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I have an Indent on the top of my hand near the wrist along with pain that it hurts to move it at all. What is it and should I worry?

I have an Indent on the top of my hand near the wrist along with pain that it hurts to move it at all. What is it and should I worry?

See hand specialist: I cannot say what you have without examining you. This could indicate the beginning of a cystic wrist lesion called a ganglion. You should see a hand specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I sprained my wrist and it hurts through the tops of my hands. What should I do?

I sprained my wrist and it hurts through the tops of my hands. What should I do?

First get a diagnosi: As a sprain " can mean so many things see a hand surgeon there could be a contusion or something as severe as a complete ligament disruption even with negative x-rays. Early rx includes, ice, splinting and NSAIDs but don't assume the injury is simple if pain continues, it can be quite complex ...Read more

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Continous pain in top of hand and wrist especially when bending hand or grasping objects?

Continous pain in top of hand and wrist especially when bending hand or grasping objects?

Hand pain: tendinitis is what it sounds like. Carpal tunnel would hurt under your wrist and hand. Try anti inflammatories ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sharp pain on the outside half of top of my hand and wrist mostly when bending forward or back for about a week. What could it be?

I'm experiencing sharp pain on the outside half of top of my hand and wrist mostly when bending forward or back for about a week. What could it be?

Tendonitis: Probably some inflammation in the tendons on the back of the hand/wrist. Try immobiliizing the wrist with an ace wrap or brace for a week, taking some ibuprofen and avoiding activities that cause pain. ...Read more

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My wrist is going through some pain. It's more painful when I bend my hand downward. Pain is on the top of the wrist and I can't put pressure on it?

My wrist is going through some pain. It's more painful when I bend my hand downward. Pain is on the top of the wrist and I can't put pressure on it?

Injury?: It sounds as if you have an injury to the dorsal wrist capsule or extensor tendons. Wrist splinting, rest, antiinflammatories and ice may help to ease inflammation. If this does it resolve within in 7-10 days, evaluation na d imaging may be recommended. ...Read more

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The top of both of my wrists ache up to the top of my hands.

The top of both of my wrists ache up to the top of my hands.

Need an Exam: The range of possibilities is really still too large with the given information. A nerve conduction study may help determine if it is from a nerve compression issue like carpal tunnel syndrome, along with electromyogram it may help determine if there is a nerve compression near the neck. You will need to see a neurologist or physiatrist for these types of test. ...Read more

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When I try to do press ups my wrist on my right hand the top of my wrist hurts and it hurts to bend it forward had for a while on an off?

When I try to do press ups my wrist on my right hand the top of my wrist hurts and it hurts to bend it forward had for a while on an off?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, including ligamentous or bone abnormalities in the carpal bones in your wrist. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I have A pins and needles sensation on the tops of my hands not on my fingers and it doesn't go past my wrist. What could it be?

I have A pins and needles sensation on the tops of my hands not on my fingers and it doesn't go past my wrist. What could it be?

Various: Sensation on the backs of the hands is supplied by the radial nerve. Most docs will say it sounds like irritation of the radial nerve. It could also come from soft tissue (fascial) restriction or tight muscles.
The body makes various sensations that come and go. If it's a new thing, ignore it and it might go away. If it persists, should get it checked out. ...Read more

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I'm 33 years old and noticed a very dark flat vein on top of my left hand that starts from the wrist down to my third nuckle?

I'm 33 years old and noticed a very dark flat vein on top of my left hand that starts from the wrist down to my third nuckle?

All Is Not In Vein: So-I assume it's long and thin and maybe a little curvy? I want you to hang your hand all the way down and see if it fills up. And if it does, then raise it above the level of your heart and see if it goes flat. If so it's a vein. Welcome to the human race. If not, if it stays flat all the time it may be an old occluded vein (? past trauma?).If none of that works, and it's not a tattoo, get it looked at ...Read more

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Pain in my left hand and wrist that is brought on by moving the hand up and down, there is also a slight pink color to the top of my hand.

Pain in my left hand and wrist that is brought on by moving the hand up and down, there is also a slight pink color to the top of my hand.

Wrist pain: Pain in the wrist may be from trauma overuse or inflammation from infection or avascular condition.
I recommend an xray a trial with antiimmflamatory and relative rest. Artichoke and avocado are naturals. See your Doctor ...Read more

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I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever I put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever I put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

Sprain: Doubt carpal tunnel which generally presents with numbness/tingling in all or some of fingers: thumb, index, long (middle), and partially ring finger.
A sprain, stress injury from repetetive use or impaction, ganglion cyst are common causes. See an orthopedist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm feeling a very sharp pain on the top of my left hand any time I move it in the slightest. There is a bump about a inch up closer to my wrist.

I'm feeling a very sharp pain on the top of my left hand any time I move it in the slightest. There is a bump about a inch up closer to my wrist.

Possible ganglion: Cyst, an accumulation of gelatinous joint fluis which forms at flexing parts of the body. I suggest an orthoppedic evaluation. ...Read more

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Last 2 mornings woken up with pain on the top side of my hand from my wrist to my ring finger, hard to grip things and hurts when touched. Feels broke?

Last 2 mornings woken up with pain on the top side of my hand from my wrist to my ring finger, hard to grip things and hurts when touched. Feels broke?

Handy Helper: When we sleep it's possible that we sleep so deeply that we fail to move periodically. This can result in prolonged compression of nerves in our extremities. When this happens we wake with pain and discomfort in the involved limb which usually resolves upon waking. If this repeatedly occurs the problem can worsen. Occasionally night splints can help like those worn for the wrist for carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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I pulled something in the top of my hand stretching, it's been 2 weeks and not better, it's warm/weak, can feel it in wrist/arm too, what did I do?

I pulled something in the top of my hand stretching, it's been 2 weeks and not better, it's warm/weak, can feel it in wrist/arm too, what did I do?

Strain/sprain: Your symptoms are consistent with a muscle strain or ligament sprain. Consider nsaids, rest, ice. If persistent, seek evaluation with hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Hurt my hand opening a jar. While twisting the top there was a sudden very audible crack. I have pain near wrist and can't pick things up. Any ideas?

Varies: You may have strained your distal radial- ulnar joint. Rest, ice, NSAIDs may help; if it does not get better over 3-5 days I would be seen to make sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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Very sharp pain top of hand (metacarpal area closer to wrist between thumb and pointer) -drop things. No known injury-visible symptoms. Comes and gos?

Very sharp pain top of hand (metacarpal area closer to wrist between thumb and pointer) -drop things. No known injury-visible symptoms. Comes and gos?

De Quervain's: De Quervains tenosynovitis can present similarly with no known trauma. Suggest splint, Anti inflammatories for 2-4 weeks.
If ISQ then referral to orthopedic is recommended ...Read more

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Acute pain top of wrist pinky side, unable to grip/grasp, write, type, cannot turn wrist or bend hand. Dominant; sudden intense pain w/use or pressure

Acute pain top of wrist pinky side, unable to grip/grasp, write, type, cannot turn wrist or bend hand. Dominant; sudden intense pain w/use or pressure

?: You could have a contusion to the ulnar styloid, a bruise to the soft tissues, tendon inflammation or nerve contusion. Try immobilization and an anti inflammatory. If that doesn't help se your doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. Good Luck ...Read more

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For 6 months my hand, wrist, lower arm have been swollen, then a swollen place on top of shoulder now an very painful place on top of shoulder-no injury?

Need for evaluation: It is difficult to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Are these afflictions unilateral or bilateral? Is there is redness, itching, changes in skin color, fever or joint pains etc? It would be prudent to see your doctor for a detailed history, physical examination and may be some lab tests. ...Read more

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Why is the vein that runs on top of my hand and wrist swelling if I leave my hand down?

Why is the vein that runs on top of my hand and wrist swelling if I leave my hand down?

Venous pressure.: When your hands are placed above your heart the blood drains out of the hands and the flow of blood back to the heart increases. The opposite occurs when the hands are down below the heart. The venous return decreases and the veins fill. This is normal and is due to changes in venous pressure due to what we call hydrostatic pressure. This can also be affected by levels of hydration, . ...Read more

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Suddenly a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are bulging. I'm slender, 27 yo, female. What could cause this?

Suddenly a vein on my left wrist and one on the top of my right hand are bulging. I'm slender, 27 yo, female. What could cause this?

Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary. Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure and loss of elasticity. I doubt at age 27 that aging is a factor for you. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that I see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both. ...Read more