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What does swelling of the wrists and ankles indicate?

What does swelling of the wrists and ankles indicate?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the wrists and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What exactly is carple tunnel syndrome? Is it just swelling of your wrists?

What exactly is carple tunnel syndrome? Is it just swelling of your wrists?

Nerve Compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve as it traverses an anatomic region known as the carpal tunnel. It typically presents as numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and part of the ring fingers. Frequently, it awakens patients at night. In its later stages, there can be serious loss of muscle function, profound numbness and difficulty with use function of the hand. ...Read more

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Wrist cracking no swelling is it fractured?

Wrist cracking no swelling is it fractured?

Most likely not: To fracture a bone you have to have injury or have some thing to weaken the bone.
Most of the time if you are healthy some kind of inflammation in the joint will be the problem.
Some time it happen for no obvious reasons. ...Read more

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What can I do if my wrist swelling like balloon. What should I do?

What can I do if my wrist swelling like balloon. What should I do?

Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe strains, sprains, arthritis, trauma, autoimmune diseases, metabolic problems, etc. Swelling is a very non-specific finding and has so many causes that identifying the cause takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then getting a doctors opinion should give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can you have torn ligaments or a broken wrist without it ever swelling?

Can you have torn ligaments or a broken wrist without it ever swelling?

Usually no: To have fracture or torn ligament in the wrist usually need some kind of injury and cause swelling. ...Read more

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Severe pain in left wrist no swelling hurts to move it don't remeber ever hurting it?

Severe pain in left wrist no swelling hurts to move it don't remeber ever hurting it?

See a doctor: Please have your doctor check it out. It could be a form of arthritis, or possibly a ganglion cyst, but usually there is a lump which is painful with that condition. ...Read more

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What causes tightness in the wrists and ankles with little to no pain and no swelling?

What causes tightness in the wrists and ankles with little to no pain and no swelling?

Wrist & ankleS: If both sides are affected then it is caused by a generalized disorder like arthritis (either osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, reactive or other like lupus). If it last only few seconds or minutes. It even could be an equivalent for angina (heart disease). Coexisting carpal tunnel with tarsal tunnel syndrome would be rare. ...Read more

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I got bitten by a bug on my arm by my wrist and it is swelling a lot and hurts when it is touched?

I got bitten by a bug on my arm by my wrist and it is swelling a lot and hurts when it is touched?

Bug bite treatment: Use a cold compress to help reduce the swelling. Taking Benadryl and another histamine blocker like omeprazole can also lessen the bite affects. Most bites by unseen spiders end well with simple care. But also watch for fevers, infection at the site, joint pains, and overall worsening. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling on outside of left wrist, there is no pain and when I lift my arm up it goes away?

What could cause swelling on outside of left wrist, there is no pain and when I lift my arm up it goes away?

Cyst: There are many things that cause swellings but at the wrist, it would be most common to have a ganglionic cyst. Other possibilities are traumatic cyst, lymph node, etc. The only way to know for sure what it is is for you to have it examined and perhaps a test called MRI or ultrasound to image the lesion. I would have your physician look at it and evaluate it. ...Read more

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If the swelling goes down in the wrist and movement and pain become better does that usally mean the erist is not broken.?

If the swelling goes down in the wrist and movement and pain become better does that usally mean the erist is not broken.?

Fracture: Absolutely not things can and do heal on their own many times incorrectly please seal medical attention to reduce risk of arthritis and potentially permanent dysfunction. ...Read more

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I got hit in my wrist with a baseball, and now it hurts severely when I try to rotate my wrist but there's no swelling. Should I get it x-rayed?

Hand and wrist eval: Since you describe your pain as severe with wrist movements, you can start with family dr to see if you need xrays. You must see also an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand or rehabilitation medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I had wrist arthroscopy 3 days ago. The swelling went down some yesterday but today is more pronounced. Should I be concerned? How long does it last?

Wrist A, scopy: The swelling may take a week to resolve completely you should be concerned if your pain is increased, redness appears, it gets hot or you are running fever. ...Read more

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I have pain & swelling in tendons of my wrist and also my thumb caused by long sea kayaking trip 5 days ago. What to do to ensure it heals properly?

I have pain & swelling in tendons of my wrist and also my thumb caused by long sea kayaking trip 5 days ago. What to do to ensure it heals properly?

See below: Rest, ice (if there's swelling/pain) on & off throughout the day, elevation (for swelling), NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation (unless you're on blood thinners, have ulcers/bleeding problems). Gradually do range of motion exercises for wrist, fingers, thumb to keep them limber. If no swelling, can use moist heat instead of ice—whichever feels better & helps more. ...Read more

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My wrist is hurt after boxing once. There is some swelling in the ulnar side, stiffness in flexion/extension, and pain internally/externally rotating?

My wrist is hurt after boxing once. There is some swelling in the ulnar side, stiffness in flexion/extension, and pain internally/externally rotating?

You have an injury:: The severity of the injury is uncertain. Though this is most likely a sprain, a fracture is still possible. Try conservative measures first IF you DON'T have: loss of sensation, circulation or strength in any of your fingers. If you do, get seen right away. Otherwise try RICE: Rest, Ice, Elevation and gentle Compression/ACE bandage. Use a wrist brace. If worsening or just not better, see your MD. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist hurt? No swelling.

Several reasons: Pain in the wrist without swelling can come from several areas. If this pain is persistent despite some rest and anti inflammatories then an evaluation with a proper exam and imaging such as X-rays can help determine the cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in ankles knees and wrists?

Have it evaluated.: You may benefit by seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Wrist swelling and pain. Feels like a cyst. What is it?

Wrist swelling and pain. Feels like a cyst. What is it?

Most likely ganglion: Cyst appear usually around the wrist area and the fingers, the most common soft tissue tumor around the area. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having pain, swelling around palm/wrist?

Nsaids: For pain / inflammation in the wrists my first choice of medication if you have no kidney problems and no history of an severe gastritis/GERD is Ibuprofen. You can also at night place your wrists in a wrist splint then take them off during the day, see if this helps as well. Follow up closely with your primary doc in the mean time. Take Ibuprofen with food. ...Read more

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Weird swelling in wrist with pain and lump that is squishy?

Weird swelling in wrist with pain and lump that is squishy?

Ganglion cyst: While more info is needed, it sounds like you have a ganglin, or "bible" cyst. These are very common at the wrist. They are small balloons of tissue and fluid from the joint, and tend to get bigger and smaller. Sometimes thy have no other symptom but if they hurt, you at need treatment. That an nclude trying to drain it or inject it. Used to be hit with a bible-but don't try that! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wrist hurts but there's no swelling?

What do you suggest if my wrist hurts but there's no swelling?

Wrist pain: Does not have to be accompanied by swelling discoloration or stiffness. Tendinitis joint problems. Soft tissue cysts can be present and cause pain but not necessarily show up with swelling. Persistent wrist pain doesn't respond to normal palliative means such as rest ice splinting should be evaluated. Hey proper exam and x-rays can go along way ...Read more

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Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Probably not: Cortisone injections are used to reduce swelling and pain. Sometimes the area is more painful for the first day or two, though. ...Read more

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I broke my wrist. Just got the cast off and it's still swelling. Is this normal?

Yes they stay: Swelling for a while, usually the swelling go down in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to subside after the wrist cast comes off?

How long does it take for the swelling to subside after the wrist cast comes off?

Months: Depending on why you had the cast on, it may take several months for swelling to fully resolve. If you had a fracture or surgery, I usually tell my patients that it will take up to a year for everything to get back to normal, and that the wrist may always be a little bigger than it was befor. ...Read more

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What could be hurting on my wrist right below my thumb there is a very small swelling there?

What could be hurting on my wrist right below my thumb there is a very small swelling there?

? Ganglion: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What you described suggest a ganglion. A benign swelling that may resolve on its own. If the pain has lasted more than two weeks, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
See this site for more info and you may google "ganglion" to see pictures
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ganglion-cysts/ds00767. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more