Sharp pain in wrist.

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The last couple of weeks I have been getting sharp pain in my wrist when I twist it at work nail y or put a lot of pressure on it. I do a lot of lifting and sealing boxes. It's on my left wrist on on my little finger side where the hand meets the wrist, when it hurts it's a really sharp pain but then stops until I do it again. I don't want to go to the doctors if it's just a muscle but when it hurts it really does hurt just for a few seconds. I'm going to strap it up to see if it helps but any advice would be great.

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  • Posted

    If it is a "Repetitive Strain Injury" you should report it to your personnel department at work

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      It does sound like an RSI.  Get a doctor to confirm it and make sure your employer knows what is happening.

      My daughter used to work for the old printing firm Hazel, Watson and Vyney and she developed RSI from continually feeding sheets of paper into the press and my wife who worked for Tesco when I first met her 20 years ago suffered from RSI from lifting and scanning articles.

      You really do need to get it checked to avoid permanent damage.

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      Explain your job in detail and let him decide.

      If he agrees it is an RSI inform you firm - they should have health and safety procedures in place for this sort of thing.

      I wish you well

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