Ask now
Rated 5.0/5 based on 36 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Wrist

Share
Dr. Amir Khan
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
22 years in practice
979K people helped
1

1
I am in the navy and a corpsman told me my pain in my wrist is from over working it. I have had this for over a year in both wrists. What could it be?

Dr. Amir Khan
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
22 years in practice
979K people helped
I am in the navy and a corpsman told me my pain in my wrist is from over working it. I have had this for over a year in both wrists. What could it be?

Many possibilities: The location of your pain will help narrow down your diagnosis. Common causes of wrist pain include but not limited to tendinitis, strains/sprains, nerve compression and even fractures. Oversue injuries generally cause inflammation of tendons however, other possibilities remain. Therefore proper examination and evaluation by an orthopedist can help diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified
16 years in practice
464K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified
16 years in practice
464K people helped
Continue
Dr. Michael Roman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
1M people helped
2

2
I think I broke my pinky and my wrist?

Dr. Michael Roman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
1M people helped
I think I broke my pinky and my wrist?

Need to: get an xray to confirm also to see extent of injury ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified
16 years in practice
464K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified
16 years in practice
464K people helped
Continue
Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
23M people helped
3

3
How can i know if my wrist is broken?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
23M people helped
How can i know if my wrist is broken?

Consult your PCP: If you notice deformity to wrist appearance or severe continuous pain, consult your physician for referral to an orthopedic surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Eon Shin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
15 years in practice
173K people helped
4

4
I broke my wrist. What is the likelihood that it will break again?

Dr. Eon Shin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
15 years in practice
173K people helped
I broke my wrist. What is the likelihood that it will break again?

Very, very low.: Assuming the fracture healed completely and in an "appropriate" position, it is very unlikely that you will re-break your wrist. It often takes 6-8 weeks for fractures to heal and an additional 4 weeks to regain normal bone strength. However, low bone density can increase your risk of re-fracture. Radiographs are necessary to determine the strength of the bone following injury. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified
16 years in practice
464K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
3M people helped
5

5
How to break your fall from bike rather than wrist?

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
3M people helped
How to break your fall from bike rather than wrist?

Roll: If you are talking about a fall from a bicycle, clavicles and wrists are the most common fractures. These occur because the natural instinct is to put our hand out to "break" the fall. It is suggested that we roll rather than break the fall with our outstretched arm. Much easier said than done! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped
6

6
What can I say to people when they ask what I did to my wrist when they see the cuts I put on it?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped

What did you do?: If you tried to hurt yourself, or if you did cut yourself it would be wise to discuss this with a doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
19 years in practice
235K people helped
7

7
At work some times my wrists hurt on and off during work and after ?

Dr. Michael Raemisch
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
19 years in practice
235K people helped
At work some times my wrists hurt on and off during work and after ?

Use: Hard or repetitive use makes joints and tendons hurt. Try to cut back on hard use, increase rest time, Ibuprofen are some ways to help this. If things are really bad beyond that, then certainly have it looked at. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
5M people helped
8
Dr. Jack Choueka
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
300K people helped
9

9
I can't bend my wrist really at all. What could be wrong?

Dr. Jack Choueka
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
300K people helped
I can't bend my wrist really at all. What could be wrong?

Many reasons: Loss of motion in the wrist is most commonly caused by arthritis. Other reasons include, ligament tears, keinboch's disease (loss of blood supply to one of the bones), old trauma. Your doctor after examining you will get an x-ray that should help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jack Choueka
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
300K people helped
10

10
How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

Dr. Jack Choueka
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
300K people helped

X-ray: Some people think that if you can move a joint there is no break. This is untrue and an x-ray is the best way to diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified,
16 years in practice
464K people helped
Continue
85,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook