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I got a cast on my hand taken off yesterday, but I still can't make a fist. Is it permanently damaged?

I got a cast on my hand taken off yesterday, but I still can't make a fist. Is it permanently damaged?

Not necessarily: It is normal to have stiff joints after they have been in a cast. It usually takes time to get them moving again. This is especially true in the hand. If the stiffness does not get better over the next several days to weeks then ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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Communited wrist fracture no surgery, in cast 7wk & remove cast 6wks passed still cant make full fist & turn palm up pain.Why? will the pain permanent

Communited wrist fracture no surgery, in cast 7wk & remove cast 6wks passed still cant make full fist & turn palm up pain.Why? will the pain permanent

Difficult to say: post fracture stiffness if a common and difficult problem to solve. at this point sounds like you will benefit from occupational therapy and close follow up with your doctor. There is still time to see improvement in your range of motion so this may not be a permanent disability. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel weakness in my hands after making a fist? Why do my hands feel that way?

Why do I always feel weakness in my hands after making a fist? Why do my hands feel that way?

Some thoughts: If you make the fist in response to strong emotion, not unique afterwards to feel a let-down or "weakness". If you have a pinched nerve at the wrist or within the central palm, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, the fisting action could create further compression and more symptoms. Could be sorted out with an emg/nerve conduction test if necessary, if the problem intensifies. ...Read more

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When i close my fist, my hand tingles. What does this mean?

When i close my fist, my hand tingles. What does this mean?

Increased pressure: When you make a fist the flexor tendons glide proximally through the carpal tunnel. In some individuals the lumbrical muscles which arise from the profundus tendons pass back into the carpal tunnel causing pressure on the median nerve. This results in tingling and numbness in the median nerve distribution to the thumb, index finger, long finger and half the ring finger. ...Read more

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I broke my wrist. After the surgery, my hand became a closed fist. What can I do?

I broke my wrist. After the surgery, my hand became a closed fist. What can I do?

Tendon adhesions: Scarring of the flexor tendons can impair use of the finger. Early on the restricting scar can be lengthened by good hand therapy. After 12 weeks it is likely surgery will be needed to free up the adherent tendons. If impairment is significant, you should seek the consult of a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I accidentally hit my hand on the wall and now I can't make a fist. What should I do?

I accidentally hit my hand on the wall and now I can't make a fist. What should I do?

See a doctor: It's possible you have a hand bone/knuckle fracture. You need an exam and probably need x-rays to make a diagnosis. Try to avoid fights with walls, doors and tables. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your hands go numb and start to close up (into fists or something)?

What exactly does it mean if your hands go numb and start to close up (into fists or something)?

Pinched nerve: Numbness is typically a neurological symptom. Numbness in the hands associated with cramping is usually related to neither carpal Tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in the neck. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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My hand is shaking when I hold it in a fist, I just carried something awkward, so could it be from that? Also, im 18

My hand is shaking when I hold it in a fist, I just carried something awkward, so could it be from that? Also, im 18

Shaking: UJacobson~ yes, its quite normal in that sense and usually means your muscles could do with some isometrics. You strengthen your forearm muscles with wrist curls. You coud try that? ...Read more

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My hand got bit by some spider and now my whole hand is swollen but i was bitten over 24 hours ago theres no pain just harder to clench my fist?

My hand got bit by some spider and now my whole hand is swollen but i was bitten over 24 hours ago theres no pain just harder to clench my fist?

This is a reaction 2: the toxin from the bite. After 24 hours the real danger is passed, and U R dealing with edema, this makes the hand puffy & feel tight. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may B helpful, but with continued use it should clear on its own. If getting worse, call Ur PCP & B Cn. ...Read more

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Hi my son just turned 5 months yesterday and although he grabs objects and toys when placed in his hand most of the time his fists are clenched. ?

Hi my son just turned 5 months yesterday and although he grabs objects and toys when placed in his hand most of the time his fists are clenched. ?

Clenched fist: it think this is fine , keep trying to place toys in his hands and open his hands open with yours, also use awake prune time to have him bear weight on his hands. follow up with you pediatricain in next check up time ...Read more