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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Instability ?: Have you injured it? Weakness of the muscles, laxity of the tendons and ligaments or bone spurs can all cause a "popping" sound while moving your wrist. Questions would be, does it cause pain or is it weak? Any of these see your physician or Orthopedic Surgeon. If not, try exercising the wrist.Start slow and increase your exercise as tolerated. Need help, contact a physical therapist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A sprained wrist?: I think this is what you are referring to. This is usually temporary. You can try icing the wrist at first. Try to limit any heavy lifting or overuse of the wrist. Lastly, you can try medications like Motrin or advil to decrease the inflammation and pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Messed wrist up a lil at basic. Got better and didn't give problems too often. A week ago had a door slammed open and hit it. have had pain ever since?
Wrist Pain: I don't think the two are related. you need to be concerned about possible fracture if it is still hurting significantly. I recommend you go to sick call at the Troop Medical Clinic and get it checked out. ...Read more
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