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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 tendonitis 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?

Arthritis mild: Early morning stiffness is often mild early osteoarthritis. Another problem can be trigger finger or tendinitis but licking or clicking may be present for this. Heat up warm showers warm water often helps am symptoms. Cool down. Or ice for pain after activity ...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

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Should I go to the hospital? My forearm got smashed in a heavy door and is a tad swollen & hurts when I move my wrist & fingers and tighten my fist.

Should I go to the hospital? My forearm got smashed in a heavy door and is a tad swollen & hurts when I move my wrist & fingers and tighten my fist.

Forearm injury: It is better to have it checked out, not necessarily in the hospital, you can got to a an Urgent care clinic or check with your regular doctors they can check it out in their office. ...Read more

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I broke my wrist. After the surgery, my hand became a closed fist. What can I do?

I broke my wrist. After the surgery, my hand became a closed fist. What can I do?

Tendon adhesions: Scarring of the flexor tendons can impair use of the finger.
Early on the restricting scar can be lengthened by good hand therapy. After 12 weeks it is likely surgery will be needed to free up the adherent tendons. If impairment is significant, you should seek the consult of a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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When I make a fist I get a lump that appears a finger length down from wrist on pinky side and if hurts when I push on it what can it b?

When I make a fist I get a lump that appears a finger length down from wrist on pinky side and if hurts when I push on it what can it b?

Ganglion Cyst: Ali, it sounds like a ganglion cyst. This is a cyst filled with joint fluid. Old school solution: whack it with a bible. Modern solution, see a hand specialist, and they can fix it for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I punched something real hard and the area of my hand where the pinky is hurts when I twist my wrist and when I make a fist, is it broken?

I punched something real hard and the area of my hand where the pinky is hurts when I twist my wrist and when I make a fist, is it broken?

Boxer's fracture?: Not sure exactly where you are feeling pain but striking something hard with a closed fist can result in a boxer's fracture, or another fracture. Get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain meaty part of palm near right wrist. It's hard to close my fist or open my hand completely. Rubbing the meaty part helps. What are causes?

I have pain meaty part of palm near right wrist. It's hard to close my fist or open my hand completely. Rubbing the meaty part helps. What are causes?

Hand pain: It may be caused due to fine and repetitive nature of work, which leads to chronic overuse of the thumb. Few examples of which include constant typing on mobile phones and laptops, work of a massage therapist, hammering, sewing and so forth. Discuss it with your physician and get examined. ...Read more

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3-4 hours ago I started to experience severe shooting type pain starting from my wrist up to my elbows in both arms every time I clench my fist.?

3-4 hours ago I started to experience severe shooting type pain starting from my wrist up to my elbows in both arms every time I clench my fist.?

Impingement: This is an impingement affecting nerves and or muscles or even vessels of the forearms during tensing caused by clenching fists. It's possible that you have thickened ligaments in the wrists which press on nerves which would be a variant of the classic carpal tunnel syndrome which causes hand symptoms usually. If you want to clinch the diagnosis consult a hand surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Fell on my fist from my middle knuckle to about 1/4 to my wrist is moderately swollen. No pain. How important is it that I see a doctor immediately?

Hand Trauma: Sometimes immediately after an injury you will feel no pain but the next day pain may develop once adrenaline wears off and swelling sets in. Rest, ice, compress with an ACE bandage, and elevate the hand to decrease swelling. If pain persists or if you heard a "pop" see MD for a full exam. Make sure your tetanus vaccination is up to date if you broke the skin. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hit solid door with side on my fist but connected closer to my wrist really hurts just above wrist joint a bit swollen any damage? Doesn't hurt to move wrist etc?

Wrist pain: I agree, unlikely fracture. The most common fracture is a Boxer's fracture which involves punching. Follow up if worse. All the best. ...Read more

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The tendons in my left wrist are really stiff and hurts to make a fist, and when I do 3 of my fingers go numb. Any opinions on what might be wrong?

The tendons in my left wrist are really stiff and hurts to make a fist, and when I do 3 of my fingers go numb. Any opinions on what might be wrong?

Could be a giant-: -cell tumor of the flexor tendons & when you flex it is pulled beneath the transverse dorsal carpal ligament, causing pressure on the
median nerve, and you get carpal symptoms. ...Read more

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Weeks ago I pulled my shoe on and over pulled and got excruciating pain in my wrist thumb n couldn't make a fist all scans were clear but still pain?

Weeks ago I pulled my shoe on and over pulled and got excruciating pain in my wrist thumb n couldn't make a fist all scans were clear but still pain?

Pain: What scans? Be specific. Xr is likely to be negative cause it does not sound like u should have broken anything. U might have a sprain. ...Read more

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My left hand is constantly hurting where the ring and pinky finger are and goes into my wrist. When I try to make fist pinky goes under ring finger..

Hand pain: You may be having a nerve entrapment or carpal tunnel syndrome. You need to see your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon about this. Meanwhile rest your hand, do not type or work with your hand. Wear wrist support. ...Read more

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Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

Tripped on pavement, used palm of hand to steady myself 4 hrs ago. Not swollen but pain getting worse, hurts to move thumb, bend wrist or make fist?

POSSIBLE FRACTURE: THIS IS A TYPICAL INJURY THAT CAN CAUSE A COLLES FRACTURE IN THE WRIST OR NAVECULAR FRACTURE. IN THE HAND BY THE THUMB. GO TO URGENT CARE OR EMERGENCY ROOM TO BE EVALUATED ...Read more

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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?

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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Every few days I get this weird pain I can't make a fist in my right hand when I do my forearm hurts and wrist whole hand? I know it's coming what's It called and what to do to make it better? Especially when I gold my phone and type with right hand

Carpal Tunnel: This could be from carpal tunnel syndrome. This is typically associated with numbness and tingling in the hand. However, it could be from an overuse tendonitis as well. Usually tendonitis does not have associated numbness and tingling. You could try a brace for your wrist for immobilization which helps rest the tendons. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel had surgery on my right hand 12/08 because I was in a accident that cause me to have surgery on my right hand because I conuld't make a fist so now I had the surgery but now my hand & wrist just pain me all the time I don't sleep I can't l

Carpal tunnel had surgery on my right hand 12/08 because I was in a accident that cause me to have surgery on my right hand because I conuld't make a fist so now I had the surgery but now my hand & wrist just pain me all the time I don't sleep I can't l

It's: It's impossible to diagnose your problem over the internet, but it sounds like you should see a hand surgeon to see if there is something that can be done. There are many problems that can possibly be taken care of...You just have to be willing to go to a hand surgeon and have him or her help you.

If you want to read more about carpal tunnel syndrome, follow this link to the aaos website.

http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00005


hope this helps,

matt robon, md. ...Read more

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My 103lb dog tried running outside. I. Caught her with my left hand. Pain in wrist, palm, and middle finger and is very warm now. Can't make a fist?

My 103lb dog tried running outside. I. Caught her with my left hand. Pain in wrist, palm, and middle finger and is very warm now. Can't make a fist?

Be seen: I would encourage you to be seen. While there are many possibilities that could represent minimal injuries, you may very well have ruptured one if the flexor tendons in your hand, which would require surgery to fix. When a flexor tendon injury occurs, patients have pain and swelling in the palm and are unable to make a fist like you are describing. ...Read more

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Communited wrist fracture no surgery, in cast 7wk & remove cast 6wks passed still cant make full fist & turn palm up pain. Why? Will the pain permanent

Communited wrist fracture no surgery, in cast 7wk & remove cast 6wks passed still cant make full fist & turn palm up pain. Why? Will the pain permanent

Difficult to say: Post fracture stiffness if a common and difficult problem to solve.
at this point sounds like you will benefit from occupational therapy and close follow up with your doctor.
There is still time to see improvement in your range of motion so this may not be a permanent disability. ...Read more

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Extreme wrist pain and swollen hands, unable to fully make a fist without extreme forearm pain. Comes and goes sometimes have numb finger tips?

Extreme wrist pain and swollen hands, unable to fully make a fist without extreme forearm pain. Comes and goes sometimes have numb finger tips?

Need more info: There is no short answer. We need to know where, how often, how long you've had the pain. What kind of work/hobboes you do. How's your health. ...Read more

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Is it Normal that sometimes when I Clench my Fists they feel Weak and it's hard to do so? They also feel Tight sometimes... I'm just a little worried

Is it Normal that sometimes when I Clench my Fists they feel Weak and it's hard to do so? They also feel Tight sometimes... I'm just a little worried

Need more info: Symptoms are vague. Problem could be neurological or muscular. I would strongly advise you to make an appt with your family physician to examine you. ...Read more

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Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat

Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat

Abnormal: Keeping hands closed in fists may be an indication of a problem with the nerves or muscles. This is something that you should consult a pediatrician about. The doctor can do a physical exam and determine what the next best steps are to fully evaluate the cause of your child's holding his hands in fists. ...Read more

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Jammed pinky & ring finger 5 days ago. Swelling has gone down a lot but more painful now. Can bend ok but pinky is stiff and I can't make tight fist?

Jammed pinky & ring finger 5 days ago. Swelling has gone down a lot but more painful now. Can bend ok but pinky is stiff and I can't make tight fist?

Possible fracture: I am concerned that there could be a fracture of one of the bones. Jamming your finger can cause a chip fracture, or damage to a tendon or ligament. An xray would be needed to figure out the cause or your ongoing symptoms. ...Read more