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I am in the navy and a corpsman told me my pain in my wrist is from over working it. I have had this for over a year in both wrists. What could it be?
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Many possibilities
The location of your pain will help narrow down your diagnosis.
Common causes of wrist pain include but not limited to tendinitis, strains/sprains, nerve compression and even fractures. Oversue injuries generally cause inflammation of tendons however, other possibilities remain. Therefore proper examination and evaluation by an orthopedist can help diagnose and treat the problem.

In brief: Many possibilities
The location of your pain will help narrow down your diagnosis.
Common causes of wrist pain include but not limited to tendinitis, strains/sprains, nerve compression and even fractures. Oversue injuries generally cause inflammation of tendons however, other possibilities remain. Therefore proper examination and evaluation by an orthopedist can help diagnose and treat the problem.
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Probably a tendonitis. If it is on the thumb side of the wrist, could be the FCR tendon. On the small finger side of the wrist is the FCU tendon. In the middle of the wrist are the tendons that bend your fingers.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many things
Best to have this looked at if it's really significantly impacting your abilities or significantly painful.
Don't underestimate the power of an x-ray. Get it checked and make sure things are ok.

In brief: Many things
Best to have this looked at if it's really significantly impacting your abilities or significantly painful.
Don't underestimate the power of an x-ray. Get it checked and make sure things are ok.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
In brief: What's your job?
Depending on your job, different kinds of overuse injury are possible.
Sounds most likely to be tendonitis, though other problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome should be ruled out. A wrist support and nsaids may help. If pain is severe, you should see a doctor who can evaluate and diagnose the exact problem. Rest or temporary transfer to a different position may be needed.

In brief: What's your job?
Depending on your job, different kinds of overuse injury are possible.
Sounds most likely to be tendonitis, though other problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome should be ruled out. A wrist support and nsaids may help. If pain is severe, you should see a doctor who can evaluate and diagnose the exact problem. Rest or temporary transfer to a different position may be needed.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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