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Swollen wrist both arms no pain feel like knots?

Swollen wrist both arms no pain feel like knots?

Small knots: Do you mean by the size of a pea kind of knot?
It that is the case it is likely to be a ganglion, which is thickening of the surrounding of the tendon.
Usually it stays for long time with no trouble, but at times it might cause discomfort to the patient.
If you mean otherwise, kindly I would like to ask you to post a photo of the wrists for better assessment ...Read more

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What might cause the right thumb to become swollen and painful? No injury, pain generates at the base of the joint just above the wrist and, has knot?

What might cause the right thumb to become swollen and painful? No injury, pain generates at the base of the joint just above the wrist and, has knot?

Bony accessory: Hello, if you feel a lump around the area, bony accessories in that area are very common. And if it close to one of the joints it can cause inflammation and that can give you swelling and pain, see a doctor you might need the bone accessory removed. ...Read more

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Have a painful swollen knot on rightside of right knuckles? On the rightside of my right hand.

Have a painful swollen knot on rightside of right knuckles? On the rightside of my right hand.

Ganglion?: I could be a ganglion cyst which is a fluid filled sac that comes from joints and tendons. The typical treatment is removing the fluid with a needle. If it does not resolve you can consider surgery to remove it. ...Read more

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My mom hit her hand on something hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?

My mom hit her hand on something hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?

Probably not.: As long as she can bend and straighten her finger fully without severe pain, it is probably just a bruise. Ice it at least 3-4 times a day. ...Read more

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Hi my wrist has been hurting since friday I have been putting gel on it but its nor better and feel like its bit swollen what can I do?

Hi my wrist has been hurting since friday I have been putting gel on it but its nor better and feel like its bit swollen what can I do?

It could be strain,: Sprain, arthritis or cellulitis/ inflammation of soft tissues. See your dr for accuracy of diagnosis. In the meantime, try applying warm packs, ace wrap & take otc nsaids. Take care! ...Read more

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Is it normal for your wrist to still be swollen 4 months after injury?

Is it normal for your wrist to still be swollen 4 months after injury?

Maybe: It depends on the injury and what you did to recover. If it is an overuse injury (sprain/strain) and it continues to be re-injured through overuse, then it may still be swollen. See your pcp or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My husband at work, holding a wrench. Coworker hit wrench with a hammer to loosen it. My hubs felt a pop in his wrist and now its swollen. Broke?

My husband at work, holding a wrench. Coworker hit wrench with a hammer to loosen it. My hubs felt a pop in his wrist and now its swollen. Broke?

Could be: Your husband probably needs to be seen in the er, be examined and have xrays of his wrist. Any of multiple bones in the wrist could be broken. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and swollen, also feels like liquid and weird. What is wrong with me?

Wrist pain and swollen, also feels like liquid and weird. What is wrong with me?

Sounds inflamed: A painful swollen wrist could be from an injury as a scaphoid non-union, or a ligament injury. It could also be the initial presentation of rheumatoid arthritis. See an hand surgeon or rheumatologist. You need an x-ray. ...Read more

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My wrist is swollen and in pain. It feels like it's full of liquid. What could be wrong?

My wrist is swollen and in pain. It feels like it's full of liquid. What could be wrong?

Tendinitis: . Infection. Gout, inflammation and nerve compression all can be very painful in the involved tissues. Ice, splinting and nsaids are a decent general treament but a proper evaluation and diagnosis is needed. ...Read more

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Woke up in mornin arm swollen stiff and still hurts didn't fall or anything like that buldge near wrist closer to arm lots of pain

Woke up in mornin arm swollen stiff and still hurts didn't fall or anything like that buldge near wrist closer to arm lots of pain

Maybe an infection: Get in to your doctor or er as soon as possible. It can be an infection or other problem. You need to get this looked out to find out what is wrong and get this corrected. ...Read more

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Why is my wrist swollen. No damage to it and no pain?

Why is my wrist swollen. No damage to it and no pain?

There are a myriad: Of reasons one might have a swollen joint. It is encouraging that it does not hurt, but a complete history and exam will be required to sort this out. ...Read more

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What is causing my fingers & wrists to be swollen and stiff in the mornings?

What is causing my fingers & wrists to be swollen and stiff in the mornings?

Arthritis: Morning swelling and pain of the small joints can be indicative of rheumatoid arthritis if it has been over 6 weeks and associated with fatigue. There may be another cause in your case, but it's worth a visit to your primary care physician for an exam of your joints and possibly some blood tests. ...Read more

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I have a green vain color bump on the side of my wrist its somewhat swollen. I don't know what it is.

I have a green vain color bump on the side of my wrist its somewhat swollen. I don't know what it is.

Cyst: Lumps in the wrist area are often ganglion cysts which are benign and usually nontender. They are flesh colored as they are covered by normal colored skin. However a physician will have to inspect this lump in order to make a diagnosis and advise you. ...Read more

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My wrist is swollen after I fell months ago. I still cant move it well what should I do? I got it looked at they said im faking.

My wrist is swollen after I fell months ago. I still cant move it well what should I do? I got it looked at they said im faking.

Swelling pain: Certainly can indicate anything from a bad bruise to a fracture. The fact that you can move your fingers does not mean there is no fracture. Ice and gentle elevation and immobilization to start and if pain and selling persists get medical attention. ...Read more

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My husbands wrist is swollen. He does have some pain. He did not hurt it and did not get bit. Just wondering what the problem could be.

Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? What is the pain like - burning, stabbing, electricity, ache? What lessens the pain? ...Read more

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I hurt my outer right wrist lifting something, its not too swollen and only hurts if I put weight on it. This happend about 3 hrs ago, is it ok?

I hurt my outer right wrist lifting something, its not too swollen and only hurts if I put weight on it. This happend about 3 hrs ago, is it ok?

Likely a mild strain: You likely sustianed a mild strain injury of one of the tendons crossing the wrist on the outer (ulnar) aspect. Rest, ice, and decreased use (consider simple wrist brace if desired) for a couple days to a week should allow full recovery. Seek further medical evaluation if pain persists or worsens past 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do you know if you sprained your wrist? My wrist has been hurting for a day now, and looks a little swollen. What could it be? What should I do?

How do you know if you sprained your wrist? My wrist has been hurting for a day now, and looks a little swollen. What could it be? What should I do?

Depends: Did you have a sufficient injury to hurt your wrist? If you did you should probably be seen and have an x-ray to rule out a fracture. If you did not injure your wrist, then an inflammatory condition is more likely and best initially treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice). If it does not get better, be seen. ...Read more

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What causes swollen wrists with pain as well as swollen ankles?

A number of possi--: Bilities, including rheumatoid arthritis due to the bilateral involvement of multiple joints; other types of arthritis. Sometimes viral infections can cause multiple joint swellings/pain.
Need to see pcp for onward referral to a rheumatologist, who can diagnose/treat such conditions.
You needs xrays, labs and likely joint fluid to help aspiration to DX or rule out other diagnoses.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do about a swollen wrist cyst?

Various: Most cysts that come from the wrist reflect a small amount of damage to the wrist joint. They swell up when the wrist swells from increased use or trauma. They can be aspirated (sucked out), left alone, or removed. There is always a chance that it will come back, since there is underlying damage to the wrist. Depending on the location, there is a very small chance of something more serious. ...Read more

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Ball hit my wrist and now it is swollen, what to do?

Ice.: Ice the wrist for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Swollen warm wrists after a fall. No breaks noted on xray. What should we expect next?

Swollen warm wrists after a fall. No breaks noted on xray. What should we expect next?

Give it time: This is most likley a sprain. These can take many months to improve. A repeat xray or an MRI might be considered because not all fracture show up on the xrays initially. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen wrists and fingers, it is also painful, last 48-72 hours then goes, 2 weeks it comes back?

I keep getting swollen wrists and fingers, it is also painful, last 48-72 hours then goes, 2 weeks it comes back?

See details: This is likely an inflammatory arthritis and it needs evaluation to determine the cause and the best treatment. If possible, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hi. My 4yo son has a bite to his left wrist. It is hard and swollen. Shows No pain to the touch. Should I be worried?

Bite: Human bites carry risk of infections because the mouth has anaerobic organism and most bites which puncture the skin should be considered for abx. Rabies vaccine is not needed. Rabies would be needed for a animal to human bite where the animal is unknown and wild and carry risk of rabies. The reason for him doing this is key and needs a child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs and have hurt my wrist. My wrist is really painful to move and is swollen. What could I have done?

Pics best not words!: This is the perfect illustration of the common saying: "A picture is worth a thousand words" and in this case, an X-ray beats all words! Nothing you write & nothing we say can replace an image of your bones, the only way to determine if you have a fracture or not. Please go to an ER or an UC center & get an X-ray. If fractured, proper treatment is essential to ensure that your wrist works OK ...Read more

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I have two bites on my wrist that have swollen they itch itch cream is not working and they are not going down in size any help?

I have two bites on my wrist that have swollen they itch itch cream is not working and they are not going down in size any help?

Meat tenderizer: Try making a paste out of meat tenderizer and apply to the bites the enzymes in the meat tenderizer will extract the venom from the bites. ...Read more

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My left wrist hurts has had some pain for months, maybe years when I bend it back or forward. It seems to come and go and is not swollen.?

Previous trauma?: At your young age, worry about prior trauma such as a "wrist sprain". If you have pain with bending side to side and pain behind the thumb then need x-ray evaluation. If no history of trauma then would consider tendinitis if your occupation requires a lot of work with hands. Even remote trauma and show up years later if you had an undiagnosed ligament injury or fracture ...Read more