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What Type Of Injuries Makes Your Wrist Creek
If I make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury I have?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Several: Creakiness in a joint can be a bony abnormality, fluid build up, or soft tissue injury such as tendinous or ligamentous. Maintain your activity, ice the joint if it's hot or sore, and occasionally Acetaminophen or an NSAID could be used for pain. Creakiness typically goes away though. ...Read more
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Frequent typing might increase the risk to suffer from various pain symptoms in the wrists and fingers since you put stress on nerves passing between the lower arm and hand.
The best position to minimize pain is to support the base of the hand on a soft pad and have the wrists bent slightly upwards.
Frequent rests are important. ...Read more
Take breaks: Breaks with frequent stretching helps keep muscles and joints loose and from stiffness. ...Read more
Could be.: You should always give a break by moving around and exercising your wrists and have a good support for typing. ...Read more
Breaks and stretch: Yes, frequent breaks...Even if they are just for a minute or two can help. Ergonomic correct positioning is essential. In addition warm up flexibility exercises and stretching during quick breaks can make a big difference. ...Read more
I haven't been straining my wrist though, this pain basically came out of no where. I have been typing a lot recently.
Stretch and Movement: Use good posture/ ergonomics when sitting at the desk performing work related activities. Regularly move your neck, shoulders, back and limbs through various positions as a quick range of motion exercise. Occasional stretches of the muscles in these areas will keep them from becoming too tense which can lead to pain. ...Read more
How do I get rid of wrist pain? Complained for 2 weeks but boss won't let me stop typing for 12 hours per day.
Change the job: If your job involves typing for 12 hrs a day it is too much stress on your wrist joint, . Can you run 12 hrs a day? First rest to recuperate, see your physician for some pain medications, splinting of wrist for couple of wks, . If these measures fails you will need conduction studies to rule out carpal, it tunnel syndrome. ...Read more
Is it possible to recover fast after a wrist ganglion cyst removal while typing 14 hours per day 6 days per week?
Sister has large pain in her wrist that she believes is caused from bad posture while typing. She's iced and wrapped it but still pain. What do?
Use a splint: Using a carpal tunnel splint/brace (available without prescription at pharmacies) will immobilize the wrist and help her maintain appropriate wrist position (neutral) while typing. If pain does not resolve or she starts developing hand weakness she should seek physician evaluation. Evaluation of her workstation is important as positioning while typing is common reason for this type of problem. ...Read more
this is often due to carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. Any color change in the hands when they are painful? Cold temperature? You can try changing the angle of the keyboard, or getting an ergonomic keyboard. If simple changes don't improve your symptoms, you should be examined by a physician.
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After typing on the computer all day I have a lot of wrist and thumb pain, besides taking n'said what else can I do for pain relief?
Carpal tunnel: This is carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive stress injury. Nsaids are good. The other things are to wear wrist splints at night, take frequent breaks to stretch your wrists and fingers throughout the work day, and follow up with your doctor for surgery if that becomes necessary (fairly simple procedure). ...Read more
I've been experiencing occasional tingling and numbness in both hands/wrists/inner forearms. Can also be very painful when playing piano or typing, etc?
Tingle/numb/digits: See Doctor to rule out carpal tunnel issues... ...Read more
A lump and swelling at the base of my thumb and wrist with an elevated vein which occurred while typing today?
Pain in the wrist, mainly the carpal bones, for a while. Hurts when typing, writing, doing hair, bending long periods of time, etc. Why?
Carpal tunnel: Hi PaigeP, sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. Go see your family doctor and he can test for this. In many cases, wearing special wrist braces is sufficient. In severe cases, sometimes surgery is helpful. In the meantime, anti-inflammatories can be helpful for pain, and limit long exposures to typing and working on the computer. Hope that's helpful. ...Read more
Probably Not: Sprains usually come from some type of injury. Typing can cause overuse injuries such as tendinitis. Try rest, ice and over the counter anti inflammatory medications such as advil or aleve (naproxen). If you symptoms do not improve I would recommend you see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel syndro: Carpal tunnel sydrome is the most common causes, and repetitive activity is the most common causes of carpal tunnel. Keyboard rests are avaialable to minimize this. You can have it injected, if it does not go away. Afterwards, electrodiagnostic studies are indicatede, with possible out patient surgery. ...Read more