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What can I do to minimize wrist pain from typing?

What can I do to minimize wrist pain from typing?

Splints and position: Most wrist pain from typing is caused by poor positioning and movement of the wrist. You should wear straight wrist splints and adjust the height of the keyboard so your elbows are bent at 90 degrees. Also use a keyboard not just a laptop. ...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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What's the best way to relieve wrist pain from typing too much?

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

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How can I reduce back, neck and wrist pain from computer, typing and desk work?

How can I reduce back, neck and wrist pain from computer, typing and desk work?

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

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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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I have been having wrist pain during and after typing. What is wrong?

I have been having wrist pain during and after typing. What is wrong?

Carpal tunnel: It is most likely carpal tunnel syndrome and can probably be treated with wrist supports and a cushion under your forearms when typing. Seek a consult with a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Help! Throbbing pain in wrist while typing?

Help! Throbbing pain in wrist while typing?

Carpal tunnel: Many computer workers get carpal tunnel sypmtoms. This is treated by your physician with medications, injections, or even surgery. Aee your md. ...Read more

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Diagnosis of wrist pain with normal CT scan, increase with exercise, stress and typing.

Diagnosis of wrist pain with normal CT scan, increase with exercise, stress and typing.

MRI Much Better: Mri shows the tendons and ligaments much better than ct, as well as bone edema/bruising that ct cannot.

Ct is best for suspected fracture after significant trauma. ...Read more

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What are some causes of wrist pain?

What are some causes of wrist pain?

Many: There are may causes of wrist pain, given your age the most common would be tendinitis and a ganglion cyst. Please be specific about where you are having the pain. ...Read more

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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 can cause wrist pain 12 years after a broken wrist?

What can cause wrist pain 12 years after a broken wrist?

Malunion: If the fracture did not heal correctly or a malunion, over 10-12 years the wrist bones will shift out of position and lead to arthritis causing the wrist pain. See a hand surgeon for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Will an X-ray tell me what is the cause of my wrist pain?

Will an X-ray tell me what is the cause of my wrist pain?

MRI better: A wist MRI may show 'torn ligaments' if an xray is normal. ...Read more

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What can I get someone who always has neck and wrist pain?

What can I get someone who always has neck and wrist pain?

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

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Why do I have right wrist pain when I bend it a certain way?

Wrist pain: If you notice a lump @ the wrist at the same time, it may be due to a ganglion cyst which is a form of arthritis where the lining of the wrist bones protrudes out from the bones causing pain. ...Read more

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What is the cause to my sharp wrist pain? Have like a soft cyst there.

What is the cause to my sharp wrist pain? Have like a soft cyst there.

Most likely ganglion: Cyst, usually painfull when they strart to appear. ...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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Wrist pain after bridges and handstands. How to prevent this from happening?

Wrist pain after bridges and handstands. How to prevent this from happening?

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

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I am experiencing extreme wrist pain when I put pressure on it or bend it. What could be wrong?

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

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Hello I'm having intense wrist pain when pressure is applied to it. Could you help diagnose it?

Hello I'm having intense wrist pain when pressure is applied to it. Could you help diagnose it?

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

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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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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Wrist pain: Do you use computer a lot? Maybe using the mouse with your right hand? Ii there a family history of rheumatoid arthritis? Please have your physician work you up fully. ...Read more

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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.

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