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Severe Pain On The Tops Of Both Hands When Used
Hi about a week ago in the morning when I wake up I have severe pain in both my hands I can barely close them.
Numerous causes: Without more detail, a specific answer isn't possible but, injury to skin/muscle/nerve/ligament/tendon all poss. Nerve or joint inflammation, overuse syndrome, etc. Etc. Best bet is to get a proper history & physical, incl. Osteopathic hands-on examination to determine the cause. Care will be determined by cause. Could be as simple as rest, meds. Soaks, or more complex: manipulation, prolotherapy. etc ...Read more
See your PCP: You can use OTC painkillers, but proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See your PCP for evaluation, treatment and referral to a specialist if needed. ...Read more
Last 2 years I have been having sudden severe pain in both hands. Lasts a few minutes. No swelling or warmth. Feels like I've been hit. Causes?
Yikes sounds painful: Besides general over the counter pain remedies. Topicals that can be tried includin aloe vera, and you might even try some Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or zinc oxide. if those or around...obviously lots of options at the pharmacy/store. If the burn is severe and blistering perhaps worth getting professional help to prevent complications. The pain is reassuring in that the nerves weren't too badly damaged ...Read more
Yes: Depends on where fracture is and your pain tolerance everyone is different ...Read more
Got a severe pain in d back of my head, lower right hand side like being stabbed, coming and going?
I was awakened in the middle of the night with severe pain in my left hand and it was swollen, no sign of a bite and it still hurts..
You can answer that: If you haven't had any other injury or overuse, you play video games frequently, and it hurts after you play, then you can assume that playing video games is the problem. Try taking some time off from playing and use some anti-inflammatory medication (advil, aleve). If your symptoms resolve, you have your answer. ...Read more
Having severe pain and numbness in my hands and feet happens in the night while sleeping it wakes me?
GET IT CHECKED: You are describing neuropathy. Neuropathy has many causes, the diabetes is one of the most common. If he has not been checked for this, I highly recommend it. Neurologists and physiatrists can do noninvasive studies to identify this. It can be treated, but is always best in no what the source is. ...Read more
Is an MRI of hand without contrast pointless? Looking for signs of RA or other joint problems due to severe pain and stiffness. Contrast not used
It is not: Pointless. It will probably be adequate to document most of the findings associated with RA, if they are there. ...Read more
I need more info: Having this sever symptoms there should be underling cause go and check it out. ...Read more
Bone growth: I am not quite sure where this "bone growth" is at on your hand, but if you feel you have an abnormal area of bone growth it is probably best to have an orthopedists see you. ...Read more
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I have severe pain in my back had back surgery in 09, now pain is back, this week I have severe pain in my elbows down to hands, why?
See a spine doc: If the back pain is back, after spine surgery, there can be numerous reasons. Arm pain and elbow pain is not coming from the back. That could be due to a cervical spine problem. I would have you evaluated again by a qualified spine surgeon, preferably the doctor who operated on you first. That physician knows you and your prior problem, and will hopefully be able to address the discomfort. Otherwise, seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Hi. I have had severe pain and swelling in my hands for a couple of weeks. It gets worse at night and sometimes extends to my feet and is tingly?
Different causes: Your symptoms could be due to any number of things that cause irritation to the affected nerves. This could range from structural issues to simple electrolytes. The most effective way to address this would be to make a list of any other changes that you have noticed around the same time period. This will allow your physician to run tests and see any patterns that are indicative of a diagnosis. ...Read more
Good day. My wife is complaining about severe pain in her groin area on the right hand side. She experiencing this pain for the last few months now.
Can't diagnose with: The available information. But pain that is severe that has lasted for several months really should be medically assessed. Encourage her to have this evaluated. Holding off on evaluation - just prolongs her suffering. Take care. ...Read more
Today when writing I started having severe pain in my right pink finger and it continues down the side of my hand to my wrist. This continues all day?
Hand pain: Many things can cause this. You should go and see your doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more
I am getting severe pain in my fingers on my left hand - it happened last night and is happening again tonight- what could be causing this?
A 60 year old man suffers from severe pain in his left shoulder. He's unable to lift it up or raise his hand due to pains between the elbow&shoulder?
Thoracic outlet: Is a syndrome due to a neurovascular compression at the superior thoracic outlet. It causes pain in the arm, shoulder, and neck. Physical therapy, medication and surgery are treatment options. Making a proper diagnosis is the most important step to a successful treatment. See your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
A lot of things: Swelling of the fingers is usually related fluid building up. The causes include; arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, vascular outflow issues, inflammatory conditions and infections. Once the cause has been identified an appropriate treatment plan can be established. It sounds like tendonitis after playing tennis. Good antinflammatories and soaks with epsom salts. ...Read more
Severe pain in hands and feet when exposed to cold. What meds can increase blood flow to warm the hands?
Episodic vasospasm (constriction of small arteries) of the fingers or toes. It is characterized by digital (fingers or toes) blanching or white color, cyanosis (blue), a feeling of numbness or dulled sensory response and rubor (red) after cold exposure and rewarming.
Patients with raynaud's phenomenon should avoid unnecessary cold exposure and wear warm clothing. ...Read more
Hello, I am experiencing severe pain in my wrist on my right hand from the trapezium through to the radius.
Trapezium: Understanding of anatomy may lead you to the right location and the names of the bones there. There can be tendinitis. Fracture. Sprain. Ligament injury contusion overuse, joint swelling skin issues, really anything in that area. The scaphoid can be fractured, there can be a radius fracture ...Read more
Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?
Sudden severe pain upper foream & elbow. Tingling down entire arm to hand. Could a slip 3 years ago be the cause?
Ulnar entrapment: Is one possible diagnosis, but this requires a history and physical. I'm available to consult I ...Read more