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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Wrist Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

The term wrist injury and disorder would describe a wide array of abnormalities that can occur in the joint between the radius, ulna, carpal bones and proximal metacarpal bones. Injury would refer to a post traumatic disorder, there would be other possible causes of wrist disorders as well including arthritic, inflammatory, and congenital causes.


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What should I do with wrist injury that is two weeks old?

What should I do with wrist injury that is two weeks old?

Get a diagnosis: With a two week old wrist injury you are risking a worse problem as a fracture that will not heal or an instability. You need to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass
96 doctors shared insights

Wrist Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

The term wrist injury and disorder would describe a wide array of abnormalities that can occur in the joint between the radius, ulna, carpal bones and proximal metacarpal bones. Injury would refer to a post traumatic disorder, there would be other possible causes of wrist disorders as well including arthritic, inflammatory, and congenital causes.


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What factors could cause wrist injury for tennis?

What factors could cause wrist injury for tennis?

Awkward stroke.: An awkward stroke can result in poor mechanics, that can cause wrist injury. Improving your tennis skills, to transfer force to the face of your racket, can help prevent these injuries. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a wrist injury?

What is the best way to treat a wrist injury?

Immobilize.: Immobilize the wrist with a splint that can be obtained at most drug stores. Ice the wrist for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. See an orthopedic wrist specialist. ...Read more

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What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

Splint and ice: If you have injured your wrist you need to splint and ice the wrist then seek professional help from a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I prevent wrist injury if thin boned and 65?

How can I prevent wrist injury if thin boned and 65?

Avoid falling: Sounds silly, but this may be the most important thing you can do. Make your house safe and eliminate slip, trip and fall hazards. Have a bone density checked to see if you would benefit from calcium and/or vit d replacement. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do for lifting weights with a prior wrist injury? What lifts to avoid?

Is there anything I can do for lifting weights with a prior wrist injury? What lifts to avoid?

Depends: It depends on your injury as to what you should or should not do. See a hand surgeon for an appropriate evaluation before you do more damage to your wrist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wrist injuries and disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Wrist injuries and disorders?

See below: The term wrist injury and disorder would describe a wide array of abnormalities that can occur in the joint between the radius, ulna, carpal bones and proximal metacarpal bones. Injury would refer to a post traumatic disorder, there would be other possible causes of wrist disorders as well including arthritic, inflammatory, and congenital causes. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a wrist injury?

Wrist injuries: Any part of the body which develops pain , stiffness, swelling , is indicative of either an injury or structural abnormality. Injuries r the culprit if their has been an obvious one time or repetitive force which starts the process. Note that these symptoms can also arise as a result of other causes such as infection, rheumatoid diseases, or metabolic abnormalities such as gout ...Read more

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What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

Rest: You did not say what type of wrist injury but with any strain or fracture, rest and immobility helps it heal. You should have a cast or wrap to keep your wrist stable and avoid using that hand to lift anything heavy at all. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a wrist injury?

Immobilize.: Immobilize the wrist with a splint that can be obtained at most drug stores. Ice the wrist for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. See an orthopedic wrist specialist. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to heal a wrist injury?

What's the fastest way to heal a wrist injury?

Depends on injury.: If it's a simple sprain, you should be fully functional in 10-14 days with complete resolution of symptoms in 4-6 weeks. A fracture can take longer, and some soft tissue overuse injuries can have an even longer course. Rest, stabilization of the injury, gentle range of motion when you can tolerate without worsening pain, and pain medicines as needed can help you feel better soonest. ...Read more

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How long does it take to notice a wrist injury?

How long does it take to notice a wrist injury?

24-48hours max: If you have a wrist injury you will usually noted it right away. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to heal a wrist injury?

What is the quickest way to heal a wrist injury?

Depends: Speed of recovery depends on the type and severity of the injury. For example, a mild wrist sprain can be treated with a few days rest, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, and temporary splinting as needed. More severe injuries, such as a wrist fracture or ligament injury may require closed treatment casting or surgery if indicated. Consult your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do to heal a basketball wrist injury?

See a Hand surgeon: I wrist injury from basketball can include a broken radius or scaphoid or a ligament tear. These injuries need to be casted or operated on depending on the severity. You need to be evaluated and diagnosed by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I am concerned about a wrist injury. What should I do?

I am concerned about a wrist injury. What should I do?

See specialist.: See a fellowship trained orthopedic hand/wrist specialist, who can offer you the best treatment advice. ...Read more

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What should I do with wrist injury that is two weeks old?

Get a diagnosis: With a two week old wrist injury you are risking a worse problem as a fracture that will not heal or an instability. You need to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used a heavy dumbbell and had a wrist injury from doing so?

Yes: I'm sure that wrsit injuries occur every day in people who use dumbells due to either misuse of the dumbell, using too much weight or accidents. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more