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4mnths ago my wrist hurt to bend both directions, I used a brace & it went away, now its back, what could it b, I'm 22?

4mnths ago my wrist hurt to bend both directions, I used a brace & it went away, now its back, what could it b, I'm 22?

Tendon/lig/bone, etc: This could be anything from a tendon to a ligament to a bone fracture. It seems to be more like a tendon or ligament issue because it improved with the brace. Itchy have been aggravated by a sharp, abrupt pull and likely needs the brace again, but it's smart to get it examined by your doctor to be sure it's this and ghat it isn't something else. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more


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Wrist hurts to bend backward or forward and if I turn IT to the side it pops. Almost feels like it needs to be cracked?

Wrist hurts to bend backward or forward and if I turn IT to the side it pops. Almost feels like it needs to be cracked?

Wrist pain.: At the least, these findings in the rest could represent inflammation, strain or sprain. Or, there could be some malalignment of the bones within the wrist, of which there are several. If there was a prominent to the rest, then certainly there could be damage. If there was a recent trauma to the wrist, I would advise an x-ray and perhaps an MRI as well. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts; can bend halfway and my fingers are swollen. What is the cause?

My wrist hurts; can bend halfway and my fingers are swollen. What is the cause?

Injury or arthritis: You have swelling in the wrist from an injury or arthritis causing the limited motion and the finger swelling see a hand surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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What makes my wrist hurt when I bend it?

What makes my wrist hurt when I bend it?

Pain with motion can: Be from tendinitis, joint swelling, bruising, ligament injury, fracture, mild arthritis in a 40+ year old person, or even fatigue and a little soreness from activity. Other things such as inflammation from infection, gout or other causes too can occur. Typical treatments involve ice, rest splinting, and over the counter anti-inflammatory medication but seeking care if symptoms do not get better. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt when I bend it forward, on the pinkie side, but not backward and on my thumb side?

Why does my wrist hurt when I bend it forward, on the pinkie side, but not backward and on my thumb side?

Wrist pain: This could be a misaligned bone in the wrist. You could see a chiropractor or osteopath who could do some manipulation. Most if the time it is a simple fix. Sometimes a little traction will help to "reduce" it. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I bend it. Why is this?

My wrist hurts when I bend it. Why is this?

Any # of diagnosis: To answer this question for you will require a lot more information
if this is a acute problem and is associated with a injury you need to have an evaluation by a hand surgeon including x-rays
if it is a chronic problem it could possibly be some type of arthritis or tendonitis
again...An evaluation by a hand surgeon indicated. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain in my wrist. It hurts to bend it and turn it. What should I do?

Hi I have pain in my wrist. It hurts to bend it and turn it. What should I do?

Need to know more: There are many causes for wrist pain with motion. Important to know would be which part of the wrist, which motion hurts it, how long has it been going on, and was there any trauma. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I bend it back. Is this a sign of a broken wrist?

My wrist hurts when I bend it back. Is this a sign of a broken wrist?

Depends: The information you provided is not enough to make a diagnosis. Was there trauma? Where is it painful? How painful? What type of pain? Etc. Etc. I recommend that you be evaluated and x-ray done if you think you could have broken it! ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I bend it forward or back as well as when I twist it like when I turn a door knob. No swelling of bruising but a small bump on top?

My wrist hurts when I bend it forward or back as well as when I twist it like when I turn a door knob. No swelling of bruising but a small bump on top?

Hard to Say!: It's difficult to say without an examination and possible x-ray. A likely possibility is a Ganglionic Cyst from a remote injury. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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My wrist popped now hurts to bend it on do anything that puts prsseure on it fingers are swelled a bit?

My wrist popped now hurts to bend it on do anything that puts prsseure on it fingers are swelled a bit?

Sounds like: An acute GANGLION (herniation of a wrist tendon)
For now APPLY ICE and GRADUAL COMPRESSION/ELEVATION and consult Orthopedist (Hand Surgeon if available)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Recently began bowling weekly, wrist hurts to lift or bend down. Pain is becoming unbarable. Should I see someone? Any suggestion on what to do?

Yes, get a hand exam: New activities can put stress on ligaments or muscles that you have not used before, resulting in stiffness, pain and changes in strength. Bowling, a strenuous activity on the wrist is classic. Oral anti-inflammatories might help, along with modifying your activity. However, make sure you have not sustained a true injury by seeing a hand surgeon who can examine your wrist. My office is not far. ...Read more

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No injury, however my wrist hurts often. If I bend, turn or put pressure on my palm when its face down, I get a sharp pain in my wrist. Why?

No injury, however my wrist hurts often. If I bend, turn or put pressure on my palm when its face down, I get a sharp pain in my wrist. Why?

X rays.: It is unclear as to the exact cause. If you have had a wrist injury it may not have healed or you could have a traumatic arthritis. See the ortho doc and get films done.
This will be a definitive answer. ...Read more

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My left wrist pain doesn't go away after a month. Don't remb any trauma to it. Only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?

My left wrist pain doesn't go away after a month. Don't remb any trauma to it. Only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?

Wrist sprain: Sounds as though you likely have a wrist sprain. Although fractures initially, if minor trauma, may look benign in nature and the swelling and bruising may develop over the following hours. Something to keep an eye on and if worsens quickly, see your local doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist and area above my wrist hurt?

More info needed: More information is needed to answer the question. Your doctor will take a complete history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wrist hurt a lot at random times?

What do you suggest if my wrist hurt a lot at random times?

Work up: The wrist is without question the most complex and sophisticated joint in the body. Encompassing 8 bones and a multitude of ligaments not to mention the array of tendons, vessels, and nerves that traverse the wrist, any single or combination of structures can be involved so I recommend you start with your family doctor who can treat most problems or refer you to his trusted Hand Surgeon. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my wrist hurt only when it gets cold out?

Reactive changes: Cold can trigger pseudo motor changes such as vascular constriction resulting in an exacerbation of pain, particularly with inflammatory overuse disorders or fractures. ...Read more

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Wrist pain...Hurts when move side to side and up and down...Comes and goes...No previous injury...In middle of wrist?

Wrist pain...Hurts when move side to side and up and down...Comes and goes...No previous injury...In middle of wrist?

Wrist pain: Wrist pain with motion in an atraumitic hand can be a difficult diagnosis. Since it is with all axis of motion it most likely is a problem with the radiocarpal joint. An eval by a hand surgeon is essential. Good x-rays will help provide a diagnosis. Including kienbocks a vascular problem with a wrist bone. If still unsure an MRI will provide soft tissue imaging, possible a ganglion cyst. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine injections in the wrist hurt?

Yes: The initial injection will cause burning and some pain prior to the anesthetic effect taking effect. ...Read more

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Right side of right wrist hurt?

Right wrist pain: Trauma? Repetitive stress?, carpal tunnel is usually in the palm side and affects the thumb index finger, middle finger, Ulnar n. affects pinky. Ulnar w/ elbow or thoracic outlet syndrome (clavicle area), or cervical spine (C8-T1), or ganglion cyst depending on your activities. Rarely could be arthritis F/U with orthopedist.

http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=A00069 ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt when I put pressure on it?

?: Several possible reasons
arthritis / tendinosis or even a fracture are a;; possibilities 'if this problem continues it would be best to seek attention from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt with extension and flexion?

See below: You may have sprained or strained your wrist. Arthritis in the wrist joint can also lead to pain. See your physician if this does not clear up in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt and keep popping out of place?

Wrist popping: Some have normal popping as tendons or bones shift. The carpal (wrist) bones shift as one flexes/extends or deviates and some just have looser ligaments that allow their bones to move more. Others can have injury or fatigue of ligaments due to different issues such as trauma or inflammation. Sometimes pain has nothing to do with popping, just the same motion gives both. Tendonitis can also "pop" ...Read more

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Why does my left wrist hurt? What are possible causes?

Possible causes: There are many possible reasons for wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, fracture, sprain, strain, tendonitis and infection to name a few. ...Read more

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Why do I have right wrist pain when I bend it a certain way?

Why do I have right wrist pain when I bend it a certain way?

Wrist pain: If you notice a lump @ the wrist at the same time, it may be due to a ganglion cyst which is a form of arthritis where the lining of the wrist bones protrudes out from the bones causing pain. ...Read more

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Why does my left wrist hurt when I lean on it only in a few specific positions?

Hard to say: The wrist is strongest when it is straight. The extremes of flexion or extension can put a lot of stress on the wrist, stretching some of the ligaments, which can cause pain only with specific positions. The wrist is a complex joint and if there is any history of trauma, you might want to get this checked out if it keeps up. ...Read more

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Why my wrist hurt a lot even though I take pain medicine because I got a sirugey yesterday?

Why my wrist hurt a lot even though I take pain medicine because I got a sirugey yesterday?

Post-op pain: Pain after surgery can be difficult to manage - barring any allergies, alleve, numbing creams, or even stronger pain drugs such as narcotics (i.e. Percocet) can alleviate the pain. Non-medication choices include ice. If the pain is uncontrollable and seems to be getting worse each day, visit your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing extreme wrist pain when I put pressure on it or bend it. What could be wrong?

I am experiencing extreme wrist pain when I put pressure on it or bend it. What could be wrong?

Old trauma: You wrist pain can be caused by structures around the wrist, such as a sore tendon. It may be caused by old wrist trauma that is now becoming a problem. Splint the wrist a few days and, if you are not allergic to them, start Aspirin or a non steroidal such as Ibuprofen. If you pain persists, see you doctor. ...Read more

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