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If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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When i tighten my fist i feel pain in my wrist veins or somewhere around there. Why?

When i tighten my fist i feel pain in my wrist veins or somewhere around there. Why?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes from an inflammatory process in your wrist, to arthritis or tendonitis; I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam and X-ray would likely tell the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I can barley tighten my fist or turn the door knob because of wrist pain, what's going on?

I can barley tighten my fist or turn the door knob because of wrist pain, what's going on?

Depends on cause: Thee are a variety of causes of wrist pain ranging from ligament tears tendinitis arthritis to fractures. An examination by a hand surgeon or orthopedist and a simple xray can usually make the diagnosis to suggest treatment. ...Read more

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Moderate-severe pain when moving or using wrist. Started few weeks ago, went away for a while but is back and worse. splinting helps a little, cant grip or make a tight fist or twist wrist without sharp excruciating pain. no finger involvement. ?

Moderate-severe pain when moving or using wrist. Started few weeks ago, went away for a while but is back and worse. splinting helps a little,  cant grip or make a tight fist or twist wrist without sharp excruciating pain. no finger involvement. ?

Give it time: If splinting helps - do it and be patient. Also try both warm and cold - use both or either if it helps. Let it rest for days and days. It takes time to heal. If it's still bad - have an eval - carpal tunnel can be tough but can be treated. Patience and caution! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Today: Pins and needles all over body/ mouth. Sever hand and wrist cramping, very tight fist and wrist bending inward towards body.

Today: Pins and needles all over body/ mouth. Sever hand and wrist cramping, very tight fist and wrist bending inward towards body.

Paresthesias vs nerv: this can be a lot of problems. It may not be anything serious and could be paresthesias.you need to see your doctor to make sure it's not some infection, inflammation, myofacial pain, or even poisoning like botulism, electrolyte imbalance, etc.sometimes we see these types of symptoms with emotional stress. You need to see your physician to clarify what may be the cause of this. ...Read more

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I wake up each morning unable to make a fist in my left hand. It doesn't hurt, just feels uncomfortable. It loosens up later in the day, but begins to tighten again in the evening. It started about four months ago. What does this mean?

I wake up each morning unable to make a fist in my left hand. It doesn't hurt, just feels uncomfortable. It loosens up later in the day, but begins to tighten again in the evening. It started about four months ago. What does this mean?

Varries: There are multiple potential causes. If you are also experiencing numbness at times into the first three fingers, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, in which symptoms are usually worse at night. Arthritis in the wrist or Tendonitis can cause similar symptoms, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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My left hand /fingers pop/crack everytime i make a tight fist. What could it be? I'm only 21 but I am an athlete.

My left hand /fingers pop/crack everytime i make a tight fist. What could it be?  I'm only 21 but I am an athlete.

Should be OK: We used think that knuckle-cracking is bad and one may develop arthritis..There is no such evidence. As long as you are not having pain or instability in your joints/hands, popping/crackling by itself is likely harmless.. If you have additional concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I broke my knuckle. Recently I was kicked in the hand. Ever since I can't make a tight fist cause my pointer finger hurts too much. ?

I think I broke my knuckle. Recently I was kicked in the hand. Ever since I can't make a tight fist cause my pointer finger hurts too much. ?

Knuckle: You probably have a fracture. Get an xray. It is important to make sure the fracture is not displaced, because if so, it may not heal correctly and you may have permanent loss of function. ...Read more

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My left palm is swollen I am unable to make a tight fist lower part of my fingers are swollen I did not hit my hand on anythin or injure it in anyway?

My left palm is swollen I am unable to make a tight fist lower part of my fingers are swollen I did not hit my hand on anythin or injure it in anyway?

See someone: Have either your doctor, an ER or ortho se the hand maybe even X-ray it. There likely is some trauma that occurred, possible so simple you don't recall it. The hand could also be traumatized in sleep . I doubt its a medical condition such as an arthritis but it should be examined for anything such as trauma, sprains even foreign objects. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with swelling in only my right hand and fingers along with my face and lips feel puffy too. no Pain just tight when making a fist. Have had sle and ra for 23 years now.

I woke up this morning with swelling in only my right hand and fingers along with my face and lips feel puffy too. no Pain just tight when making a fist. Have had sle and ra for 23 years now.

Angioedema: This sounds like angioedema and the swelling will gradually resolve over hours. You could try Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Stop any new medications just in case. See an allergist for a workup. No need to worry unless you have a recurrence with any internal swelling like the tongue, throat or in the abdomen. ...Read more