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Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
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Wrist Splints (Definition)

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an injury caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. The injury causes pain and numbness in the index and middle fingers and weakness of the thumb. Carpal tunnel receives its name from the eight bones in the wrist, called carpals, which form a "tunnel" through which the nerve leading to the hand extends. Your health care provider may put your wrist in a splint or brace to keep your wrist from bending, and to minimize or prevent pressure on the nerve. You'll probably need to wear the splint full time for 3 - 4 weeks, then at night only. Putting ice on your wrist, massaging the area, and doing stretching ...Read more


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Bursitis or lumps in both elbows, left wrist and a heel spur lump. What can I do regarding this?

Bursitis or lumps in both elbows,  left wrist and a heel spur lump. What can I do regarding this?

See MD: Olecranon bursitis of the elbows is common and often asymptomatic.Wrist '. Bump' most often is a ganglion. "pump bumps" of the heel are related to exostoses beneath the achilles' tendon .These are not the same 'bumps'. See an ors for definitive diagnosis and treatment .Gl! ...Read more

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Hurt wrist/hand joint near bony protrusion on pinky side hitting heavy bag. MRI shows some fluid/bursitis. Pain same after 3 mos. Normal heal time?

Hurt wrist/hand joint near bony protrusion on pinky side hitting heavy bag. MRI shows some fluid/bursitis. Pain same after 3 mos. Normal heal time?

Tenosynovitis: Can become intractable. If conventional treatment (NSAIDs, splinting, physical therapy,etc) hasn't worked steroid injection into the affected tendon sheath under ultrasound guidance can often provide quick relief. ...Read more

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Have left side shoulder bursitis and carpal tunnel but both left and right hands go numb for no reason. goes away when i flex my wrist and hand back.

Have left side shoulder bursitis and carpal tunnel but both left and right hands go numb for no reason. goes away when i flex my wrist and hand back.

Chances are you: Have bilateral CTS . why guess and risk perminant loss of function ? splint both wrists at night for 10 days and then check your nerve function ( EMG-NCS test ) if you still have evidence if CTS or have muscle denervation on the EMG consider more aggressive therapy CTS release surgery. ...Read more

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I have constant pain in my hip and lower back on the right hand side. What could cause this? I was previously told I had Bursitis!!

I have constant pain in my hip and lower back on the right hand side. What could cause this? I was previously told I had Bursitis!!

Back /hip pain : Your hip pain is best evaluated by seeing a doctor in person. Hip pain is the general description: it can be the real hip joint (where the thigh pan meets the pelvis), the sacroiliac joint, low back pain, and buttocks. Pain in the" hip" can be from joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, bones, nerves, skin, hip, cartilage, kidney. No pain with movement may mean it is referral pain is from an organ ...Read more

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Hi I have bursitis in the shoulder and have been having physio. I have now had pins and needles in the fingers and hand for 5 days. What do I do.

See a physician: The symptoms you are having for this long could be from many sources- carpal tunnel syndrome, clerical nerve impingement or some metabolic or inflammatory disease. It is doubtful that it is related to the bursitis. ...Read more

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I fell on elbow and was diagnosed with bursitis after an x-ray. There is no swelling and there is improvement after 3 days with motrin/ice. I also have hand numbness and limited functionality. Is it normal?

Could be: A trauma bad enough to cause bursal swelling could also be putting some pressure on the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow. This could cause some numbness in the ring and small finger of the hand. Keep up with the Motrin and ice. If numbness does not go away in a few weeks, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Ortho says I have a hematoma near my funny bone from a fall resulting in olceranin bursitis. Any tips to promote healing? It's my dominant arm/hand.

Ortho says I have a hematoma near my funny bone from a fall resulting in olceranin bursitis. Any tips to promote healing? It's my dominant arm/hand.

Ice, gentle compress: Gentle motion, avoidance of repeat trauma, someotme a elbow sleeeveor pad will help, anti-inflammatory if can be taken safely and not on any blood thinners or aspirin. ...Read more

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Fell on elbow, diagnosis w bursitus after x-ray. No swelling improvement after 3 days w ice/motrin. Some hand numbness and limited fx. Normal?

Elbow bursitis: After trauma may take some time to resolve. In the absence of infection, patience is needed. A gentle compressive sleeve or elvow pad may help comress the tissues and avoid repeat trauma but just as long as the skin does not irritated and the elbow does not get stiff. Ice and nsaids work well. For chronic issues an injection with cortisine or for very refractory cases a sclerosing agent may help. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrists 5 months ago and its still hurt severly and when i turn it 's popping?

I hurt my wrists  5 months ago  and  its still hurt severly and when i turn it 's popping?

See a Hand Surgeon.: Severe pain 5 months after an injury is not normal. The popping could indicate a torn cartilage, or a subluxating tendon. A thorough exam and x-ray are warranted.If findings warrant, an MRI or arthroscopy might be needed. ...Read more

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I think I sprained my wrist and I’m really considered because it’s swollen. What’s should I do?

I think I sprained my wrist and I’m really considered because it’s swollen. What’s should I do?

Ice/splint: Ice the area, use ibuprofen for pain and apply a splint. If you still have pain in 24 hours, please see urgent care or your physician,. Depending on the fall or injury, there is a risk of a fracture. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my wrists?

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How can I strengthen my wrists?

Resistance training: Using either weights or resistance bands to create tension in both the flexor and extensor muscles repetitively is a good method of strengthening the wrists. My preferred method is using resistance bands to do isometric strengthening exercises - i.e. Create tension in the wrist then hold for 10+ seconds, repetitively. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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How can I ease my bursitis pain?

How can I ease my bursitis pain?

Ice: Ice and stretching are very simple things that can be done at home for bursitis. If given permission by your md over the counter anti-inflammatories and pain medication may also help. ...Read more

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How can I make my wrists thinner?

How can I make my wrists thinner?

Gee: I'm not sure that's possible...what i the world do you need this information for??? There is very litte body fat in the wrists themselves!! Ask question again with more info! Dr Z ...Read more

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Describe the features of bursitis.?

Describe the features of bursitis.?

Inflammmation: Bursitis is a condition of inflammation often associated with pain, swelling and some warmth. It is often related to overactivity typically affecting areas such as the olecranon bursa of the elbow, trochanteric bursa of the hip and the calcaneal bursa of the heel. The treatment involves rest, ice, nsaids and sometimes might involve physical therapy or local cortisone injection. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Acupressure Wristbands (Definition)

Sometimes mild nausea, even morning sickness, may improve by using your middle and index fingers to press firmly down on the groove between the two large tendons on the inside of your wrist that start at the base of your palm. Special wristbands to help relieve nausea are sold over the counter at many stores. When the band is worn around the wrist, it presses upon the same or similar pressure points just described. The bands are not expensive and are reported to work for ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Arthroscopy (Definition)

A diagnostic and therapeutic way to treat the wrist. Utilizing a small camera (endoscope) the joint space between the radius and carpal bones can be evaluated through several small ports. Various instruments can then be used to debride synovitis, evaluate and treat ligament tears. The minimally invasive procedure leaves little ...Read more