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Is my hand broken? I have shooting pain down to my elbow?

Is my hand broken? I have shooting pain down to my elbow?

X-Ray: Will be able to tell if you broke your hand/elbow. Consider going to er/urgent care if pain, swelling, inability to move in normal range of motion. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain that goes from my left elbow to my fingers, it causes my hand to seize and let go what could it be?

I have shooting pain that goes from my left elbow to my fingers, it causes my hand to seize and let go what could it be?

Trauma?: Have you had trauma to your elbow especially on the lateral aspect of the elbow. You seem by hx to have some trauma or irritation to the radial nerve from elbow down to the wrist and hand See your doctor if persist more ...Read more

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When I squeeze my left hand I get a shooting pain from my hand to my elbow. If I leave my arm in one position too long it gets sore and hard to move.?

When I squeeze my left hand I get a shooting pain from my hand to my elbow. If I leave my arm in one position too long it gets sore and hard to move.?

Arthritis: It's not clear. Symptoms of arthritis are pain on movement after periods of rest which improve with gentle motion and heat. Often hands that are painful in the morning and get better as things get "warmed up" suggest osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. 
Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

carpel tunnel : It sounds like a repetitive stress injury such as carpel tunnel syndrome. You must ice the area, take nsaids, and avoid the stressful use of that hand. If all else fails, see a hand doctor. ...Read more

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Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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Was in a car accident 6days ago, hit ulnar nerve. received steroid shot, but thimb, ring, and pinky are still numb with shooting pain in elbow. Help?

Was in a car accident 6days ago, hit ulnar nerve. received steroid shot, but thimb, ring, and pinky are still numb with shooting pain in elbow. Help?

Time: Should get better with time, but I would see a hand surgeon for a consultation to get a better idea of the diagnosis and prognosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more