Pain In The Wrist That Often Recurs?
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Hello Amalia Putri Nilau,
Pain in the wrist can be like being pricked, burning hot, like being shocked, or like pins and needles with numbness in the hands and fingers. Wrist pain can also be accompanied by other complaints such as swelling and redness on the wrist. Pain can be heavy at certain times for example at night in the cold air.
The causes of wrist pain are as follows:
Injury of muscles, tendons, or bones in the wrist. Can arise from direct trauma to the wrist, for example due to a fall or collision; or due to repetitive use of the wrist area, for example typing, playing basketball, etc.
Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Carpal tunnel syndrome, due to pinched wrist nerves
Ganglion cysts, usually followed by complaints of the appearance of a lump with a color like the surrounding skin
Kienbock's disease, due to deformity of the wrist bones which then interferes with blood circulation to the area
Diagnosis of the causes of wrist pain is done through history taking, physical examination, and supporting examinations in the form of x-rays, ultrasound, arthroscopy, or MRI or CT-scan if necessary.
The treatment given in cases of wrist pain also varies depending on the severity and underlying cause. Pain can be reduced by cold or warm compresses, using elastic bands / bandages to reduce wrist movement, taking over-the-counter pain relievers (paracetamol, ibuprofen), doing physiotherapy. Surgery may be needed in certain cases such as carpal tunnel syndrome or ganglion cysts.
Prevention of recurring wrist pain is to limit repetitive strenuous activities using the wrist, apply the principle of ergonomics when activities involve the wrist, use protection when exercising or do activities with the risk of collision on the wrist. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.