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What causes swollen wrist?

I m a 39 year old woman.Ive been a waitress since I was 15,so I m used to hard work,being active and on my feet.However for about a month my left leg and harm has been hurting.Its a constant feeling.The last two days I have a knew symptom.My left wrist veins after I get off work and sit down have been blue and swollen.Theres a little pain.Wondering what could be happening.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have swollen wrist . Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like sudden impacts ,arthritis , rheumatoid arthritis , carpal tunnel syndrome , gout or ganglion cysts. For now apply warm compresses , you can also put your wrist in hot water tub for 15 minutes daily and take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain . Do not lift heavy object with arm and give proper rest to your arm . I would suggest you to consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination . Doctor may order CT scan , MRI along with physical examination , urine test . Doctor may recommend surgical removal or may prescribe antibiotics , allopurinol along with anti inflammatory . Doctor may also recommend physical therapy .Doctor may fix the abnormality by plaster , splint or bandage in case of fracture .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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What causes swollen wrist?

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. As per your query you have swollen wrist . Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like sudden impacts ,arthritis , rheumatoid arthritis , carpal tunnel syndrome , gout or ganglion cysts. For now apply warm compresses , you can also put your wrist in hot water tub for 15 minutes daily and take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain . Do not lift heavy object with arm and give proper rest to your arm . I would suggest you to consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination . Doctor may order CT scan , MRI along with physical examination , urine test . Doctor may recommend surgical removal or may prescribe antibiotics , allopurinol along with anti inflammatory . Doctor may also recommend physical therapy .Doctor may fix the abnormality by plaster , splint or bandage in case of fracture . Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari