pinky and ring finger. The pain & decreased ROM has worsened. I have trouble lifting any weight at times. My forearm muscle will also have severe spasms and my bicep will ach

Ulnar Nerve entrapme: Hi Cindykay A700, What you describe could be an entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the wrist (Guyon's Canal) or further up at the inside of the elbow (by the funny bone). You need to see a hand surgeon for diagnosis and you may require nerve conduction studies to determine the exact location.

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Foosh with dislocated elbow & cracked radial head. Elbow is painfree, but wrist pain is severe. Unable to supinate or pronate & have hand weakness.

Foosh with dislocated elbow & cracked radial head. Elbow is painfree, but wrist pain is severe. Unable to supinate or pronate & have hand weakness.

See hand surgeon: Elbow injuries of this type are often associated with wrist injuries...And if the elbow injury was concentrated upon, a more subtle wrist injury may have been missed. Inability to pronate or supinate is not normal...You need to see a hand surgeon. http://www. Assh. Org/public/pages/handsurgeons. Aspx good luck!

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Wrist pain when lifting?

Depends: Causes of wrist pain during lifting include tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) just to name a few. If syndromes persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation.

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What can cause wrist pain?

What can cause wrist pain?

Complex question: Several reasons can cause wrist pain, from osteoarthritis, to ligament injury. Fractures and dislocations could also be the reason. Kiembock's dz and preiser. For a more specific answer you need to see a specialist.

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How can I treat my wrist pain?

Depends: Wrist pain without fracture is usually due to tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) and arthritis (degenerative and inflammatory). Occasionally wrist pain is the result of something more complicated (cartilage tear, kienbock's, etc). If symptoms persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation.

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