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Swelling Above Wrist
Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.
Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Pain from inner elbow down forearm to wrist on thumbside. Worse when extending wrist. Slightly sore to touch no discoloration or obvious swelling.
Could this be cancer or arthritis? 1" lump inside above left elbow swollen and tender, entire elbow slightly swollen. Also wrist and left thumb joint. Avid golfer......
Blood clot : this could be a serious condition seek medical help immediately ...Read more
Pea size bluish bulge above elbow. injured elbow 3 weeks ago, non-displaced radial head crack. elbow'd been taped tight for 8 days.is bulge worrysome?
Begin gentle ROM: With a nondisplaced radial head fracture, I treat only with an ace and sling. After ten to fourteen days with no change in position by Xray, I start the patient on gentle active range of motion. The important thing about radial head fractures is the prolonged immobilization of the elbow may cause permanent stiffness. ...Read more
2days pain inner forearm from elbow bend to wrist. Hurts more with wrist extension. Not constant or nerve pain. No discolorationor obvious swelling.
Have pain in right hand with vein swelling. No injury. Swelling goes down if I raise hand above head only?
Phlebitis: What you are describing sounds like superficial phlebitis- which is inflammation( swelling) of a vein which is close to the skin surface. We treat these with warm compresses and elevation of that extremity. The swelling can take anywhere from a few days up to a week or so to resolve. Always talk to your doctor if it does not improve with these simple measure as other causes will need to be sort. ...Read more
Is my hand sprained? Dull pain just above wrist bet. Pinky knuckle and wrist. Minimal/no swelling, full rom w/ only dull pain.Punched refrigerator
Sprained or bruised: If the pain is truly dull, and there is minimal swelling and full pain free motion of the joints of the fingers knuckles and wrist, there is little chance of a fracture. Swelling, deformity and pain is more of a concern and should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbness over dorsum of left hand; over thumb and area below index, middle and ring fingers down to wrist- 1 day. No pain, non progressive, unilateral
Radial sensory nerve: Dorsal radial sensory nerve supplies that area could be too tight a watch or bracelet causing pressure on the sensory branch at the wrist level. Could also be a traumatic blow to that area, usually neuroapraxic injury(bruising) that will respond to rest and time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acc. hit thumbside wrist on wall. 5 days later, can't bend towards thumb side, diff to bend thumb, some pain in thumb & wrist, no swelling or bruising?
Pain and stiffness with extending knee. Medial knee pain extending just below knee. Gradual onset after yard work, 8 mile walk. No swelling. Minor redness. DVT?
Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?
In absence of injury: This could be ganglion, or a swelling from underlying bone, nerve, muscle, or vascular tissue. If its getting bigger or causing pain, etc. Then need for investigating it further with xrays, mri/ct scans, blood work. Surgical removal with biopsy would most likely be necessary to get definite diagnosis. ...Read more
Posterior calf tight. Vein inch above Achilles bulging and pinching. Feels like rubber band around calf several inches above bulge vein. No trauma. ?
I am a 22 yr old female. I injured my left wrist 3 days ago. Currently I am wearing a left wrist splint. Symptoms are pain in the wrist flexing wrist up and down, swelling above the wrist and a bulge, some tingling in forearm, and can't put pressure ?
X-ray: I think it is time to get an xray to make sure that there is no fracture. See doctor. ...Read more
I hurt my hand hitting it on someone's leg and it bent back. It immediately swelled the swelling is just above my wrist next to my thumb (right hand)?
Get it checked ASAP: Injuries of the hand can be complex and the location, mechanism of injury and rapidity of swelling suggest either an avulsion fracture, tendon injury, or other injury such as dislocation of one or more of the bones in the hand near the wrist. If you have a family doc, they often can see you for an acute care visit. Consider an urgent care facility or the ER. Best to take hand injuries seriously. ...Read more
Grabbed with force 3 days ago, bruising gone, swelling 2in above outside of wrist on forearm, very tender,still have mobility, sore resting. fracture?
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the wrists and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NSAID's: A common cause of wrist pain on that side (ulnar sided wrist pain) is a tear in a cartilage disc there called the tfcc. I always start treatment with the easy stuff so get a comfortable wrist wrap or splint from cvs, walgreens, walmart and wear routinely for a month. Also if no allergies or other problems take otc Motrin 400mg three times a day with food for a full month. If no help go to doc. ...Read more
Nerve Compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve as it traverses an anatomic region known as the carpal tunnel. It typically presents as numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and part of the ring fingers. Frequently, it awakens patients at night. In its later stages, there can be serious loss of muscle function, profound numbness and difficulty with use function of the hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I rotate my wrists, a clicking sound occurs most of the time, but there is no pain or swelling.
Wrist problem.: That would seem to suggest that two of the eight bones in the wrist are hitting into each other. Those bones are connected by ligaments, and a tear of one of those ligaments can lead to two bones encroaching upon each other, causing contact and clicking. You may need an X-ray and/or MRI to know for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wrist keeps swelling up and at times is very painful to move and have no idea why can anyone help me please?
See a dr: to have aarrhritis and tendinitis testsGet a more detailed answer ›
I am experiencing wrist pain along with some swelling this has been going on for two two day
what could it be?
I have pain and swelling on the pinky side of my wrist when i move it side to side. No trauma to it though. What could it be?
Wrist pain: It is most likely soft tissue such as a ligament or tendon swollen. This will usually respond to a course of anti-inflammatories. You need to take them for 5-7 days straight as prescribed. It's like putting out a fire, you have to keep pouring water on it. Make sure it's safe for you to take anti-inflammatories first. For example, don't take if you have kidney issues or pregnant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I hurt my wrist 6 months ago changing gear in my car, it has continued to get more painful and the swelling has never gone down please advise?
Get it checked out!: One of the most common mistakes made is assuming you have a wrist sprain and not having it evaluated. If you damaged one of your carpal bones, especially the scaphoid, it could cause disastrous problems with your wrist later on unless it is treated and fixed early. You should see a specialist and get an x-ray. Make sure you see an orthopedic doctor who handles wrist problems regularly. ...Read more
My friend has swelling her wrists, there like golfball size almost soft swelling, any ideas of what it could be? Any tests to rule out? Thank you.
Ive been having horrible pain and swelling in my wrist for months, Ive done what my dr said to do and the pain isn't going away, what should I do?
Needs diagnostic w/u: Need MRI of wrist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a pain near the pinkie part of my wirst when i turn that part of the wrist inwards. There is now swelling at all. . What injury am i having?
Cartilage tear: The pinky side of the wrist, also known as the ulnar wrist, commonly develops tears in a cartilage disc known by the acronym tfcc. Most of these small cartilage tears will heal themselves over 4-8 weeks, some may need steroid injections or even surgery. If rest, nsaids, occasional splinting doesn't resolve the pain in a timely fashion then evaluation by a orthopedic or hand surgeon is warrante. ...Read more
Most likely ganglion: Cyst appear usually around the wrist area and the fingers, the most common soft tissue tumor around the area. ...Read more
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