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Sharp pain in side of hand to my wrist from my pinky finger down. Can't lift things/ stretch hand?

Sharp pain in side of hand to my wrist from my pinky finger down. Can't lift things/ stretch hand?

Finger pain: There are many possible etiologies for your finger discomfort - to be properly diagnosed you need a physical examination in person. Finger discomfort and lack of mobility may occur secondary to nerve entrapment or problems with your muscles and tendons. ...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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Back of hand swolle up and have a sharp pain in my wrist?

Back of hand swolle up and have a sharp pain in my wrist?

Wrist pain : The provided symptoms are non-specific. In the absence of injury, septic arthritis, abscess, cellulitis need to be considered. Needs evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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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(:?

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 (ibuprofen) 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

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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 more

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Pain on top of left hand. Also in thumb area and wrist.Sharp pain with swelling and heat. What does this mean?

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 more

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Sharp pain in wrist, travels up my hand into first 2 knuckles. Last night hand swelled up, slight burning sensasion when swelled. Any idea?

Sharp pain in wrist, travels up my hand into first 2 knuckles. Last night hand swelled up, slight burning sensasion when swelled. Any idea?

Repetitive wrist motion: Can cause this, similar to carpal tunnel syndrome. Often if you're typing a lot, doing hours of computer work, or playing piano or an instrument for hours, you can tighten these areas in the midback, and shoulders where the the arm is receiving innervation from the cervical/thoracic nerve roots. That can cause your wrists to swell, if the nerve is inflamed, necessitating splints. See a doctor (DO). ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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