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Your Mild Wrist Swelling May Also be Known as:
Mild wrist puffiness
Slight wrist puffiness
Slight wrist swelling
Wrist a little puffy
Wrist a little swollen
Wrist mildly puffy
Wrist mildly swollen
Wrist slightly puffy
Wrist slightly swollen

Top 3 Mild Wrist Swelling Causes

  1. 1.Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow

    Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow is the compression of the ulnar nerve, causing numbness and/or weakness in the hands.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Diagnosis is made by looking at your symptoms and confirmed with a test of the nerves. Treatment depends on severity. If no weakness, splinting and physical therapy. If weakness, surgery to decompress the nerve.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    hand weakness, pain in one hand, numbness in one hand, weakness in one hand, pain in one elbow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway filled with ligament and bones at the base of your hand. It contains nerve and tendons. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the nerve to be compressed. Symptoms usually start gradually, and as they worsen, grasping objects can become difficult.

    Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent permanent nerve damage. Your doctor will diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome with a physical exam and special nerve tests. Treatment includes resting your hand, splints, pain and anti-inflammatory medicines. If symptoms do not improve with these less invasive treatments, your physician may recommend surgery.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous shoulder pain, hand weakness, wrist pain, pain in one hand, weakness in one hand
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Septic Arthritis

    Septic arthritis is an intensely painful joint infection.

    You should go to the ER immediately. Treatment entails draining the infected area and providing antibiotics to fight the infection.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, chills, joint pain, knee pain, pain in one knee
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Wrist Swelling

  • Q.How long has your wrist been swollen?
  • Q.How long has your wrist pain been going on?
  • Q.Is your wrist pain getting better or worse?
  • Q.Is the hand pain affecting:

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Mild Wrist Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild wrist swelling have also experienced:

    • 50% Forearm Pain
    • 50% Moderate Wrist Pain
  • People who have experienced mild wrist swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 41% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Less Than a Day
    • 17% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced mild wrist swelling were most often matched with:

    • 33% Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow
    • 33% Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • 33% Septic Arthritis

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