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My wrist hurts in the middle of it when I move it too far back or forward. It goes off and on for months and I don't know what's wrong. I am only 14?

My wrist hurts in the middle of it when I move it too far back or forward. It goes off and on for months and I don't know what's wrong. I am only 14?

Wrist pain: Many possibilities. Have you injured your wrist? Do you use a computer and use the wrist texting or on a mouse? Are you an athlete and use the painful wrist in a sport?
Please ask again with more information ...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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My right wrist hurts a lot when bent and I have a small hard like bump near my wrist. What could it be?

My right wrist hurts a lot when bent and I have a small hard like bump near my wrist. What could it be?

Ganglion: The most likely cause is ganglion, which is a fluid filled cysgt off of the wrist joint. They don't always hurt, but can be painful at the extremes of flexion or extension. You can try a wrist spint and anti-inflammatory medication. If that does not help, get it checked out. ...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 left wrist hurts has had some pain for months, maybe years when I bend it back or forward. It seems to come and go and is not swollen.?

Previous trauma?: At your young age, worry about prior trauma such as a "wrist sprain". If you have pain with bending side to side and pain behind the thumb then need x-ray evaluation. If no history of trauma then would consider tendinitis if your occupation requires a lot of work with hands. Even remote trauma and show up years later if you had an undiagnosed ligament injury or fracture ...Read more

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When I try to do press ups my wrist on my right hand the top of my wrist hurts and it hurts to bend it forward had for a while on an off?

When I try to do press ups my wrist on my right hand the top of my wrist hurts and it hurts to bend it forward had for a while on an off?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, including ligamentous or bone abnormalities in the carpal bones in your wrist. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and pinky pain when twisting wrist. No swelling. And no bruise. ONLY hurts when twisted right or left. Dosent hurt when touched/bent?

Wrist pain and pinky pain when twisting wrist. No swelling. And no bruise. ONLY hurts when twisted right or left. Dosent hurt when touched/bent?

Splint: Use a popsicle stick or get masking tape to tape the pinky finger to the 4th finger. See your doctor for exam and possible x ray. More history and physical is needed. Was there a fall or an injury? Have your parents take you to your doctor at the earliest convenience. Good luck ...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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Thumb and wrist pain in left hand when wrist is bent forward (hand towards me). Pain located on the thumb side of the wrist only. What could this be?

DeQuervain's: This is tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. You have basically performed a finkelstein test. Go see your orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts wen I turn it?

My wrist hurts wen I turn it?

How does it look?: Swollen, red, hot? History of injury? Did it start all of a sudden or chronic? Any other medical history? ...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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What do I do if the top part of my wrist hurts?

What do I do if the top part of my wrist hurts?

Tendonitis: This most commonly arises from extensor tendonitis due to overuse or trauma. Treatment initially usually consists of oral anti-inflammatories, behavioral modification, rest, ice and splinting. If no improvement than seek the advice of your primary care doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Top of wrist hurts and it hurts to bend my wrist?

Ganglion cyst: With no history of trauma this may be a ganglion cyst
they sometimes present with pain on the back of the wrist and pain with wrist motion...Esp. Push-up type activities
if symptoms persist evaluation by a hand surgeon is indicated. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts so badly when I type. What should I do?

My wrist hurts so badly when I type. What should I do?

Carpal tunnel: Check the ergonomics of your workstation. Your wrist needs to be unbet and parallell to the floor when typing. Increase b-vitamin intake. Anti-inflammatories of cats claw and ganoderma are very helpful. Failing these you will need to see a doctor for steroid injections into the wrist and possibly surgery.
Email me for details www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more

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Only one of my wrist hurts when I type. Is this normal?

Only one of my wrist hurts when I type. Is this normal?

No: Pain to the wrist due to typing is not normal. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common "repetitive motion injury" due to a tendonitis in the wrist. Possible remedies include improved ergonomics of the work station, wrist splints, ice, anti-inflammatory medications and rest. See your doctor to confirm your diagnosis and to implement a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wrist hurts what does this mean?

Wrist pain: Have you had any recent injuries? Overuse (twisting and lifting motions, repetitive use), strain, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome and a broken bone can all cause wrist pain. Rest, elevation, icing, and NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen) for the next 3 days if the pain continues follow up with your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts from writing, so what are some quick remedies?

My wrist hurts from writing, so what are some quick remedies?

Stretch: Start a quick stretching routine.
With your elbow extended, pull back on your fingers. Then flex your wrist and bring your hand the other direction.
Eventually you will want to work on grip strength. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I move it in a certain way == why is this happening?

See below: The most common reason would be a strained tendon or ligament in your wrist. Other possiblities are arthritis of the wrist joints, cartilage problems in the wrist, benign growths in the wrist. See a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Top of wrist hurts and it hurts to bend my wrist down after a year, what's wrong?

Many conditions: Are associated with wrist pain and tightness. However one unappreciated problem is the occult or hidden ganglion. These small cystic benign not harmful structures can cause discomfort with motion and often are overlooked as you need to know where to look for it. (scapholunate region). For a year of wrist pain certainly get evaluated as there are many conditions, an exam and x-rays helps many. ...Read more

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Wrist hurts and looks deformed, no injury, hurts more at night and wakes me up hurting.

Wrist hurts and looks deformed, no injury, hurts more at night and wakes me up hurting.

Agree: Dr. M. Is right. Without trauma and with a "deformity" present, other causes such as he mentioned are more likely. A good history needs to address exposure to infections as well, foreign travel etc. Radiographs are necessary, too. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I move it up and down and hurts when it clicks also. What can it be?

My wrist hurts when I move it up and down and hurts when it clicks also. What can it be?

Something bad: If you had a fall or other injury your symptoms are describing a broken bone in the wrist or a ligament injury. You need to be evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts for few days stops and starts again it stopped for few years but it has started again?

My wrist hurts for few days stops and starts again it stopped for few years but it has started again?

There's not enough-: -info here 2 B able 2 even guess as 2 a cause. If this is interfering with Ur daily live &/or sports U need 2 talk 2 Ur parents & explain it 2 them. Only by C-ing an orthopedic surgeon who will take a detailed history as 2 injury, overuse & more. Also a hands on xam and imaging will U get the answer ...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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My wrist hurts when I move it in any Direction it hurts to try to pick up things it hurts to touch it's been going on for a couple years and it comes?

My wrist hurts when I move it in any Direction it hurts to try to pick up things it hurts to touch it's been going on for a couple years and it comes?

After a couple of: Years I would hope that you have seen a health care professional for evaluation. If you have not then you need to make an appointment now. It will be impossible to tell you what is wrong over the internet without an examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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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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Wrist hurts after being punctured by needle 4 1/2 hours ago. What should I do?

Wrist hurts after being punctured by needle 4 1/2 hours ago. What should I do?

Don't know: The depth of the puncture wound or if the needle was new or old/ dirty. Don't know if the wrist is becoming red or swollen. Don't know when your last tetanus shot was. With all these unknown variables, the most prudent choice would be so seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I put pressure on it, is there anything I can do to help it?

Back off: Pressure on your writ associated with pain does not necessarily mean carpal tunnel or worse but allowing it to rest and restricting civilly for 2 weeks will help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my wrist hurts in the same spot I broke it when I was 10?

Traumatic arthritis: It is most likely a sign of post traumatic arthritis but it may also be a sign of an untreated ligamentous injury or non-union or malunion. Diagnostic imaging will likely bee needed so see a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more