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

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