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Dr. Matthew Welsch Dr. Welsch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
21 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What could my night wrist pain be? I have pain in my wrist that i only experience while sleeping (it wakes me) but i feel wrist stiffness throughout the entire day. I'm 23 years old and in good health. What could this be?

What could my night wrist pain be? I have pain in my wrist that i only experience while sleeping (it wakes me) but i feel wrist stiffness throughout the entire day. I'm 23 years old and in good health. What could this be?

Likely carpal tunnel: Night time pain in the wrist and hands can be caused by many things, but carpal tunnel symptoms are commonly more prominent at night. Best to be evaluated by an orthopaedic or hand specialist. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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Can carpal tunnel cause excuriating night time pain and cause fingers to become stiff. Pain wrist bone to outer side of hand and on top of hand.

Can carpal tunnel  cause excuriating night time pain and cause fingers to become stiff. Pain wrist bone to outer side of hand  and on top of hand.

Carpal tunnel: Yes absolutely - the hallmark is burning night time pain with possible stiffness and the only way to help this is to shake the hands. ...Read more

Dr. Raymond Raven Dr. Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
20 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Wrist pain when lifting?

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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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes
Surgery - Hand Surgery
22 years in practice
Marilia Faculty of Medicine
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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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Dr. Raymond Raven Dr. Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
20 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Sanders Dr. Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
12 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Todd Siff Dr. Siff
Surgery - Hand Surgery
23 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. David Tuckman Dr. Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery
19 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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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Dr. Marguerite Barnett Dr. Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
38 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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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Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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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Dr. Steven Brown Dr. Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Steven Brown Dr. Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Mark Einbecker Dr. Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
32 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are your suggestions to reduce wrist pain?

What are your suggestions to reduce wrist pain?

Depends: You first need to find out what the problem is before you know how to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Gluck Dr. Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
35 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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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Dr. Jeff Budoff Dr. Budoff
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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What's the diagnosis or cause of my wrist pain?

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

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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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