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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?

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

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I treat my wrist pain?

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. ...Read more

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How can I treat this wrist pain?

How can I treat this wrist pain?

Brace and rest: Wear a brace, take NSAID's if you can tolerate, apply ice, rest. If your pain does not improve or if you have a lot of pain, see a specialist. If you have an injury, see a specialist to make sure that you do not have a fracture or a torn ligament. ...Read more

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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

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What are some causes of wrist pain?

What are some causes of wrist pain?

Many: There are may causes of wrist pain, given your age the most common would be tendinitis and a ganglion cyst. Please be specific about where you are having the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do help heal my wrist pain?

It depends: Wrist pain can be caused by many things. Doctors are trained to make a diagnosis and treat. The treatment for pain of arthritis (anti-inflammatants) is different from the treatment for carpal tunnel pain (surgery or splints) which is different from trauma pain (rest/casting or sometimes surgery or physical therapy) which is different for nerve pain, etc. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I help my wrist pain from work?

How do I help my wrist pain from work?

Caution: You should discuss this with your supervison and risk management person and with hr. See your doctor or worker compensation provider. Splinting may be needed. Work modification may be needed. Medications may be needed. Imaging such as an x-ray may be needed. Other diagnostic studies may be needed. Often simple things can be done to help prevent pain or modify discomfort. Ask! ...Read more

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What are some causes of chronic wrist pain?

What are some causes of chronic wrist pain?

Arthritis, Tendonitis: Her are the most common causes for the wrist pain.
Arthritis.
Tendonitis.
Carpel tunnel syndrome.
Fracture.
Sprain of the wrist. ...Read more

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How can I deal with wrist pain for guitarist?

Flexor tendonitis: Typically in guitarist this is a flexor tendonitis of the finger flexors. Treat with rest, ice, nighttime splinting, anti-inflammatories, massage and elevation. If unresponsive seek care with hand surgeon for therapy referral. ...Read more

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How can I cope with wrist pain for guitarist?

Tendonitis: Wrist pain associated with guitar playing is most commonly associated with tendonitis due to overuse and receptive use. Night time splinting, anti-inflammatories, icing and behavioral modifications are helpful. Seek care with a hand surgeon used to treating musicians. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from my wrist pain?

What can I do to get relief from my wrist pain?

Wrist Pain: First thing is rest the wrist. Second thing, have it evaluated as there are many forms of wrist pain, some of which i.E scaphoid and scapho-lunate ligament injuries, can get always get a lot worse. There are certain conditions that are readily treatable non-surgically early on, only to be come difficult surgical challenges if left to progress. ...Read more

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What's the diagnosis or cause of my wrist pain?

Need more info: There are many potentially injured structures. It's impossible to tell without examining you. For an idea of what could be the cause go to www. Rearmyourselftexas. Com. ...Read more

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Is there a way to type without getting wrist pain?

Is there a way to type without getting wrist pain?

Wrist pain: Proper positioning of the wrist is essential to mininmizing wrist discomfort from compression neuropathies caused by swelling in the wrist area on the median nerve. Using appropriate wrist guards or splinting may be useful. Occasionally a steroid injection may be helpful prior to surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have wrist pain how can I heal it?

Need a diagnosis: There are a zillion causes for wrist pain. This is the most complex joint in the body with 8 bones, multiple ligaments and complicated movements of the bones against each other, the forearm, and the bones of the hand. See your doctor to begin with. It is imperative to diagnose the cause of wrist pain before considering treatment. You may need a referral to a hand surgeon. ...Read more