Clicking wrist

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my hands click when i move my wrist up and down.

i have no pain, but can painful if I lift heavy items

but generally doesn't effect my life style

any advice?


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    see a hand specialist for x-ray. the clicking could be the beginning of a serious injury down the road. could be a tendon catching on a small node causing the clicking sound or bone on bone from a past injury , as in osteo arthritis, carpel tunnel, or a sprain, from lifting heavy items. once the tendon is stressed it can cause a bleed which in turn causes small microscopic nodes . as this common movement continues while lifting the nodes grow larger making the clicking louder as the repetitive motion continues causing adverse reactions and damage to the wrist. try wearing a wrist brace for a few days while lifting , see if that can solve the clicking issue.

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    If you have hypermobility/double-jointedness it could be from bones being slightly out of place in the joints, but that's definitely a more rare cause than something like tendonitis which can also cause clicking noises/sensations.

    I only mention this because after years of having wrist pain that only resolved temporarily when I cracked my wrist, a number of x-rays, attempts to treat it as tendonitis, and even a surgery to remove a ganglion cyst (that admittedly was making the pain worse), I discovered that the real cause was joint subluxations due to hEDS!

    Again, not the most likely reason. but one to look into if nothing else gives you answers. And it's pretty easy and quick to check if you have generalized hypermobility by checking out the Beighton scale, especially the fingers/wrist ones since sometimes people have hypermobility that's more localized in some joints and not seen in others.

    Good luck! I know how stressful issues with the hands can be, most of us use them for almost everything in life and suddenly facing an obstacle like this can be scary.

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