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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more


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For my job I do a lot of writing and for abit now on and off I've been getting wrist pain on top on my wrist. What coul it be an how can I stop it?

For my job I do a lot of writing and for abit now on and off I've been getting wrist pain on top on my wrist. What coul it be an how can I stop it?

May be overuse: If it happened after writing consider overuse of the wrist tendons in the back of wrist. If the non dominant hand is also painful or other joints hurt then it may be a more systemic condition and additional blood work would be recommended. Arthritis of the hand/wrist joints is possible. Initially, try resting it, using wrist brace, and see www. Osha. Gov/sltc/etools/computerworkstations/.

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I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever I put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever I put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

Sprain: Doubt carpal tunnel which generally presents with numbness/tingling in all or some of fingers: thumb, index, long (middle), and partially ring finger. A sprain, stress injury from repetetive use or impaction, ganglion cyst are common causes. See an orthopedist for proper diagnosis.

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I am 20 years old with Wrist pain starting from top of mid forearm to middle and ring finger. Wrist throbs and hurts to move. No swelling or bruising.

need evaluation: It's not completely clear what your symptoms suggest. Pain in this Siri could come from the joints, are the soft tissues like the tendons, are you a nerve irritation. An evaluation will help clarify what isgoing on. You will see your physician to clarify this until you get there or you could try wearing a wrist splint to decrease her symptoms

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Wrist pain when lifting?

Depends: Causes of wrist pain during lifting include tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) just to name a few. If syndromes persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation.

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What can cause wrist pain?

What can cause wrist pain?

Complex question: Several reasons can cause wrist pain, from osteoarthritis, to ligament injury. Fractures and dislocations could also be the reason. Kiembock's dz and preiser. For a more specific answer you need to see a specialist.

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How can I treat my wrist pain?

How can I treat my wrist pain?

Depends: Wrist pain without fracture is usually due to tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) and arthritis (degenerative and inflammatory). Occasionally wrist pain is the result of something more complicated (cartilage tear, kienbock's, etc). If symptoms persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation.

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How can I treat this wrist pain?

How can I treat this wrist pain?

Brace and rest: Wear a brace, take NSAID's if you can tolerate, apply ice, rest. If your pain does not improve or if you have a lot of pain, see a specialist. If you have an injury, see a specialist to make sure that you do not have a fracture or a torn ligament.

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What can cause severe wrist pain?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, fracture, sprain, strain, tendonitis and infection to name a few.

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What are some causes of wrist pain?

What are some causes of wrist pain?

Many: There are may causes of wrist pain, given your age the most common would be tendinitis and a ganglion cyst. Please be specific about where you are having the pain.

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What can I do help heal my wrist pain?

It depends: Wrist pain can be caused by many things. Doctors are trained to make a diagnosis and treat. The treatment for pain of arthritis (anti-inflammatants) is different from the treatment for carpal tunnel pain (surgery or splints) which is different from trauma pain (rest/casting or sometimes surgery or physical therapy) which is different for nerve pain, etc. See your doctor for a diagnosis.

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How do I help my wrist pain from work?

How do I help my wrist pain from work?

Caution: You should discuss this with your supervison and risk management person and with hr. See your doctor or worker compensation provider. Splinting may be needed. Work modification may be needed. Medications may be needed. Imaging such as an x-ray may be needed. Other diagnostic studies may be needed. Often simple things can be done to help prevent pain or modify discomfort. Ask!

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What are some causes of chronic wrist pain?

What are some causes of chronic wrist pain?

Arthritis, Tendonitis: Her are the most common causes for the wrist pain. Arthritis. Tendonitis. Carpel tunnel syndrome. Fracture. Sprain of the wrist.

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How can I deal with wrist pain for guitarist?

Flexor tendonitis: Typically in guitarist this is a flexor tendonitis of the finger flexors. Treat with rest, ice, nighttime splinting, anti-inflammatories, massage and elevation. If unresponsive seek care with hand surgeon for therapy referral.

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How can I cope with wrist pain for guitarist?

Tendonitis: Wrist pain associated with guitar playing is most commonly associated with tendonitis due to overuse and receptive use. Night time splinting, anti-inflammatories, icing and behavioral modifications are helpful. Seek care with a hand surgeon used to treating musicians.