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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Neurontin/hand pain: There are many reasons for hand pain. If there is suspected nerve problems causing the pain, Neurontin (gabapentin) may help. Swelling will not be helped and Neurontin (gabapentin) can actually cause swelling in the hands, legs and feet in some people. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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After lifting dresser bent over with right hand. Pain and swelling in mid lower back. What do I do. It's been 5 days.

After lifting dresser bent over with right hand. Pain and swelling in mid lower back. What do I do. It's been 5 days.

As long as there are: No shooting pains or weakness in your legs it is likely a pulled or strained muscle. Anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help. Take as directed. The swelling more concerning. If pain worsens or same intensity last more than 2 weeks should consult orthopedic surgeon for exam and mri. Can take 6 weeks to completely heal. ...Read more

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Experiencing hand pain, hand swelling, hand tingling and warm skin on the back of my hand. Also itchy but no rash. Display photo is of hand

Experiencing hand pain, hand swelling, hand tingling and warm skin on the back of my hand. Also itchy but no rash. Display photo is of hand

Hand pain: Great way to send picture. But can't seem to zoom in. What sort of work do you do? Exposed to chemicals in work or do you have to wear gloves you sweat in for work? ...Read more

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What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

Lots of things: Most important, if the pulses are not as strong as normal on both sides of the involved wrist, or the hand is very blue, seek immediate care (vascular emergency). Someone else can give you a full list of possible causes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hand pain and hand swelling after hitting my thumb in a contact sport however their is not visible bruising?

I am experiencing hand pain and hand swelling after hitting my thumb in a contact sport however their is not visible bruising?

Injury: Even without bruising, you have sustained injury to that part of your body. If the problem persists for more than a couple of weeks or worsens, consult your doctor. In the meanwhile, try NSAIDs and ice. ...Read more

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Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. Not diabetic.

Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. Not diabetic.

Neuropathy?: 19F Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. Not diabetic. ANS: And your question is? How long has this been going on. Discuss with your Dr who can do some simple tests to see if you have a neuropathy. Would be unusual at your age if everything else OK. I would go to uptodate. Com and read as well. ...Read more

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I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

I get tingle/numbness sensation in my left hand and pain/possible swelling in the right when I lay on my right side but not on left side or on back.

Neurologist: The problem which is positional, could be due to pinched nerves at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or impingement of a nerve or nerve root at the neck by a bulging disc or spur on a neck vertebra, but the latter conditions wouldn't affect both upper extremities. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have mottled skin on my lower back, left side, about the size of my hand. No pain, itching, swelling. Has been there for about a month. Ideas?

I have mottled skin on my lower back, left side, about the size of my hand. No pain, itching, swelling. Has been there for about a month. Ideas?

Mottled skin: You may have an ecchymosis - a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm. It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it doesn't resolve or you get more eruptions see your doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my hand. Extreme pain and swelling. I can move fingers and thumb. Swelling went down a little. Mostly between thumb & index finger. On top of hand?

I hit my hand. Extreme pain and swelling. I can move fingers and thumb. Swelling went down a little. Mostly between thumb & index finger. On top of hand?

Xray time: With the amount of pain and swelling you describe, it sounds to me like you need an xray. Some of your carpal and metacarpal bones, if broken, need to be addressed sooner rather than later to make sure they heal properly. So, you can ice and elevate it now, but I would have it checked out pretty soon. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about joint pain in hands plus swelling and sweating?

Should I be worried about joint pain in hands plus swelling and sweating?

Have it evaluated.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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Had carpel tunnel release surgery 3 months ago on right hand, now have pain and swelling in thumb and its locking when it is bent. What is the problem?

Had carpel tunnel release surgery 3 months ago on right hand, now have pain and swelling in thumb and its locking when it is bent. What is the problem?

Possible contracture: There is a relatively high (ie: up to 10 percent) incidence of development of flexor tendon contractures after carpal tunnel surgery. Although these are mostly seen in the second though fifth digits, it can also happen in the thumb. If your initial surgeon does not address this in an appropriate fashion, please get a second opinion from a specialist. ...Read more

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Severe hand swelling & pain no medical facility been able to help me can you please help?

Severe hand swelling & pain no medical facility been able to help me can you please help?

Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. How long has this been going on? Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? Did you have an accident? ...Read more

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I have developed small blisters on my hand and now have pain and swelling thought my arm Has happened once before, but thought was from an insect bite?

See a doctor: See a doctor; it could be allergy, contact, or other kind, could be eczema, or it could be reaction to insect, no way to predict. See a doctor who will evaluate you & either assure you or treat you.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm have lower back pain and shoulder and neck pain my hand and arm swelling headache?

I'm have lower back pain and shoulder and neck pain my hand and arm swelling headache?

Let me try to help: Are those symptoms are recent or been there for long time? If they recent they could indicate start of systemic disease.
I would recommend visit to primary care and have do exam and lab work to see what is going on.
Are healthy other wise? If you are this what I would recommend. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had an orif of my left hand in 04, mva/airbag knuckle. Same hand now has pain/swelling shooting into wrist. Post traumatic arthritis?

I had an orif of my left hand in 04, mva/airbag knuckle. Same hand now has pain/swelling shooting into wrist. Post traumatic arthritis?

May be may be not: It depend if the orif restore the bone you should not have big problem unless you use your for some kind of sports. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, hand swelling and finger swelling.

I am experiencing wrist pain, hand swelling and finger swelling.

You have arthritis!: With so many joints involved you must have one of many types of arthritis! You need a workup from a rheumatologist. Simply treating pain is never the answer. If you have inflammation, it must be suppressed. Inflammation with damage joints, but lead to earlier artherosclerosis! ...Read more

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Bad pain in hands when doing anything physical with them im only 26 its been like this for 3 years I can't do anything. No numbness or swelling! Help!

Bad pain in hands when doing anything physical with them im only 26 its been like this for 3 years I can't do anything. No numbness or swelling! Help!

See Plastic Surgeon: Without much delay, you should see plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon. They may even refer you to a neurologist if necessary. ...Read more

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Pain in hands and feet. Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet. And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Pain in hands and feet. Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet. And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Joint pain: Pain in hands and feet with swelling that gets worse with exercise needs to be evaluated for various causes to include inflammatory joint disease, thyroid disorders etc. Time to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have swelling and pain in hands and legs that comes and goes. What should I do?

Joints or allergy: Do see a rhematogist first if no help see an allergist if no help go to places like mayo or alike. Put in warm water with epsolm salt for 15 minutes and then in hot wax but diagnosis needs to be made. Take Motrin for pain. Massage. ...Read more

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My finger in between my thumb and index on my right hand hurts when I bend it. No swelling however bottom part of finger hurts to touch.

My finger in between my thumb and index on my right hand hurts when I bend it. No swelling however bottom part of finger hurts to touch.

Osteoarthritis thumb: At the cmc or carpo-metacarpal joint is a common cause of pain at the base of the thumb. Other causes of pain include tendonitis of the finger or thumb flexor tendons or wrist extensor tendons. Often Nsaids or corticosteroid injection and or soft splints can help. ...Read more

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Previous hand fx 2 yrs ago no new injury severe thum pain palmar swelling can not open or grasp touching little finger to thumb hurts what the heck?

Previous hand fx 2 yrs ago no new injury severe thum pain palmar swelling can not open or grasp touching little finger to thumb hurts what the heck?

Arthritis of thumb?: Can't be for sure what you have, but possibly some arthritis at the base of the thumb, especially if you use your hand/thumb a lot etc... If symptom has been ongoing and worsening for awhile, this is likely. If symptom comes on rather fast over couple of days, it could be gout--this can be very painful. Motrin/aleve may help. Consult doc asap. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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Swelling/pain in hands & where arm meets wrists, pain up forearm, elbow, back of arm, swollen spot top of shoulder, RA test -, started 1 yr ago, worried about deterioration, no rash, no warmth, some tingling?

Pain in hands/arms: This sounds very much like a connective tissue problem. Best to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation and work up. Also with the tingling, EMG/NCS (nerve) testing also indicated. Your provider will know what this means and what to do. Best of luck ...Read more

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My husband has a small hard bump in the top of his thumb. Hurts to pick things up. No fever, redness, or swelling?

My husband has a small hard bump in the top of his thumb. Hurts to pick things up. No fever, redness, or swelling?

Finger lesion: He may have gotten a small splinter or thorn into it, may be developing Herpes infection, or other. Have him see a doctor and get this examined. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

Hand pain: Taken together your symptoms may be suggestive of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. I would recommend a clinical and laboratory evaluation by a rheumatologist. I would be happy to do a consult if you desire. ...Read more