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My husband started feeling very sharp pain in his left wrist suddenly 45 minutes ago, he was just sitting down eating a sandwich when the pain started?

My husband started feeling very sharp pain in his left wrist suddenly 45 minutes ago, he was just sitting down eating a sandwich when the pain started?

Usually skeletal: Sudden sharp pain with movement, even eating a sandwich, are usually caused by a motion that places structures in tension- joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. These also resolve very quickly. Other problems, such as infections or arthritis, slowly appear, but can be first noticed with movement, but will not go away. If it persists, you can contact healthtap or your physician for evaluation ...Read more

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I'm getting a sharp pain in my left wrist area (much like a fast electrical surge feeling), but only after exhaling a breath/usually a deep breath?!

I'm getting a sharp pain in my left wrist area (much like a fast electrical surge feeling), but only after exhaling a breath/usually a deep breath?!

Myofascial Therapy: Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Think flesh not bone! Wellness is vital to controlling any headache or pain issue. Magnesium is also vital. It will help relax the associated muscles, decrease stress, stabilize sleep and help other meds and therapy to work efficiently. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left wrist (I'm right handed), it comes and it go often and send a throbbing pain when pushed on or bent. Please help (:?

I have a sharp pain in my left wrist (I'm right handed), it comes and it go often and send a throbbing pain when pushed on or bent. Please help (:?

Wrist pain: Is it hot/ swollen? Injury? Could be a ganglion cyst, or carpal tunnel, or De quervains if you do a lot of gaming with your left or subtle fracture if injured. Less likely an arthritis. You could try an over the counter splint. Try advil (ibuprofen) if not allergic 200 mg two pills 3 x a day x 7, try sling 3 hours on 2 hours off. Follow up with doctor/ urgent care. Check for lyme ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left thumb & wrist & spread to forearm which makes it feel very heavy and numb occur most night. Is it carpal tunnel or nerve compression?

Sharp pain on left thumb & wrist & spread to forearm which makes it feel very heavy and numb occur most night. Is it carpal tunnel or nerve compression?

Could be CTS: It sounds like it could be carpal tunnel syndrome (cts)which is a type of nerve compression, but this will often affect other fingers rather than just the thumb. Is it on the lateral or outside of the thumb? It could be a tenosynovitis as well. If you look up a test called a finklestein test, you can check yourself and see if its that. If you have neck pain, it could also be a radiculitis. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain occurred in my left wrist. I have been having heart palpitation, is this something to worry about?

Palpitations: The sharp wrist pain is not characteristic of a heart problem but sounds more musculoskeletal from a wrist structure. Palpitations may be benign and anxiety related, but if they occur frequently, a physician or cardiologist will order an EKG and an outpatient holter monitor to track your heart rhythm for abnormalities and see what your heart rate and rhythm are if or when you feel palpitations ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth on the left side hurts when I take deep breaths. Also not to long ago I experienced a very sharp pain in my chest & left wrist.?

Diverse pains: I cannot see a correlation between these symptoms. The are likely unrelated. IF they have resolved then I would not worry much about these. If not, see your MD for an exam. ...Read more

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Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly.?

Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly.?

Hand exam, x rays: The wrist has many bones and ligaments and can be injured acutely or by wear and tear or have tumors. A hand surgeon will take a detailed history, do a careful physical exam, and order plain x rays. Additional x rays often used are MRI for soft tissue evaluation and CT scan for bones. Hand therapy may be needed and splints, meds, injections, and then arthroscopic or open surgery to gain power grip ...Read more

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My left wrist pain doesn't go away after a month. Don't remb any trauma to it. Only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?

My left wrist pain doesn't go away after a month. Don't remb any trauma to it. Only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?

Wrist sprain: Sounds as though you likely have a wrist sprain. Although fractures initially, if minor trauma, may look benign in nature and the swelling and bruising may develop over the following hours. Something to keep an eye on and if worsens quickly, see your local doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for sharp pain on left side of my wrist?

See details: If the pain is on your thumb side, it is likely a dequervains tenosynovitis. See an orthopedist to be sure. ...Read more

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When I bend my left wrist back, there is sharp pain that shoots to the tip of my pinky?

Compressed nerve: Sounds like similar symptoms as in ulnar tunnel syndrome (similar to carpal tunnel). More info http://bit. Ly/2fhcU8G. You should get it evaluated to confirm a diagnosis and see what the cause is, especially if there's some numbness involved or you can't grasp objects properly as a result. ...Read more

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Have mild chest pain throughout the day also, feel tired most of the time. Get a very sharp pain every now and then in my left wrist. These happen mos?

Have mild chest pain throughout the day also, feel tired most of the time. Get a very sharp pain every now and then in my left wrist. These happen mos?

Multiple: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. It may be of a serious nature and you should discuss it with your doctor. ...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. ...Read more

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How come I have left wrist pain when I swing a bat?

How come I have left wrist pain when I swing a bat?

Variable: Impingement, tfc tear, tendonitis, synovitis...See a hand doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

Inflamed nerve: It seems that your wrist got swollen near the inner side which has affected the ulnar nerve and abnormal feelings in inner 2 fingers. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain and it feels like its in my tendons. It sends a sharp pain every time I move it forward and backward or when I use my fingers.?

I have wrist pain and it feels like its in my tendons. It sends a sharp pain every time I move it forward and backward or when I use my fingers.?

Orthopedist: The signs you are describing could be carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive task injury. A consult with an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon is warranted ...Read more

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Left wrist pain (quite intense) is brief and comes and goes fairly regularly - goes away in about 5 seconds. Scared it's a heart attack!

QUITE UNLIKELY: But if you are concerned, if you are middle aged and have risk factors it wouldn't hurt to get a baseline electrocardiogram and have an exam to get an idea what IS likely. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have periods of sharp pain in my lower right arm just below my elbow the radiates almost to my wrist. Pain last only secs?

What could be causing me to have periods of sharp pain in my lower right arm just below my elbow the radiates almost to my wrist. Pain last only secs?

Tendinitis: Hard to say w/o examination but it sounds like you might have tendinitis.An examination could quickly differentiate between tendinitis and a peripheral nerve 'pinching' @your elbow or other problems. See an orthopedic surgeon if your pain continues or increases in severity. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wrist pain? I get a pain in my left wrist when I put pressure and do some movements, otherwise There is no pain. I did start a cleaning job weeks ago.

Wrist pain? I get a pain in my left wrist when I put pressure and do some movements, otherwise There is no pain. I did start a cleaning job weeks ago.

Wrist adjustment: It is probably just your wrist getting used to new movements that you are doing on your new job. It should adjust within a few weeks. If the pain becomes severe or does not go away then see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired. Kinda like mild flu. Is this normal?

Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired. Kinda like mild flu. Is this normal?

Wasp sting: It is not unusual to have vague symptoms with a venomous bite or sting. This should pass with time. Antihistamines to reduce the inflammatory response and symptoms treatment. ...Read more

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Wrist pain that shoots up arms on outside of forearm, and sharp pain on inside of elbow. Fingers curling towards palm. I'm a 17, been in pain 4 weeks?

Wrist pain that shoots up arms on outside of forearm, and sharp pain on inside of elbow. Fingers curling towards palm. I'm a 17, been in pain 4 weeks?

Neuro check by Dr: Your history will help with the diagnosis by your doctor. S/he can only do this through a physical exam, and a neurological check, and possible imaging to confirm your diagnosis. You may need further work up. Also refrain from doing any computer work at this time, or it may make it feel worse. They will advise what type of hand splints to wear to reduce curling of fingers. Call your doctor today. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in what feels like my heart when I breathe. Also sharp pain in left arm between elbow and wrist as well as shoulder. Please help!!!

I have sharp pain in what feels like my heart when I breathe. Also sharp pain in left arm between elbow and wrist as well as shoulder. Please help!!!

Pain: Pain that's reproducible on inspiration and palpation of the affected area of pain is typically suggestive of costochondritis, Your pain and symptoms sound like they may possibly be of muskuloskeletal origin? . However, It would be a good idea to visit your doctor and get a cardiac workup to rule out any more serious underlying cause. ...Read more

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Recently I've been having a stabbing/sharp sensation on my left wrist a few times a day. What is the cause of such discomfort?

Need More Info: Is there history of trauma or injury? Is it your dominant hand? Any loss of motion, numbness, tingling or loss of strength? What makes it worse? What makes it better? You should likely get hands on examination by your physician to help determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more