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What can you do if you've damaged the nerves in your right hand knuckle?

What can you do if you've damaged the nerves in your right hand knuckle?

Healing likely: Most commonly they will tend to improve. When lacerated the decided small nerve ending can find their partners. When by crush or repetitive blows, particularly over a small area, over time the nerves can heal. Light massage to the area can help diminish the discomfort and expedite healing. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Get intermittent nerve pain on dorsal side, outer edge of left hand, along right side of knuckle. 61 female, on tegratol and lamictal for epilepsy. ?

Get intermittent nerve pain on dorsal side, outer edge of left hand, along right side of knuckle. 61 female, on tegratol and lamictal for epilepsy. ?

Hand pain: Sometimes this can be associated with the epilepsy, but if it is more like a problem perhaps from the elbow down to the outside border of the hand, called cubical tunnel syndrome, or compression of the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow. Especially is your arm/elbow is laying down a lot, or you have this symptom at night and wakes u up... That's probably it... Go see ur doc to have it tested. ...Read more

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I cut my thumb palm side at knuckle about a week ago and I cut a nerve, the wound is healing nicely but the left side is numb will the feeling comback?

I cut my thumb palm side at knuckle about a week ago and I cut a nerve, the wound is healing nicely but the left side is numb will the feeling comback?

Probably: After cutting a cutaneous nerve on a thumb or finger, sensation is usually disturbed for quite some time, even if the wound is healing well. In part, regeneration of nerve at finger/thumb can take months because of the distance from the spinal cord (can be as long as 1 inch per month which is 36 months if you're 6' tall. Regeneration can be much quicker too. All depends on nerve injury severity ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain in my hands & knuckles caused by osteoarthrits?

How can I relieve the pain in my hands & knuckles caused by osteoarthrits?

NSAIDS: Provided you are not allergic to Aspirin or Aspirin like drugs otc anti-inflammatories are probably your best best( ibuprofen, naproxen, etc). Some people swear by the "natural" remedies (glucosamine chondroitin, sharks cartilage etc) though there are no controlled scientific trials to substantiate their efficacy. Check with your pcp. ...Read more

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Very fair skin. But recently my hand knuckles are becoming very dark. What to do ?

Very fair skin. But recently my hand knuckles are becoming very dark. What to do ?

Picture?: This is not uncommon when fair-skin people have too much sun exposure -> damage to the skin and pigment changes. However it is hard to tell without an actual picture of the distribution and pigment changes. ...Read more

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My knuckles pop every time i close my hand even if i don't try to what's wrong with my hand?

My knuckles pop every time i close my hand even if i don't try to what's wrong with my hand?

Arthritis: I suspect you are developing arthritis . You are to young and need to see physician. There are many serious and potentially crippling arthritis types. ...Read more

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I'm 31 and am experiencing the sudden onset of pain in my two middle knuckles on both hands with no injury or trauma. What can cause this?

I'm 31 and am experiencing the sudden onset of pain in my two middle knuckles on both hands with no injury or trauma. What can cause this?

Are they swollen?: Or inflammed? If it is pain only, then it's arthralgia. If associated with swelling, warmth, redness, then it's indicative of inflammation. ...Read more

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I have pain in my hand in my middle knuckle. It happened 2 days ago. I reached for a cup and there was a horrible twisting pain. What could but be?

Hand pain: This could be ligamentous, soft tissue or bony pain. You need to be evaluated as to the cause. Make an appointment with your physician. ...Read more