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Wrist Pain Typing
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
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
Stretch and Movement: Use good posture/ ergonomics when sitting at the desk performing work related activities. Regularly move your neck, shoulders, back and limbs through various positions as a quick range of motion exercise. Occasional stretches of the muscles in these areas will keep them from becoming too tense which can lead to pain. ...Read more
How do I get rid of wrist pain? Complained for 2 weeks but boss won't let me stop typing for 12 hours per day.
Change the job: If your job involves typing for 12 hrs a day it is too much stress on your wrist joint, . Can you run 12 hrs a day? First rest to recuperate, see your physician for some pain medications, splinting of wrist for couple of wks, . If these measures fails you will need conduction studies to rule out carpal, it tunnel syndrome. ...Read more
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
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
Most likely ganglion: Cyst, usually painfull when they strart to appear. ...Read more
Try neutral position: Sometimes this occurs due to hyperextension of the wrists (i.e. The wrists are placed at 90 degrees or more and then placed under stress/weight). In this case, you could try using pushup type bars, which place your wrists in a more neutral position. Of course, you'll want to try bars which are fixed in position and do not rotate/move. ...Read more
Old trauma: You wrist pain can be caused by structures around the wrist, such as a sore tendon. It may be caused by old wrist trauma that is now becoming a problem. Splint the wrist a few days and, if you are not allergic to them, start Aspirin or a non steroidal such as Ibuprofen. If you pain persists, see you doctor. ...Read more
Tim first talk 2 Ur-: -parents. Tell them what happened & they R the gate keepers for Ur medical care. If this is due 2 a high impact fall or jamming of the wrist, a navicular fracture can B possible. If it is very bothersome let them know. The MD 2 C is Ur PCP 4 starters, referral as needed. ...Read more
I am experiencing wrist pain along with some swelling this has been going on for two two day what could it be?
I have bad wrist pain when doing pushups/bench press and if I stay off it, it doesn't get better, what should I do?
Stay off it: See hand surgeon who has wrist arthroscopy ability. ...Read more
Why do both of my wrists bend and curl up under every time I sleep? Is this associated with my occasional wrist pain?
Why I am experiencing wrist pain since morning? I even had a sleep for 3-4 hrs but it still has not gone. Please tell me??
Injury?: Most likely at your age of 16, but not possible to answer this without a lot more information and seeing it. You should see someone if it is keeping you awake. ...Read more
Slow onset of wrist pain, 7 out of 10 on flexin. Numbness distal to the wrist x 2 weeks. Do you suspect CTS? Or what other issues?
Could be: Yes it could be CTS, you need to be examined to verfied the diagnosis. There is a test that is helful in making the diagnosis is called an EMG, need to be order by a physician. ...Read more
I have wrist pain with no known injury it hurts to move it and there is some swelling what could it be I have had this pain for a week?
Arthritis.: What you describe is a symptom of arthritis. At your age there are several different types. An infection in the joint, venereal disease, reactive arthritis, are some of the more common. Depending on your exam and other medical history there are many other types of arthritis which could be the cause. I would recommend that if it has been there for more than a few days you see a doctor ...Read more
Hi, I often have wrist pain. More specifically my right wrist. Once every 3 weeks my wrist gets inflated and blocks. What might be the cause?
I have wrist pain when I bend my wrist and when I put weight on it, why? I can't do any workout that requires me to put my body weight on it.
Need exam!: Apparently no hx. Of any injury to your wrist, correct? How long have you had this pain? Dominant hand? Pain w/ weight bearing could be many things including wrist sprain (scapholunate ligament injury), subclinical ganglion cyst, tfcc injury and a host of other things. See your ors for adequate history ; exam., etc. Good luck! ...Read more
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