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Could badminton, or similar exercises like tennis/racquetball help with wrist pain or carpal tunnel?

Could badminton, or similar exercises like tennis/racquetball help with wrist pain or carpal tunnel?

Probably not: Strenous and repetitive activities can exacerbate the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Rest and anti inflammatories will help. ...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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I have repetitive stress wrist pain (backside) that my PT says is not carpal tunnel- could this be related to my tennis elbow (or vice versa)?

I have repetitive stress wrist pain (backside) that my PT says is not carpal tunnel- could this be related to my tennis elbow (or vice versa)?

Tennis elbow has --: -pain @ the elbow on the outer aspect. A tendinitis could B actually @ the wrist, U should C an orthopedic surgeon 4 eval @ images. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to alleviate my sore wrist from capoeira?

Any suggestions on how to alleviate my sore wrist from capoeira?

Wrist pain: One of the first things is to get a proper exam and diagnosis a hand surgeon can help. The range if problems for a wrist includes arthritis tendinitis nerve issues carpal tunnel ligament injury fracture stress fracture keinbocks masses in fact any structure can cause wrist pain. Simple solutions are splinting NSAID ice and stretching but done wrong it can make things worse so get evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and keep getting a very sore wrist, not injured, its comes very sore for 5-6 days then goes away, but then comes back? Is it a problem?

I'm 16 and keep getting a very sore wrist, not injured, its comes very sore for 5-6 days then goes away, but then comes back? Is it a problem?

Arthralgia: Recurrent wrist soreness without a history of sprain or overuse may be due to a form of arthritis. If symptoms worsen or persist, consult a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore wrist x3 weeks. Found bump inch below on underside of radius. Hard, immovable, painless. Can't be seen, only felt. What could the bump be?

Sore wrist x3 weeks. Found bump inch below on underside of radius. Hard, immovable, painless. Can't be seen, only felt. What could the bump be?

Cyst: A benign ganglion cyst is common in the wrist and may well be what you have. A physician or hand surgeon would have to examine you for diagnosis
especially since you have discomfort in your wrist, however. ...Read more

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Wrist pain down the outside. Doctors don't know what it is. No swelling. Is sore for about 4-6 weeks then fine for another 3-4 weeks then sore again.

Wrist pain down the outside. Doctors don't know what it is. No swelling. Is sore for about 4-6 weeks then fine for another 3-4 weeks then sore again.

Not sure: I assume you mean the little finger side of your wrist. Pain on this side of wrist has many potential causes. Tendinitis is most likely cause, but ligament injuries can cause this as well. Try keeping track of what you are doing the few days before it hurts. Excessive exercise, sports, or typing and writing could all be contributing to your pain. ...Read more

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How to reduce pain from sore wrist after ganglion cyst surgery? Had surgery July 10 2014

Non steroidals: At only 5 days postop, you should expect to still have some discomfort. Ice might help but Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin should help at this point. If you feel that your pain is beyond what you were told to expect, you should check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Wrist pain that's constant with any movement no swelling or injury just came upon extremely sore when I first wake up I notice a swollen vain?

Wrist pain that's constant with any movement no swelling or injury just came upon extremely sore when I first wake up I notice a swollen vain?

Tendonitis: First off, the swollen vein may not be significant. The painful wrist can develop from a poor position during sleep, it may subside with immobilization of the joint (an ACE bandage) to limit motion, but not so tight that it may cause swelling of the hand. On the other hand it may go away on its own. ...Read more

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Ok so for the last week i'be been having slightly sore wrist when I move them around in a circle my left hand been tingling and going dead?

Ok so for the last week i'be been having slightly sore wrist when I move them around in a circle my left hand been tingling and going dead?

Carpal tunnel: Your symptoms may be a sign of carpal tunnel or pinched nerve in the neck. An EMG study may help your doctor identify a problem. ...Read more

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My hand splints for carpal tunnel and sore wrist, what to do?

My hand splints for carpal tunnel and sore wrist, what to do?

Possibly surgery: Conservative treatment for carpal tunnel including splints, anti inflammatory meds and steroids work in the early stages but do not provide great long term relief as the condition worsens. Surgery can provide great relief and if done endoscopically can allow a rather quick return to function with minimal pain compared to traditional techniques. I would recommend an evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

carpel tunnel: It sounds like a repetitive stress injury such as carpel tunnel syndrome. You must ice the area, take nsaids, and avoid the stressful use of that hand. If all else fails, see a hand doctor. ...Read more

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Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore. Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Fell on the knuckle side of my hand the bone above my thumb is sore. Wrist and hand all bruised fingers are swelling bruising gone up my arm 5 days now?

Need evaluation: This could be a wrist fracture that needs treatment. You need to see a doctor and have xrays to rule out a fracture. Additional tests MAY be required. In the meantime, elevate the hand above your heart to help reduce swelling and gently move your hand and wrist to prevent stiffness. Get this evaluated NOW. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, runny nose, sore throat and nausea (severity: mild) Is this normal when having a cold? Or could it be the flu?

I am experiencing wrist pain, runny nose, sore throat and nausea (severity: mild) Is this normal when having a cold? Or could it be the flu?

Sx's: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children).
Your wrist pain may be a red herring. People usually feel quite ill with the flu. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow in both arms runners knee in both knees over 1 month. Now have sore wrists, neck and thumb, and first 2 finger?

I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow in both arms runners knee in both knees over 1 month. Now have sore wrists, neck and thumb, and first 2 finger?

Need workup: With multi- joint involvement I would recommend a rheumatologist be your next consultation. This may be a systemic immune issue and proper diagnosis is important. ...Read more

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Wrist pain. Can not bend wrist in any direction. Very little wrist strength. It is extremely tender to the touch.

The main thing is in: -fection, this would be an emergency. If no fever, the wrist is nor red or swollen, then the next 2 things 2 consider are tendinitis or gout, I've see more gout present this way than any other. With gout the wrest is red, painful, but now fever. Often misinterpreted as infection. Labs will show high uric acid. Aspirations will help if fluid can be gotten, & lab will see crystals. Need Dx as Rx diff ...Read more

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Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...Read more

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I started playing tennis and ignored a slight pain in my wrist. Tender pain started between my index & middle knuckle today. Is this cause for concern?

No: Most likely an overuse tendinitis. Best to use ice in the area 20 to 30 minutes on, 20 to 30 minutes off several times a day. Use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory per label directions. Layoff the tennis for a few days. If no improvement in 7 to 10 days or worse, see your doctor. Hope this is helpful. Best of luck with this. ...Read more

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Wrist pain/ache runnindown the forearm slightly and fingers. Happens often. Over a year now. Iwant to weight lift butwhen I start a new problem arises?

Wrist pain/ache runnindown the forearm slightly and fingers. Happens often. Over a year now. Iwant to weight lift butwhen I start a new problem arises?

Your body doesn't: Lie (from the neck down!) Listen to it. This symptom suggests some injury or nerve pain/dysfunction. Since it has persisted for a year, I would consult an Orthopedic Hand Specialist or Neurologist for diagnostic evaluation and possible treatment. Avoid any strain on your forearm and hand until you have pursued this. All the best:) ...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 causes hand and wrist pain?

What causes hand and wrist pain?

Pain in hAnd and: Of the wrist, many things can hurt too. Bone, tendon, joint, nerve, blood vessel, skin all can be a source of wrist pain. Tendonitis is a common cause, as is arthritis in the tumb base and carpal tunnel compression. But the take haome answer is anything that gets a nerve supply (which is everything) can be a source of pain. Hand surgeons can offer diagnosis & rx for this very complex region. ...Read more

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Wrist pain from weightlifting. What should I do?

Wrist pain from weightlifting. What should I do?

Cut back.: Not uncommon. As former uspf team physician, it was technique or over training. Howwver, if it does not abate you need to see a sports doc or orthopedist to rule out a fracture of serious sprain. X-rays are probably in order! ...Read more

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Finger tingling with some wrist pain. Is that cts?

Finger tingling with some wrist pain. Is that cts?

Could be: Could be see you physician, after examination will refer you to a neurologist, for further tests, like conduction studies. ...Read more

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What could cause right wrist pain in cold weather?

Pain is worse in the: Cold from most sources. Fracture, tendinitis, nerve compression, neuropathy, arthritis, synovitis in shortest things. There are also circulation, metaboc and endocrine issues that can overlap and augment pain and cold intolerance. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and brusing with swelling lump in center?

Contusion: Could be a contusion and hematoma (bleeding). Without an injury it could be a partial rupture of a ganglion cyst. If you had more significant trauma it could be a fracture or ligament tear. ...Read more

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What could I do to get rid of sports-caused wrist pain?

What could I do to get rid of sports-caused wrist pain?

Get a Diagnosis: There are many causes of wrist pain associated with sports activities. Based on the information provided it is hard to pin point what the problem is, I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a diagnosis. ...Read more