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In pain my hands have started hurting since i've been working they hurt but at the same time they go num and they the pain starts hurting more

In pain my hands have started hurting since i've been working they hurt but at the same time they go num and they the pain starts hurting more

Numbness : Numbness and tingling in the hands is most often associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, but can have a number of other causes. Nerves can be compressed or injured anywhere from the neck to the fingers. The pattern of numbness can help distinguish one cause from another. Carpal tunnel syndrome typically involved the thumb, index, and middle fingers, but not the small finger. Cubital tunnel syndrome tends to involve the small finger and part of the ring finger. Other conditions are ulnar hammer syndrome (pressure on the ulnar nerve at the wrist from an atery), radial tunnel syndrome, pronator syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, wartenberg's syndrome, and cervical radiculopathy. Contrary to popular belief, most carpal tunnel syndrome is not definitely related to work and is often related to age, gender, weight, diabetes, thyroid problems, family history, or other factors. Work activities, however, do seem to bring out the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome or other causes of nerve compression. You should see your primary care physician, a hand surgeon, or a neurologist to evaluate your symptoms. Early, mild cases can be managed with splints or therapy. More advanced cases, such as when the hands are constantly numb and/or the muscles are wasting, require surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in hand after wrist was squeezed?

Pain in hand after wrist was squeezed?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I reduce swelling and pain in hand?

How do I reduce swelling and pain in hand?

Elevation: The hand usually responds to trauma (and surgery is trauma) by swelling. The best thing to do is to keep the hand above the elbow since most of the swelling is water and water runs downhill. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in hands and can't clench fist? What could it be?

What can I do for this pain in hands and can't clench fist? What could it be?

Trigger finger: Is a common cause of this complaint. There is limited mobility in the finger, pain where the finger meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away. ...Read more

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Pain in hand & finger & nuckle joints?

Pain in hand & finger & nuckle joints?

Because of the #....: Because of the number of joints involved, you need to see a rheumatologist to exclude inflammatory arthritis! talk to your pcp first! ...Read more

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I have pain in hands and feet what does it mean?

Thorough History.: How about just a little more information. Type of pain, duration, onset, constant or intermittent are just a few examples of important information. If you have general medical conditions, how well are the conditions being controlled would help. Diabetes and obesity may play a role in the pain you are having, but a thorough evaluation is needed. Start with a healthtap PCP or internist for help. ...Read more

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What can cause bad pain when hands and feet get cold?

Raynaud's disease: Depending on the cause of your symptoms, medications may help treat Raynaud's, home remedies or combination of both. Calcium channel blockers, Alpha blockers and vasodilators are common agents. The best is find one drug that works better for you than another. See your physician for a professional treatment. ...Read more

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Pain right hand side , feel nauseous, constant wind and having to rush to toilet. Please advise?

Pain: Your description is a bit vague. I assume you mean right sided abdominal pain with nausea and passing alot of gas with diarrhea. If these symptoms are transient and related to some food especially if everyone who ate it got it, it is probably not serious. If these symptoms are persistent, severe, associated with fever or progressive you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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A few days ago got upset, had numbness/pain in hand. Havnt felt right since. No insurance, don't want to make an issue if it's nothing, or just panic?

A few days ago got upset, had numbness/pain in hand. Havnt felt right since. No insurance, don't want to make an issue if it's nothing, or just panic?

Need medical care: I see that you're on trazodone, dilaudid, and Klonopin (clonazepam) -- so it seems you have a doctor who prescribes these? Not feeling "right" for several days needs medical investigation. Have you missed doses of one of your meds after taking it regularly? It's hard to know what's happening with you, with so little info. Please see your doctor -- or visit a low-cost clinic: http://tinyurl.Com/kq66sew. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, burning, numbness, pain in hands?

What causes tingling, burning, numbness, pain in hands?

See below: There are several common causes of hand numbness. The most common cause is carpal tunnel, but you may also can neuropathy. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I having continuous pain in hands and feet joints?

Why am I having continuous pain in hands and feet joints?

Pains 4: Pain is usually mechanical, inflammatory, neurological, or functional. At 34 y.o., some possibilities are rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, tendinitis. However, without a detailed history and a physical examination, it is impossible to say what the cause is in your case. See your primary care doctor first. ...Read more

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Afraid that I have kidney disease, pain on hands while pt perform acupressure, said its kidney prob, I have normal s. Creatinine and urinalysis.Help.

Afraid that I have kidney disease, pain on hands while pt perform acupressure, said its kidney prob, I have normal s. Creatinine and urinalysis.Help.

Doctor can help: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see what might be the concerns. Having hand pain when doing some sort of acupressure doesn't mean anything in modern medicine... So it doesn't mean one has heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease, or any internal organ disease. However, if parts of the hand or fingers hurt when pressed (not pressing too hard), one's doctor can check for hand inflammation. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain, cold hand, annular fissure?

Not relevant: You have presented with three separate problems that need separate diagnosis and treatment. See your primary care physician for further investigation. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain when hands/feet get cold. What does this sound like?

Excruciating pain when hands/feet get cold. What does this sound like?

Raynaud's Phenomenon: Raynaud's phenomenon results from an exaggerated blood vessel constriction in response to cold temperatures. Usually associated with a hand discoloration. Could be related common connective tissue disorders. Other rare conditions can cause a painful response to cold mediated by immunoglobulin production due to inflammation (cryoglobulin and cold agglutinins). Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Severe pain in hand and wrist after punching something. What should I do?

Severe pain in hand and wrist after punching something. What should I do?

Urgent care/ER: sounds like a boxer's fracture: go directly to the ER or UC clinic for x-ray and splinting/cast. Cannot be diagnosed without an x-ray. ...Read more

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What is the cause of face pain and hand pain. Are these signs of a serious disease?

What is the cause of face pain and hand pain. Are these signs of a serious disease?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What to do if no progress whatsoever also there is no pain the hand is literally dead its numb.what could it be?

What to do if no progress whatsoever also there is no pain the hand is literally dead its numb.what could it be?

More info!: What happened to you? When did it happen and what has been tried? Please ask again, and give a few more details. Include any meds you take and other medical conditions in your profile, and that will give us additional info, so we can be a bit more accurate in our opinion. ...Read more

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I put off fusion in neck to look 4 alternatives. Have more pain in hand than b4 . Is this a sign of muscle wkness? Should I be worried ?

I put off fusion in neck to look 4 alternatives. Have more pain in hand than b4 . Is this a sign of muscle wkness? Should I be worried ?

Not necessarily: Pain does not automatically mean that there is weakness developing. But, if the pain is getting worse then clearly the nerve is still pinched and there is risk of weakness which could become permanent. I would see the neurosurgeon again for a repeat exam - he/she can tell whether there is worsening of the muscle strength or atrophy of the muscles. ...Read more

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