Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Painful Wrists (both wrists) Overview

Another name for Painful Wrists (both wrists) is Wrist Pain (bilateral).

What is bilateral wrist pain?
A person with bilateral wrist pain has discomfort in one of the structures in both wrists. Wrist pain may be caused by inflammation, infection, or injury.

What are the symptoms of bilateral wrist pain?
Symptoms that occur with bilateral wrist pain include wrist redness, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, and warmth. Additional symptoms of bilateral wrist pain may include a deformed wrist, difficulty moving the wrists, hand numbness (bilateral), and hand weakness (bilateral).

How does the doctor treat bilateral wrist pain?
The treatment for bilateral wrist pain depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for bilateral wrist pain may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, antibiotics, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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