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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
Not sure: Why would silly putty make your hands hurt? Might try just stopping the silly putty and see what happens. ...Read more
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
Think Carpal Tunnel: I frequently have patients come to me being told they have diabetic neuropathy in their hands. This is in fact fairly uncommon unless the foot neuropathy is very severe. Think carpal tunnel syndrome instead. This is a very common disorder and can be easily diagnosed with a good physical exam or a nerve conduction study. ...Read more