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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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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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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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Radial artery occlusion. What would cause sharp pain in wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Radial artery occlusion. What would cause sharp pain in wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Immediately: Ischemia of some of the tissue including he local nerves. There are good collaterals in the arm and forearm. Concern is embolism with branch occlusions. Surgically we take the whole radial, artery out and people do fine if we have tested-allen's test/ and doppler study in advance. Chronically one may have inadequate collateral. Why did it happen. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in wrist, travels up my hand into first 2 knuckles. Last night hand swelled up, slight burning sensasion when swelled. Any idea?

Sharp pain in wrist, travels up my hand into first 2 knuckles. Last night hand swelled up, slight burning sensasion when swelled. Any idea?

Repetitive wrist motion: Can cause this, similar to carpal tunnel syndrome. Often if you're typing a lot, doing hours of computer work, or playing piano or an instrument for hours, you can tighten these areas in the midback, and shoulders where the the arm is receiving innervation from the cervical/thoracic nerve roots. That can cause your wrists to swell, if the nerve is inflamed, necessitating splints. See a doctor (DO). ...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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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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My left wrist pain doesnt go away after a month. Dont remb any trauma to it. only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?

My left wrist pain doesnt go away after a month. Dont 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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Persistant pain in wrist, difficulty gripping and bending wrist, sharp pain when resting regular cramps in fingers and toes aching ankles?

Persistant pain in wrist, difficulty gripping and bending wrist, sharp pain when resting regular cramps in fingers and toes aching ankles?

Mult possibilities: Possibilities are multiple. Wrist pain with difficulty bending/gripping could be due to tendonitis, arthritis, or other. Multiple joint involvement (wrist, toes, ankles) may be some type of arthritis. See your doctor for an exam and diagnostic testing if needed (lab work, xrays). ...Read more

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