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Burning feeling around bone from inside, elbow to wrist + pain when flexing wrist at inside joint. Result of horse bolting while holding a lead rope.

Poss tendon strain: It sounds like you may have strained the flexor muscles or elbow ligaments. As long as its minor pain give it a few day and use cold packs over the area. If it gets worse or doesn't start to get better after 5-7 days you may want to see a doctor. ...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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I am experiencing wrist pain sensitivity. Skin pigmentation, thinning and extreme burning up the arm from an steroid injection (many more side effects) my whole body is effected at this point. What is going on from this and what can I do?

I am experiencing wrist pain sensitivity. Skin pigmentation, thinning and extreme burning up the arm from an steroid injection (many more side effects) my whole body is effected at this point. What is going on from this and what can I do?

Steroids: Some typical side effects are sensitivity, skin pigmentation changes and thinning of the skin around the injection site. The burning sensation up the arm would not be typical. Some people do get some systemic effects from the steroid. You should call your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired. Kinda like mild flu. Is this normal?

Stung by a wasp 15 hours ago on my left wrist. Pain is less and no swelling but feel chills and tired. Kinda like mild flu. Is this normal?

Wasp sting: It is not unusual to have vague symptoms with a venomous bite or sting. This should pass with time. Antihistamines to reduce the inflammatory response and symptoms treatment. ...Read more

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What could the stinging/burning that I feel in my feet and wrists be?

What could the stinging/burning that I feel in my feet and wrists be?

Several causes: Burning or numbness in the hands and feet can be caused by a problem in the spine such as a herniated disc. Can also be caused by a neurpathy that occurs in people with diabetes. Other causes include things like carpal tunnel and tarsal tunnel syndrome. An evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What can cause a burning stinging pain in my injured wrist?

What can cause a burning stinging pain in my injured wrist?

Nerves: When you injure your wrist it swells this puts pressure on the nerves to your wrist joint and can cause stinging or burning pain in the wrist. You need to have the wrist evaluated and appropriately treated. Pain is there to tell you to do something smart. ...Read more

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Have mild/moderate pain/burning sensation in left hand/wrist for over a week. No visible cause. Worse when touched. What's wrong?

Have mild/moderate pain/burning sensation in left hand/wrist for over a week. No visible cause. Worse when touched. What's wrong?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist or neurologist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I woke with a stinging/ burning pain in my left inner forearm to wrist/ thumb. It only hurts if I extend my arm out to the side, or stretch.

I woke with a stinging/ burning pain in my left inner forearm to wrist/ thumb. It only hurts if I extend my arm out to the side, or stretch.

Nerves: May be carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel. These are conditions where major nerves in your arm become "compressed" during sleep. A nerve conduction study can be helpful. You can buy a carpal tunnel splint to wear at night at the pharmacy, see if it helps, but do not delay in seeking care. ...Read more

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Lump on inside of wrist near vein. Size of pea sticking out. Small, non visible lump on vein near other lump. Pain, burning, numbness in the same arm.

Lump on inside of wrist near vein. Size of pea sticking out. Small, non visible lump on vein near other lump. Pain, burning, numbness in the same arm.

More context: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them; generally the context matters a great deal. Recent trauma including intravenous injection illegal or otherwise changes possibilities drastically. Ganglion cyst comes to mind otherwise (a cyst in the covering of a nerve like a blister from wear and tear) associated with nerve irritaiton. ...Read more

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Left upper quad pain (burning/stinging), nauseous, hurts all the time (before during and after food), taking nsaids hurts after 30ish min. What to do?

Be seen: You need to be seen and evaluated. Could be gastritis (stomach inflammation) or an ulcer. In the meantime, stop spicy foods. Try eating more soups- not cream based soups. Try nux vomica homeopathic remedy 3x a day. Even if you feel better you still need to be seen. Also consider acupuncture and chinese medicine. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Hi my 2nd c/section took place 2 yrs back, is there a possibility of neuroma? Lots of pain, burning, stinging &discolouration during& after menstruation

Hi my 2nd c/section took place 2 yrs back, is there a possibility of neuroma? Lots of pain, burning, stinging &discolouration during& after menstruation

Theoretically: That is theoretically possible but not very likely. Neuroma formation after C-section has been reported in the medical literture but this is an uncommon complication. The next step is to schedule a visit for an evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take30min apple cidervinegar baths 4 very painful vagina? Stabbing pain, burning, stinging dry, feels very sore for 4 weeks straight

Go to the Doctor: I am going to speak frankly to you since you are an adult. You have four weeks of intolerable pain. Apple cider vinegar baths are the last thing that you need. You need a diagnosis and the appropriate treatment for your problem. That means no home remedies are available. An examination is how you will get the right diagnosis and the right treatment. Go to the doctor today. You are an adult. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 19 and from the time I was 16 I have been experiencing burning/stinging pain in my right hand's vein is that normal are should I worry?

Possible...: Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome which presents with hand pain which could be burning and associated with numbness and occasional cramping especially when using your hand. This is caused by repetitive use of the hand and nerve irritation. There are also other nerve irritation syndromes that cause similar symptoms esp. If you have had injuries in the past. Make sure you see your dr. For full exam. ...Read more

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Right shoulder has radiating pain burning sensation all the way down to hand?

Right shoulder has radiating pain burning sensation all the way down to hand?

Radiculopathy: The most common cause for a burning pain radiating from the shoulder, down the arm, to the hand is a cervical radiculopathy. This is usually caused by compression of one of the cervical nerves as they leave the spine. The compression is caused by a herniated or bulging disc or arthritis. See: http://bit. Ly/1yPwhcG and http://abt. Cm/1CvlgDP ...Read more

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Pain burning n tingling in both hands and fingers. Right hand esp. Veins very visible. Cannot lift anything heavy. Fingers painful if I move them?

Pain burning n tingling in both hands and fingers. Right hand esp. Veins very visible. Cannot lift anything heavy. Fingers painful if I move them?

Neuropathy: Possibilities include deficiencies of potassium, calcium or magnesium; arthritis, nerve entrapment like bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. See your Physician who will order the appropriate tests and referral to rheumatologist or neurologist depending on the evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause severe wrist pain?

Many 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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How do I help my wrist pain from work?

How do I help my wrist pain from work?

Caution: You should discuss this with your supervison and risk management person and with hr. See your doctor or worker compensation provider. Splinting may be needed. Work modification may be needed. Medications may be needed. Imaging such as an x-ray may be needed. Other diagnostic studies may be needed. Often simple things can be done to help prevent pain or modify discomfort. Ask! ...Read more

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How can I deal with wrist pain for guitarist?

Flexor tendonitis: Typically in guitarist this is a flexor tendonitis of the finger flexors. Treat with rest, ice, nighttime splinting, anti-inflammatories, massage and elevation. If unresponsive seek care with hand surgeon for therapy referral. ...Read more

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How can I cope with wrist pain for guitarist?

Tendonitis: Wrist pain associated with guitar playing is most commonly associated with tendonitis due to overuse and receptive use. Night time splinting, anti-inflammatories, icing and behavioral modifications are helpful. Seek care with a hand surgeon used to treating musicians. ...Read more

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Is there a way to type without getting wrist pain?

Is there a way to type without getting wrist pain?

Wrist pain: Proper positioning of the wrist is essential to mininmizing wrist discomfort from compression neuropathies caused by swelling in the wrist area on the median nerve. Using appropriate wrist guards or splinting may be useful. Occasionally a steroid injection may be helpful prior to surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have wrist pain how can I heal it?

Need a diagnosis: There are a zillion causes for wrist pain. This is the most complex joint in the body with 8 bones, multiple ligaments and complicated movements of the bones against each other, the forearm, and the bones of the hand. See your doctor to begin with. It is imperative to diagnose the cause of wrist pain before considering treatment. You may need a referral to a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Wrist pain - and there is no known cause. What to do?

Wrist pain - and there is no known cause. What to do?

Need Re-Examination: There is always a cause for pain to the wrist, if an examiner does not find anything, re-examination is the next step
if re-examination does not reveal the source, then you need a second opinion.
Doctors will only diagnose the conditions they know about or think about. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain when I type. Could this be serious?

I have wrist pain when I type. Could this be serious?

No: Serous? If it's your wrist and it hurts a lot, that may be serious enough for you to change posture, position; take rest intervals; stretch; possibly use anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Wrist splints/wraps are simple and may help too. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been having wrist pain and don't know why?

Nonspecific: Unfortunately, as you can imagine this is a very nonspecific question which cannot be well answered through this type of forum. Wrist pain can arise from many conditions such as joint inflammation, sprain/strain, avascular necrosis, fracture, arthritis, instability, etc, so the best thing would be to see an orthopedist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What exercises eliminate wrist pain or strengthen the wrists?

What exercises eliminate wrist pain or strengthen the wrists?

6 pack hand exercise: Are good for the hand AND wrist. Strong grasp is part of good wrist function. Additional exercise involve the forearm muscles. The fingr flexors and extensors and the forearm extensor and flexors cross the wrist. Biceos and Tricep exercises are inportant to and doing those work the wrist. AS FAR AS PAIN, exercise may not be a solution to wrist pain and any pain should be EVALUATED BEFORE exercise ...Read more

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I am having wrist pain often. Is this because I damaged it while picking up heavy boxes?

Possible: Possible-limit use, heat, antiinflamatory meds and if no better in 10-14 days see physician for imaging studies ...Read more

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Is it true that doing pushups can eliminate wrist pain?

Is it true that doing pushups can eliminate wrist pain?

No and be careful: As push-ups are not the way to treat wrist pain while if you have wrist pain and do a modified push up you can strengthen your wrist and forearm it is very dependent upon making sure you first don't make things worse you really need to get a diagnosis first because you want to make sure you're not going to harm yourself with loading your wrists more. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve wrist pain from typing too much?

Breaks and stretch: Yes, frequent breaks...Even if they are just for a minute or two can help. Ergonomic correct positioning is essential. In addition warm up flexibility exercises and stretching during quick breaks can make a big difference. ...Read more