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I have aching arms and my hands and wrists have been in pain since august. I read that this is a sign of Als. I also have twitching all over.

I have aching arms and my hands and wrists have been in pain since august. I read that this is a sign of Als. I also have twitching all over.

Oh, not another one: This icebucket challenge thing, which I barely noticed when it was happening, seems to have had the unforeseen & unintended consequence of causing an epidemic of ALS anxiety among great swathes of perfectly healthy 20- and 30-somethings. You have pain & you jump straight to ALS? About 60% of ALS pts have pain but one HUNDRED percent have weakness. No weakness, no worries. ...Read more

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I am experiencing body aches, arm pain, hand pain and wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Hand numbness, Numbness or ting...

I am experiencing  body aches, arm pain, hand pain and wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Hand numbness, Numbness or ting...

Not urgent: I would like to know where your other body aches are and what you do for work and leisure . Do you also have a neck pain? This most likely is a pinched nerve, but based on your answers to my questions above could also be something else ...Read more

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The top of both of my wrists ache up to the top of my hands.

The top of both of my wrists ache up to the top of my hands.

Need an Exam: The range of possibilities is really still too large with the given information. A nerve conduction study may help determine if it is from a nerve compression issue like carpal tunnel syndrome, along with electromyogram it may help determine if there is a nerve compression near the neck. You will need to see a neurologist or physiatrist for these types of test. ...Read more

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For 2 wks, I've had left wrist aching on the pinky side of my wrist. It's only felt when I move my wrist/hand in certain ways. What could this be?

For 2 wks, I've had left wrist aching on the pinky side of my wrist. It's only felt when I move my wrist/hand in certain ways. What could this be?

Torn cartilage: Pain on the little finger side of the wrist (ulnar) is often from tearing on the cartilage between the ulna (the smaller wrist bone) and the wrist. You should see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I work in it and get sore wrists. I lift my baby in a baby capsule. That along with other work have made my hands stiff and sore. What should I do?

I work in it and get sore wrists. I lift my baby in a
 baby capsule. That along with other work have made my hands stiff and sore. What should I do?

Wrist pain: Sounds like early carpal tunnel. Start with getting an ergonomic keyboard, adding carpal tunnels wrist wraps from any local drug store, switch ice and heat in the evenings, and carefully use anti-inflammatory meds if none of this helps. Last option...See a hand specialist. ...Read more

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I am a waitress and constantly carrying trays. The back of my hand in the middle is hurting. It aches when I bend my wrist but my wrist doesnt hurt. ?

I am a waitress and constantly carrying trays. The back of my hand in the middle is hurting. It aches when I bend my wrist but my wrist doesnt hurt. ?

Overuse: tendonitis. I would suggest a wrist support and if not allergic the use of Advil or Aleve. If pain is worsening, you may need stoner medication or a local injection with Novocain (procaine) and cortisone. I would start with a good ( sports) wrist support worn OVER a pull on tennis wrist towel ...Read more

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A knot or ganglion cyst above wrist. When do I see a dr about it? Aches after prolonged use of hand & crawling feeling. Not bothersome at the moment.

A knot or ganglion cyst above wrist. When do I see a dr about it? Aches after prolonged use of hand & crawling feeling. Not bothersome at the moment.

Get accurate: diagnosis first. If it is a ganglion for sure, nothing needs to be done unless it causes symptoms. Sometimes, a simple aspiration and steroid injection would do it. Go an see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My hands swell up at night and also my wrist and finger ache?

My hands swell up at night and also my wrist and finger ache?

Arthritis: Hi. Several autoimmune arthritis's get worse at night and are worse upon waking, then get better during the course of the day, only to repeat the cycle the next night. These include psoriatic arthritis (do you have psoriasis?) and rheumatoid arthritis. See your doc; you may need a referral to a rheumatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lately my shoulders, wrists hands and ankles hurt and ache especially in humid weather why?

See a rheumatologist: There are numerous possibilities. Are the joints swollen? If so, you have an inflammatory arthritis. Possible noninflammatory causes include fibromyalgia. Have a rheumatologist evaluated the problem. ...Read more

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I was skateboarding and landed on my hand its really sore to move it squeeze anything it hurts on the side of my hand the middle and my wrist. Help?

I was skateboarding and landed on my hand its really sore to move it squeeze anything it hurts on the side of my hand the middle and my wrist. Help?

Hand pain: You may just have a sprain or it could be a fracture. Try applying ice first and an ace wrap around the had and wrist. If the pain does not go away in 48hours I would suggest getting an xray ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about hand splints for cts or sore hand, wrist?

Can you tell me more about hand splints for cts or sore hand, wrist?

Cts splint: For carpal tunnel a cock-up wrist splint is used to maximally open up the canal and limit pressure on the nerve. It is primarily used at night to control nocturnal parasthesias, the pain and numbness that awakens you at night. It does this by preventing you from sleeping in a flexed position at the wrist. Splints are often used for different types of tendonitis to limit use of the inflamed tendon. ...Read more

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What may be causing my wrist to swell and ache. Plus my fingers on that hand keep going numb.

What may be causing my wrist to swell and ache. Plus my fingers on that hand keep going numb.

Carpal tunnel?: The numbness is likely a nerve compression it could in turn be due to weight work condition or arthritis or combination of factors best to see your doctor they will evaluate and decide if you need to see neurology physical medicine orthopedics or other specialist. ...Read more

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Aching pain in left wrist I have carpal tunnel in both hands and I'm a cashier so I'm constantly using my hands?

Aching pain in left wrist I have carpal tunnel in both hands and I'm a cashier so I'm constantly using my hands?

Job related: Unless you have some clearly identifiable factor other than your job that is contributing to your carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), you will have to look into a different type of work. The wrist pain is most likely related to the CTS. You need treatment now as untreated CTS can lead to permanent nerve damage. Discuss with your doctor whether you need braces, injections, or surgery. ...Read more

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I have an ache in the wrist of my left hand which gets worse when I use it to push or grasp something. What could it be and how to treat?

I have an ache in the wrist of my left hand which gets worse when I use it to push or grasp something. What could it be and how to treat?

Wrist pain: The pain that you're experiencing could be related to the carpal bones of the wrist, the grasping motion or squeezing could cause pain in the region of the scapholunate area and there could be a disruption of the ligamentous structures and complexes that hold those two bones together, rest and immobilization with an over-the-counter risk went for 1 to 2 weeks maybe beneficial if it persists more than 2 to 4 weeks with the splint and anti-inflammatorthopedic evaluation y medicatins maybe warranted with x-rays and possibly MRI ...Read more