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Occasional, but almost daily lately throbbing and sharp throat pain. Also wrist veins throb. Could this be from crutch use?

Occasional, but almost daily lately throbbing and sharp throat pain. Also wrist veins throb. Could this be from crutch use?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause like allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Crutches don't cause a sore throat unless one is heavily mouth-breathing while moving about. ...Read more

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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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When I cough a fire sensation shoots in my entire body and it hurts really bad. The veins in both of my wrist feel like they are on fire with sharp pain. Then I lose my vision and feel dizzy. I stay still until the black fades away and my vision come

When I cough a fire sensation shoots in my entire body and it hurts really bad. The veins in both of my wrist feel like they are on fire with sharp pain. Then I lose my vision and feel dizzy. I stay still until the black fades away and my vision come

Get a medical check.: If these symptoms have not gone away after 1 or 2 days, you must get a medical examination done to assess what is causing them. Go to your primary care doctor if you have one. Otherwise locate a Family medicine doctor or an internist for a physical examination and appropriate tests to check your body. This may include X-rays if the examination revealed any serious signs of illness. ...Read more

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Wrist pain with bulging hot feeling vein.

Wrist pain with bulging hot feeling vein.

Could be dangerous: As it sounds like you may have an inflamed vein or even a blood clot. You could try warm compresses for 10-15 minutes every hour or so to see if it goes down. If it does not, or if a red streak goes up your arm or the bulging gets larger or more painful, get to a doctor. ...Read more

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I have vein pain in wrist after failed needle stick, help?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful advice without examining you. There is possibility of nerve damage and you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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A cold certain spot where my vein is on top of my hand where my index finger is and also with alittle sharp pain what could be causing that feeling?

Many options: This could be many things. Arthritis, carpal tunnel, nerve pinching, vascular problem, insect bite, skin problem to name a few. I would monitor for progressing symptoms such as increasing numbness and pain, try otc meds such as advil, (ibuprofen) and see what happens. If no better or getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in wrist followed by buldging vein and bruising. No trauma to it at all. Arm aches and light headed 29 yr old female?

Sudden pain in wrist followed by buldging vein and bruising. No trauma to it at all. Arm aches and light headed 29 yr old female?

Vascular fragility: Usually not an issue, but would check in with your medical professional if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp wrist pain radiating from the thumb?

What could cause sharp wrist pain radiating from the thumb?

Arthritis/tendonitis: The most common place for arthritis of the hand is at the base of the thumb. This can cause pain in the fleshy part of thumb, known as the thenar emminance. Tendonitis is also common aroun the thumb and wrist. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Wrist pain that is dull and sharp depending on the movement?

Wrist pain that is dull and sharp depending on the movement?

Question???: Please restate with as much information. As possible. How long have you hurt, any swelling, any injury, any other symptoms or problems? Also please ask a specific question or let us know your concerns ...Read more

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Pain starts in bottom of thumb and moves around and down the wrist. Can't bend my wrist. Pain is coming and going and sharp What do I do to stop it?

Pain starts in bottom of thumb and moves around and down the wrist. Can't bend my wrist. Pain is coming and going and sharp What do I do to stop it?

Could be: A problem with navicular bone. Get to an orthopedic surgeon for exam and possible imaging studies. Try a thumb immobilizer in the meantime. ...Read more

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What is the cause to my sharp wrist pain? Have like a soft cyst there.

What is the cause to my sharp wrist pain? Have like a soft cyst there.

Most likely ganglion: Cyst, usually painfull when they strart to appear. ...Read more

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Wrist pain very sharp can't use hand or wrist when it happens last only minutes I have to pull hand away from wrist it clicks then I'm pain free?

Wrist pain very sharp can't use hand or wrist when it happens last only minutes I have to pull hand away from wrist it clicks then I'm pain free?

Needs evaluation: There is a mechanical locking that gives way from what you are decribing, meaning the joint has some loose body inhibiting its full, free range of motion. Needs evaluation to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Sudden wrist pain 1wk ago that has continued worsening gradually. Fell on wrist 2 days after pain started, started radiating up with sharp stabs today?

Odd presentation: So your pain was prior to your fall and now seems to be worsening. So the issue is what happened to the wrist prior to the fall and then again after the fall. You need to see your doctor for nie you will need an X-ray to look for a fracture. ...Read more

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I am a baker and today I noticed very sharp wrist pain when scooping things out of bowls or lifting with my right hand. What can I do?

I am a baker and today I noticed very sharp wrist pain when scooping things out of bowls or lifting with my right hand. What can I do?

Wrist tendinitis: Is a common issue. At the base of the thumb especially in what is known as the first dorsal compartment, an entity commonly known as dequervain's or stenosing tenosynovitis of the radial styloid can affect thumb motion, wrist motion and writing. Ice, NSAIDs, soft splints and at times an injection can help. Other issues may be arthritis joint pain, nerve pain or just plain old muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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Why do I randomly have sharp pain in my wrists for no reason?

Hard to tell: See your local doctor to help determine the cause and the right treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that travels from my neck to my wrist?

I have a sharp pain that travels from my neck to my wrist?

Cervical spine: Get an orthopedic evaluation. You may have cervical spinal disc disease. ...Read more

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Every time I move my wrist I feel a sharp pain. How can I crack it or get the pain to stop???

Every time I move my wrist I feel a sharp pain. How can I crack it or get the pain to stop???

Do: You have any injury or swelling. If present movement should stop and see a doctor for examination and treatment ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more