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Doctor insights on: Swollen Wrist Joint And Sharp Pain

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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Hit solid door with side on my fist but connected closer to my wrist really hurts just above wrist joint a bit swollen any damage? Doesn't hurt to move wrist etc?

Hit solid door with side on my fist but connected closer to my wrist really hurts just above wrist joint a bit swollen any damage? Doesn't hurt to move wrist etc?

Wrist pain: I agree, unlikely fracture. The most common fracture is a Boxer's fracture which involves punching. Follow up if worse. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Perlman Dr. Perlman
Orthopedic Surgery
54 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Hi Dr im 34male from India. I have a swollen vein below wrist joint on my left hand. ?

Hi Dr im 34male from India. I have a swollen vein below wrist joint on my left hand. ?

Don't worry: if it is not warm, tender or painful, it is probably of no concern . Are you sure it is a vein? Sometimes a ganglion cyst can push up from behind and make the vein more prominent. If it bothers you, you should have it examined but it is probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Fox Dr. Fox
Podiatry
38 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Joint pain in different areas of my body. Right wrist, left forearm, right ankle. About 6 weeks ago i noticed that my right wrist felt sore a sharp pain located at the top. The pain spread to my small finger and up on my arm. Last week my right ankle star

With : With multiple joint problems that have spanned years, you may be developing some kind of arthritic condition. The other thing that comes to mind is lime disease, or some sort of infection from an insect bite. Your best starting point is your primary care physician, who can order blood tests and get x-rays of these painful joints, and perhaps then refer you to a rheumatologist (in the case of an arthritic condition) or an infectious diseases specialist (in the case of an insect bite that caused an infection). ...Read more

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Experience intense sharp pain, sudden difficulties moving rt. thumb. looks black & blue in the joint area feeling cold and swollen. what could this be?

Experience intense sharp pain, sudden difficulties moving rt. thumb. looks black & blue in the joint area feeling cold and swollen. what could this be?

Ans: Well depends really need more history. Soubds like you injured the thumb at some time what kind of work do you do? Best to see your doctor for exam and good history ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno Dr. Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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All my fingers on my left hand have been swollen for 10 months i get a sharp pain on my shoulder that radiates down to my pinky and ring finger?

All my fingers on my left hand have been swollen for 10 months i get a sharp pain on my shoulder that radiates down to my pinky and ring finger?

Neck vs shoulder: Symptoms of hand pain are often are a result of pressure on a nerve. This can be originating in the neck or perhaps at the elbow. The pinky and ring finger are innervated by the ulnar nerve at the elbow and by a specific nerve root (c8) in the neck. Swelling in the hand is an unusual symptom. Prior to an evaluation pay close attention to when the swelling occurs and if it truly is in all fingers. ...Read more

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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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Sharp pain through knuckle on left index finger, had for over a month. Bone in joint appears bigger than opposite hand?

Sharp pain through knuckle on left  index finger, had for over a month. Bone in joint appears bigger than opposite hand?

See details: It sounds as if there is an inflammatory arthritis of that joint. See a doctor and have the finger evaluated, including x rays. ...Read more

Dr. Yolanda Wade Dr. Wade
Family Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Sore joints through out the body and mostly the hands and sharp pain in my hand right hand and arm :(?

Sore joints through out the body and mostly the hands and sharp pain in my hand right hand and arm :(?

Need more info: How long? Any other symptoms? Any known health issues? Any medications? Any accident or injury? Consider posting more information with a specific question so that we can be more helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Scalzo Dr. Scalzo
Family Medicine
23 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Hello. I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also my left hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

Hello.

I've been having sharp pain in my ring finger joint. Also my left hand ring finger is Stiff from the knuckle joint to the finger.

Trigger finger ? vs: strain or constricting ring , if no trauma or strain and if older than 30 can start to get trigger finger , joint stiffness , see a hand surgeon best to take care of this. be sure ring is loose fitting ...Read more

Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I started getting numbness in index and middle finger on my right hand when ysing pc. Also sharp pain through knuckle joint on left index finger.

I started getting numbness in index and middle finger on my right hand when ysing pc. Also sharp pain through knuckle joint on left index finger.

Carpel tunnel: The nerves in your hand are being pinched under a small band of ligament type tissue. Its from the typing and maintaining the hand posture required to do so. Start wearing a simple wrist brace see an orthopedic surgeon for a workup if you need to type for job then a simple surgery would resolve this issue ...Read more

Dr. Brian Badman Dr. Badman
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when i lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when i lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Cerivical radiculiti: Sounds like you have a herniated disc or pinched nerve in your neck. Reproduction of the pain and numbness while bending your neck to the affected side is called a positive "spurling's sign". Your shoulder blade pain is also characteristic of this. Would start with some otc antiiflams and if pain persists or weakness develops in hand or numbness persists would seek attention. ...Read more

Dr. Farrah Ahmad Dr. Ahmad
Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women
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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?

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

Dr. Robert Coats II Dr. Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
19 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Is an artificial wrist joint suggested for a 27 y/o male?

Is an artificial wrist joint suggested for a 27 y/o male?

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Out of all artificial joints, wrist and ankle probably have the least indications for use. Any joint replacement at your age will wear out. A wrist fusion is a better option. Although you won't be able to move the wrist, a solid fusion is painless and virtually indestructible. Most people can compensate for the lack of wrist motion without much difficulty. See a board certified orthopaedic hand dr. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Trpkovski Dr. Trpkovski
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
SS. Cyril and Methdius University Skopje
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What could be causing the rapid decrease in wrist joint mobility?

What could be causing the rapid decrease in wrist joint mobility?

Wrist: Common problems of the wrist not associated with injury are carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis which are both related to over usage . You need to see your doctor and have an evaluation. :) ...Read more

Dr. Aleks Radovic Dr. Radovic
Emergency Medicine
3 years in practice
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How can I treat wrist joint injury?

How can I treat wrist joint injury?

Try: rest, icing and Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) for swelling/irritation. I would see your doctor to make sure there are no other issues such as fracture if you haven't already done so. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Hill Hastings Dr. Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What are possible causes of wrist joint chills?

What are possible causes of wrist joint chills?

Not likely a problem: Your symptoms do not make immediate sense to me. Is it stiff? Cold exposure will often make joints feel stiff, cold or chilled, particularly if there is mild arthritis. It does not sound like something to worry about unless there is swelling or mechanical symptoms such as clicking. ...Read more

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