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Sharp Pain In Hand And Wrist
Sharp pain in side of hand to my wrist from my pinky finger down. Can't lift things/ stretch hand?
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 have a sharp pain in my left wrist(I'm right handed) , it comes and it go often and send a throbbing pain when pushed on or bent. Please help(:?
Wrist pain: Is it hot/ swollen? Injury?Could be a ganglion cyst, or carpal tunnel, or De quervains if you do a lot of gaming with your left or subtle fracture if injured. less likely an arthritis. You could try an over the counter splint . Try advil if not allergic 200 mg two pills 3 x a day x 7, try sling 3 hours on 2 hours off. Follow up with doctor/ urgent care. Check for lyme ...Read more
When my wrist is bent forward or backward there's a sharp pain and feels like there is s bubble on the top of my hand. What is causing this?
I recently took a fall and landed on my hand, i've been having sharp pain in my right wrist for about 4 days now. Any clue what it might be?
Fracture/Sprain: Falls onto outstretched hand (foosh) injuries can easily cause wrist fractures even with minor falls. If you have pain that is not resolved after a few days, or if there is any swelling, brusing, loss of function (unable to grip/point) or changes in sensation (numbness or tingling) you should see a doctor right away. Of course it may be a sprain, but best to make sure if the pain is ongoing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am getting a sharp pain when I press the side of my hand near my pinky. It hurts in my wrist a bit and on top of my hand near my pinky joint area?
I have sharp pain from my thumb knuckle to my wrist. Took a fall months ago, was told i was fine. Should i still be having pain? Just before thanksgiving i slipped on the ice and went down several stairs, trying to catch myself with my one free hand. Thou
There : There are a number of injuries that can occur in this area. The other respondents have listed some of them. Going through the anatomy from the wrist to the thumb: tendinitis can occur betweent the wrist extensors and thumb extensors at the "intersection". It can also occur along the thumb tendons in the first dorsal compartment--called dequervain's tenosynovitis. A fracture can occur along a small part of the radius, called the styloid. When it is not out of place, it can be easily missed. These small fractures are often overlooked or discounted, but can be associated with a much more serious injury involving a tear in the scapholunate interosseous ligament. This ligament is part of the cornerstone of the wrist. When it tears, the whole wrist can collapse in a condition known as scapholunate advanced collapse (slac). Just past the radial styloid is the scaphoid. This is a difficult bone to assess and it's even harder to heal. Often, the first x-rays will not show a fracture. After a couple of weeks, a faint line may appear, but not always. If not immobilized promptly, they have a tendency to not heal (non-union). This process can also destroy the wrist in what is called scaphoid non-union advanced collapse (snac). As you move toward the base of the palm, there is a joint called the basilar joint, trapeziometacarpal joint, or carpometacarpal joint (all the same thing). There is a stout ligament, called the beak (or volar oblique) ligament, that can be torn. In a young person, this should be reconstructed. Again, disruption in this area can lead to arthritis. This joint frequently causes arthritis symptoms in the hand. Beyond that is the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint. There are several stout ligaments that can be injured here. The ulnar collateral ligament is most common--located on the side toward the index finger. When acutely injured, it is known as "skier's thumb." chronic injuries become known as "gamekeeper's thumb." depending on the severity, these may or may not require surgery, but do better with immobilization. The radial collateral ligament can be injured in a similar way. It is on the side opposite the index finger. Also, the volar plate can be torn on the palm side of the joint and allow the thumb to bend backwards. Also at the metacarpophalageal joint, you can have a sesamoid fracture--fracture of a small bone that "anchors" the ligaments and tendons in the area. You can also develop a trigger thumb (catching of the tendon) or a flexor tendon sheath ganglion--a cyst that forms from leakage of fluid from around the tendon. On rare occasion, these can occur after a trauma. Further toward the thumb tip, you can have a mallet thumb (unable to extend the tip because of a tendon rupture) or a flexor tendon rupture (unable to bend). Ligaments in this area may be injured as well. There are also a series of bands, called pulleys, that hold the flexor tendon in place. A rupture of one of the pulleys can be painful and cause the tendon to deviate from its normal position. The conditions above assume "normal" x-rays or small fractures that can be missed. Other fractures can occur as well. The bottom line is that there are a lot of things that can happen to a thumb that do not necessarily show up on x-ray. Evaluation by a hand surgeon can help you locate the injured structure(s) and determine a treatment strategy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain on top of left hand. Also in thumb area and wrist.Sharp pain with swelling and heat. What does this mean?
Hand pain: That depends on some thingg. Was there an injury involved? Was there an overuse injury - meaning a repetative action that may have caused a sprain? This could also be an inflammation or tendonitis depending on the location. More information is needed to make a diagnosis. If this continues or worsens you may want to see your primary care physician. Rest and Ice it to see if improves ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left wrist pain doesnt go away after a month. Dont remb any trauma to it. only hurts (sharp pain)when I bend my hand backwards/supp weight wif palm?
Wrist sprain: Sounds as though you likely have a wrist sprain. Although fractures initially, if minor trauma, may look benign in nature and the swelling and bruising may develop over the following hours. Something to keep an eye on and if worsens quickly, see your local doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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