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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Golfing injury of left hand, pain for 4 weeks in region of ulnar nerve...Could it be fractured hamate?

Golfing injury of left hand, pain for 4 weeks in region of ulnar nerve...Could it be fractured hamate?

Wrist pain: It's hard to know, but if you are right handed, a tendon or ligament injury is the most likely. An exam and an xray would help. Good luck and get better! ...Read more

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My hand hurts, I bent my fingers playing a game.

My hand hurts, I bent my fingers playing a game.

Hard to say: It is hard to say without more information. If you had a sufficient mechanism of injury, I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Right hand hurts when bent forward. Feels like a gap in my wrist where a carpal should be and that's where the pain is. Any ideas?

Right hand hurts when bent forward. Feels like a gap in my wrist where a carpal should be and that's where the pain is. Any ideas?

Wrist pain: Pain in this central portion of your wrist can come from inside the wrist bones and boney surfaces as well as tendons that attach to the wrist and move the forearm and wrist together. If the pain doesn't respond to normal over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and ice and gentle stretching then evaluation by a hand surgeon or your PCP is appropriate ...Read more

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My hand hurts me a lot i didn't slam it anywhere what should I do?

My hand hurts me a lot i didn't slam it anywhere what should I do?

Not if your sane: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? What is the pain like - burning, stabbing, electricity, ache? What lessens the pain? ...Read more

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The top left of my hand hurts. What 's wrong with it and what should I do?

The top left of my hand hurts. What 's wrong with it and what should I do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the hand. Was there any trauma to the hand? Is there a swelling, redness or other visible abnormality? If there is no visible abnormality try tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the pain does not go away in a couple of days or gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My hand hurts from tennis. Could I be hitting the ball wrong?

My hand hurts from tennis.  Could I be hitting the ball wrong?

Yes: Make sure you're learning proper technique and take a class. Also make sure the racquet fits you properly. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hand hurts while playing the guitar?

What do you suggest if my hand hurts while playing the guitar?

Tendonitis: Most commonly the result of tendonitis. Recommend stretching well prior to playing, icing after playing and using anti-inflammatories. Also have someone evaluate your positioning when playing as this can worsen the problem ...Read more

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Sometimes wrist and hand hurts while playing games?

Sometimes wrist and hand hurts while playing games?

Stop playing! :): Sorry, but it was too easy to respond by saying to stop doing the thing that causes pain! seriously, if playing games (i assume video?)causes severe pain, it is likely related to overuse and irritation of nerves, tendons or muscles. Trying a different grip, the other hand or decreasing use could help. If more pain or symptoms change get checked. Do get some outdoor exercise though! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more