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 slammed my wrist on a metal table and have been suffering from swelling and pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a female aged 23, 5'5 tall, weighing around 190 pounds. I am currently not on any medication.A week ago, I slammed my dominant hand's wrist against a metal table and had immediate swelling and redness. I struggled to twist and rotate my wrist (I am in a profession that uses hands majo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your description of symptoms and understood your concern.Since you had resumed your professional life and could move the wrist and hand, there is a remote chance of a significant fracture. The possibilities are ligament injury or a hairline fracture o...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for swelling and pain in my right wrist?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old¬†female, and I was diagnosed with RA late last year. It has been persistent in my wrists this year. I was told to take Zycel 200 mg, but I feel something else could be wrong, as the pain and swelling are only in the wrists, more in the right hand. In my country, we do n...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, then it is possible the swelling in the wrists is due to it. And moreover, we need to step up the treatment as only Zycel (Celecoxib) 200 mg is not enough to control it. It would be better if one could ...  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 do no...  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 icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

What is causing pain in the wrists when moving it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have wrist pain, and it is swollen. It hurts to flex my wrist doing push-ups or moving it left and right.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for writing to us.Sorry to hear about your wrist pain and discomfort.I hope the pain is not severe.From the picture attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), we can see soft tissue inflammatory changes in the area on the radial part of the wri...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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, hypok...  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. Abhay Vikram Singh

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...  Read Full »

How to cure my wrist pain present after playing piano?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old female and I get wrist pain. It happens in both of my wrists and it comes without any specific cause. When I put pressure on my palms, I get a shooting pain on my wrist where I have the main veins. I play piano in a proper position and pressure. I am afraid of getting RS...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can have wrist pain due to playing piano and due to usage of devices for a long time. You should take a rest for a while. If you have continuous pain, then it is necessary to do an X-ray of the wrist to rule out arthritis or rheumatoid art...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the electric shock-like feeling in the wrist while twisting?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed an electric shock feeling in my wrists when tapping on them or twisting too much. That comes and goes, and might be normal. But I have also noticed a little bit of pain in my right wrist, and I have noticed a crease (see attached picture) in the wrist area of my palm. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. Since when you started to have these symptoms of electric shock feelings and since when pain in the right wrist? 2. As you mention electric current like feeling, I would like to know which area you feel that...  Read Full »

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