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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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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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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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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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How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

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

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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?

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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