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Suggest treatment of shooting pain in wrist

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I have a shooting sort of electrical pain in my wrist. It's been an annoyance mostly, but it also hurts. Now the numbness is moving up my arm. It's numb about an inch higher than it has been. Hoping it's not some sort of clot, but I don't want to overreact and go to the emergency room if it's something silly??
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Reduced blood supply or nerve compression

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I went through your query and understood your concerns.

With your description of symptoms , its better you need to visit doctor.
I can think of two possible causes, one nerve compression, which needs to be treated to reduce damage to nerve. Secondly reduced blood supply to hand could be from blood vessel block.
Rarely reduced blood supply to part of brain, so its better to visit doctor.

Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Vidya KR (1 hour later)
Thank you for your answer. I will set an appt tomorrow. I'm a little unclear on the last part of your answer, though?? What do you mean by "rarely reduced blood supply to part of brain"?
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
As mentioned below

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for follow up query.

Each part in our body is represented in brain in a systematic way. One of the rare cause for symptoms similar to tingling in hand is reduced blood supply to part of brain which controls hand.
Its a rare possibility but need to be examined.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Vidya KR (7 hours later)
Thank you!! I made an appointment today. :)
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Wish you a good health

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Wish you good health.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Suggest treatment of shooting pain in wrist

Brief Answer: Reduced blood supply or nerve compression Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic. I went through your query and understood your concerns. With your description of symptoms , its better you need to visit doctor. I can think of two possible causes, one nerve compression, which needs to be treated to reduce damage to nerve. Secondly reduced blood supply to hand could be from blood vessel block. Rarely reduced blood supply to part of brain, so its better to visit doctor. Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query. Regards