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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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How do I get rid of wrist pain? Complained for 2 weeks but boss wont let me stop typing for 12 hours per day.

How do I get rid of wrist pain? Complained for 2 weeks but boss wont 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

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I have been having wrist pain during and after typing. What is wrong?

I have been having wrist pain during and after typing. What is wrong?

Carpal tunnel: It is most likely carpal tunnel syndrome and can probably be treated with wrist supports and a cushion under your forearms when typing. Seek a consult with a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to minimize wrist pain from typing?

What can I do to minimize wrist pain from typing?

Splints and position: Most wrist pain from typing is caused by poor positioning and movement of the wrist. You should wear straight wrist splints and adjust the height of the keyboard so your elbows are bent at 90 degrees. Also use a keyboard not just a laptop. ...Read more

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How to cure wrist pain and discomfort when typing?

Wrist pain: There may not be a cure if you do daily constant typing. You can try a wrist pad for your computer keyboard. Also try increasing your seat height which can relieve stress to the wrist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve wrist pain from typing too much?

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

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How can I reduce back, neck and wrist pain from computer, typing and desk work?

How can I reduce back, neck and wrist pain from computer, typing and desk work?

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

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Diagnosis of wrist pain with normal CT scan, increase with exercise, stress and typing .

Diagnosis of wrist pain with normal CT scan, increase with exercise, stress and typing .

MRI Much Better: Mri shows the tendons and ligaments much better than ct, as well as bone edema/bruising that ct cannot. Ct is best for suspected fracture after significant trauma. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my wrist hurt only when it gets cold out?

Reactive changes: Cold can trigger pseudo motor changes such as vascular constriction resulting in an exacerbation of pain, particularly with inflammatory overuse disorders or fractures. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt? No swelling.

Several reasons: Pain in the wrist without swelling can come from several areas. If this pain is persistent despite some rest and anti inflammatories then an evaluation with a proper exam and imaging such as X-rays can help determine the cause and treatment options. ...Read more