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Why would my wrist swell up after doing yardwork?

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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Inflammation

Swelling in the body is usually due to trauma, infection, or inflammation (irritation).
Assuming there was no trauma like a fall, and you did not puncture the skin, then is most likely inflammation (usually of you tendons).

In brief: Inflammation

Swelling in the body is usually due to trauma, infection, or inflammation (irritation).
Assuming there was no trauma like a fall, and you did not puncture the skin, then is most likely inflammation (usually of you tendons).
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes

Tendinitis. Heat and stretch before work, stretch and ice ( fill styrofoam cup w water and freeze, and peel rim away) after.

In brief: Yes

Tendinitis. Heat and stretch before work, stretch and ice ( fill styrofoam cup w water and freeze, and peel rim away) after.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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