Also known as Swollen Wrist
Wrist swelling 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 swelling are sprain or strain, fracture of the arm, and bruise. Other possible causes, such as gout, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with wrist swelling, 91% report having wrist pain, 49% report having hand or finger swelling, and 28% report having abnormal appearing skin.
Patients with wrist swelling often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, wound care management, physical therapy exercises, orthopedic casting, occupational therapy assessment and traction; splints; and other wound care .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with wrist swelling include acetaminophen / tramadol, exemestane (aromasin), iodine topical, adalimumab (humira), acetaminophen / diphenhydramine, norethindrone (loestrin fe) and amlodipine / atorvastatin .
Groups of people at highest risk for wrist swelling include age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get wrist swelling.