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Wrist sprain pain reocurring?

Wrist sprain pain reocurring?

? ligament tear: A sprain by definition is a ligamentous injury. If you have sustained a ligament tear this could result in instability of the wrist and recurrent pain. You may require further diagnostic studies such as an mri/ arthrogram to establish a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Elbow Pain (Definition)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper ...Read more


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Recurring posterior dislocation of shoulder. After last dislocation sharp pain in elbow, intermittent coldness and numbness of forearm, prickly skin?

Recurring posterior dislocation of shoulder. After last dislocation sharp pain in elbow, intermittent coldness and numbness of forearm, prickly skin?

? TOS: 37 yo w. recurrent shoulder dislocation suggest Hypermobility Syndrome. "Sharp pain, prickly, cold & numbness" suggest peripheral neuropathy w. parasthesias from brachial neural plexus impingement within shoulder girdle; arousing shoulder splinting & superior trapezius guarding/atrophy. Net effect is closure of costoclavicular dimension (true thoracic outlet) with shoulder abduction, i.e., TOS. ...Read more

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Chronic elbow pain when extending fingers.

Chronic elbow pain when extending fingers.

Tennis elbow: Sounds like lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). Wearing a strap should help, sometimes an injection can become necessary. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?

Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w  intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?

RA, Osteoarthritis: When you have symptoms on both sides, it can open up the possibility of ra. Joints in RA or any other inflammatory arthritis, usually present with swelling , pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a result of wear on the cartilage in joints. The only way to find out what type is through blood tests and screening techniques to test for rheumatoid factor. ...Read more

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Left side only. Arm/neck/middle spine numb, painful upon waking for years. Oct. Severe left scapula, shoulder, underarm, tricep elbow forearm pain?

Left side only. Arm/neck/middle spine numb, painful upon waking for years. Oct. Severe left scapula, shoulder, underarm, tricep elbow forearm pain?

More testing needed: These symptoms are too vague to allow for a more detailed response. These problems are best evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. This will require a comprehensive physical exam and the necessary x-rays or MRI tests. Only then can a reasonable diagnosis be made. ...Read more

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Intermittent left side pain for 8 months. Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers.Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?

Intermittent left side pain for 8 months.  Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder  blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers.Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?

Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your pain. ...Read more

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Left outer elbow joint very painful (tennis elbow)? Hurting for sometime and now pain inside of upper arm to armpit. Why? Sometimes burning pain.

Left outer elbow joint very painful (tennis elbow)? Hurting for sometime and now pain inside of upper arm to armpit.  Why? Sometimes burning pain.

Suggestions: Hard to pin down just one answer here, as you could possess an extensor tendinitis associated with peripheral nerve compression at elbow or even shoulder. Could consider thoracic outlet syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome or even radial nerve problem. See orthopedic surgeon, maybe get EMG study, and find out what is present so that therapy will be focused. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring pain below shoulder blade?

Many things: when you say recurring it is unclear if it associated with activities. can be internal(for example pulmonary), can be musculoskeletal. needs evaluation ...Read more

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Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

And?: What are you doing about it? It doesn't sound like you can wait past today without addressing this immediately with a health care professional. Things can get worse, much, much worse, in the next couple of hours. I would act now to address this. ...Read more

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2012 Guyon's decompres. on R wrist.6 yrs pain.Cervical straight neck.Bilateral ulnar pain @wrist & elbow.Shoulder/Trapez. intense pain.Diagnosis?HELP!

Complicated: That sounds like a very complicated problem that has no simple solution. You have had all the diagnostic tests and used the medications I would have tried. Have you seen a neurologist or a pain specialist? This would be my own recommendation at this point. ...Read more

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Knee pain problem?

Knee pain problem?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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2days pain inner forearm from elbow bend to wrist. Hurts more with wrist extension. Not constant or nerve pain. No discolorationor obvious swelling.

2days pain inner forearm from elbow bend to wrist. Hurts more with wrist extension.  Not constant or nerve pain. No discolorationor obvious swelling.

Sounds like: Medial epicondylitis. Try cold compresses, a non steroidal anti-inflammatory unless intolerable or allergic and make an appointment with your doctor or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shoulder pain, groin pain, leg pain, hip pain and finger pain.

I am experiencing  shoulder pain, groin pain, leg pain, hip pain and finger pain.

Need physical exam: Your symptoms could represent many possible diagnoses, from simple muscle aches caused by physical activity, to something more serious like a polyarticular arthritis. If you don't already have a primary doctor, you can request a private consultation from a HealthTap doctor so a more complete history can be obtained. With more information we may be able to answer your concern. ...Read more

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What are symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, lower back pain, hip pain, numbness in feet, tongue pain & cracking indicative of?

What are symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, lower back pain, hip pain, numbness in feet, tongue pain & cracking indicative of?

Many causes: There are many causes to these symptoms and there is not one simple answer. For example, numbness in the feet occurs with vitamin B12 deficiency, arsenic toxicity, POEMS, and diabetes mellitus. Fatigue is also caused by many different things. In your case, you will find it helpful to have some blood tests, such as the test for SPEP, along with some other basic tests, for these symptoms. ...Read more

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