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Severe hand pain when I grasp objs. My pt says I have a "kink" in my nerve caused by tight neck and shoulder muscles. Term or diagnosis for condition?

Severe hand pain when I grasp objs. My pt says I have a "kink" in my nerve caused by tight neck and shoulder muscles. Term or diagnosis for condition?

Radiculopathy: Your pt is referring to a condition called radiculopathy where a nerve root in the neck is irritated or compressed causing symptoms in the arm or hand.

This may not be what is actually going on. Normally radiculopathy does not cause pain upon grasping items. There can be a number of conditions that cause this symptom. I would recommend evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Anxiety, (gabapentin 400mg 3x daily works wonders. Hand pain (tramadol 50mg 3x daily helps a lot) SEVERE muscle spasms everywhere (soma (carisoprodol) 3-4x daily)?

Anxiety, (gabapentin 400mg 3x daily works wonders. Hand pain (tramadol 50mg 3x daily helps a lot) SEVERE muscle spasms everywhere (soma (carisoprodol) 3-4x daily)?

Maybe but: Spssms may be due to pain. Try better control of pain first before adding muscle relaxer. Or vice versa. Confused? Yea even doctors can mess that up think positive feedback loop and you have to break the cycle ...Read more

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Pain in neck. Mycolic jerks balance problems muscle rigity and strength more sweating in armpit tremor in hand. Pain in neck is bad. Had images done.?

Pain in neck. Mycolic jerks balance problems muscle rigity and strength more sweating in armpit tremor in hand. Pain in neck is bad. Had images done.?

Neck pain: These symptoms you describe are worrisome for spinal cord compression. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon, complete with cervical spine x-rays and MRI. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side), wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

I am experiencing neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side), wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

Medical evaluation: You have many complaints that can suggest many problems and beyond the scope of this space. Muscle weakness can come from inflammatory muscle disease and lab testing and a full neurologic exam. Arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid can cause joint pain but also muscle pain. Problems in the spine such as disc narrowing can cause some of these issues. Again you need a full workup by a provider ...Read more

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Burning pain near right pinkie knuckle where it attaches to hand. Pain is on the palm side only and is present when I make open/close my fist. Fixes?

Burning pain near right pinkie knuckle where it attaches to hand. Pain is on the palm side only and is present when I make open/close my fist. Fixes?

Early Trigger finger: Sounds like the early stages of a trigger finger, before it starts to catch. See if you have a tender spot on your palm, at the base of your pinky where there's a bony bump. Nsaids like Ibuprofen might help if this is the case. An orthopaedic or hand surgeon can check it out and see if an injection is appropriate. ...Read more

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Severe and debilitating hand pain stemming from a sensitive right ring finger. Radiating pain from the fingertip, through the palm, wrist and up the forearm stopping at the elbow when touched, tapped, hit, or knicked.?

Severe and debilitating hand pain stemming from a sensitive right ring finger. Radiating pain from the fingertip, through the palm, wrist and up the forearm stopping at the elbow when touched, tapped, hit, or knicked.?

Carpel tunnel?: You may have what we call carpel tunnel syndrome when the nerve is compressed by inflammation or anatomical structure. The rising use of the hand on the keyboard or mouse with the computer may contribute to this problem. Try to modify your hand position and even try a wrist sprint If not helpful, time to see doctor. ...Read more

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My 103lb dog tried running outside. I. Caught her with my left hand. Pain in wrist, palm, and middle finger and is very warm now. Can't make a fist?

My 103lb dog tried running outside. I. Caught her with my left hand. Pain in wrist, palm, and middle finger and is very warm now. Can't make a fist?

Be seen: I would encourage you to be seen. While there are many possibilities that could represent minimal injuries, you may very well have ruptured one if the flexor tendons in your hand, which would require surgery to fix. When a flexor tendon injury occurs, patients have pain and swelling in the palm and are unable to make a fist like you are describing. ...Read more

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Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle, starting in other hand too?

Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle, starting in other hand too?

Possibly: Yes, the nerves that supply your hand run through the neck and compression in the neck can therefore cause hand pain and/or numbness. The other main cause is a problem in the hand itself. Don't hesitate to be seen. A nerve conduction test can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Extreme hand pain in palm & index finger knuckle. Mri 6 mos ago read 5 mm volar subluxation of proximal phalanx. Is that anything of concern?

Extreme hand pain in palm & index finger knuckle. Mri 6 mos ago read 5 mm volar subluxation of proximal phalanx. Is that anything of concern?

Subluxation of a: Proximal phalanx at the mcl joint may be associated with an inflammatory arthritis or an injury to that joint. Typically the index an middle fingers are affected first in inflamm arthritic findings in the hand vs the little and ring. Mri is sometmes is innacurate or over read as well. A rheumatologist or hand surgeon may add insight. ...Read more

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How can I relieve hand pain?

How can I relieve hand pain?

Find cause: The first step in any treatment plan is to learn first what the problem is. Once you find the cause of your hand pain then you can tailor appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of hand pain?

What are some common causes of hand pain?

Trauma carpal tunnel: Arthritis degenerative or rheumatoid peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathof hand elbow or neck general answer fora generaL question more details can lead to more specific list how didivit start what makes it worse or better history of trauma? Associated non pain symptoms nubness tingling where exactly in the hand do you feel the pain? ...Read more

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Hand pain, I kept complaining till an IV was removed. Why should I need to do that?

You shouldn't: Hand pain in a hand containing an IV could indicate infiltration of the iv. It is a relative indication to remove the IV and restart elsewhere if it is needed. ...Read more

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How to prevent hand pain while writing?

How to prevent hand pain while writing?

Breaks or fatter pen: If you hand hurts from writing for long periods of time, try to take breaks and stretch your fingers back. A fatter/wider pen may help if you have certain types of hand arthritis. If you're not sure of the cause, check in with your local hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go see for hand pain?

Bone doctor: Orthopedic surgeon who may or not be a specialist in hand. ...Read more

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Does left hand pain mean heart attack?

Heart attack: Left hand pain means left hand pain. Sometimes heart attack has left arm and pain associated with it. Left hand pain could be due to arthrits, trauma, infection and a myriad of non heart attack things.......... ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats arm, shoulder and hand pain?

What type of doctor treats arm, shoulder and hand pain?

Variable: Usually a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, although other non surgeons and general orthopedic surgeons do. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would I go see for arm, shoulder and hand pain?

What type of doctor would I go see for arm, shoulder and hand pain?

Ortho: Seek consultation with orthopedic surgeon, if you have tingling or numbness may be you need to see neurologist also. Always good idea to call your primary care physician to rule out emergency. ...Read more

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Could right hand pain in situs inversus person indicate heart problem?

Could right hand pain in situs inversus person indicate heart problem?

Situs Inversus: If you have situs inversus (your abdominal organs are opposite of "normal" people - so your stomach/spleen are on the right side and your liver/gall bladder on the left) but you have a totally anatomically normal heart (even if it is in your right chest)-I doubt your hand pain is related to your heart. If it continues to bother you, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I just take tylenol (acetaminophen) / Advil if I am having hand pain?

Should I just take tylenol (acetaminophen) / Advil if I am having hand pain?

That's a good start: But if it persists or becomes unresponsive to those kind of over the counter drugs, then it is time to find out what the cause of the pain is. It is generally a real good idea to diagnose before treating!

good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for doctors to determine if hand pain is carpal tunnel or radiculopathy?

Is it possible for doctors to determine if hand pain is carpal tunnel or radiculopathy?

Yes: A clinical examination coupled with a nerve study called an emg/ncs can usually sort these. ...Read more

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Would sob sensation, left hand pain, and chest burning be caused by right thalamus stoke.

Would sob sensation, left hand pain, and chest burning be caused by right thalamus stoke.

Not typically: Although there is a central pain syndrome associated with thalmic strokes, shortness of breath would not be seen. In one with those symptoms, angina or heart disease, which can be associated with shortness of breath, chest burning and typically arm pain but hand pain could be possible. Patients with stoke are at risk. Other causes exist as well. This problem needs medical evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Sharp wrist/hand pain only on exhaling. Had mri, ultrasound, nerve test scans etc to no avail. Any other ideas out there? Thanks.

Sharp wrist/hand pain only on exhaling. Had mri, ultrasound, nerve test scans etc to no avail. Any other ideas out there? Thanks.

Did workup include: Evaluating the nerves from the neck through the armpit? It is possible a nerve root or branch the brachial plexus above the top of the lung is being impinged upon exhalation, perhaps by an cervical rib or rib anomaly. ...Read more

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Have fast progressive numbness & weakness in right arm/hand, pain is now controlled. Have spurs @c6c7. Is surgery recommended.?

Cervical radiculopat: Nerve compression at the C6 C7 level can lead to weakness and numbness in the arm. I would have this evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long

Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long

Wrist Pain: Why do you have arm/elbow/wrist pain? Any history of trauma? Do you play any sport? Is it just pain or with redness and swelling? Cold compress and nsaids such as ibuprofen/aleve can help relieve the inflammation. If it doesn't go away, get it checked by your doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Noticed when I leaned on the counter I had a pain on my left side. Also been noticing right shoulder pain, & left hand pain? So unsure?

Noticed when I leaned on the counter I had a pain on my left side. Also been noticing right shoulder pain, & left hand pain? So unsure?

Don't appear related: This do not appear related but sufficiently concerning to warrant medical attention and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have creeping hand pain - Sometimes the thumb area hurts, sometimes it's around my middle finger, or closer toward the other side. What gives?

I have creeping hand pain - Sometimes the thumb area hurts, sometimes it's around my middle finger, or closer toward the other side. What gives?

YouGot It HandsDown: Sounds like what's called "carpal tunnel syndrome." That's when a sensory nerve that goes into your hand is squeezed in a small tunnel in your wrist. The cause? There are many, talk to the doctor about that. There are a few things they can do for it up to and including surgery. Depends on how bad it is. It may be something else, but that's my educated guess. ...Read more

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Hand pain over a month after an iv?

Poss. Nerve injury: I see a few patients a month with persistent pain after IV placement. This can be due to a hematoma formation or nerve injury. Recommended treatment is warm compress for the hematoma and contrast compress (hot and cold) for nerve injury. Prescription topical creams and therapy may be helpful. Symptoms usually resolve spontaneously, but tis can take u to a year. See a hand surgeon for an eval. ...Read more

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