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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Overview)

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 among other possible etiologies.


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What can cause wrist pain?

What can cause wrist pain?

Complex question: Several reasons can cause wrist pain, from osteoarthritis, to ligament injury. Fractures and dislocations could also be the reason. Kiembock's dz and preiser.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
394 Doctors shared insights

Wrist Pain (Overview)

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 among other possible etiologies.


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32 yr female w5 yr ulnar wrist pain. No motor loss. Burns/aches/numb. Painful to type, apply makeup, write. Xray, ncv, emg negative. Pain on pisotriquetral joint. Ulnar/median decompression. No mri. What's wrong?

32 yr female w5 yr ulnar wrist pain. No motor loss. Burns/aches/numb. Painful to type, apply makeup, write. Xray, ncv, emg negative. Pain on pisotriquetral joint. Ulnar/median decompression. No mri. What's wrong?

Wrist pain: Without an mri- it sounds like wrist tendonitis with or without compression neuritis. I would consult an orhtopedic surgeon. Sometimes an injection of xylocaine (lidocaine) with a steroid will alleviate the pain. Also I always suggest the use of a pull on, neoprene tubular wrist support worn over a terry tennis wrist towel: it will really help. ...Read more

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Are cortisone shots effective at treating wrist pain being caused by a cyst? Or would it just be a temporary solution?

Corticosteroid injec: Can be effective if there is concurrent synovitis, pain and swelling in the region. At times the cyst itself acts life an irritant in the wrist and it reduces that as well. Finally the cyst may decrease in size or get smaller or may go away with the injection. Some just aspirate the cyst but many also inject. Recurrance is possible thus if it recurs then its temporary, but if it stays away.. ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for wrist strain causing pain, on pinky finger side.?

What's a good treatment for wrist strain causing pain, on pinky finger side.?

Cold pack, but...: Was there a fall or other trauma? If so, please see a doctor for evaluation and possible X-ray. A "sprained wrist"often turns out to be a fracture. A cold pack applied to the area will help with swelling and pain. Do not apply ice directly to the skin, and use the cold pack for about 5 minutes ...Read more

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What are good treatments to fix wrist pain?

What are good treatments to fix wrist pain?

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

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How to cure wrist pain and discomfort when typing?

How to cure wrist pain and discomfort when typing?

Wrist pain: There may not be a cure if you do daily constant typing. You can try a wrist pad for your computer keyboard. Also try increasing your seat height which can relieve stress to the wrist. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to get rid of wrist pain after curls?

Find out why: Wrist pain during or after exercise can be caused by something simple, such as tendonitis. However, more complex conditions should be ruled out. Consider wearing wrist straps and gloves during exercise. If that doesn't help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to prevent wrist pain when doing push-ups?

How to prevent wrist pain when doing push-ups?

Use handles: Use the handles designed for pushups that place your hands and wrists in a neutral position. Do not place your hands flat on the floor. ...Read more

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Wrist pain when lifting?

Depends: Causes of wrist pain during lifting include tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) just to name a few. If syndromes persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause wrist pain?

Complex question: Several reasons can cause wrist pain, from osteoarthritis, to ligament injury. Fractures and dislocations could also be the reason. Kiembock's dz and preiser.
For a more specific answer you need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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How can I treat my wrist pain?

How can I treat my wrist pain?

Depends: Wrist pain without fracture is usually due to tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) and arthritis (degenerative and inflammatory). Occasionally wrist pain is the result of something more complicated (cartilage tear, kienbock's, etc). If symptoms persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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