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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Pain in back of hand 2inch under point finger. Hurts when squeeze hand pick something up w/ it. Was slightly bruised but gone now. Can't remember injury?

Pain in back of hand 2inch under point finger. Hurts when squeeze hand pick something up w/ it. Was slightly bruised but gone now. Can't remember injury?

A gangion cyst: Probably is a Ganglion cyst a benign sac filled with a jellylike fluid. Originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule. They are the most common lumps of the hand and some times they may rupture`espontaneosly and give you the bruised like condition. Treatment depend upon how symptomatic they are. ...Read more

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Wrist pain 4 4 days cant bend down otherwise pain in back of hand cant place pressure on Palm, no swelling I can see tried Otc meds an ice. Sprain?

See Hand Doctor: Should not ignore. See a Board Certified Dermatologist or a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who treats hand problems. Let them evaluate and treat you. (Or go to an Emergency room). ...Read more

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I have pain in back right hand side behind shoulder blades, abdominal discomfort and bloating, nauseus and dizzy spells excessive foul windk?

I have pain in back right hand side behind shoulder blades, abdominal discomfort and bloating, nauseus and dizzy spells excessive foul windk?

Shoulder & abd pain: While no precise diagnosis can be made based on this description some causes to think about are gallbladder attacks which can cause nausea, right-sided abdominal pain that radiates to the back around the shoulder blades. This fits this description the best. Other diagnoses to consider would be pleurisy, peptic ulcer, severe constipation, severe acid reflux or gastritis. ...Read more

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Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm and in line with the middle finger. No swelling, no movement possible, throbbing pain that's not going away?

Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm and in line with the middle finger. No swelling, no movement possible, throbbing pain that's not going away?

Get imaging: Need to see a physiatrist or orthopedic specialist and get imaging, start with xray, if negative MRI. May need with contrast depending on exam finding ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower back on the left hand side?

I have a pain in my lower back on the left hand side?

Lower Back Pain: Lower Back Pain is common complaint in the outpatient setting.

Would recommend to first start over the counter anti-inflammatories such as Motrin, Alleve, Bayer (aspirin). Would also start stretch exercises.

See a doctor if your pain does not improve after several days ...Read more

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A mild pain sometimes in left side back sholuder hands and sometimes in left foot triggers when I smoke. While smoking sometimes hands turn a bit blue?

A mild pain sometimes in left side back sholuder hands and sometimes in left foot triggers when I smoke. While smoking sometimes hands turn a bit blue?

Varies: There are a number of considerations and probably starting with a good medical check up would be best. Smoking cigarettes will usually result in at least some degree of vasoconstriction in the arms and this can aggravate other conditions as well, even to the point that necrosis of the fingers can be seen. I would definitely recommend you be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old. I suffer from chest pain especially needles tingling in the left side of chest and the pain spread up the back and tip of hand?

Ok: Your symptoms do not sound very concerning for cardiac disease considering your young age. Your symptoms may be related to electrolyte imbalance, nerve problems, musculoskeletal issues, or anxiety. ...Read more

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Why when I'm breathing I have sharp pain in my upper back on the left hand side? Also I'm breathing a lot more heavily with tightness in chest why?

Go to doctor: Anything that bothers you this much should be worked up. You should see your doctor so at least some blood test, some xr and other tests can be done to find out why is wrong with you. Ot is either a pleuritic chest pain or nerve pain from muscle stretch but the tightness in breathing should not be there unless it is from the pain. Still you need to be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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I currently take Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) now and I am still in pain especially in my low back and hands. Is there another non-narcotic medication I can ask Dr about?

I currently take Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) now and I am still in pain especially in my low back and hands. Is there another non-narcotic medication I can ask Dr about?

Limited options: Besides the addition of something like Tylenol (acetaminophen) there isn't much out there, as "stacked" nonsteroidals start to have significant adverse effects. If you are interested in alternative options, there is some evolving data about tart charries and anti-inflammatory effect - the data is real but very nascent. Glucosamine (+/- chrondroiton) have even less data, but are also rather benign. ...Read more

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Is there certain nerves that if damaged affect the entire body? No trauma, burning, tingling, numbness, weakness, severe pain in back, arms, hands, legs, feet

Is there certain nerves that if damaged affect the entire body? No trauma, burning, tingling, numbness, weakness, severe pain in back, arms, hands, legs, feet

Nerve symptoms: There is no single nerve or even area of the brain that may cause sensory symptoms all over on both sides. The causes of these symptoms are more likely not primarily neurological but more metabolic such as hypocalcemia or hyperventilation etc. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia pain be in lower back, knees, arms, wrists, hands, knuckles n elbows, both sides of body, n sleep bad. On neurotin1600mg meloxicam 7.5?

Can fibromyalgia pain be in lower back, knees, arms, wrists, hands, knuckles n elbows, both sides of body, n sleep bad. On neurotin1600mg meloxicam 7.5?

Depends: Low back pain is common in pregnancy. Depression makes all pain feel worse than it is. Coping is also more difficult when depressed. Please review your medication list with your physicians since the conditions you list are fibromyalgia, pregnancy, and depression. Previous radiation therapy and chemo can also cause some ongoing nerve pain. I hope you get sleep and your doctors safely improve this. ...Read more

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Can anemia due to low iron cause joint and muscle pain in the arms, legs, back, hands and feet? Will treating the anemia ease the pain?

Muscle pain: Depending on the degree of anemia and the cause of the anemia the answer is possibly. There are conditions that can cause anemia and muscle pain as symptoms of the disease. If your anemia is treated and you feel better you probably have your answer. If the anemia is improve but you still have muscle pain you should have it evaluated further. ...Read more

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I'm fourteen and I've be getting back pain, legs pain, and hand pain. Could this be due to growth spurts?

I'm fourteen and I've be getting back pain, legs pain, and hand pain. Could this be due to growth spurts?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more