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Why would my wrist swell up after doing yardwork?

Why would my wrist swell up after doing yardwork?

Inflammation: Swelling in the body is usually due to trauma, infection, or inflammation (irritation). Assuming there was no trauma like a fall, and you did not puncture the skin, then is most likely inflammation (usually of you tendons). ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Will twisting your wrist cause it to swell?

Will twisting your wrist cause it to swell?

Twisting wrist: Please define what y0u mean or did or do when you twisted your wrist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my wrist swells after knocking it?

What does it mean if my wrist swells after knocking it?

Its inflamed: Symptoms of inflammation are swelling pain and redness, alo warmth, this is the body's reaction to accelerate healing after injury ...Read more

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What do I do when I see a scratch on my wrist that swells up and the area around it swells?

What do I do when I see a scratch on my wrist that swells up and the area around it swells?

It depends: How did you get the scratch? Generally it is normal to have some swelling around a scratch. However, if you are having pain it is possible you have an infection and are in need of antibiotics. If the swelling worsens or becomes painful you should see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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While doing pull ups I heard a loud pop on my right wrist, for 3 days now I have some pain when ever I move, it did not swell. Any home remedies?

While doing pull ups I heard a loud pop on my right wrist, for 3 days now I have some pain when ever I move, it did not swell. Any home remedies?

See the MD: See the MD, either family or urgent care or Orthopedic to examine this and possibly take x-ray image. At your age very important to treat this if there is a problem. Get going and see about this. No stress/strain on this until you are seen. Be wise and get it checked. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Could wrist fractures ever not swell?

Could wrist fractures ever not swell?

Wrist fracture: Could occur with a nondisplaced her hairline injury that doesn't swell much but still is important to be treated especially if it's a scaphoid fracture or intra-articular fracture of the radius with the step off in the joint surface x-rays and proper evaluation always are important ...Read more

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My wrist popped now hurts to bend it on do anything that puts prsseure on it fingers are swelled a bit?

My wrist popped now hurts to bend it on do anything that puts prsseure on it fingers are swelled a bit?

Sounds like: An acute GANGLION (herniation of a wrist tendon)
For now APPLY ICE and GRADUAL COMPRESSION/ELEVATION and consult Orthopedist (Hand Surgeon if available)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What makes veins stick out and wrists swell and ache?

What makes veins stick out and wrists swell and ache?

If: There is wrist swelling and pain the possibilities are either trauma, sprain (not mentioned) or some inflammatory reaction such as tendinitis... If persisting highl;y suggest see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right wrist swells and turns numb?

What does it mean when your right wrist swells and turns numb?

CTS vs. Trauma: Swelling of one wrist could be carpal tunnel syndrome, if you engage in repetitive wrist movements at work, On the other hand, it could be trauma, wherein you have injured a muscle or blood vessel and it is swelling against a nerve, causing numbness. Other possibilities exists but are less likely. If the condition persists for more than several days, then you need to see your PCP for imaging. ...Read more

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Why would left wrist on 87 year old dad swell occasionally? Has happened 3 times and is always left side

MAny things: He may have a repetitive use injury of the left hand. He could have an old injury that flares up on occasion. There may be simple arthritis or even gout. ...Read more

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I had a motorbike accident 3 monts ago and I felt on my hand. The problem is that my wrist is still hurting me. Didn't swell at that time.

I had a motorbike accident 3 monts ago and I felt on my hand. The problem is that my wrist is still hurting me. Didn't swell at that time.

Injured wrist: Presence of ongoing wrist pain 3 months removed from the inciting injury needs further evaluation. Falling on to the wrist can cause wrist fractures as well as disruption in normal integrity of the ligaments and tendons of the wrist. A physical examination by a physician in tune with wrist injuries, an x-ray, + or - mri/mr arthrogram of the wrist are needed for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I was pruning and I really really hard punched the inside of my wrist the vein instantly swelled up and it hurts to move it.

Hi, I was pruning and I really really hard punched the inside of my wrist the vein instantly swelled up and it hurts to move it.

ICE& PREASSURE: It is most likely bruised wrist and vein got also swollen & possible "! hematoma"- blood collection in soft subcutaneous tissue., Best is to put ICE pack with gentle pressure. It takes few days to get swelling down. You may be sore for 1-2 weeks. If still unable to move check possible X ray. (check for fracture). ...Read more

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What causes the fatty part of your palm trigjt below your thumb and before your wrist to swell and hurt. Pain is from thumb down to wrist?

What causes the fatty part of your palm trigjt below your thumb and before your wrist to swell and hurt. Pain is from thumb down to wrist?

Thumb pain: This could be overuse of ligament or arthritis of the thumb "joint". What you are briefly describing though sounds more like inflammation due to overuse. Try resting it and avoiding overuse with typing, texting etc. ...Read more

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I'm a high school swimmer and I just started having pain on the ulnar side in my pinky and wrist I do a lot of weights and it swelled during lifting t?

Ulnar nerve: The ulnar nerve can get compressed at the elbow level resulting in tingling in the little and ring fingers, and elbow pain, also there can be weakness in the hand.
this can be diagnosed with clinical picture or nerve study.
the other potential is injury at the neck
seek medical attention to define the problem and advise you with the right treatment ...Read more

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Could a bite on wrist cause hand to swell between thumb & forefinger?

Could a bite on wrist cause hand to swell between thumb & forefinger?

Yes: A bite on the wrist can cause some swelling into the fingers as well as up the arm. If you are not sure that this is a simple mosquito bite and the swelling is getting worse, it could be an infection. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your fingers to swell when you have a fractured wrist? My fingers don't move well, and are swollen and hot...

Is it normal for your fingers to swell when you have a fractured wrist? My fingers don't move well, and are swollen and hot...

Yes: Very normal for your fingers to swell for the first week. Constant elevation, and even some ice on your hand should help. ...Read more

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Right wrist suddenly iched and burned then swelled up.. next day huge bruse and very tender.. looks like its getting bigger...

Right wrist suddenly iched and burned then swelled up.. next day huge bruse and very tender.. looks like its getting bigger...

Autoimmune?: Hi,

if you didn't get stung by an insect (bee, spider, etc), then you may be having a gout or autoimmune flare. If this persists, feel free to consult with me to find the cause and reverse it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my wrist hurts bad my hand is swelled and when I open a bottle my wrist hurts and pops bad and I went to the doctors?

What does it mean when my wrist hurts bad my hand is swelled and when I open a bottle my wrist hurts and pops bad and I went to the doctors?

Sounds like some --: Form of arthritis, most likely RA at your age, if there is no hx of any injury/fall etc.
What did the doctor say, as that is important as he examined u, I hope? Xrays early on might be normal even.
Other possibilities include tendonitis.
If not improving see an orthopod in your area.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Injured my left wrist at 6, doctor said it was nothing serious, 17 now wrist swells up when it's cold and hurts a lot if I touch it what could it be?

Injured my left wrist at 6, doctor said it was nothing serious, 17 now wrist swells up when it's cold and hurts a lot if I touch it what could it be?

Further work up: You need further diagnostic tests to ascertain what is going on. After regular Xrays and a thorough orthopaedic exam of wrist, an MRI may be in order. Start there and then let me know what has been found out. ...Read more

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Frequently in morning and evening I get intense itching behind knees, on wrists and neck. Sometimes face swells up including lips.

Frequently in morning and evening I get intense itching behind knees, on wrists and neck. Sometimes face swells up including lips.

Needs eval: The fact that you are experiencing facial and lip swelling means that this could be dangerous. Recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my wrist that swells and is very painful. After several test I'm told that its tendinitis. Can I get rid of this?

I have a lump on my wrist that swells and is very painful. After several test I'm told that its tendinitis. Can I get rid of this?

Let me explain: The first step in treating / preventing tendonitis of the wrist is understanding what caused it.
Many general causes of repetitive stress injuries can be contributing factors for tendonitis of the wrist.
Stopping the stress.
The next step in treating / preventing tendonitis of the wrist is to use proper body mechanics in all wrist related activities. ...Read more