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How To Treat A Swollen Wrist?

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A swollen wrist is the result of wrist injury associated with traumatic events that result in sprains and fractures.


X-rays reveal joint damage in approximately 60% of adults over age 60, and in 80% to 90% of patients over age 75. [1]


- Requires medical treatment
- Lab tests or X-rays required to diagnose it
- Can happen to both men and women


Wrist swelling could occur because of chronic issues. Possible causes of wrist swelling could be falls, sports injury, arthritis and cysts. Wrist swelling can occur and trigger carpal tunnel syndrome.


Age Affected: Generally happens with older age.


Symptoms


- Stiffness, bruising and tingling
- Transient numbness that can become persistent
- Weakness or decreased strength
- Pain in the fingers or hand


Treatment


Self-care:
You can try self-care tips like relaxing your wrist if doing repetitive work, use protective gear during sports activity and apply ice and heat packs to lessen the swelling.


Medications:
Your doctor may prescribe non-inflammatory medicines to combat arthritic processes that are causing swelling. Also, he may prescribe over-the-counter painkillers to relieve you with pain.


Specialist:
At mfine, you can consult a doctor to have a better understanding of this disease and also treat yourself with a holistic treatment program.

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