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Glossary for Wrist swelling

Medical terms related to Wrist swelling or mentioned in this section include:

  • Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
  • Arthritis: A condition which is characterized by the inflammation of a joint
  • Brain -- bone -- fat: A rare inherited disease characterized by bone cysts and progressive presenile dementia.
  • Carnevale-Canun-Mendoza syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by loss of bone tissue in the wrists and ankles as well as kidney problems.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Hand or wrist problems; often from repetitive motion.
  • Carpotarsal osteochondromatosis: A rare disorder characterized by a painless swelling in the ankles and wrists which restricts their range of motion. The swelling is caused by abnormal growths on the wrist and ankle bones. The number of joints involved is variable.
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a condition where the body's immune system triggers the production of antibodies against the body's own red blood cells. The red cells are destroyed at an abnormally rapid rate which leads to anemia. Cold haemolytic anemia is characterized by the fact that the abnormal destruction of red blood cells is more active when the patient is exposed to cold temperatures. The severity of the condition varies depending on the underlying cause. The condition may develop gradually or occur suddenly and cause serious symptoms.
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency: An immunodeficiency disorder involving low blood gamma globulin levels which results in an increased susceptibility to infections. The condition may be inherited or can be caused by certain drugs (levamisole, hydantoin and carbamazepine).
  • Dermatomyositis: A muscle disease characterized by chronic muscle inflammation resulting in progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic rash.
  • Edema: The abnormal retention of fluid in a given anatomical area
  • Fractures: Breakage of bones
  • Ganglion: swelling that arises around joints and soft tissues
  • Ganglion cyst: Cyst affecting the sheath of tendons
  • Gout: Painful joints, most commonly the big toe.
  • Hand swelling: Swelling of one or both hands
  • Hand symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hand
  • Joint injury -- wrist: An injury to the wrist which is the joint between the hand and lower leg. Severity of symptoms varies depending on the type and severity of the injury and often the primary symptom is pain. A wrist injury can involve damage to the bones, ligaments or other tissues of the joint. The injury may be acute (e.g. trauma) or chronic (e.g. overuse).
  • Joint symptoms: Symptoms affecting the joints.
  • Kienbock disease: A condition where interruption of the blood flow to the lunate bone (often due to wrist inflammation or injury) in the wrist damages it and impairs wrist movement.
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • Lupus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Mixed connective tissue disease: A rare disorder of the connective tissue which affects a range of body tissues and organs.
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Osteoarthritis: A form of degenerative arthritis due to chronic degeneration
  • Raynaud's disease: It is a reversible ischemia of the peripheral arterioles. It is a painful sensation affecting the fingers and toes associated with whitening or redness
  • Raynaud's phenomenon: A condition where the body extremities sweat and turn blue and cold. Exposure to cold, emotional stress and smoking may trigger the condition. Also known as acrocyanosis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune inflammatory condition which primarily affects the joints
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Singh-Williams-McAlister, syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the resorption of certain bones (ankles, knees and wrists). Swelling an pain also occur in the affected bones.
  • Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Talo-patello-scaphoid osteolysis, synovitis, and short fourth metacarpals: A rare condition characterized mainly by the loss of bone in the knee, ankle and wrist joints.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Wrist Arthritis: Inflammation of the wrist joint. The inflammation can be the result of such things as degenerative joint disease, gout, infection, trauma and autoimmune conditions.
  • Wrist bruise: An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.
  • Wrist conditions: Any condition that affects an individuals wrist
  • Wrist fracture: A condition that is characterised by the fracture of one of the bones that comprise the wrist
  • Wrist inflammation: Inflammation of the muscle and tendons of the wrist.
  • Wrist injury: A condition that is characterised by an injury to the wrist
  • Wrist lump: Raised small swellings seen on the wrist.
  • Wrist pain: Pain at the distal radioulnar joint(pivot joint).
  • Wrist paresthesia/ tingling: A loss of sensation located at or around the wrist.
  • Wrist sprain: Damage to ligaments in the wrist.
  • Wrist swelling in pregnancy: Swelling of the wrist in a woman who is pregnant.
  • Wrist symptoms: Symptoms of the wrist area and joint
  • Wrist weakness: Weakness of the muscles of the wrist.

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