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Doctor insights on: Why Wrist Clicks When Moving It

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When i bend my wrist backwards or lift object i get a sharp pain in my wrist, i can also click it when i move it from side to side.

When i bend my wrist backwards or lift object i get a sharp pain in my wrist, i can also click it when i move it from side to side.

Ganglion?: If there is no history of acute injury then I would suspect either a ganglion cyst or possibly degeneration of cartilage. If your pain has persisted beyond 4 weeks I would suggest follow up with a hand surgeon for an X-ray and exam. Good luck ...Read more

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My wrist is clicking, what's wrong?

My wrist is clicking, what's wrong?

Wrist TFCC helps to : Stabilize the ulna and radius. The radius spins around the ulna and the tfcc attaches to a fixed point on the ulna and a broader area on the radius. Tfcc is a cartilage structure and if torn, clicks, swelling and irritaion can occur. A know tfcc tear may benefit from treatment that can include repair, debridement or at times shortening the ulna to take stress off the tfcc and the wrist. ...Read more

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My writing wrist keeps clicking every time i circle it what could this be?

My writing wrist keeps clicking every time i circle it what could this be?

Tendons: A common reason for this click is that your tendons that run across your lower arm to your wrist cross the ends of your ulnar and radial bone. These bones have a point or styloid that sticks out. The tendons can catch on those when you circle your wrist. ...Read more

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When I do my pushups my elbows and wrist click , why?

When I do my pushups my elbows and wrist click , why?

Clicking/Cracking jo: It can be caused by following causes 1cavitation within the joint(small cavities of partial vaccum in synovial fluid) 2rapid streching of ligaments 3intraarticulat(within the joints)adhesions bein broken it does not cause any long term ill effect and is a harmless condition.But if you have concern get it checked by your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my right wrist make clicking sounds with wrist extension? Specially after working out?

Why does my right wrist make clicking sounds with wrist extension? Specially after working out?

Tendon?: Usually it is one of the tendons passing over a honey prominence in the wrist. As long as no pain and no instability, then no worries. Very normal for many folks. ...Read more

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When I rotate my wrists, a clicking sound occurs most of the time, but there is no pain or swelling.

When I rotate my wrists, a clicking sound occurs most of the time, but there is no pain or swelling.

Wrist problem.: That would seem to suggest that two of the eight bones in the wrist are hitting into each other. Those bones are connected by ligaments, and a tear of one of those ligaments can lead to two bones encroaching upon each other, causing contact and clicking. You may need an X-ray and/or MRI to know for sure. ...Read more

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3 months after tfcc tear wrist is still popping and clicking and causing discomfort. What does this mean?

3 months after tfcc tear wrist is still popping and clicking and causing discomfort.  What does this mean?

Wrist TFCC helps to : Stabilize the ulna and radius. The radius spins around the ulna and the tfcc attaches to a fixed point on the ulna and a broader area on the radius. Tfcc is a cartilage structure and if torn, clicks, swelling and irritaion can occur. A know tfcc tear may benefit from treatment that can include repair, debridement or at times shortening the ulna to take stress off the tfcc and the wrist. ...Read more

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My elbows, wrist and shoulders click say when i get up from a chair, bed or getting ready to lift weights?

My elbows, wrist and shoulders click say when i get up from a chair, bed or getting ready to lift weights?

Noises are common: Lots of things in the body make noise, but are harmless. If you aren't having symptoms such as pain, or stiffness, i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Clicking noise from wrist as well as pain. Chronic. Was Every few months, now every few weeks. Mainly in left wrist. I'm right handed. ?

Clicking noise from wrist as well as pain. Chronic. Was Every few months, now every few weeks. Mainly in left wrist. I'm right handed. ?

Joint laxity: Likely progressive joint support structure laxity with intermittent nerve pinching. Please see your health care provider for assessment and treatment or referral for therapy. ...Read more