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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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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?

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

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Why does my wrist hurt when i put pressure on it?

?: Several possible reasons arthritis / tendinosis or even a fracture are a;; possibilities 'if this problem continues it would be best to seek attention from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt with extension and flexion?

See below: You may have sprained or strained your wrist. Arthritis in the wrist joint can also lead to pain. See your physician if this does not clear up in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt and keep popping out of place?

Why does my wrist hurt and keep popping out of place?

Wrist popping: some have normal popping as tendons or bones shift. The carpal ( wrist) bones shift as one flexes/extends or deviates and some just have looser ligaments that allow their bones to move more. Others can have injury or fatigue of ligaments due to different issues such as trauma or inflammation. Sometimes pain has nothing to do with popping, just the same motion gives both. Tendonitis can also "pop" ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt the morning after drinking alcohol?

Why does my wrist hurt the morning after drinking alcohol?

Interesting question: with tons of possible answers. If somethings affecting your wrist and u drink it could be a fluid issue from swelling or other foods it could be that when you drink pay less attention and aggravate it it hurts more the next day Who could be muscular and electrolyte based. The main issue is wrist pain and it sounds like that should be evaluated. Drinking alcohol may just highlight something. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt when I bend it forward , on the pinkie side, but not backward and on my thumb side?

Why does my wrist hurt when I bend it forward , on the pinkie side, but not backward and on my thumb side?

Wrist pain: This could be a misaligned bone in the wrist. You could see a chiropractor or osteopath who could do some manipulation. Most if the time it is a simple fix. Sometimes a little traction will help to "reduce" it. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain that radiates up to my pinky or my elbow.The pain onset is very random but it hurts a lot (can't sleep/do things) what could it be?

I have wrist pain that radiates up to my pinky or my elbow.The pain onset is very random but it hurts a lot (can't sleep/do things) what could it be?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, one of which is known as cubital tunnel syndrome in which the ulnar nerve that supplies the 4th.and 5th fingers is pinched at the elbow. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wrist hurt a lot at random times?

What do you suggest if my wrist hurt a lot at random times?

Work up: The wrist is without question the most complex and sophisticated joint in the body. Encompassing 8 bones and a multitude of ligaments not to mention the array of tendons, vessels, and nerves that traverse the wrist, any single or combination of structures can be involved so I recommend you start with your family doctor who can treat most problems or refer you to his trusted Hand Surgeon. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine injections in the wrist hurt?

Yes: The initial injection will cause burning and some pain prior to the anesthetic effect taking effect. ...Read more

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Does HIV make your wrist hurt when you move it?

Does HIV make your wrist hurt when you move it?

Not generally: Acute HIV syndrome can include joint pains but it is seldom if ever limited to a single joint. If you have had a potential exposure to HIV would strongly suggest that you go and be tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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I broke my arm 1 wk ago, 2 plates put in- why does wrist hurt?

Edema: Post operatively you will have significant swelling and inflammation from both the fracture as well as the surgery resulting in pain, this will take a number of weeks to settle down. This is normal. You may even develop carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of this swelling. Ice and elevation is important at this point. ...Read more