Pain In The Wrist Never Healed?
I want to ask, about 2 months and a half ago when I woke up early in the area around my left wrist, I was slightly swollen, there was a red mark like an animal was bitten, and it was rather warm in the swollen part, the initial symptoms of my wrist were difficult to move, when I spread my fingers my fingers hurt too. The point is I am not free to move with my left hand. Because I thought I was only bitten by an ordinary bed bug, I let it go. Because once or twice I was also bitten by bed bugs but in the legs and it felt the same, like cramps and hard to move. But for the long legs the better and disappear. Different from those in the wrist area. After passing a month the area still feels swollen / rash, even though when viewed from the outside the condition of my wrist is normal, And when the wrist is moved and my thumb is stretched it feels like pain in a scratched wound. After one month I tried to see a regular general practitioner and was given medication for joint pain and arthritis. Until now you could say the taste was better than before. But the discomfort and slight pain when moving the wrist are still there, especially when you wake up in the morning and in cold or rainy weather. So should I check my condition? If you need to go to a specialist, please apologize in advance if it’s too long. Thank you
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Swelling, redness, warmth, and also pain around the left wrist causing discomfort in the fingers can indeed be caused by skin inflammation after being bitten by a mite or other insects. However, if only this is the originator, often the complaint will improve in less than 1 to 2 weeks, leaving no dangerous complications.
If your complaint has been going on for a long time, worsening, especially in the morning when you wake up, causing your fingers to feel stiff when stretched, chances are the condition is caused by arthritis, more accurately called rheumatoid arthritis. This condition occurs when the joints and surrounding tissue become inflamed due to an error in the immune system that considers the joint membrane as a substance that is harmful to the body, when in fact it is not. As a result, not only the joints, but the cartilage and surrounding bone can also suffer damage. Clinically, rheumatoid arthritis can cause symptoms of inflammation in the joint as you experience it, which worsens after the joint is rested, for example when you wake up or have rested. These complaints often also appear accompanied by a sensation of fatigue, weakness, mild fever and excessive sweating, especially at night, as well as a decrease in appetite that also indirectly makes weight loss.
In addition to rheumatoid arthritis, your complaints may also occur due to gout arthritis (arthritis due to excessive uric acid deposition), nerve nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome, herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia, leprosy, cellulitis, diabetic neuropathy, and so on.
If you have already seen a doctor and received treatment, then your complaint improves with that treatment, in fact the steps you take are right. However, if the complaint is not completely healed, you should check your complaint to the doctor or a specialist in internal medicine for further observation, for example through X-ray examination, ultrasound, laboratory, CT scan, joint fluid examination, and so on. In this way, the potential for dangerous conditions can often be identified early and dealt with thoroughly.
In the meantime, we recommend that you do the following tips:
Compresses wrists that experience complaints with warm water Do not massage or massage carelessly wrists that have complaints If the pain feels quite disturbing, take the drug paracetamol to ease it , swimming Maintain your ideal body weight. During your activities, pay close attention to your posture so that it remains ergonomic and low-risk for injury. For example, as you type, position your hands not to bend, land the base of your hand with a soft pad, rest your fingers in the middle of activities so as not to stiff or fatigue Eat healthy and nutritious foods, especially those rich in vitamin B complex Don't smoke Don't stress overdoing it Hopefully it helps ..