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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 5423
Experience:  Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience
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Right wrist bone--occasionally shooting needles pain, No

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Hi, right wrist bone--occasionally shooting needles pain
JA: The Neurologist will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Neurologist can help you best.
Customer: No mobility issue--tingling suddenly hits the wrist bone and then shooting discomfort needles
JA: Anything else I can tell the Neurologist before I connect you two?
Customer: Not that I can think of--thanks
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When will I get an answer
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

How long has this been going on? Have you ever injured the wrist? This sounds like a mechanical problem involving the bones and ligaments of the wrist. I would suggest you get a CT scan to rule out an occult fracture or other bony lesion. This study will also give you some idea as to the alignment of the bones. An alternative would be an MRI which shows the bones fairly well but also provides some information about the soft tissues such as the muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It just started yesterday--comes and goes. Sometimes the needling pain shoots up the forearm. But will go get CT scan. Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. In the meantime, I would suggest you wear a firm wrist splint to reduce excess movement at the wrist and excess energy going into whatever structure is causing your pain. Try taking an anti-inflammatory such as advil or alleve if you tolerate them. It will help not only with pain but also any inflammation that is present.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will do, thanks so much. Very helpful. Paul
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.

Glad to be of help. Let me know if you have any further questions.