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Both wrist pain. Occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Both wrist pain. Occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Get a check up: There are multiple structures in wrist and hand and pain can originate in any of the. Muscles, tendons, nerves and bones might be affected. A thorough examination, possibly combined with xray examination and or nerve studies may be indicated ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more


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29/f had EKG a few weeks ago came back good. Still having aching/shooting pain in wrist/hand/shoulder?

29/f had EKG a few weeks ago came back good. Still having aching/shooting pain in wrist/hand/shoulder?

Neuropathic pain.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and exam by your doctor. The focus should be on the upper limb itself as well as the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Tingling in left thumb, pointed and middle finger and shooting pain in wrist? Could this be heart related or more likely a nerve?

Tingling in left thumb, pointed and middle finger and shooting pain in wrist? Could this be heart related or more likely a nerve?

Wrist pain: Neural complaints are classical of carpal tunnel syndrome and he should have an EMG done for this. CTS initially is treated with wrist splint at night and NSAIDs 3 times a day for 2 months. If symptoms persist then further interventions may be required. Cardiac disease would primarily involve chest pain with radiation to the arm and is not classical in this manner. ...Read more

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Left hand thumb joint hurts for few months. Lately, the joint on index hurts. Shooting pain in wrist. Cannot open bottles, doorknobs etc without pain.

Left hand thumb joint hurts for few months. Lately, the joint on index hurts. Shooting pain in wrist. Cannot open bottles, doorknobs etc without pain.

Dominant hand?: You may want to see an osteopathic physician, who can examine you by doing an osteopathic examination of your neck, spine, upper extremities: arm, elbow, wrist, thumbs. Sometimes, there is a relationship between dysfunction of your wrist, from findings in the neck area that may be in spasm. This is difficult to do without a musculoskeletal examination. Once identified, it is easy to treat. Be seen soon, and get relief. ...Read more

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I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

Ganglion Cyst: This lump could be a cyst. These can be surgical removed. Draining is difficult and will only provide temporary relief. Discuss with you doc or see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain through my right thumb when I stretch my arm to pick up something or I twist my wrist around. I think it is the tendon?

I have a shooting pain through my right thumb when I stretch my arm to pick up something or I twist my wrist around. I think it is the tendon?

Nerve: This sounds like the extensor surface of the thumb where the dorsal radial sensory nerve can be irritated. This nerve is very superficial and can be easily injured in its course across the wrist into the thumb. Ice, immobilization of the thumb & wrist, & antinflammatories can help. The median nerve and tendons do not tend to give this story. X ray of right thumb & hand to look for a bony spur. ...Read more

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Swelling on my feet and shooting pain up my arm and wrist what could it be?

Swelling on my feet and shooting pain up my arm and wrist what could it be?

See your Doctor!: How long has the swelling been going on? What did you do or eat or take when it began? Need more info or medical history to help you out further. Please provide it and resubmit, and we'll do the best to help you out. Then, we can assess if there's any relationship to what's also happening in your wrist and arm. I don't believe we have the whole picture here. Let us help you better answer this! Thx! ...Read more

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Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist. Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist. Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Nerve compression: The shooting pain through your elbow and wrist could be related to a compressed nerve. Ok to check with your doc for an exam and opinion about that lump and whether it is causative. ...Read more

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Moving my arm a sharp shooting pain from elbow to wrist. I'm a heavy equipment operator. Very physical job, repetitive arm movements. Home remedies?

Moving my arm a sharp shooting pain from elbow to wrist. I'm a heavy equipment operator. Very physical job, repetitive arm movements. Home remedies?

Try a brace: Try a tennis elbow brace near your elbow. This shouldn't cause any problems and may relieve the pain. If it doesn't work then see your primary doctor for an eval. ...Read more

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Weakness + shooting pain in arm, wrist, clawing of 3rd and little figure. Clear nerve conduction test, what else could it be other than nerve damage?

Weakness + shooting pain in arm, wrist, clawing of 3rd and little figure. Clear nerve conduction test, what else could it be other than nerve damage?

See hand surgeon: You may possess a rheumatological condition affecting tendons in wrist and hand, but if nerve testing was done within 3-4 weeks of onset, an emerging nerve problem could be missed. Sounds like a significant problem. See a hand specialist, and get expert advice. ...Read more

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Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?

No,: neuropathic pain has a different character. Nerve impingement is more probable and can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. Someone who is using fluoroscope. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the palm of my hand whenever I touch it. And whenever it touches a cold surface I get a shooting pain up my forearm.

I have a pain in the palm of my hand whenever I touch it. And whenever it touches a cold surface I get a shooting pain up my forearm.

How long?: Need more information. Does this wake you up wallior sleeping. Does your anger number. Is this a hand you overuse. How long has this been going on. Weakness. Drop things? Carpel tunnel high on list. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm? 29/f

Pain: There are several possibilities. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinosis of the wrist and finger flexors, muscle strain. I suggest evaluation with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a routine blood draw at my OB/GYN office last Tuesday. Once the needle went in I immediately felt as shooting pain in my forearm up to the base of my hand. I continue to feel tingling in the palm of my hand and something akin to electric pricking in

I had a routine blood draw at my OB/GYN office last Tuesday. Once the needle went in I immediately felt as shooting pain in my forearm up to the base of my hand. I continue to feel tingling in the palm of my hand and something akin to electric pricking in

Nerve pricked: The needle probably pricked a nerve when it was inserted, causing the shooting pain in your forearm. The continued tingling in your palm is due to injury to the nerve. Peripheral nerves heal slowly but it should eventually heal completely and the tingling will stop. This is something that could not have been avoided, it is a risk anytime blood is drawn. Don't worry, it will resolve. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a shooting pain, or a burning sensation or a freezing cold hand in my right arm. This has been for 9 months and is getting worse.?

I am experiencing a shooting pain, or a burning sensation or a freezing cold hand in my right arm. This has been for 9 months and is getting worse.?

See your doctor: For symptoms that last this long, its in your best interest to see your doctor. He/she has the best chance of finding out what's going on. ...Read more

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I am having a random strong shooting pain that goes over the top side of my shoulder & down my arm. Some tingling in hand. No injuries or new exercise?

I am having a random strong shooting pain that goes over the top side of my shoulder & down my arm. Some tingling in hand. No injuries or new exercise?

Cervical radic: It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in
your neck
It can flareup without a specific injury
Id suggest rest and nsaid meds
if not better, see your otho - you might need pt ...Read more