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Doctor insights on: Tightness In Wrist

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Have a small ganglion cyst on my left hand. Not painful. Can I strap it up tightly with wrist straps and do a bench press workout?

Have a small ganglion cyst on my left hand. Not painful. Can I strap it up tightly with wrist straps and do a bench press workout?

Up to you: Ganglion cyst is an outpouching of one of the tendon sheaths in your hand. If it's bothering you do nothing. In the "old days" they used to smash them with the family Bible.

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What causes tightness in the wrists and ankles with little to no pain and no swelling?

What causes tightness in the wrists and ankles with little to no pain and no swelling?

Wrist & ankleS: If both sides are affected then it is caused by a generalized disorder like arthritis (either osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, reactive or other like lupus). If it last only few seconds or minutes. It even could be an equivalent for angina (heart disease). Coexisting carpal tunnel with tarsal tunnel syndrome would be rare.

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I have muscle spasms in my forearm but its is not painful it just feels tight near my wrist and forearm. Could this be from overusing my muscle during exercise or an electrolyte imbalance?

I have muscle spasms in my forearm but its is not painful it just feels tight near my wrist and forearm. Could this be from overusing my muscle during exercise or an electrolyte imbalance?

Could be both: Over use may cause the symptoms and loss of salts during exercise may contribute. You may need to back off on the intensity of exercise and drink an electrolyte drink like Gatorade.

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Today: Pins and needles all over body/ mouth. Sever hand and wrist cramping, very tight fist and wrist bending inward towards body.

Today: Pins and needles all over body/ mouth. Sever hand and wrist cramping, very tight fist and wrist bending inward towards body.

Paresthesias vs nerv: This can be a lot of problems. It may not be anything serious and could be paresthesias. You need to see your doctor to make sure it's not some infection, inflammation, myofacial pain, or even poisoning like botulism, electrolyte imbalance, etc. Sometimes we see these types of symptoms with emotional stress. You need to see your physician to clarify what may be the cause of this.

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Five weeks ago, I had an endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery. I still feel a tightness in my wrist and forearm. It causes a lot of discomfort. What should I do?

Five weeks ago, I had an endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery. I still feel a tightness in my wrist and forearm. It causes a lot of discomfort. What should I do?

Normal Swelling: Swelling may stll be present in the palm. It is not unusual for the palm to still fell a little bit full or tight. The normal indentation or inverted "v" that on sees when you look at your palm in profile may be absent. Some also feel a pulling sensation when the extend their wrists and it can feel like forearm tightness. Gentle stretching and massage can be helpful too.

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Moderate-severe pain when moving or using wrist. Started few weeks ago, went away for a while but is back and worse. Splinting helps a little, cant grip or make a tight fist or twist wrist without sharp excruciating pain. No finger involvement.?

Moderate-severe pain when moving or using wrist. Started few weeks ago, went away for a while but is back and worse. Splinting helps a little, cant grip or make a tight fist or twist wrist without sharp excruciating pain. No finger involvement.?

Give it time: If splinting helps - do it and be patient. Also try both warm and cold - use both or either if it helps. Let it rest for days and days. It takes time to heal. If it's still bad - have an eval - carpal tunnel can be tough but can be treated. Patience and caution! Best wishes.

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Odd? Today I put a long sleeve shirt on and the right sleeve felt tighter. Seems swollen had previous wrist injury no broken bones tho, is this related

Odd? Today I put a long sleeve shirt on and the right sleeve felt tighter. Seems swollen had previous wrist injury no broken bones tho, is this related

Check with tape: Simple things first. Is it bigger. Is the cuff smaller. Did you button the tighter button. DId it go away. Was the writ injury recent. If not it won't be related. Likely you slept with it hanging out of the bed and it was swollen but it is now better. If it is swollen and stays swollen for more than a day. Get it checked out with your doctor.

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I'm a housekeeper and I have a sharp shooting pain from my wrist to my elbow. You can see the tendent is stretched tight..

I'm a housekeeper and I have a sharp shooting pain from my wrist to my elbow. You can see the tendent is stretched tight..

Tendonitis: You likely have injured the tendon or muscle in your arm. Get this evaluated and get some treatment before it continues to get worse.

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My left wrist is tight and feels like it needs to pop. Every couple of days, it tingles like it is "asleep." What could it be?

My left wrist is tight and feels like it needs to pop. Every couple of days, it tingles like it is "asleep." What could it be?

You could have: nerve compression in your wrist! The exact nerve and "place" depends upon where the "tingling" is The median nerve when compressed produces tingling in the thumb and first three fingers. The ulnar the last two. (Sometines the 3rd finger is "half and half") You need an examination. Start with your PCP (Primary Care Provider!!

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Pain between my index finger and middle finger that occurs when I am gripping something. As if there's a string from wrist to finger stretched tight?

Pain between my index finger and middle finger that occurs when I am gripping something. As if there's a string from wrist to finger stretched tight?

Yes of course: Your hand full of tendons that connect the fingers to the wrist and arm so any inflammation in the tendons will cause pulling and some time a nodule in the palm of the hand form if you have a problem see your doctor or see a hand surgeon good luck

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I fell on my wrist earlier today while skiing. It doesn't hurt, just feels tight and I have a blue mark- probably a bruise. Nothing to worry about?

I fell on my wrist earlier today while skiing. It doesn't hurt, just feels tight and I have a blue mark- probably a bruise. Nothing to worry about?

Hmmmm. . .: Bad sprains can also have a blue mark. Is there swelling in addition to the tightness and blue mark? It's easier than you think to break a wrist bone. You may want to get an xray to be sure, especially if this is your dominant hand.

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Lacerated palm, cut fds 1/fpl/fcr/mdn nerve. 3.75 weeks out. In therapy, everything looks great so far but as I extend my wrist into neutral, tenodesis does not occur. Is this because of tightness?

Lacerated palm, cut fds 1/fpl/fcr/mdn nerve. 3.75 weeks out. In therapy, everything looks great so far but as I extend my wrist into neutral, tenodesis does not occur. Is this because of tightness?

Nerve damage: Peripheral nerves do heal but it does take time to regenerate. Occupational therapists will work on improving range of motion and reducing tendon tightness too. Discuss your progress with the surgeon who repaired your hand to obtain an assessment of your progress.

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Short of breath, cough on exhale, achy elbows & wrists, chest tight few x a day for 3 wks. Not overwght. No smoke. 36 yo.

Short of breath, cough on exhale, achy elbows & wrists, chest tight few x a day for 3 wks. Not overwght. No smoke. 36 yo.

Asthma?: Shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness may be due to asthma (bronchial constriction), among other possibilities. Wheezing is often present. Asthma is due to a genetically predisposed person having inflammation and bronchial spasm in response to various triggers: allergic reaction to pollen or dust, viral and bacterial infections (bronchitis), chemical fumes, aspirin, food additives etc.

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Are my hand support gloves suppose to be a little tight when I first put them on and my wrist and hands are getting a chill feeling inside. Is that ok?

Are my hand support gloves suppose to be a little tight when I first put them on and my wrist and hands are getting a chill feeling inside. Is that ok?

Too tight: Hi! Temperature change or tingling in the hands while wearing gloves can indicate that they are too tight (affecting either blood flow or the nerves). I'd recommend going with the next size up. Best regards, Garrett Norvell, MD