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Why does my wrist pop when i move it?

Why does my wrist pop when i move it?

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 more

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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?

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

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How can i know if my wrist is broken?

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

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

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

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My wrist pops every time i move it to the left or right ?

If painful then,...: ...it should be looked at by an orthopod. If not and it's been that way for some time then, I wouldn't worry too much unless if interferes with activity. And if it were me I might see if I could garner some interest at the next cocktail party & charge people to see me do something that might make them scream! Well, at least it's different in terms of pickup lines from the usual! LOL... ...Read more

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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