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What can cause wrist pain that comes and goes overnight?

What can cause wrist pain that comes and goes overnight?

Many things: Nighttime pain can because by a lot of different things including arthritis, tendinitis, and peripheral nerve compression. One very common thing is carpal tunnel syndrome. Best to see a physician or orthopedic specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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 got kicked in wrist during martial arts. 2nd day tiny bruise formed. 3rd day, red area on whole wrist. Burning pain, comes and goes. Blood clot??

I got kicked in wrist during martial arts. 2nd day tiny bruise formed. 3rd day, red area on whole wrist. Burning pain, comes and goes. Blood clot??

Not a clot: Trauma to the wrist with discoloration sounds like a fracture. This requires examination by orthopoedist with s rays to determine cause. Sprain is possible but less likely. Suspect your pain is related to using the wrist. Keep wrist in neutral until it can be examined. ...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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I have wrist pain that is mainly in my thumb and the middle of my wrist, and it's aggravated when I move my wrist and use my thumb (comes and goes)?

I have wrist pain that is mainly in my thumb and the middle of my wrist, and it's aggravated when I move my wrist and use my thumb (comes and goes)?

Dequervains: Is a common type of acute wrist pain that affects the motionof the thumb. Ice, antiinflammatory medication and a soft wrist and thumb splint often can help. If symptom, s persist get evaluated ...Read more

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Injured my wrist a year ago. Pain comes and goes. Becomes unbarable to move and aches. Located in center of wrist between index and middle finger?

More likely you have: Had a carpal fracture that did not heal properly, perhaps a nonunion. The location of the pain suggests lunate or scaphoid fracture, though a severe ligament strain or subluxation may cause the same. A distal radius fracture will also produce chronic pain if not healed properly. You need to see a hand orthopedic surgeon for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Wrist pain likely on ulnar side when moving front/back more than 10 deg., pain pressing down on wrist in middle, 16 yrs old, comes and goes 6 months?

Wrist pain likely on ulnar side when moving front/back more than 10 deg., pain pressing down on wrist in middle, 16 yrs old, comes and goes 6 months?

Carpal Tunnel likely: For a problem you are suffering from 6 months, you deserve a proper evaluation with examination to confirm the diagnosis including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In the meantime take some ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old I have been having hand pain for a few years that comes and goes which also includes mild tingling and wrist pain?

I am a 16 year old I have been having hand pain for a few years that comes and goes which also includes mild tingling and wrist pain?

Carpal tunnel syndrome?: If you're tingling symptoms happening with use of power tools or at night while sleeping, it sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. That would be unusual in your age group but not unheard of. If you are being awakened at night, try wearing a wrist cock up splint from your local drugstore. An anti-inflammatory may help as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left wrist pain (quite intense) is brief and comes and goes fairly regularly - goes away in about 5 seconds. Scared it's a heart attack!

QUITE UNLIKELY: But if you are concerned, if you are middle aged and have risk factors it wouldn't hurt to get a baseline electrocardiogram and have an exam to get an idea what IS likely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chronic anxiety to cause stabbing wrist pain and tingling sensation in wrist and hands it comes and goes had for quite a while.

Is it possible for chronic anxiety to cause stabbing wrist pain and tingling sensation in wrist and hands it comes and goes had for quite a while.

Other causes: Anxiety could be a cause but that is not commonly seen. A more common cause of such symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome and can be easily diagnosed and treated. Please see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Past 2-3 weeks, I have had pain in base of index finger/knuckle when moved, wrist pain and cracking, and general numbness in my hand, comes and goes?

Finger pain at the: Base can be from swelling from a trigger finger or something similar, occasionally that finger may also feel tingly. There are many things I can make the wrist crack pop and feel painful including tendinitis and joint irritation, numbness can be from nerve compression at the wrist or forearm, it sounds as though you need a detailed examination and someone like a hand surgeon may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain in my right wrist that comes and goes i'd say every few months, my mom thinks it's carpal tunnel but hasn't taken me to a doctor...

I have wrist pain in my right wrist that comes and goes i'd say every few months, my mom thinks it's carpal tunnel but hasn't taken me to a doctor...

Causes vary: On and off pain can be tendinitis which hurts more with movement and grasping. Osteoarthritis is not a consideration at age 20. Rheumatoid arthritis is usually on both sides of the body) associated with swelling, and more constant. Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually felt as numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the hand. A doctor's history and physical exam and limited testing should sort this out. ...Read more

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Extreme wrist pain and swollen hands, unable to fully make a fist without extreme forearm pain. Comes and goes sometimes have numb finger tips?

Extreme wrist pain and swollen hands, unable to fully make a fist without extreme forearm pain. Comes and goes sometimes have numb finger tips?

Need more info: There is no short answer. We need to know where, how often, how long you've had the pain. What kind of work/hobboes you do. How's your health. ...Read more

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I've had bearable wrist pain for 3 months I thought it would heal by now and felt no need to go in cause its not that painful. Should I go in or not?

Go: Chronic wrist pain has several possible causes. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. In a 20 year old it is often a tendinitis that can easily be resolved. ...Read more

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Left wrist pain quite severe, happens randomly and quickly then goes away?

Left wrist pain quite severe, happens randomly and quickly then goes away?

Nondiagnostic: Such fleeting severe wrist pain is nonspecific without other information. Is it caused by motion of the wrist? Is there a tender area? Shooting pains may be due to an irritable nerve. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain along with some swelling this has been going on for two two day what could it be?

I am experiencing wrist pain along with some swelling this has been going on for two two day what could it be?

Plan: Do you sustain any injury, trauma recently? If yes, you need XRay in ER or Urgent Care. To help yourself you can take Advil or Motrin 400 mg 3 times a day and some splint what can you buy in CVs or any pharmacy. Heating pad may help as well if it not the fracture. ...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?

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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How can I treat this wrist pain?

How can I treat this wrist pain?

Brace and rest: Wear a brace, take NSAID's if you can tolerate, apply ice, rest. If your pain does not improve or if you have a lot of pain, see a specialist. If you have an injury, see a specialist to make sure that you do not have a fracture or a torn ligament. ...Read more

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