Osteoarthritis of wrist

Common Questions and Answers about Osteoarthritis of wrist


Avatar n tn well then get anti-inflammatories from doc. Not sure what your age is, but over this side of the 'pond' there is a lot of interest in glucosamine+chondroitin+ omega3 combo's as a retardent/help for the disease; best began at an earlier phase I believe. Do you no harm to check them out with your health professionals...they were recommended to me. I personally don't like to take too much of any one strong med for a protracted period so I swap over to strong aspirin periodically.
Avatar f tn Hello My Xray showed Osteoarthritis in my fingers and wrists. I knew I had Osteoarthritis in my fingers but not in my wrists. Is it unusual to have OA in wrists? http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/kjl07/Osteoarthritis/IMG_2638.
Avatar f tn Hi I'm 30 years old and am a full time chef of 15 years, I have just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left wrist which has weakened as well. What will my wrist be like in the near future if I carry on with my busy job as I have also been advised to find a new occupation.
Avatar n tn to reach the base of neck to shoulder pain up to wrist..occasionaly painful. also have ddd in l5-s1 lumbar..leg spasms,and ackes.can't do daily activities without pain..simple things. many different symptoms have started since... and does thing impair me at 30's from working.
Avatar m tn I have a bump on the underside of my wrist right below my thumb on my right hand. Its been there for 2 years. It gives me a slight pain when hold heavier objects and if I press on it.
Avatar n tn I would like to know the cause of my wrist ganglions as I am a croupier at a casino for 20 years and would like to know if there are any more croupiers that suffer from this problem.
Avatar m tn Since you have had what appears to be two consults with professional medical practitioners, both of which have recommended wrist supports, wear them and relax. However, monitor the level of pain and inflammation in that wrist with annual or semi-annual visits to your doctor to catch any developing problems. At our age (I'm 66), we can expect degeneration of joints and minor osteoarthritis -- it is unavoidable. Proper preventative care can help manage this condition.
Avatar m tn The goal of a wrist fusion is to get the radius in the forearm, the carpal bones of the wrist, and the metacarpals of the hand to fuse into one long bone. The ulna of the forearm is not included in the fusion. The joints between the ulna and the radius are what allows you to turn the palm of your hand up and down. By not fusing the ulna, you should still be able to rotate your hand. However, you will not be able to bend your wrist after the operation.
Avatar n tn I have had significant pain in my left wrist for 5 years and in my right for 4-4.5. While the left was worse for most of that time, the pain levels are now essentially equal, depending upon use. (I am right-handed) The pain is centered on the back of my wrists, in the center between the bones. There is no stiffness, swelling, or heat radiating from the joints. Pain occurs primarily when the hand is bent back at an angle to the arm and when twisting.
Avatar f tn Inflammation in the hip joint can, in turn, irritate the surrounding nerves, which could be causing the burning sensation down the front of your thighs. Speaking of hands (sorry!) try sleeping with a wrist brace or other device that prevents you from curling/clenching your hands while you sleep.
Avatar f tn A clicking sound in a joint along with pain is a sign of arthritis. It can be rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout or a reactive arthritis to a drug or infection. You will need an X-ray of the joint along with other tests like RA factor and test for gout. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar n tn I have broken my wrist twice and have been told that I have a radius malunion that will require corrective osteotomy using bone from my pelvis. How major of a procedure is this? My concern is the recovery time and the removal of the bone from the pelvis. Are bone grafts common and is this procedure pretty common as well?
1091980 tn?1295545031 ) I also had the grind test which was very painful at the base of the thumb and at the front of my wrist. I have been given a cortizone injection a few weeks ago but still experience the above symptoms. However, the area which was swollen for months I have tried the epl test and cannot raise my thumb very far from the table. Is all this happening from arthritis at the base of the thumb? I am concerned as I seem to be experiencing more symptoms as time passes.
Avatar n tn Arthritic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, fractures, dislocations, or long-time instability of the wrist bones can destroy all or most of the cartilage that forms the smooth surface of the many wrist bones. When that happens, the wrist becomes painful and loses motion When the pain and functional impairment keeps you from your daily activities, you may seek the advice of your physician. You may consider wrist replacement surgery. The surgery is complicated.
1689663 tn?1390846960 every opiate RX and scrutinizing their every move. Many of our physicians are rightfully frightened of reprimand or worse, losing their license. So finding a competent and compassionate physician that understand pain management is key. It doesn't have to be a PMP but in most states that's what it will take. Have you consulted a PMP (Pain Management Physician)? If not I would request a referral.
Avatar n tn Due to your age,possibility of osteoarthritis is high. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. Diagnosis is done by x-ray and MRI of the joints.
152264 tn?1280358257 I don't know what that bump is called, but I would feel a sudden painful shift exactly in that spot with often only the tiniest movement of my hand. Now the same kind of painful shift happens straight across my whole wrist, right where the hand meets the arm. I can be using my hand perfectly normally, carrying heavy things, typing, etc. all day and then suddenly, two or three times a day, I have this sudden painful shift and have to wait a few seconds for it to ease up. Can this be arthritis?
Avatar n tn the pain i had came from bone on bone which the doctor said i had osteoarthritis which came from my cartilage being destroyed. my wrist was so painful that it hurt to lift a full cup of coffee, i was waking in the middle of the night from pain. I would suggest asking your doctor that you would like a MRI with contrast (dye). that should clearly tell your doctor or the radiologist if you have any soft tissue damage to your hand.
Avatar n tn These three bones form a triangle on the thumb side of the wrist. The fusion holds these bones in place when pressure or load is put on the wrist.
Avatar n tn It continued, so saw the hand surgeon. He did an xray, and found osteoarthritis (no cartilage in the wrist joint) in my wrist and did a cortizone shot in the wrist, not the cyst. This was in January 2004. I continued to have problems with the cyst, which is now about 2 inches, bulging on the inside of my wrist, and making manual tasks very difficult. It throbs a lot, haven't been able to play golf. So I saw the hand surgeon again in May 2004.
Avatar f tn She has, for the last month had intermitent pain in her right wrist, feeling of numbness but not totally numb from the wrist bone to the ring and pinky finger but only on that side of her wrist, inflammation on the outside of her wrist, with inflammation of the hand, and she cannot grip or hold anything, and she can feel heat but not coldness on the outside of her hand. I would like to know what could be wrong with her. She cannot go to the doctor because of insurance issues.
Avatar f tn I have a bad knee (which has yet to be diagnosed) and am getting a scan on it soon. Originally, that was the only joint that hurt. Then all of a sudden, my shoulder joints hurt, then my elbow, my wrist, and my other knee. they rarely hurt all at the same time and the pain is random. sometimes it is dull pain and sometimes it is sharp, shooting pain.
Avatar f tn I get sharp, shooting pains across the back of that side of the wrist that run up into the back of the hand and into the lower arm. Sometimes the pain goes all the way across the elbow into my upper arm. But it never goes into the shoulder. The pain is worse with my palm pointing either toward the floor or toward the midline of the body. Rotating the palm upward or away from the midline causes slightly less pain. I do not notice any difference in pain if my elbow is straight or bent.
Avatar f tn I was once diagnosed with headaches, neck pain, arm pain and De Quervain's tenosynovitis - could these have been misdiagnoses and actually the pain, headaches, arm pain, wrist pain, and hand weakness been a result of the beginnings on C5 and C6 nerve compression and osteoarthritis? Any assistance and reference materials regarding this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
8012887 tn?1396276409 Our 8 year old border collie has been diagnosed with arthritis in his back and front legs, We have noticed lately that his right foreleg from the wrist down is turning inwards and the top part of his foot in the middle looking a little flatter than usual. His left paw is also beginning to turn in but not as much. His Elbows look ok when looking face on to him so I dont think the problem is his elbows.
Avatar m tn My mother has recently experience these symptoms: shoulder, wrist, hip, knee pain. Plus, in the mornings sometimes she can't make a fist, and experiences "buzzing" in her joints throughout the day. Especially her hands. She also experiences a great deal of back pain and she bruises easily. She has been tested for parvo, limes disease, arthritis and lupis. no luck yet. she also can be quite thirsty throughout the day.... any idea?! she has been given naproxen as a pain killer.
523861 tn?1212281020 I have a problem with my knees also. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees and fibromyalgia. I get a lot of the pain and swelling in my hands and fingers, wrists also. My back and neck hurt a lot. I went to two different rheumatologists, and was given some help, but not anything that really takes the pain and sore feeling away. I have good days and bad. Do you have any irritable bowel problems? I have that along with it.
Avatar m tn that was a recent diagnosis and the first round of antibiotics didn't completely solve it -- a couple of bumps showed up on my wrist afterwards. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn I have osteoarthritis in my wrists and finger, worse in my right hand . I have had cortisone shots which does not help , this was caused from a injury at work . I also have signs of carpel tunnel , this has been going on for over 2 yrs.
Avatar n tn The symptom of yours that stands out to me is the symmetry of your hand problems. Also Osteoarthritis is usually more prevalent in the last joint at the finger tip but I certainly am not a Dr. It is also not usually symmetrical. Take care and let us know.