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.
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.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with wrist stiffness or tightness, 83% report having wrist pain, 74% report having hand or finger pain, and 70% report having wrist swelling.
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 .
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 .
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.