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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. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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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
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 wont 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. ...Read more

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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!! ...Read more