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I've been having pain on my hand between thumb and index finger on the fatty part. I could feel the pain under my thumb inside my hand. Hurts to hold?

I've been having pain on my hand between thumb and index finger on the fatty part. I could feel the pain under my thumb inside my hand. Hurts to hold?

Hand pain: Hands take a lot of abuse daily and there are several muscles and ligaments that traverse this area and are at risk for injury, strain and tendonitis. The thumb has a particularly complex articulation (the way the joint and associated muscles assemble and function) and is a common site for problems. If painful, prolonged or debilitating, have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What causes terrible pain on top of hand between thumb and index finger?

What causes terrible pain on top of hand between thumb and index finger?

Tendonitis: Possibly. There is a common tendonitis called dequervanes tendonitis that can cause sharp pain at the base of the hand, behind the thumb, sometimes radiating into the thumb/index interspace. Is the pain worse when you make a fist but enclose your thumb within your fingers and squeeze? Past that first thought, would nee more info, such as trauma or other symptoms to have any other suggestions. ...Read more

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Pain around top of hand between thumb and index finger and tingling around tip of index finger. Feels like a scalded pain.

Radial nerve pain??: You are describing pain in the distribution of the radial nerve. That comes out of your neck and goes thru your armpit and down your arm to your hand. Your problem could arise anywhere along there. Talk to your doc and if necessary see a neurologist. England is famous for its great neurology. ...Read more

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Cut my hand between thumb and index finger with glass cup it is a little deep maybe 1.5 CM what do I do need help fast?

Cut my hand between thumb and index finger with glass cup it is a little deep maybe 1.5 CM what do I do need help fast?

Pressure: Anytime there is a cut and there's bleeding, you'll want to put continuous pressure with a clean towel, etc. If it's on your hand, we worry about tendons being involved, so if there is any difficulty moving your fingers or weakness if your fingers, it's even more important to see your doc. At your doctor visit, ask about a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the past 5-10 years. Good luck! ...Read more

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Rash located on back of left hand between thumb and index finger and back to wrist. Is this bad?

Rash located on back of left hand between thumb and index finger and back to wrist. Is this bad?

Bothersome: Does it itch, is it bubbly, or ooze? Does it hurt? Are you left handed? Is it bumpy raised and red? Really not enough info to answer you but it is in the distribution where you would grab something and possibly touched as irritant. If that is what it is, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or an over the counter Hydrocortisone. If it does not clear see your doctor who can see it with real eyes for proper dxrx. ...Read more

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Pain in both hands, most of the pain between thumb and index finger of right hand- pain radiates past wrist into lower part of arm, strength loss hands.

Hand pain: Can be related to arthritis from the cmc (base of thumb) or stt (inside of thumb) arthritis, possible tenosynovitis of the dorsal compartment, or possible carpal or radial nerve issue. A physical examination with shed light on exact cause to determine best treatment. ...Read more

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For over 5 years, every 2-3 months the area between my thumb and index finger on my both hands gets really dry and the skin pills off.?

For over 5 years, every 2-3 months the area between my thumb and index finger on my both hands gets really dry and the skin pills off.?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with an allergen that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 48 hours after the initial exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are commonly seen include the following: redness, swelling, blistering, itching, and weeping. The allergen can be a substance in a product that you have used for years. ...Read more

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Hey the space between my thumb and index finger hurts at the paler part of the hand?

Hey the space between my thumb and index finger hurts at the paler part of the hand?

See details: It is impossible to offer specifics without being able to examine the hand. See your primary care or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My thumb and index finger have been numb for 3 days now. I know I sleep on my hands also but never this long.

My thumb and index finger have been numb for 3 days now. I know I sleep on my hands also but never this long.

Hand numbness: The numbness in the thumb and index finger points to a C6 nurse root impingement. There is probably degenerative arthritis or bulging disk at that level. This needs further evaluation and treatment options discussion ...Read more

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What does muscle weekness on thumb and index finger of hand feel like in ALS?

What does muscle weekness on thumb and index finger of hand feel like in ALS?

ALS symptoms: People with ALS have a painless, progressive weakness. It may start in the muscle between the thumb and index finger (the first dorsal interosseous muscle or FDIH). Normally, their symptoms occur throughout the body, although they can be worse in both arms, or both legs, or in the face, etc. ...Read more

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What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

Neck or hand: This could be from the neck like a pinched nerve at C6 however, my impression is you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
See your family md for a more thorough eval. ...Read more

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Sir, My left hand thumb and index finger are itching and I get a sharp pain suddenly when touched. Pls guide?

Get an evaluation it: Might be a nerve injury or pinching. An EMG might be of value in helping diagnose and treat this annoying problem ...Read more

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My hand (mostly my thumb and index finger) just started twitching randomly. This has been going on for an hour and I'm worried. What could it be?

My hand (mostly my thumb and index finger) just started twitching randomly. This has been going on for an hour and I'm worried. What could it be?

Twitching: Suspect you have pinched nerve in arm from resting it on chair or table. Review what you have been doing. Go to wikipedia and review nerve paths to your arm and review again what you have been dong. ...Read more

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My hand gets numb and between my thumb and index finger hurts a lot what causes the pain?

The area between: Your thumb and index is innervated by a sensory branch of the radial nerve, this nerve runs past the base of the thumb and comes from an area near the thumb side of your wrist under a muscle called the brachioradialis. Any irritation tho this nerve can result in altered snesation in this area, commonly an arthritic joint will hurt and the nerve may be irrupted from the joint or a splint. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers? In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers? In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

Several things: Need more information. Tingling in the 4th and 5th digit can be due to ulnar neuropathy in the base of the hand or elbow or C8 cervical nerve impingement. Tingling in the thumb through the 4 th digit may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or a problem further upstream (pronator syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ligament of struthers, plexopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome or C5-C7 issues. ...Read more

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I had a ganglyon surgery 2 days ago. When I do a forward thrust with my hand I feel my thumb and index finger a little numb is this normal? Left hand

I had a ganglyon surgery 2 days ago. When I do a forward thrust with my hand I feel my thumb and index finger a little numb is this normal? Left hand

Median nerve: It seems that ganglion may have been right in the mid wrist on front side. If so, that is also where median nerve travels. The swelling from surgery may be causing temporary symptoms and it should subside once the swelling resolves. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I pulled my trap I think but I have a tingling feeling in my elbow, forearm, palm of hand, thumb and index finger, what's wrong?

I pulled my trap I think but I have a tingling feeling in my elbow, forearm, palm of hand, thumb and index finger, what's wrong?

Nerve injury: You seem to have injured either ulnar or median nerve in forearm or wrist. You may need ncv and EMG test. ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. It sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. It sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

Pinched nerve: You are experiencing nerve irritation called radiculopathy. Most commonly, one of the nerves coming off of your spinal cord in your neck is getting pinched or irritated for some reason. You definitely need to be evaluated in person. Waiting too long could lead to permanent weakness in the hand. Treatment could be as easy as an Rx, but you might need an MRI. Please see a doc. ...Read more

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Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Itchy: Two choices:
1: Go to the nearest Pharmacy and they are very likely to recommend some cream or similar. Cost is low.
2: If you don't like that idea please go to the nearest Emergency facility. Not my first choice. ...Read more

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I have a spasm in the webbing of my left hand between the thumb and index finger. Sometimes my thumb/index/middle finger will twitch. What could it be?

I have a spasm in the webbing of my left hand between the thumb and index finger. Sometimes my thumb/index/middle finger will twitch. What could it be?

Nerve pressure: Could be pressure on the nerves in the hand, or muscle spasms due to use or overuse. Try ice, massage. Try to determine what actions trigger it. ...Read more

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I have a spasm in the webbing of my left hand between the thumb and index finger. Sometimes my thumb/index/middle finger will twitch. What could it be?

I have a spasm in the webbing of my left hand between the thumb and index finger. Sometimes my thumb/index/middle finger will twitch. What could it be?

The most common: ...cause of symptoms like these is irritation of a nerve leading to the hand. This can be anything from carpal tunnel syndrome & median nerve irritation to a herniated disk in the neck. There are some neurologic disorders that could cause these symptoms. Anyway, if it persists, gets worse or new symptoms occur, you need to see a doctor. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

I have pain on top of my right hand between my thumb and index finger. Could there be a broken bone in there? That is what it feels like.

Arthritis: Unless you have fallen or had some significant traums to your hand it would be extremely unlikely that you have a broken bone. The joint at the base of the thumb in that area is the second most common site for arthritis. It affects women about six times as frequently as men -- and no it is not because they work harder -- but due to hormonal effects on the ligament causing them to be looser. ...Read more

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Thumb and index finger will suddenly contract and move inwards towards my palm. Is this twitching, tremor or what? It happens after I use my hand

Muscle cramp/spasm: A sudden cramp in your fingers can cause this If all your fingers do it it is called carpopedal spasm which can be due to a problem with calcium levels in your body. This is less likely when only 2 fingers are involved. Muscle spasms can happen if you don't do an activity much, then do it more than you you usually do. I get it when digging many holes for bulbs/plants in the fall/spring. But see MD ...Read more