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Symptoms begin gradually and experiencing numbness/tingling and pain in the hand are common. If caught early, carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated without surgery. Wearing a brace at night to keep the wrist in a natural position and a splint during the day are common practice. Anti-inflammatory medicines may also be recommended. Surgery is recommended on a case-by-case basis, considering the severity of the condition.
When the wrist is broken, you will feel immediate pain, tenderness, swelling, and bruising. The wrist my hang in a deformed manner, also.
Treatments include a cast for non-surgical procedures, or a surgery to correct extreme cases of bone displacement.
Usually, symptoms include a swollen, bruised finger that droops noticeably. Blood may collect beneath the nail; the nail may even detach from beneath the skin fold at its base.
For nonsurgical treatment, the application of ice should be immediate and then a splint may be applied to hold the fingertip straight, usually up to eight weeks. Surgical repair may be necessary for large fractures or major joint misalignment.
Treatments performed using wrist arthroscopy include a number of conditions, like chronic wrist pain, wrist fractures, ganglion cysts, ligament tears, and carpal tunnel syndrome. After surgery, the wrist should be elevated for a few days, kept clean and dry, and ice should be used to control swelling.
Physical Therapy is usually recommended. Treatment options begin with the RICE therapy, with recommendations for a wrist brace and rehabilitation exercises also common. In rare instances, surgery may be required to repair a torn ligament or if there is a bone fracture.
Presents with fluctuating wrist pain where constant movement reduces the pain felt. Treatment usually consists of sucking the fluids from the cyst, injecting corticosteroids for temporary relief, or surgery to remove the cyst altogether. Often, the cyst is not painful and no treatment is necessary.
There are many types of bursitis (elbow, knee, shoulder, hip, etc), but most diagnoses are consistent in that each show tenderness and swelling over the bursa along with pain during movement. Inflamed bursas carry a small chance of getting infected. If you experience open wounds around the area of bursitis, redness, or a fever/chills, contact a doctor immediately.
Treating bursitis is a matter of resting and protecting the affected area. Ice it down, take anti-inflammatory medicines to control swelling, with physical therapy & cortisone injections available for persistent cases. Physical rehab may be recommended for serious cases.
Overuse is the most common reason tendonitis may develop. Another cause is aging, as tendons lose their ability to stretch as you age. Tenderness over the tendon, pain and swelling of the tendon are common symptoms of tendonitis; different kinds of tendonitis (wrist, Achilles, knee, shoulder) need different treatments, but most require RICE therapy and in some cases, physical therapy.