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Pain in the back of the hand with a sound like crunching?

Pain in the back of the hand with a sound like crunching?

Arthritis/Tendinitis: Crunching sounds with motion may occur with both arthritis or tendinitis. Irregularities in joint surfaces that occur with arthritis can lead to "crepitus" with motion. Inflammation of the tendons can also cause a crunching sound when moved. If there is any swelling of the hand or wrist along with the crunching sound it should be checked out with your doctor

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I have pain in the back of both hands as well as stiffness, tingling, and swelling in my 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingers what do I do?

I have pain in the back of both hands as well as stiffness, tingling, and swelling in my 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingers what do I do?

Let me explain: To have those symptoms means to me you have two problems, one in the neck area and the other I the hand area, go and check it out. Good luck.

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Been having slight throbbing pain in the back top left hand side of my head, it comes and goes also have 3 or 4 pimples on the back of my head on that?

Been having slight throbbing pain in the back top left hand side of my head, it comes and goes also have 3 or 4 pimples on the back of my head on that?

2 separate problems: 1. Possible migraine. Any migraine must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine should be initiated. 2. Scalp pimples could be hormone or stress related. If concerned see your PCP for evaluation. Good luck.

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Pain on the back of my hand between the index finger and thumb. Really hurts?

Pain on the back of my hand between the index finger and thumb. Really hurts?

Hand pain: The area between your thumb and index finger is an uncommon area to have a problem. The space between thumb and index finger is almost all muscle with a small amount of skin and subcutaneous fat. Sometimes, with repetitive motion tasks you can get sustained spasm of that muscle, or you can get a low grade infection in the skin tissue. If the pain is over the bone, you could have arthritis or fract.

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My daughter fell on her hand during soccer. She is complaining of pain on sides of wrist and shooting pain on the back of her hand through index finger?

My daughter fell on her hand during soccer. She is complaining of pain on sides of wrist and shooting pain on the back of her hand through index finger?

Have her see Dr.: There is the chance she may have even suffered a fracture of the wrist joint/bone (s) which is very common when falling on an outstretched Hand. Good luck.

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I have a sharp pain on the back of my hand and on my knuckles. Is this possibly arthritis?

I have a sharp pain on the back of my hand and on my knuckles. Is this possibly arthritis?

Yes, but many Dx!: Sounds like it, but there are many diagnoses, including neurogenic. You need a thorough exam. I suggest you see your doctor, and possibly a rheumatologist. I would take otc aleve (naproxen) to see if you obtain relief. But even if you do, other meds may be needed. Good luck!

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I have been getting pain along the back of my left hand along the outer most vein. It feels like nerve pain and comes and goes.?

I have been getting pain along the back of my left hand along the outer most vein. It feels like nerve pain and comes and goes.?

More detail: Would be helpful. The good thing is that the symptoms come and go. The bad thing is that it makes a diagnosis more difficult. There are some nerve issues that cause the pain you are experiencing. These can be local to the forearm and wrist and sometimes from the neck. If the have persisted for more than a few weeks then get checked out by your pcp.

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I have a recurring sharp shooting pain on the back of my left hand just above my index finger. What could that be dr.?

I have a recurring sharp shooting pain on the back of my left hand just above my index finger. What could that be dr.?

Sharp shooting pain: This area on the back of your hand contains the tendon to extend your wrist, an area of skin supplied by the radial nerve, and the joint that connects your finger to your hand. You could have an injury to the joint or the tendon, causing a pain in that area, or you could have irritation of the radial nerve. The last of these should also cause tingling or numbness in that area.

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Swollen spot on top of wrist. More swollen in am. Pain in wrist and back of hand by thumb. On and off for 2 mnths getting worse. No ins. Manual labor?

Swollen spot on top of wrist. More swollen in am. Pain in wrist and back of hand by thumb. On and off for 2 mnths getting worse. No ins. Manual labor?

Tendonitis: Sounds like you could have dequervain's tenosynovitis, tendonitis of extensor tendons in 1st extensor compartment. If circular in nature could be a ganglion a type of synovial cyst. You need an assessment. Manual labor will probably increase your symptoms.

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Hook of hamate fracture or sprain? Minimal swelling and slight pain w/ palpitation on back of hand only. Full rom with only dull pain. Punched wall

Hook of hamate fracture or sprain? Minimal swelling and slight pain w/ palpitation on back of hand only. Full rom with only dull pain. Punched wall

Fx. Of other bone: Your complaints don't sound like a hook of hamate fracture... However since you "punched a wall" my advice is to have your hand and wrist x-rayed to r/o any other fractures.

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Sharp pain bottom at the back right hand side of head just above the neck, frequently when hit or I move too fast. Please help?

Very common: Poor posture leads to a muscle strain and back/neck pain. Most patients do not have a serious spinal problem. However if your pain accompanied by neurological deficiency (numbness, weakness) call a doctor. Moist heat, stretch exercises NSAID (otc) aleve (naproxen) and good mattress are very helpful. If concerned see pcp for further investigation.

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My arm was hit by a heavy metal pot by an accident, it hit the lateral part of the elbow, i, ve pain when lying on back, all hand movemwent are normal?

My arm was hit by a heavy metal pot by an accident, it hit the lateral part of the elbow, i, ve pain when lying on back, all hand movemwent are normal?

.: Elbow injuries need to be taken seriously. If pain persists or if you see swelling checked with doctor to see if you need an x ray. Till then put some ice on it and rest the arm.

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Stretching pain when arching back, right hand side of diaphragm/stomach area eventually radiates to lower back. Pulled muscle? Something more serious?

Stretching pain when arching back, right hand side of diaphragm/stomach area eventually radiates to lower back. Pulled muscle? Something more serious?

Musculoskeletal: A young female with right sub costal pain that is intermittent and possibly positional, with hyperextension of the spine, needs to consider vertebral spine disorder like a facet joint condition with a referred pain pattern. Another common explanation is gallbladder disorder. Feverishness and/or constancy of symptoms would arouse concern for urgent evaluation. A doctor can discern.

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I have been diagnosed with hypohondria and general anxiety but I feel pain hips back uper nd lower hands legs stomach and leg weakness is this normal?

I have been diagnosed with hypohondria and general anxiety but I feel pain hips back uper nd lower hands legs stomach and leg weakness is this normal?

Not normal: I'm assuming that your physician has run many tests and cannot find a physical cause. Therefore the hypochondria diagnosis and possibly a tendency to experience anxiety in physical symptoms. If this is the case, consider psychotherapy to include techniques to reduce anxiety and pain. Psychodynamic therapy can often help to uncover the source of these symptoms too.

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Stomach pain, back pain and hands pain?

Stomach pain, back pain and hands pain?

3 different issues: More likely than not, your symptoms are three different processes depending upon your age and medical history. The most common cause of stomach pain is gas and bloating, next is acid gastritis or reflux. The most common cause of back pain is muscle strain, followed by facet or sacro-iliac joint pain. Hand pain is most often caused by simple sprains. See your PCP to discuss each problem.

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Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm, in line with middle finger. Occurs when I press the area, or when I stretch by pulling/pushing fingers?

Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm, in line with middle finger. Occurs when I press the area, or when I stretch by pulling/pushing fingers?

The area you: Describe is at the "radiocarpal" or "scapholunate" joint. There are many musculoskeletal issues that can cause pain, such as arthritis, ligament tears, fractures, osteonecrosis, tendonitis, or ganglion cysts, just to name a few! You are best off seeing your primary doc who can examine you or get an xray. Ask for a CD of your study, and I can explain it on HT Concierge at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd