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I get hand and wrist pain when I wash my hands with cold water. Is this normal?

I get hand and wrist pain when I wash my hands with cold water. Is this normal?

No, may be Raynaud's: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care, endocrinology, or rheumatology doctor can look for raynaud's and other possible causes. ...Read more

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I have OCD and wash my hands and wrists in scolding hot water and have done for about 2 years. Could this give me any health problems?

I have OCD and wash my hands and wrists in scolding hot water and have done for about 2 years. Could this give me any health problems?

Yes: You must know that there's a problem here. The anxiety you avoid by the washing looms worse than the pain you experience during and after. You can get help and while it might take lots of trial/error, it can be found. The enemy (OCD) will find ways to attack - you must find ways to protect/defend. Seek good therapt - search till you succeed. Use the stuborness OCDs have on your behalf. It's a tool ...Read more

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Wrist pain and swelling on right hand..Anything i can do to get it down?

Wrist pain and swelling on right hand..Anything i can do to get it down?

Elevation: Elevation, icing, anti-inflammatories and behavioral modification are the cornerstones to edema reduction. ...Read more

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Wrist pain when I move it up and down but not side to side. Even pulling my hand does not hurt. It seems to get better but always comes back. Thank yo ?

Wrist pain when I move it up and down but not side to side. Even pulling my hand does not hurt. It seems to get better but always comes back.
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Many possibilities: At the top of the list would be some form of wrist tendonitis but other possibilities would include latent injury such as unrecognized scaphoid fracture, ligament sprains, occult masses such as ganglia, avn of the lunate (kienbock's), and tfcc injury (though surely not a classic description). You should have a good exam with plain x-rays and possibly an mri. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Fx radial head a,week ago. Still have pain, swelling of hand & wrist pain. Dr treated with 3 ACE bandage. Unsure if present symptoms are normal?

Need a consultation: a radial head fracture with wrist pain can be a more significant injury. You need an X-ray of the wrist and elbow. If the radial head is depressed it shortens the radius leading to wrist pain. You might need surgery on the radial head. Until then keep moving but wear a sling. ...Read more

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Hand pain and wrist pain when rubbed and weakness.Emg and MRI are normal.Cortisone shot did not help at all.What could this be and how do I treat it?

Hand pain and wrist pain when rubbed and weakness.Emg and MRI are normal.Cortisone shot did not help at all.What could this be and how do I treat it?

See hand consultant: Emg's are technician dependent and can be misinterpreted. Mri"s - i read all of my own, since radiologists sometimes miss subtle findings. Rarely does cortisone help except for tendonitis it is important to get a good history and physical exam. Need to rule out other causes like pronator syndrome (most people do not know how to diagnosis this), cervical radiculopathy, torn ligaments, arthritis. ...Read more

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I have had hand and wrist pain before probably from using my computer. What should I do about my work?

I have had hand and wrist pain before probably from using my computer. What should I do about my work?

Rest: The best advice is the hardest on to do which is avoid the aggravating activity. You can also try to take frequent breaks even if you are not having pain at the time as well as try to position your hands and wrists in a comfortable position. ...Read more

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What causes hand and wrist pain?

What causes hand and wrist pain?

Pain in hAnd and : Of the wrist, many things can hurt too. Bone, tendon, joint, nerve, blood vessel, skin all can be a source of wrist pain. Tendonitis is a common cause, as is arthritis in the tumb base and carpal tunnel compression. But the take haome answer is anything that gets a nerve supply ( which is everything) can be a source of pain. Hand surgeons can offer diagnosis & rx for this very complex region. ...Read more

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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Wrist pain is a symptom where one has sharp or dull pain in his wrist, which may or may not be accompanied by pain or funny sensations in other ...Read more