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My wrist is swollen and it tends to hurt and falls asleep what could this be? I work in a factory that envolves a lot of lift excetra.
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: Carpal tunnel
Any repetitive use of hands and wrist may cause swelling & compression of the 'median nerve' in the wrist causing 'the hand to fall sleep' .
This 'pinched nerve syndrome' is called carpal tunnel. Wearing night splints may help, but you may need to get a nerve conduction study soon or you may have permanent damage.

In brief: Carpal tunnel
Any repetitive use of hands and wrist may cause swelling & compression of the 'median nerve' in the wrist causing 'the hand to fall sleep' .
This 'pinched nerve syndrome' is called carpal tunnel. Wearing night splints may help, but you may need to get a nerve conduction study soon or you may have permanent damage.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Get eval
If carpal tunnel, you may benefit from a trial of splint/brace, nsaids, manipulation or non surgical intervention.
Sometimes modification of work area w/ proper ergonomics helps relieve and prevent. Physical exam required. May benefit from nerve conduction study to confirm.

In brief: Get eval
If carpal tunnel, you may benefit from a trial of splint/brace, nsaids, manipulation or non surgical intervention.
Sometimes modification of work area w/ proper ergonomics helps relieve and prevent. Physical exam required. May benefit from nerve conduction study to confirm.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably Carpal Tunn
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most likely problem. Get it checked.
You'll be happy you did.

In brief: Probably Carpal Tunn
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most likely problem. Get it checked.
You'll be happy you did.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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