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Old 09-24-2003, 12:00 PM   #1
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Question painfull wrists

Is there anybody out there who can maybe help me out.Over the last 18 months ive been experiencing very painfull wrists its not continous just every month or so they become very stiff and painfull and they feel so weak i usually wear a tubagrip for a couple of days and that eases it then im fine,but just lately ive found its happening more frequent and lasting longer and it feels like its on fire, it doesnt happen to both wrists at the same time.Im 24 years old. I appreciate any ideas.

 
Old 09-25-2003, 04:15 AM   #2
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Mine came on suddenly in the fingers in wrists and persists in the wrists even on meds. The burning is due to the inflammation. Although nothing was proven in the bloods, the specialists have concluded Rheumatoid arthritis.,,but i believe it is usually symmetrical - both sides effected. It responded pretty immediately to predisoline (cortisone)but it's an ongoing battle now to find a non steroid anti inflamm that will do the job as well as stop the disease progressing, and also hopefully without side effects. I also feel relief from support bandages and try to do stretching exercises to maintain range of movement. It's also better if they stay warm so gloves are useful too. Glad i don't type for a living...ouch!! Goodluck!
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Mine came on suddenly in the fingers in wrists and persists in the wrists even on meds. The burning is due to the inflammation. Although nothing was proven in the bloods, the specialists have concluded Rheumatoid arthritis.,,but i believe it is usually symmetrical - both sides effected. It responded pretty immediately to predisoline (cortisone)but it's an ongoing battle now to find a non steroid anti inflamm that will do the job as well as stop the disease progressing, and also hopefully without side effects. I also feel relief from support bandages and try to do stretching exercises to maintain range of movement. It's also better if they stay warm so gloves are useful too. Glad i don't type for a living...ouch!! Goodluck!
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Old 10-21-2003, 05:17 PM   #4
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Hi. I can't tell you what's wrong, but i know how you feel. I'm 16 & i've had the same symptoms for about 2 years or so. It's off & on & it gets worse every time. If I find out what's wrong with me I'll let you know...you might have the same thing as me. Power to the people with aching wrists!!!

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Old 10-23-2003, 11:56 AM   #5
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The pain I have in my wrist has been diagnosed as osteroarthrits. My doctor told me was from over use. I take Celebrex for mine but have read some other messages about the new drug Bextra and am going to ask my doctor about it at my next visit. Good luck.

 
Old 10-28-2003, 03:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies everyone.Been to docs on several occasions and even emergency room once.Let me tell you every visit as been a waste of time was given iburofen and told id probably just pulled something,then it was a trapped nerve and now im being told its probably stress related (yeah whatever).Why as everything got to be stress related?All these different diagnosis and not one test,doesnt look like im going to get any either oh well thats docs for you.So heres poor little old me in that much pain im ready to amputate and got to carry on.Anyway hope your all doing well.

 
Old 11-11-2003, 04:54 AM   #7
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I've been noticing this problem too, but I haven't seen a doctor yet, so I don't know if it's arthritis or not. My pain is only in the left wrist. It feels like a dull ache within the bones. I also can't wear my watch on that wrist because it causes a skin reaction....wierd...It only happens on my left wrist. My right is fine. So if arthritis is usually symmetrical, I wonder if that is my problem??? I guess I'll just have to see a dr. to know for sure. But I can understand the pain.

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Old 11-13-2003, 06:36 PM   #8
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I think you should try Glucosamin + chondroitin complex.

I was having pain in my wrisits and the dr. said that it was the beginning of Carpel Tunnel syndrome ( I work a lot on computers). After taking the complex, I was feeling much better the next day. Just 2 tabs and my swelling vanished and now it is 2 days, since I have taken the medicine. I am able to work with upto 20 % of the pain.

Even I feel a lot of strength in both my hands.

BTW these are over the counter drugs, and I got 30 tabs for $ 3.99+tax. Hope this helps.

 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:39 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by chezababe
Is there anybody out there who can maybe help me out.Over the last 18 months ive been experiencing very painfull wrists its not continous just every month or so they become very stiff and painfull and they feel so weak i usually wear a tubagrip for a couple of days and that eases it then im fine,but just lately ive found its happening more frequent and lasting longer and it feels like its on fire, it doesnt happen to both wrists at the same time.Im 24 years old. I appreciate any ideas.
So many things can go wrong with wrists its hard to tell without seeing a Dr.
I can add my 2¢ worth though.
I have de Quervain's Tenosynovitis (a form of tendon problem) in both thumbs & wrists for which I have worn casts in the past to help correct it and I stretch my thumbs away from the hand to maintain this properly.

OPPS, I didn't know we could not pass on medical site directions/links

I hope you find out what is wrong with your wrists.

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