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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

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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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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?

Yes: Lack of swelling is not an indication that it's not fractured. Need an xray. ...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