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Does the hand include the wrist and fingers? Are the bones of the face also part of the skull?

Does the hand include the wrist and fingers? Are the bones of the face also part of the skull?

Anatomy: The fingers and possibly the wrist can be considered parts of the hand. The bones of the face make up the skull. These sites will help you to learn more about anatomy: http://www. Innerbody. Com/, http://www. Healthline. Com/human-body-maps ...Read more

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What is causing shooting pains through my hands & wrists, I have a broken finger?

What is causing shooting pains through my hands & wrists, I have a broken finger?

Hard to say: Some fractures can refer pain upstream like you describe but you must also consider whether or not you have an additional injury. Best to have your hand surgeon assess the full hand and wrist. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up, I have pain in my left and right hand from fingers to the wrist, they are cold. What should I do?

Get it evaluated: This needs to be evaluated. If there are color changes consider a diagnosis of raynauds. There are, of course, other possible causes as well. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I was scratched by a cat Friday evening, between my little finger now I have a pain from the finger to the wrist in the pad area of the hand?

Infection: You can so easily develop infections after cat scratch or bite. You need to be seen right away. Get going for this can be very serious for you ...Read more

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My husband is healthy male but his left middle finger will turn really white. It seems when hands are cold. Any idea why. Also recent cist on wrist?

My husband is healthy male but his left middle finger will turn really white. It seems when hands are cold. Any idea why. Also recent cist on wrist?

Raynaud's phenomenon: This sounds like raynaud's phenomenon. Some people have spasm of the blood vessels in their fingers when they are cold, and this leads to color changes, sometimes in all the fingers. Avoiding cold exposure and smoking are helpful. Occasionally this condition can be associated with other problems, and having a doctor check this out could be helpful. ...Read more

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Last 2 mornings woken up with pain on the top side of my hand from my wrist to my ring finger, hard to grip things and hurts when touched. Feels broke?

Last 2 mornings woken up with pain on the top side of my hand from my wrist to my ring finger, hard to grip things and hurts when touched. Feels broke?

Handy Helper: When we sleep it's possible that we sleep so deeply that we fail to move periodically. This can result in prolonged compression of nerves in our extremities. When this happens we wake with pain and discomfort in the involved limb which usually resolves upon waking. If this repeatedly occurs the problem can worsen. Occasionally night splints can help like those worn for the wrist for carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Hello I got a swollen hand but I can move my fingers and wrist?

Hello I got a swollen hand but I can move my fingers and wrist?

That happens...: It's all a matter of degree. A person's hand has to be really swollen to impair the flexion/extension of fingers. Did you injure your hand? The most worrisome swelling is if you got a cut or something and now it is RED and TENDER and swollen. This suggests an infection which needs immediate attention. But if just swollen, ice it. Moving fingers is good sign nothing broken. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Sharp pain in side of hand to my wrist from my pinky finger down. Can't lift things/ stretch hand?

Sharp pain in side of hand to my wrist from my pinky finger down. Can't lift things/ stretch hand?

Finger pain: There are many possible etiologies for your finger discomfort - to be properly diagnosed you need a physical examination in person. Finger discomfort and lack of mobility may occur secondary to nerve entrapment or problems with your muscles and tendons. ...Read more

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Pain in lower arm/wrist on small finger side (right). Painful to bend wrist/hand or to pick up things.?

Pain in lower arm/wrist on small finger side (right). Painful to bend wrist/hand or to pick up things.?

Wrist pain: This may be as simple as carpal tunnel, but nany causes, both neurologic and musculoskeltal, can cause this. You should see someone especially if wrist splints don't help--your primar, neurologist, or orthopedic ...Read more

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Wrist 6 weeks been in plaster plaster now off for last 5 days but still swollen hand and fingers is this normal. Ian?

Wrist 6 weeks been in plaster plaster now off for last 5 days but still swollen hand and fingers is this normal. Ian?

Can be: Depending on your initial injury, swelling is common for several weeks to months (especially with fractures). This tends to improve with time and activity. Best to see an orthopaedic or upper extremity specialist for evaluation and reassurance if concerns exist. ...Read more

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I have A pins and needles sensation on the tops of my hands not on my fingers and it doesn't go past my wrist. What could it be?

I have A pins and needles sensation on the tops of my hands not on my fingers and it doesn't go past my wrist. What could it be?

Various: Sensation on the backs of the hands is supplied by the radial nerve. Most docs will say it sounds like irritation of the radial nerve. It could also come from soft tissue (fascial) restriction or tight muscles.
The body makes various sensations that come and go. If it's a new thing, ignore it and it might go away. If it persists, should get it checked out. ...Read more

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My hands turn green fingers up to my wrist no other symptoms besides headaches. Blood work came back normal what else can it be?

My hands turn green fingers up to my wrist no other symptoms besides headaches. Blood work came back normal what else can it be?

I know of no problem: That can explain your problem. Document your problem with photos and family or friends. Take succor in the fact your tests are normal! ...Read more

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I noticed that I have tingling on my index and thump finger tips. Also some shooting pains on my wrist. All these on my dominant hand. Causes?

I noticed that I have tingling on my index and thump finger tips. Also some shooting pains on my wrist. All these on my dominant hand. Causes?

Median nerve: compression ="Carpal Tunnel Syndrom" sound like a possibility. Speak with your PCP about this! Are you doing repetitive work?? Hobby??? Is it worse at night??? These may be important factors!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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So I broke my wrist and hand 2 years ago and it started bothering me yesterday night. The pain in on the palm side almost radiating to my fingers.

Recent trauma: If there has been recent trauma to the area, then DR visit is needed for exam and x ray.
If no trauma, then try taking advil (ibuprofen) 200 mg 3 times per day with food, for the next few days.
If no improvement, or is worsening, then DR visit. ...Read more

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Milk crate fell on wrist hand it was high up. Been in pain for 5 days now it's taking all strength to try to move fingers everything is swollen?

Milk crate fell on wrist hand it was high up. Been in pain for 5 days now it's taking all strength to try to move fingers everything is swollen?

Injury: Your injury sounds painful and the fact that you have trouble moving fingers suggest you should be examined. Till then using ice to decrease swelling may help but stop using if pain increases. Suggest you should be examined soon. ...Read more

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I have pain/swelling in both hands on my first 2 fingers& left wrist is also hurting. Just in my wrist& first 2 fingers on both hands. What is that?

I have pain/swelling in both hands on my first 2 fingers& left wrist is also hurting. Just in my wrist& first 2 fingers on both hands. What is that?

Arthritis: Hi, your symptoms could be arthritis. The most common form is osteoarthritis, another common form is rheumatoid arthritis. Swelling and pain in the same joints on both hands is consistent with RA but the only way to be sure is to see your doctor for an exam and tests. The Mayo Clinic website has good info on both conditions to get you started. Good luck. ...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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Suggest some hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Suggest some hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Six pack hand: Six pack hand exercises are easy to look up online. Just search and you'll find many diagrams. It's easy to find these online ...Read more

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I have bites on my fingers, wrists, on my arms, and hands and I don't know what to do I keep getting one each day what do I do?

I have bites on my fingers, wrists, on my arms, and hands and I don't know what to do I keep getting one each day what do I do?

Could be scabies: Which is a highly contagious parasitic mite that lives in your skin and spreads all over the body. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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One hand is getting skinnier from ring and pinky finger to the wrist area. What could cause this? Still have hand and arm strength.

One hand is getting skinnier from ring and pinky finger to the wrist area. What could cause this? Still have hand and arm strength.

Wasting?: Sounds like hypothenar wasting that would result from ulnar nerve compression or injury. Because this is not effecting remainder of the hand, i.e. Interosseous muscle wasting, this is probably a limited injury. See a hand surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Both wrist pain. Occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Both wrist pain. Occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Get a check up: There are multiple structures in wrist and hand and pain can originate in any of the. Muscles, tendons, nerves and bones might be affected. A thorough examination, possibly combined with xray examination and or nerve studies may be indicated ...Read more

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Bad pains in hands, especially finger joints, since 3 months. And sometimes bad pains in innerside of wrists/ forearms. What could this be?

Rheumatoid: I would be concerned for some type for Rheumatic condition. Since you have had this for three months, I would be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my wrist...My hand/fingers sometimes feel tingly and numb. Should I have it checked out or is it normal? What would a dr do for it?

I have a cyst on my wrist...My hand/fingers sometimes feel tingly and numb. Should I have it checked out or is it normal? What would a dr do for it?

Cyst: After the doctor see u he might try to drain it. I always believe that we need to seek medical advise if we r capable of doing that. ...Read more

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I woke up with a painful burning sensation in my palm, both hands. Fingers not so much but carea closer to wrist is flaming! Please advise thank you?

Periph. Neuropathy: Sounds like the onset of a peripheral neuropathy which can be related to underlying diseases, spinal cord arthritic changes with pressure on nerve endings, or spinal cord lesions themselves. You need to see and be evaluated by a neurologist and would do this asap as the longer nerve conditions persist the slower the resolution. Good luck. ...Read more

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My left hand is constantly hurting where the ring and pinky finger are and goes into my wrist. When I try to make fist pinky goes under ring finger..

My left hand is constantly hurting where the ring and pinky finger are and goes into my wrist. When I try to make fist pinky goes under ring finger..

Hand pain: You may be having a nerve entrapment or carpal tunnel syndrome. You need to see your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon about this. Meanwhile rest your hand, do not type or work with your hand. Wear wrist support. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in fingers, hand and wrist. What kind of doc should I see about this?

Physiatrist: See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, physiatrist for short. They can diagnose is this is a wrist issue or a neck issue and use nerve conduction studies and electromyography to help diagnose. Lastly they can also help direct exact physical therapy and/or interventional/surgical care needed. ...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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Broke left wrist 7 years ago and now lots of pain with movement and hand and fingers are swollen?

Wrist pain: It is possible to get arthritis in the wrist after you've had a fracture there. You should see a doctor to have the swelling evaluated. Until you can see a doc, rest the hand as much as possible, try elevating the hand to reduce the swelling, and use ibuprofen 600 mg every 6 hrs to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more