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My son got hit with lacrosse ball last night and now has swelling and pain outside of hand from base of pinky downward. X-ray?

My son got hit with lacrosse ball last night and now has swelling and pain outside of hand from base of pinky downward. X-ray?

See doctor: If he has significant pain and swelling then it is possible that there is a fracture of a bone. I suggest taking him to a doctor or urgent care. Once a doctor examines the hand they can make a better decision about whether or not an xray is needed. I hope he is feeling better soon. Try some ice packs and elevation on it in the mean time to help decrease swelling. ...Read more

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How do I treat pain on the outside of my hand right below my pinky to wrist. I know its from texting.

How do I treat pain on the outside of my hand  right below my pinky to wrist. I know its from texting.

Rest: If your assumption it is from texting than rest from texting will be the first thing to consider. Also you might want to consider an NSAID like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). Icing the area can also reduce inflammation. These are the most common treatments for tendinitis or muscle fatigue/inflammation. If it does not resolve after the rest and these things i would see a hand specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I took a fall on and tried to catch myself with my left hand. I have a pain in the outside of my hand below the pinky and into my wrist. I am 225 lbs ?

I took a fall on and tried to catch myself with my left hand. I have a pain in the outside of my hand below the pinky and into my wrist. I am 225 lbs ?

You need an x-ray: It's easy to fracture some of these tiny bones and you are not yourself tiny! Until you can get one, wrap your hand or put on a brace to keep everything in position and take some tylenol (acetaminophen). Good luck! ...Read more

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Burning pain in outside and palm of hand, outside of arm, side of neck and foot. Started in hand them added foot then neck. All same side.

Burning pain in outside and palm of hand, outside of arm, side of neck and foot. Started in hand them added foot then neck. All same side.

Many possibilities: This requires a thorough examination and possible laboratory studies, as hard to pin down precisely what is causing all of this. Some possibilities include shingles, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, stroke, neck problems. Get this fully addressed asap. ...Read more

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I have pain on the outside of my right hand, feels like I need to crack it but I can't. Sore whenever I turn my wrist inward. Haven't hurt it recently?

I have pain on the outside of my right hand, feels like I need to crack it but I can't. Sore whenever I turn my wrist inward. Haven't hurt it recently?

Wrist Pain: The hand and wrist is a complex structure. The bones of the hand and wrist are held together by an intricate framework of ligaments and nagging pain deserves attention. Diagnosing wrist pain can be challenging and at times xrays or MRI may be needed to fully evaluate the cause of trouble. ...Read more

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My hands turn purple when I go outside why?

My hands turn purple when I go outside why?

Vasospasm: The change in temperature triggers a spasm in the blood vessels supplying your hands and results in the color change. This is usually not dangerous and can be helped by wearing gloves. ...Read more

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Both of my hands are shaking since i was outside?

Both of my hands are shaking since i was outside?

Need more info: Unless you were exposed to extreme weather conditions, allergens, or were engaged in some form of strenuous activity outside, the shaking of your hands is unrelated to going outside. ...Read more

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I work outside all day and my hands are always really dry , remedy?

I work outside all day and my hands are always really dry , remedy?

Protection: Protection of your skin is key - meaning both gloves to protect from physically abrasive materials like metals, tools, chemicals, etc and protection also with a good moisturizing agent. Choose a quality brand (aquaphor, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin, etc) without fragrances and apply liberally to hands multiple times daily. Auto & home repair stores also sell various barrier cream/paste products that may help. ...Read more

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I am a 30 year old female who hands stay freezing cold whether it is hot or cold outside. I am not a smoker & my husband says they feel like i'm dead?

I am a 30 year old female who hands stay freezing cold whether it is hot or cold outside. I am not a smoker & my husband says they feel like i'm dead?

Raynaud's Syndrome: What you describe is consistent with raynauds phenomenon, which is a vascular over-reactivity where arteries clamp down in the extremities, causing cold hands and/or feet, sometimes even with fingers and toes turning blue or white or red. It can exist by itself or it can be associated with other diseases, like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. You should talk to your medical provider about it. ...Read more

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