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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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the frontal part of my wrist is painful, there is some redness

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the frontal part of my wrist is painful, there is some redness and slight swelling in the middle only. The pain radiates to the palm
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi-- where exactly is the pain located and redness located? No trauma involved? Does it hurt to flex your fingers--to make a fist?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

middle of inner part of wrist. Redness where it hurts with slight swelling.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Monica--again no trauma involved? Any chance of an insect bite? No break in the skin?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Nothing like that. Trauma, if it happened did not notice, am sure there was no insect bites and there is no break in the skin

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Monica--just one more question--have you ever had problems with this wrist or any other joints before?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No never did. My hus band just reminded me that I was lifting a very heavy table to move it into place, Perhaps that did injure my wrist though at the time I did not notice

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Glad you told me that Monica. This is tendonitis--inflammation of the tendons in the wrist most likely from the table lifting. For now you can apply ice and use either ibuprofen or Tylenol and it would be very helpful if you could get a wrist brace at the drug store to use for a few days. This should clear up in a few days but if it doesn't, have your doctor take a look because you may need a cortisone injection
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