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I had De Quervain's surgery 6 years ago and have just recently seen recurring symptoms. The pain is almost unbareable. It keeps me up at night and I am unable to do routine daily activities like turn a doorknob. Opening s jar of peanut butter almost reduc

I had De Quervain's surgery 6 years ago and have just recently seen recurring symptoms. The pain is almost unbareable. It keeps me up at night and I am unable to do routine daily activities like turn a doorknob. Opening s jar of peanut butter almost reduc

DeQuervian's Disease: 34 year old woman with DeQuervian's stenosing tenosynovitis s/p decompression 6 years ago now with recurring symptoms. Rest and splint your thumb if possible, ice, NSAIDs. Immediately call your hand surgeon. It may be that one tendon was decompressed, your Abductor Pollicis Longus, but you have since developed symptoms in the Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon sheath and need injection/decompression. ...Read more

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I hurt my hand really badly opening a jar, i can hardly squeeze with it, what could have happened and what should I do?

I hurt my hand really badly opening a jar, i can hardly squeeze with it, what could have happened and what should I do?

Hand pain: You could've sprained your hand or wrist. For things like this, i like to take some ibuprofen, ice it initially, and rest it for a few days. If it's not any better in a week, getting worse, or really hurting at night, then i usually see my family doc. ...Read more

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I twisted my wrist while opening a jar yesterday and a dark blue knot appeared on my blood vein.git hurts to grasp anything with my forefinger wndcthu?

I twisted my wrist while opening a jar yesterday and a dark blue knot appeared on my blood vein.git hurts to grasp anything with my forefinger wndcthu?

First, local measure: If the dark blue knot is not spreading and you an move your wrist in all directions without severe pain, apply frequent warm compresses to the area. If the probllem gradually subsides, you are home free. If it becomes more severe, you will need to be seen be your physician for an evaluation ...Read more

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Hurt my hand opening a jar. While twisting the top there was a sudden very audible crack. I have pain near wrist and can't pick things up. Any ideas?

Varies: You may have strained your distal radial- ulnar joint. Rest, ice, NSAIDs may help; if it does not get better over 3-5 days I would be seen to make sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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Can sudden movements, climbing a ladder, a brisk energetic walk, stretching to reach something, opening a tight jar, etc cause a miscarriage?

Can sudden movements, climbing a ladder, a brisk energetic walk, stretching to reach something, opening a tight jar, etc cause a miscarriage?

Not normally: The baby is enclosed in the womb in a sea of amniotic fluid. This protects the baby. If the mother had a serious complication - then perhaps vigorous activity could cause an negative outcome. ...Read more

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I have a pulling pain between the thumb knuckle and the wrist when opening safety gates, jars etc working hand movements ?

I have a pulling pain between the thumb knuckle and the wrist when opening safety gates, jars etc working hand movements ?

Inflammation: It sounds like inflammation of the tendon...did you injure it in some way? Have it seen by your doctor if it persists. In the meantime there are some simple things that may help. Homeopathic Arnica, Rhus tox and Bryonia (all three at same time) can help with the pain. Stopping gluten can also help...over time..that is not a quick fix. I have great success with Traditional Chinese medicine as well ...Read more

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