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Why does my left wrist hurt? What are possible causes?

Why does my left wrist hurt? What are possible causes?

Possible 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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Wrist pain is a symptom where one has sharp or dull pain in his wrist, which may or may not be accompanied by pain or funny sensations in other ...Read more


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Why does my left wrist hurt when i lean on it only in a few specific positions?

Hard to say: The wrist is strongest when it is straight. The extremes of flexion or extension can put a lot of stress on the wrist, stretching some of the ligaments, which can cause pain only with specific positions. The wrist is a complex joint and if there is any history of trauma, you might want to get this checked out if it keeps up. ...Read more

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Carried some heavy bags on left wrist. Day later noticed left wrist hurt during push-ups so I stopped. Since then wrist hurts a lot about 5 days. ?

Carried some heavy bags on left wrist. Day later noticed left wrist hurt during push-ups so I stopped. Since then wrist hurts a lot about 5 days. ?

Pulled muscle, tend: This may be a pulled muscle, tendon or the joint. You can use heat to the area. During the first 36 hours you would be able to use ice but after that use heat.. You can also get a wrist splint and use that. If it does not improve you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly. ?

Hand exam, x rays: The wrist has many bones and ligaments and can be injured acutely or by wear and tear or have tumors. A hand surgeon will take a detailed history, do a careful physical exam, and order plain x rays. Additional x rays often used are MRI for soft tissue evaluation and CT scan for bones. Hand therapy may be needed and splints, meds, injections, and then arthroscopic or open surgery to gain power grip ...Read more

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My left wrist pain doesnt go away after a month. Dont remb any trauma to it. only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?

My left wrist pain doesnt go away after a month. Dont remb any trauma to it. only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?

Wrist sprain: Sounds as though you likely have a wrist sprain. Although fractures initially, if minor trauma, may look benign in nature and the swelling and bruising may develop over the following hours. Something to keep an eye on and if worsens quickly, see your local doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

Inflamed nerve: It seems that your wrist got swollen near the inner side which has affected the ulnar nerve and abnormal feelings in inner 2 fingers. ...Read more

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Left wrist pain (quite intense) is brief and comes and goes fairly regularly - goes away in about 5 seconds. Scared it's a heart attack!

QUITE UNLIKELY: but if you are concerned, if you are middle aged and have risk factors it wouldn't hurt to get a baseline electrocardiogram and have an exam to get an idea what IS likely. ...Read more