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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Hand Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

Hand injuries and disorders are conditions in which a person has problems with his hand, such as pain, swelling, fractures, restricted movement, weakness, or numbness. The treatment depends on the injury or disease.


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Can rotator cuff issues cause numbness in hand and fingers?

Can rotator cuff issues cause numbness in hand and fingers?

Possible/unlikely: If there is a significant amount of swelling around the nerves that pass through to the arm and hand, a rotator cuff tear could cause those symptoms. It is far more likely that a nerve is being pinched- either in the neck or tight muscles around the neck/shoulder. A physiatrist can diagnose and treat these conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Hand Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

Hand injuries and disorders are conditions in which a person has problems with his hand, such as pain, swelling, fractures, restricted movement, weakness, or numbness. The treatment depends on the injury or disease.


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Sir does grip strength and functional activities of hand, impairments of hand are related to each other. Do you have any articles on it?

Sir does grip strength and functional activities of hand, impairments of hand are related to each other. Do you have any articles on it?

There is an : Association between loss of hand strength if it is the significant factor not captured by another description of deficit or injury and impairment rating. Check the ama guides for evaluation of impairment for better detail. ...Read more

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Can hand and fingers be affected from shoulder subluxation?

Can hand and fingers be affected from shoulder subluxation?

Yes: Straining muscles involved with typing by keeping them in wrong position instead of relaxed hands and wrist cocked slightly at wrist, and not 29 inches off the ground sitting on a proper chair. Or it may not be the typing. Doofus u have any heart disease? Always keep open mind about what is going on. A good diagnostician is constantly doing this as she/he heard the story. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats bone and joint injuries and disorders/?

What type of doctor treats bone and joint injuries and disorders/?

Depends on the cause: Bone or joint injuries are usually treated by orthopedic surgeons, although non-surgical treatments can be done by family physicians, general internists, and physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists.) if arthritis is involved, especially if it is rheumatoid arthritis, then a rheumatologist will usually treat this disorder. ...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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Do a lot of people get facial injuries and disorders?

Do a lot of people get facial injuries and disorders?

Yes?: That is a very, very vague question. All kinds of facial injuries and "disorders" happen every day. So the answer is yes, but a very vague yes.... ...Read more

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Suffering from rsi injuries including chronic tendonitis of multiple fingers and shoulder blade trigger points.Even after 4 months therapy, healing is too slow/weak muscles. Any blood tests recommend?

Suffering from rsi injuries including chronic tendonitis of multiple fingers and shoulder blade trigger points.Even after 4 months therapy, healing is too slow/weak muscles. Any blood tests recommend?

Chronic pain: Vitamin d, vitamins b1.6, 12 are very important for pain trigger points, joint pain. S ed. Rate, aso titer, sjogren syndrome. , lime disease, anca, hormones, like but not limited to gh, testosterone, others, all vitamis, .Including e, a, , aminoacids, cortisol, diodine, dhea............. ...Read more

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Do people with pba have history of head injuries or major psychological trauma? And does pba associate with other neurological disorders such as als?

Do people with pba have history of head injuries or major psychological trauma? And does pba associate with other neurological disorders such as als?

Pseudobulbar affect: (pba) has several causes including ALS and tbi as you mention. It has also been described in hypertensive encephalopathy, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, or pseudobulbar palsy to name a few. The term refers to involuntary or uncontrollable crying/laughter which is frequently mood incongruent. Neudextra has been shown to be useful in reducing these emotional displays. ...Read more

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Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?

Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?

Fever in 5 month bab: You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) drops 0.4 ml and can be repeated if needed every 4 hours.If fever persists then the baby needs to be checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can tingling in the arm and hand be associated with a torn rotator cuff?

Can tingling in the arm and hand be associated with a torn rotator cuff?

Tingling: Possibly but not common. Tingling generally implies that a nerve is compressed or pinched or irritated. This is not a common associated finding with rotator cuff tears. ...Read more

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How many jammed fingers or finger injuries visits occur annually to e.R.'s, from sports activities?

How many jammed fingers or finger injuries visits occur annually to e.R.'s, from sports activities?

Lots: Lots but not enough. All jammed fingers should have an x-ray and a good examination. There is often fractures or ligament injuries that are not obvious to the lay persons eye. Delay in treatment ca lead to poor outcomes. ...Read more

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Can broken homes cause mental and physical illness in children and teens?

Can broken homes cause mental and physical illness in children and teens?

"Cause" is a...: ...Loaded word: it implies that a broken home can take a perfectly normal child and turn her into a mental wreck. There are many contributing factors to mental illness: internal factors and external stressors. A broken home is certainly a stressor, but it is rarely the sole cause of anything. ...Read more

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Can extreme sleepiness and muscle weakness/fatigue go hand and hand with my period?

Can extreme sleepiness and muscle weakness/fatigue go hand and hand with my period?

Absolutely: These symptoms commonly are associated with menstruation. It is a good idea to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids while you are having your period. ...Read more

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How are fibromyalgia and physical trauma from an accident connected?

How are fibromyalgia and physical trauma from an accident connected?

Not sure: That is an extremely controversial issue. Some studies have shown that prior trauma in fibromyalgia patients is no more prevalent that trauma in the general population. ...Read more

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Hit wall hand severly swollen could there be any complications with broken hand and knuckles?

Hit wall hand severly swollen could there be any complications with broken hand and knuckles?

Yes: I am afraid so. A "boxer's fracture" is a fairly common fracture and is caused by hitting something with a closed fist. ...Read more

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Who diagnoses and treats thoracic outlook syndrome? Have more rounded shoulders, cspine straight and reversed due to injuries not healing.

Who diagnoses and treats thoracic outlook syndrome? Have more rounded shoulders, cspine straight and reversed due to injuries not healing.

Vascular or thoracic: Initial confirmation of diagnosis cervical ribs or bands unusual muscle hypertrophy physical therapy possibly first rib resection and muscle release to decompress nerve, artery or vein. ...Read more

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Recover and rehabilitation for Ulnar claw and apparently Ulnar Nerve Entrapment due to heavy weight-lifting, tennis and CFT?

Recover and rehabilitation for Ulnar claw and apparently Ulnar Nerve Entrapment due to heavy weight-lifting, tennis and CFT?

Please restate : your question. Did you have a surgical repair ? It isn't clear from your question. If you have entrapment, surgery is often required to move the nerve out of the way. Often the pinky and ring fingers are affected and notable weakness in the affected hand. ...Read more

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Can a stress fracture of the foot cause pins and needles following activity and pain?

Can a stress fracture of the foot cause pins and needles following activity and pain?

Inflammation.: It certainly can. Having said that you might have your foot evaluated for other possibilities. ...Read more

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What else can cause loss of dexterity and strength in fingers and hand besides carpel tunnel?

What else can cause loss of dexterity and strength in fingers and hand besides carpel tunnel?

Fingers: Problems with the nerve root in the neck, thoracic outlet or other entrapments on the way down (pronator syndrome etc.). ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel type of symptoms stopped with less typing. Then deadline, and cramping in middle of hand and ache up deltoid to shoulder. Related?

Carpal tunnel type of symptoms stopped with less typing. Then deadline, and cramping in middle of hand and ache up deltoid to shoulder. Related?

Look at posture: When one experiences pain in body part, compensatory activities may place stress on associated joints, muscles, and nerves. Of course it is possible you could have an entirely different problem known as a "double crush" syndrome in which a shoulder or neck problem is also to blame. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

Change activities: We really need more info to be more helpful. What kind of injuries? What is your job activities? ...Read more

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I broke my hand 2 years ago. What can I do to prevent another injury?

I broke my hand 2 years ago. What can I do to prevent another injury?

Alkaline PH: If you are worried about stress fracture - this is due to vitamin d deficiency and if you take vitamin d and maintain alkaline pH to prevent osteoporosis. You also want to make sure you with the help of your doctor how your bone scan is whether you have lost bone density which increases your chance of fracture. If you just need cushion then you can use dermasaver products which provides padding. ...Read more

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Sir does grip strength and functional activities of hand, impairments of hand are related to each other. Do you have any articles on it?

There is an : Association between loss of hand strength if it is the significant factor not captured by another description of deficit or injury and impairment rating. Check the ama guides for evaluation of impairment for better detail. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wrist injuries and disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Wrist injuries and disorders?

See below: The term wrist injury and disorder would describe a wide array of abnormalities that can occur in the joint between the radius, ulna, carpal bones and proximal metacarpal bones. Injury would refer to a post traumatic disorder, there would be other possible causes of wrist disorders as well including arthritic, inflammatory, and congenital causes. ...Read more

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Why is my hand cold after an injury?

Why is my hand cold after an injury?

Possible nerve : After and injury, especially to an extremity, it is possible to develop symptoms related to the nerves in that area. This can lead to a cold or hot extremity, pain , numbness and tingling, swelling and change in the color of the skin. The injury does not have to be significant and the symptoms can become chronic if not diagnosed and treated early. Do not ignore in the hope that it will go away. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in my hand from old injury what should I do?

Feeling lots of pain in my hand from old injury what should I do?

Ortho Hand Eval: Old hand injuries that are still causing pain warrant further evaluation. An orthopaedic hand surgeon would provide a thorough examination of your history and symptoms. A thorough examination may result in the need for routine x-rays or even an MRI to best evaluate the soft tissues in your hand for signs of chronic injury. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my hand is broken or has another injury?

What's the best way to know if my hand is broken or has another injury?

To differentiate: Between a fracture of the hand vs another injury, you need an x-ray, physical examination and medical history. ...Read more

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Why does washing your hands and proper storage of food prevent disease?

Why does washing your hands and proper storage of food prevent disease?

Minimizes bacteria: Bacteria are killed or lessened with these modalities and are recommwnded. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the quickest way to treat a repetitive stress injury in my hands?

Can you tell me the quickest way to treat a repetitive stress injury in my hands?

MLD/CDT: Use capsaicin patch if this is a old stress, Lidocaine patch if this a recent stress and wrap with unna ooot strips (calamine soaked gauze) cover with webril and tubular stretch bandage - for swelling we use grey foam on top with acewrap to give extra comfort and pressure - this is called complex decongestive therapy will be performed by people trained in this contact you local physical therapist. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have primary reynaud's disease / syndrome and my hands are very hot and tingly?

What can I do if I have primary reynaud's disease / syndrome and my hands are very hot and tingly?

See below: Do not smoke. Reduce caffeine intake. Reduce stress if possible. See you doctor for medications if the symptoms are still uncomfortable or distressing. ...Read more

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Lady who checked out our groceries today coughed all over our food. coughed in her hand also & touched our food.Should I toss it all? Risk of disease?

Lady who checked out our groceries today coughed all over our food. coughed in her hand also & touched our food.Should I toss it all? Risk of disease?

Low: most respiratory pathogens will die quickly if not inhaled. can live on food for a short while. would try to disinfect if possible. if not, ask manager for a refund or exchange. food is expensive! ...Read more

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Skin disease in hand?

Skin  disease in hand?

Please see your Dr.: There are many different skin condition that can affect the hand. It is best if your dermatologist looks at it and determines exactly what this is. ...Read more

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If you used a serving spoon that a sick person used and then you ate with your hands after that, would you get sick from the sick person's disease?

If you used a serving spoon that a sick person used and then you ate with your hands after that, would you get sick from the sick person's disease?

Possibly: Many infectious diseases can be transmitted that way. If you ate from the same spoon or got salivary substances ,soon after being left on the spoon,transmitted to your hands, you run the risk of becoming infected with certain viruses and bacteria. ...Read more

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How can I wrap a hand injury?

How can I wrap a hand injury?

Hand Injury: This all depends upon what the injury is , an injury can still be synptomatic even with care. not making the bandage too tight is the most important as with hand and wrist injury to feel "normal" there is often a long time to get swelling down this is why hand therapy is such an important field and why hand surgeons exist as the brea dth of injury and treatment can be varied even for simple. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more