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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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History of acdf and pf,c5-c6 in 2011. I now have hand pain specifically thumb pain and skin numbness on the outside of thumb and around nail bed, why?

History of acdf and pf,c5-c6 in 2011. I now have hand pain specifically thumb pain and skin numbness on the outside of thumb and around nail bed, why?

Pain: It's possible for for pressure on a nerve root and or problem further down from the neck. A good physical followed by new imaging or nerve conduction study could be indicated ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain with left arm/hand pain. EMG/NCV test. Pain in right armpit & right thumb-pointer. Which discs? NCV show difference in left & right

Left shoulder pain with left arm/hand pain. EMG/NCV test. Pain in right armpit & right thumb-pointer. Which discs? NCV show difference in left & right

C5 radiculopathy: Pain in these areas suggests a C5 radiculopathy. Aggressive conservative measurement is preferred prior to considering any surgical intervention. See a neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in order to help manage your pain. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/94118-treatment ...Read more

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Sharp pain in Palm of hand by thumb when I touch it. I have carpal tunnel could the pain be caused be carpal tunnel?

Sharp pain in Palm of hand by thumb when I touch it. I have carpal tunnel could the pain be caused be carpal tunnel?

Palm of hand pain: Could be from carpal tunnel or could have a small ganglion cyst in palm ( may feel small bump or would see on ultrasound). if it is on the thenar eminence ( thumb side prominence-as you mention) could be dequervains which is another tendonits but the one that goes to the thumb-treated by splinting motrin products and at times injection to tendon sheath follow up with doc/urgent care ...Read more

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Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

POSSIBLE FRACTURE: THIS IS A TYPICAL INJURY THAT CAN CAUSE A COLLES FRACTURE IN THE WRIST OR NAVECULAR FRACTURE. IN THE HAND BY THE THUMB. GO TO URGENT CARE OR EMERGENCY ROOM TO BE EVALUATED ...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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My bf was using a mechanical hole digger. After using for several hours he discovered that his fingers on one hand was numb, decreased sensation, and feels like a bruise on palm of hand below thumb. It has now been a week and is still the same. He has bee

My bf was using a mechanical hole digger. After using for several hours he discovered that his fingers on one hand was numb, decreased sensation, and feels like a bruise on palm of hand below thumb. It has now been a week and is still the same. He has bee

Median nerve palsy: Numbness of the thumb region can be caused by pressure and swelling that affects the median nerve at the wrist of base of the thumb. This usually causes numbness in the palm of the hand mostly thumb and forefinger. Similar symptoms develop with carpal tunnel syndrome. Immobilizing, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications will help. ...Read more

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