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Wrist stiffness or tightness

Also known as Stiff Wrist

Wrist stiffness or tightness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of wrist stiffness or tightness are sprain or strain, fracture of the arm, and injury to the arm. Other possible causes, such as tendinitis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with wrist stiffness or tightness often receive plain x-ray, radiographic imaging procedure, application of splint, physical therapy exercises, therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment, traction; splints; and other wound care, corneal transplant and procedures on spleen .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with wrist stiffness or tightness include naproxen, trandolapril / verapamil, cefadroxil, ibandronate (boniva), tizanidine, terazosin, pseudoephedrine (pcm-la), finasteride (propecia), gemfibrozil, propofol, methadone, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine and mecamylamine .

Naproxen
$11
(28 days)
Cefadroxil
$16
(7 days)
Ibandronate (Boniva)
$105
(28 days)
Tizanidine
$25
(28 days)
Terazosin
$8
(28 days)
Pseudoephedrine (Pcm-La)
$5
(14 days)
Finasteride (Propecia)
$37
(28 days)
Gemfibrozil
$18
(28 days)
Propofol

Methadone
$20
(28 days)
Mecamylamine

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for wrist stiffness or tightness include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years and age 1-4 years almost never get wrist stiffness or tightness.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
2.0x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.3x
White
1.2x
Other
1.4x
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