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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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I have pain in my wrist, which worsens when stressed. Why?

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 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 »

I have regular pain and swelling in my hand. What is 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 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 could be the possible reasons for wrist pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a newly married housewife. I am having pain in the right wrist for the last five days. I also feel pain in the right lower arm and sometimes above the right shoulder blade. The pain is also present in the fingers of the right hand. I cannot put enough force while making a grip with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Maddika Sivasankarreddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The possible reasons as a whole are Cervical IVDP (intervertebral disc prolapse), missed minor fracture in childhood, carpal tunnel syndrome, De Quervain's tenosynovitis. Please do the following investigations: 1) Fasting thyroid profile. 2) Fasting lipid profile. 3) R...  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 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 Gaba...  Read Full »

I felt pain in my left wrist while doing exercises for one month. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I feel pain in my left wrist when I put some pressure on it, like when doing push-ups. Otherwise, it feels normal. It is from one month since I have not been doing any exercises, I thought it would get automatically fixed, but it did not. Please advise me on what I should do.   Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pain in the wrist can be due to many reasons. If you did not have any injury or fall, the most likely cause is inflammation in ligaments or tendons, commonly seen in young athletes and gym trainees. You need not worry, as it is completely treatable with some medicines ...  Read Full »

I fell on my wrist while playing basketball, and currently, I am having pain. Is it due to fracture or hyperextension?

Query: Hello doctor,I fell on my wrist when I tried to stop a fall while playing basketball. It was sore last night and there was no swelling or bruising. It hurts more today. Is this a broken bone, fracture, or hyperextension? What recommendations do you have?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I recommend you get an X-ray of the affected wrist joint AP (anteroposterior) and lateral views.Till then, you can wear a wrist brace. This will give some support. You need to take the following medicines: Take a tablet ...  Read Full »

I have hand-wrist pain. Can you please suggest the treatment options?

Query: Hi doctor, I have fallen on hand wrist, and my x-ray report says that borderline or mildly enlarged proximal scapholunate interval (3 to 4 mm) and overall maintained joint spaces. No fracture, dislocation, or aggressive osseous lesion. Dorsal hand soft tissue edema, centered at the second to fifth m...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gayakwad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The available information shows that the ligaments holding the two bones in the proximal row of the wrist are stretched or partially torn (as x-ray predicts a gap of 2 to 3 mm). Therefore, I suggest you have a clinical test known as the Watson test, in addition to a ...  Read Full »

What does tendonitis feel like in the wrist?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing persistent pain in my right wrist. The pain began after this weekend, where I was opening and closing a lot of jars (my friends and I do some canning), and I think the twisting motion messed something up. Now, when I attempt to hold things, there is a sharp pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your problem, and I hope I can help you. Since the pain is on the ulnar side of the wrist, the movement starts from the hand, and the pain can be due to compressive neuropathy, FCU (flexor carpi ulnaris), tendinitis, impingement, or TFCC (tri...  Read Full »

Why do I get wrist pain even after swinging a tennis racquet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wrist pain on the top of it. Usually, when I use it in daily life it is all nice but as soon as I even swing a tennis racquet soon afterward pain develops. The pain is on the top and prevents my wrist from pronating. Whenever I play tennis it is usually only for five minutes....  Read Full »

Dr. Mohd Suhaib Mudabbir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The wrist pain that you are experiencing could be due to the following reasons. 1) TFCC (triangular fibrocartilage complex) injury. 2) DRUJ (distal radioulnar joint) instability. 3) Carpal tunnel syndrome. 4) Osseous (bone) injury. 5) Cartilage injury. If you are ...  Read Full »

I am having carpal tunnel pain in both hands. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was seen today for what seems to be carpal tunnel pain in both hands or wrist right being worse. It has been going on for over two weeks straight. Massages do not work, splints do not work. The pain is horrible at night, my hands are not just numb, my middle fingers feel like they a...  Read Full »

Dr. Doshi Chintan Ajay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Greetings for a healthy future. I understand that you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Regarding your questions about severity and surgery I hope following helps you. In order to know the exact cause and the severity of problem, it will be helpfu...  Read Full »

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