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How Wrist Pain Can Predict Your Future
By: IHI
09.24.14 Wednesday
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I’m sure you have never thought about this before but wrist pain really can predict your future!  In fact, without even knowing you, I can predict your future if you have wrist pain.  Don’t believe me?  Check this out! If you have wrist pain, here’s what I predict:
  • I see many days, even weeks of pain.
  • I see pressure building in your hand but especially your wrist
  • I see that you have lost your grip
  • I see pins and needles in your immediate future
  • I see a warm feeling coming over you; your wrist…it’s probably not of the fuzzy variety.
  • I see a visit to a really cool place…maybe the Idaho Hand Institute
  • I see that you are going to get better!
See how magical wrist pain is!  Seriously though… wrist pain is not fun but the sooner you get on top of it, the quicker you can heal and get on with your life.  You don’t realize how much you use a part of your body until you can’t anymore. Here are some easy things to do at home when you encounter wrist pain.
  • Rest your wrist for at least 48 hours
  • Ice your wrist- this will help with swelling and pain
  • Compress the joint with an Ace wrap
  • Elevate the arm
  • If needed immobilize the wrist with a brace
  • You may need to take some over the counter pain medications
If the pain persists for more than a few days, it may be something bigger than just a sprain or a strain.  In this case, I predict you need to visit with your Upper Extremity Docs at Idaho Hand Institute to investigate further!  With a little TLC, you’ll be back to your healthy self in no time! Your future is bright!
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