Wrist Pain

Wrist pain is any discomfort in the wrist that may occur as a result of sprain, strain, injury, or overuse of the wrist. Keep the wrist at rest for at least two weeks and apply cold packs. Wearing a wrist splint and doing gentle stretching exercises for the fingers and wrist. Sometimes wrist pain can be due to repeated stress, or arthritis. Intake of oral calcium supplements and paying proper attention to ergonomics can decrease the chances of injury.

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How to get rid of pain in the fingers, palm, and wrist after working on the laptop from home?

Query: Hi doctor, Now, I am working from home for eight to ten hours a day. Before six days, my laptop got backed up. For the next three days, I was working with an external keyboard and mouse by sitting on the bed instead of using my table and chair. Though I had some strain and discomfort, I continued...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the exact location of pain. Please mention whether you have pain in your wrist or elbow or shoulder joint. Please mention whether you have hypothyroidism or diabetes. You have possible causes of neuropraxia, carpal tunnel syndrome, hypocalcemia, hypokalem...  Read Full »

Is carpal tunnel syndrome the cause of my wrist pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a bulged nerve in my right wrist. It causes pain when pressure is applied. It also causes pain in my arm, shoulder, and neck. Due to this, I stopped doing strenuous exercises using that hand. Sometimes, I have consistent pain in it. It aches a lot at night. It causes pain while ap...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Abhay Vikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs due to excessive use of wrist in a flexed position. It can occur due to typing keyboards for long hours. It is good to do tests to confirm the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Flex your affected wrist for 30 to 45 seconds and if the tin...  Read Full »

I have wrist pain on the radial side, along with swelling and tenderness near my wrist vein. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. In these few weeks, I have started having pain in my wrist, especially on the radial side. I feel pain when I move my wrist and thumb. Also, I noticed more clicking sounds this week, which sometimes cause pain, and my hand goes numb. On the side of my hand, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms you have described typically point towards the condition known as de-quivering tenosynovitis. No need for an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Do fomentation with ice and use a splint. You can also use Gabap...  Read Full »

Why am I having wrist pain after ulnar nerve relocation surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain in my left wrist for a month now. I had x-rays and a CT scan showing normal, but the pain continues. A few years back, I had ulnar nerve relocation surgery from a fall on ice in the same arm. Could the nerve be the reason I am having this wrist issue?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned pain in your wrist region for a month now. Also, you have mentioned previous ulnar nerve transposition surgery. Since your pain is localized to your wrist region, it seems unlikely that your ulnar nerve is involved because neuropathic pain is usua...  Read Full »

My X-ray report suggests that I do not have any fractures, but I have persistent pain ands swelling in my hand. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello, A week ago I fell and hurt my wrist. After the fall, I had a bit of pain, but I have not suspected anything major. However, the day after, my hand was swollen, warm, red, and painful. I went to the doctor, and an X-ray was done. The X-ray showed no fracture, but since I had pain in the scapho...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain can come from the soft tissues, the ligaments, and tendons around the wrist, but if you ask in the scaphoid area, it is the scaphoid unless proven otherwise. Often the fracture may not be visible in the first X-ray, and an X-ray repeated at two weeks shows t...  Read Full »

What causes wrist pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Three years ago, my right hand was accidentally ran over. X-ray showed no broken bones, but throughout the year I had extreme pain on the right hand side of my wrist next to the bone. I never know when the pain on the right hand side of my wrist is going to happen or how long the intense ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history. There are three probable diagnosis in your case: Triangular fibrocartilage complex injury (TFCC). Non-union scaphoid. De Quervain's disease (painful inflammation of thumb that extends to wrist). TFCC injury is a soft t...  Read Full »

I have had pain in the left wrist due to a blunt injury for the last two weeks. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I needed a second opinion about my medical records. The doctor told me I was excused from work for only one day due to my wrist injury. I feel like I should have been given more time off from unloading packages off trucks. I have complained of left wrist pain for the last two weeks d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Reviewing your records, it appears that they diagnosed you with a left wrist sprain. As I cannot examine you, it is hard to tell if it is just a wrist sprain or if you have associated tendinitis. If it is a pure wrist sprain, it usually recovers within two weeks, and...  Read Full »

What is the best way to eliminate wrist ganglion without surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a ganglion on my wrist, evidently occurred after an excessive wrist bending during an exercise. It happened about six months back and was examined by a physician. For the last two months, it has increased in size. Though it does not cause any pain, it is a bit bothersome. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing the picture with us (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If it is causing pain on flexion and extension of the wrist, and cause limitation to activities then consider getting a surgical opinion for possible resection. I know you d...  Read Full »

I have little pain in my right wrist when moving it to its extreme position after a minor accident. Pain increases if the wrist is stressed more. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old boy. I recently had a minor accident, and since then, I have been having a little pain in my right wrist when moving it to its extreme position. Also, just at the wrist joint (the place just near where a watch sits on the wrist), I can see one of my muscles a bit more t...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per your detailed description, you are most likely suffering from a condition called tenosynovitis or tendonitis. In this condition, there is swelling and inflammation of the tendon (the ends of the muscle which attach with bone), which...  Read Full »

Can arthritis be the reason for ankle and wrist pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I get pain in my joints like ankle and wrist occasionally. It goes off when I take Mobizox but comes after a few days again. Also, it goes off when I do massage or when I use compression glove. My uric acid is 10 mg/dL, and it is in a higher range. Does this pain occur due to increased u...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have arthralgia, and it is not arthritis. This condition will have pain along with swelling. It is unlikely to occur due to uric acid. You need to do a few tests which include RF (rheumatoid factor), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), an...  Read Full »

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