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Wrist Is Getting Thinner
Osteopenia probably means nothing at your age and you do not need to worry or have any clinical exams or bone density studies.
Are you so concerned because family members have been diagnosed as having osteoporosis? If so you should still not have any worries.
Bones can become fragile later in life but bone loss does not include thinning other than inside the main part of the wrist or other bone. ...Read more
Played hockey & tore bicep week ago. Have swelling and discolouration to wrist. Stopped blood thinners the next day. Compartment syndrome or normal?
? what: You definitely tore your biceps tendon insertion off your elbow? At the radial tuberosity...? Not in your shoulder.? If it's torn @ the elbow have it fixed. If there is inc. Pain in your forearm and swelling see your ors for compt. Pressure measurement immediately. Even w/ blood thinners on board compt. Syndrome w/isolated distal biceps tendon ruptures is rare. ...Read more
Why are you seeing bloody wrists? If you are cutting yourself, get help.
If the cut was an accident, then "squeamish" is a normal reaction to your, or someone else's, injury. ...Read more
Healing skin itches.:
The skin that is healing will tend to itch.
This is very common. The more important issue is why are you cutting? If you are cutting intentionally you should find a counselor and seek treatment right away. If these cuts are happening at work you should talk to your supervisor so steps can be taken to reduce injury. Put lots of aloe cream on the site to reduce the itch. ...Read more
GET HELP: Cutting your self for pleasure is a serious condition. Please seek care with a psychiatrist asap. ...Read more
Should I be concerned that my wrist really hurts, especially when I bend it? I broke my wrist 7 years ago and since then every year I get this pain.
Wrist pain: If you broke your wrist when you were 9, then typically it would feel better now with most "routine" fractures. Hard to say what's going on, but without more info one would at least have to consider some growth plate injury. See a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
Please tell me what are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists whilst minimising the risk of injury until they get stronger?
Use dumbbells: And high repetitions with light weight to start. Do it from a sitting position with your forearms in your thighs so you work only the forearm muscle groups. Do it both directions with the hands facing down and up ...Read more
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Wrist Pain: First thing is rest the wrist. Second thing, have it evaluated as there are many forms of wrist pain, some of which i.E scaphoid and scapho-lunate ligament injuries, can get always get a lot worse. There are certain conditions that are readily treatable non-surgically early on, only to be come difficult surgical challenges if left to progress. ...Read more
What to do if I had 2 wrist surgeries 3 more to go. How much disability rating will I get from the army med board and va?
Too early to tell: VA disability is based upon the function of the limb not how many surgeries it took to get that function. ...Read more
What do you advise if I had 2 wrist surgeries 3 more to go. How much disability rating will I get from the army med board and va?
That depends: On potential rating for that wrist problem and degree of impairment/ range of motion etc. ...Read more
So I got this little bubble inside my wrist, its not hurting but I been having it for a week, is there anything I have to do to get it off?
Wrist bubble?: Hello~ by wrist bubble, I assume you mean a small painless swelling on the inside of wrist. This is most likely a "ganglion" cyst. They are painless and don't go away and slowly get bigger. Treated with draining with needle and syringe and permanently removed by surgical excision. No rush, but if you find it cosmetically unacceptable please get your PCP to refer to surgeon for removal. Thanks ...Read more
Got incision done in wrist at urgent carebut there was nothing because of a splinter gettin in there still feel like its theree could this b possible?
Yes it is.: Soft tissue organic foreign bodies are notoriously difficult to remove. If present for more than 24 hours they can begin to break down and stimulate quite an immune response also. If you think there is something still there have a physician, not np or pa look at it. ...Read more
I hit a wall out of frustration, I wouldn't say extremely hard but hard enough. Ever since ive had to flick my wrist to get this strange sensation to g?
Strange sensation: Related to risk. Sometimes it doesn't take much impact to cause damage. Please see your doc. He/she may have an x-ray done to see what is going on. You may have a small fracture and you need it to heal properly. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Find the cause: If you found the cause of the pain you could avoid it and get relief from the pain. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Possibly tendinitis: You should have it evaluated to rule out nerve entrapment problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, ligament or tendon inflammation/strains/tears. Basic treatment consists of resting, use of a over the counter wrist splint, avoidance of painful activities, icing especially if re- irritated by ongoing activity, and use of anti-inflammatories. See an orthopedist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
See the doctor: 1st have a doctor evaluate him to determine the cause of the problem. Then to recommend the best course of therapy. ...Read more
It depends: It may be that the injury is actually more serious than tendonitis and thus is not responding to rest. It is also possible that even though you are resting it, it is still being used daily in everyday activities that prevent full healing. A temporary brace or cast immobilization may be required. If your pain is persistent or not improving, I recommend seeking orthopedic medical evaluation. ...Read more
This would require: A medical history and examination of the wrist (with possible radiographic studies) in order to provide a useful response to your question. Take care. ...Read more
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