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Pain In The Hands
With your medical hx: I am thinking you probably are developing either carpal tunnel syndrome or pain from osteoarthritis, or maybe even both. The medications you take also can cause problems with elevated blood sugar which can cause neuropathy and/or tendonosis. So, you can't get a meaningful diagnosis via this forum, you need to see your doc, have an exam and plain films, maybe blood tests or an EMG. Please call 2day ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ortho Hand Eval: Old hand injuries that are still causing pain warrant further evaluation. An orthopaedic hand surgeon would provide a thorough examination of your history and symptoms. A thorough examination may result in the need for routine x-rays or even an MRI to best evaluate the soft tissues in your hand for signs of chronic injury. ...Read more
Iam cracking may hand allot now i feel pain in my hand if i didnt do it often ,, i tried to exercises my hand by holding a small ball all the time ??
Knuckle cracking: Although knuckle-cracking has never been shown to cause arthritis, it is possible to strain ligaments when you pull on the fingers so hard. The cracking sound is from an air bubble that pops. It is a sign that you pulled too hard. Excessive hand exercises may just aggravate the soreness. Leaving your hands alone except for normal activities will eventually reduce pain. ...Read more
Not sure: Why would silly putty make your hands hurt? Might try just stopping the silly putty and see what happens. ...Read more
Might not be MS: While it can be caused by new ms lesions in the brain or spinal cord, sudden onset pain might be due to an unrelated process, such as carpal tunnel. I would recommend seeing your neurologist to confirm that the new symptoms are, in fact, secondary to a flare, and if not, to see if they can be reversed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numerous causes: Without more detail, a specific answer isn't possible but, injury to skin/muscle/nerve/ligament/tendon all poss.Nerve or joint inflammation, overuse syndrome, etc. etc.Best bet is to get a proper history & physical, incl. osteopathic hands-on examination to determine the cause.Care will be determined by cause.Could be as simple as rest, meds. soaks, or more complex: manipulation, prolotherapy. etc ...Read more
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