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Both wrist pain.occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Both wrist pain.occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Get a check up: There are multiple structures in wrist and hand and pain can originate in any of the. Muscles, tendons, nerves and bones might be affected. A thorough examination, possibly combined with xray examination and or nerve studies may be indicated ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Tingling in left thumb, pointed and middle finger and shooting pain in wrist? Could this be heart related or more likely a nerve?

Tingling in left thumb, pointed and middle finger and shooting pain in wrist?  Could this be heart related or more likely a nerve?

Wrist pain: neural complaints are classical of carpal tunnel syndrome and he should have an EMG done for this.CTS initially is treated with wrist splint at night and NSAIDs 3 times a day for 2 months. If symptoms persist then further interventions may be required. Cardiac disease would primarily involve chest pain with radiation to the arm and is not classical in this manner. ...Read more

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29/f had EKG a few weeks ago came back good. Still having aching/shooting pain in wrist/hand/shoulder?

29/f had EKG a few weeks ago came back good.  Still having aching/shooting pain in wrist/hand/shoulder?

Neuropathic pain.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and exam by your doctor. The focus should be on the upper limb itself as well as the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Left hand thumb joint hurts for few months. Lately, the joint on index hurts. Shooting pain in wrist. Cannot open bottles, doorknobs etc without pain.

Left hand thumb joint hurts for few months. Lately, the joint on index hurts. Shooting pain in wrist. Cannot open bottles, doorknobs etc without pain.

Dominant hand?: You may want to see an osteopathic physician, who can examine you by doing an osteopathic examination of your neck, spine, upper extremities: arm, elbow, wrist, thumbs. Sometimes, there is a relationship between dysfunction of your wrist, from findings in the neck area that may be in spasm. This is difficult to do without a musculoskeletal examination. Once identified, it is easy to treat. Be seen soon, and get relief. ...Read more

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I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

Ganglion Cyst: This lump could be a cyst. These can be surgical removed. Draining is difficult and will only provide temporary relief. Discuss with you doc or see a hand surgeon. ...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 fractured my wrist about 7 yrs ago and from time to time I have pain in wrist and forearm. Could this due to the fracture?

I fractured my wrist about 7 yrs ago and from time to time I have pain in wrist and forearm. Could this due to the fracture?

See below: There are several various factors that are involved here. It depends upon how your wrist fracture or forearm fracture if it involved the joint surface , if the bones were out of alignment . You could be experiencing now post traumatic arthritis tendons sis from overuse . A repeat physical examination and diagnostic radiologic evaluation would be helpful. Go back to your previous orthopedic surgeon or seek another orthopedic surgeon good luck thank you. ...Read more

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I had right forearm pain and wrist pain for a few days now . it hurts right in the middle of my forearm. What can I do for it ?

There are a variety: There are a variety of structures there. It could be tendon which may be my first consideration. But you have muscles, nerves, blood vessels, bone all there. Any of these can be the problem. You can try heat on the area but you may need to see your physician for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Physiotherapist wants to do dry needling to neck and forearm for chronic bilateral wrist pain (1 yr roughly)thoughts on opinions on this procedure ? He thinks there is compression of nerves.

Treatment options: Dry needling is very helpful for trigger points. I didn't actually know that dry needling could be used in the manner you described. There are many treatment options depending on the cause of wrist pain. Has the source of your wrist pain been diagnosed? I can't comment on the treatment plan that was offered to you. As a medical acupuncturist, I am not familiar with this approach to wrist pain. ...Read more

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I have a wrist pain since 4 weeks sometimes it involves entire arm and forearm I feel numbness and unable to do anything what should I do?

See the Dr.: You need an exam. you appear to have some sort of nerve entrapment syndrome such as possible carpal tunnel syndrome. Take NSAID's and use a wrist brace until you can see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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