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Right Hand Ache
Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast.Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?
Pleuritic chest pain: Is what you are describing. A common cause is a viral or bacterial lung infection but here are other conditions that can be more serious. A lung infection is reason enough to seek medical attention. ...Read more
After lifting dresser bent over with right hand. Pain and swelling in mid lower back. What do I do. It's been 5 days.
As long as there are: No shooting pains or weakness in your legs it is likely a pulled or strained muscle. Anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help. Take as directed. The swelling more concerning. If pain worsens or same intensity last more than 2 weeks should consult orthopedic surgeon for exam and mri. Can take 6 weeks to completely heal. ...Read more
Common causes are: Arthritis at the base of the thumb or in the wrsit at the stt joint. Post traumatic issues, old injuries (example your 18 fall and it felt beter after 3 days and you forgot about it, tendonitis, carpal tunnel and others. After 3 months its time to get evaluated. Perhaps start with your pcp but you can alaways seek out a hand surgeon as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've haf this lower right hand pain which has come and gone over a few days. I have an old ergo keyboard. Should I switch?
Yes: Yes, but if the pain does not disappear, the cause needs to be identified. It can be tendon/joint problems (arthritis, tendinitis, etc.) or nerve disease (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). Many of these conditions are treatable and the tests (blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction tests) are available through your regular physician. If no abnormality is found, the problem may still be ergonomic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Situs Inversus: If you have situs inversus (your abdominal organs are opposite of "normal" people - so your stomach/spleen are on the right side and your liver/gall bladder on the left ) but you have a totally anatomically normal heart (even if it is in your right chest)-I doubt your hand pain is related to your heart. If it continues to bother you, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Not likely: It may be the position of your hand during foreplay. Extremes of wrist flexion or extension may put pressure on the median nerve, inside the carpal tunnel. Thumb arthritis is also a common cause of hand pain. Either of these conditions could be your problem. Try to get into a comfortable position and if you start to feel discomfort, change positions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in my right ear, right shoulder and right hand. Pain is not tolerable. Please suggest me some solution.
Extreme hand pain with numbness and tingling i've tried braces but doesn't help started in right hand now both hands i work in a factory what can help?
Diagnosis first: hand pain, numbness can indicate carpal tunnel or another nerve compression syndrome. Once your diagnosis is made then anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroid injections, work modification, further testing to see if other things such as metabolic or endocrine or inflammatory conditions exist. Talk to your PCP and consider a consultaion with a hand surgeon ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers