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What Is The Most Common Treatment For A Broken Vein In The Wrist
I fell & landed badly on my wrist just over 2 months ago and it's still hurting now. I haven't had any treatment or x-rays. Do I have a wrist injury?
Possibly: If you suffered trauma to your wrist and have had pain for 8 weeks, then you should have it checked out by a physician. ...Read more
Caring for a: Broken wrist involves assessing the nature of, location, degree, angulation, displacement, soft tissue. Injury as well as age, general health, bone quality and many other factors a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon trains for years and years and continues to read research and articles regarding the methods needed, using all thus they decide splint, cast, surgery etc. ...Read more
I have a broken wrist, where should I go to get treated and what sort of treatment options are out there?
What is the best treatment for burns from melted and pretty much boiling hot butter being dumped on your wrist should I go to the dr.?
Maybe: Butter can get much hotter than boiling water and can cause a deep burn. If the area is larger than a quarter, it is probably a good idea to have it looked at. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream and a dressing changed each day until healed, watching for signs of infection, and scar management (deep burn) are all good things to be gained by a visit to a doctor with some burn experience. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm starting to think I have tore the tfcc (catilage) in my wrist. What are the symptoms and treatment?
Pain and locking: Pain along the ulnar border of the wrist when the wrist is loaded. Axial pressure or torsional pressure can cause pain, usually worse with the wrist in extension. Sometimes can get a locking or catching sensation with motion of the wrist. Seek care with a hand surgeon. Treatment is diagnostic, with mri, and then surgical with arthroscopic repair or debridement. ...Read more
What is the treatment/prognosis for disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac? My wrist only hurts with doing pushups.
Could casting a sprained wrist help. I sprained my wrist 7 mo ago and the treatment is not working. I just want it to heal so the pain will stop!!
Yes: If it is a minimal fracture.Get a more detailed answer ›
I fell on my hand a few months ago and now I have a scar on the right side of my wrist. What is the most effective treatment to diminish the scar?
Few days treatment for wrist tendinitis & now can do the thumb test with little pain & more mobility. Can I go back to lifting weights now? Advice? Tnx
Weight training: A general rule after tendonitis or joint irritation has resolved is to go back at half load and half repetition. Wearing a glove or soft splint and avoiding the positions that previously caused irritation is important as well as knowing what may have set the problem off in the first place. Mechanics become even more important. Speak with a trainer, or PT and your doctor to clarlfy things ...Read more
Elbow pain at funny bone side and wrist pain at small round bone side. Been 1 month. Likely cause? Treatment?
The medial elbow pain experienced in the funny elbow could be an ulnar neuropathy, or a medial epicondylitis. This will depend on other symptoms that might be experienced. If nerve problem, then numbness and weakness also present.
The wrist pain could be referred from elbow or a separate problem. "Small round bone" is not an accurate description of pain location so I cant be specific on causes ...Read more
I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now I hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?
Mri results show three torn ligaments in wrist with possible hamate fracture. Injury was 5 weeks ago, what is the treatment?
Depends: Must have been a serious injury to cause that much damage. Not all ligament tears need surgery, but if needed ligament repairs should be done early rather than late. Sounds like you should see a hand surgeon to get things checked out. Maybe even a second opinion. Ligament repair surgery of the wrist is quite involved with a minimum of 3-4 month recovery. ...Read more
I have a sharp ach in my wrist. It seems to run along a vein path way Use or not using my wrist doesn't make a difference as to whether it hurys or n?
Spider Vein Therapy: Spider vein therapy varies, but usually involves either injections of the veins with a micro-needle (sclerotherapy) or "zapping" the veins with heat energy using a laser or thermal probe. Both therapies have some discomfort associated with them, with sclerotherapy generally being the least painful. Some short-term bruising or discoloration of the skin occurs & then the veins gradually fade away. ...Read more
Could be dangerous: As it sounds like you may have an inflamed vein or even a blood clot. You could try warm compresses for 10-15 minutes every hour or so to see if it goes down. If it does not, or if a red streak goes up your arm or the bulging gets larger or more painful, get to a doctor. ...Read more
Wrist veins.: Wrist veins cand swell for many reasons including levels of hydration, exertion, hormones and outsided temperature. Usually wrist veins are not of concern. However, one of the most common causes of wrist swelling is not a vein but a ganglion and, is this is what you have, you may need to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Phlebitis: The vein used for the IV has a thrombus secondary to the irritation of the catheter placed into the vein along with the solution instilled. Usually, this is tender to touch, firm, and may travel up the vein. Most of the time this is self-limiting, and local heat will resolve the pain. Should it progress, and become red, hot, seek help of your physician. ...Read more
Get evaluation: Most likely is a varicose vein. You need to see a vein specialist (phlebologist). ...Read more
Probably not.: There are two types of blood vessels in the wrists-arteries and veins. Arteries are high pressure and if these are cut, one can exsanguinate from continued high flow bleeding (pulsating). Veins are low pressure and will usually cause low flow bleeding (trickling). Venous bleeding can be controlled by direct pressure but arterial bleeding is more difficult to stop. Either can cause blood loss. ...Read more