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Tip of middle finger is numb. I think from using mouse on laptop alot. Carpel tunnel? Cure?

Tip of middle finger is numb. I think from using mouse on laptop alot. Carpel tunnel? Cure?

Get tested for CTS: Common complaint in patients who may have nerve compression. See a neurologist to get an emg/nct test done as you may have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). They will then refer you to a hnad surgeon for management. ...Read more

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I caught a heavy binder & it bent my wrist backwards. The cyst arose from that trauma. Diagnosis was sprained wrist & tendonitis but it's been 10 mos.?

I caught a heavy binder & it bent my wrist backwards. The cyst arose from that trauma. Diagnosis was sprained wrist & tendonitis but it's been 10 mos.?

X-rays can help rule: Out a more severe injury or a ligament injry that needs attention. If a cyst formed it may not just go away by itself as well. If xray is negative and a ligament injury or fracture is still suspected then at times more advanced imaging is used such as mri. ...Read more

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Playing basketball.Was hit on my left hand thumb from the nail side.Thumb has swollen excessively & gone blue.I have taken brufen. Not much pain thoug?

Playing basketball.Was hit on my left hand thumb from the nail side.Thumb has swollen excessively & gone blue.I have taken brufen. Not much pain thoug?

Contusion,sprain, fx: A blue discoloration usually represents bruising, implying bleeding beneath the skin. Bruising comes from 3 sources with a trauma such as yours- a simple contusion, a ligament sprain or a fracture. If minimal pain, then i would lean towards this being a contusion. Rest, ice and elevate the hand. If improving, only observation is required. If the pain worsens, then an eval. And x-ray would be wise. ...Read more

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Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

It may be: An x-ray would be diagnostic. In the mean time.."buddy tape" it to the finger next to it, and take some Nsaid to help with the pain and inflammation/swelling. ...Read more

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Pain on wrist earlier today and really just near wrist on thumb side. No trauma. Moving thumb creates some tightness. Early carpal or just strain?

Pain on wrist earlier today and really just near wrist on thumb side. No trauma. Moving thumb creates some tightness. Early carpal or just strain?

Dequervain's: Based on location of tightness and pain most likely etiology is dequervains tenosynovitis. A tendonitis of the first dorsal extensor compartment on the radial dorsal wrist. ...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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Right arm is cold, esp. hand. Others notice it by touch. Also have wrist, inner elbow, shoulder pain. Hand Cold while sitting at computer or still?

Right arm is cold, esp. hand. Others notice it by touch. Also have wrist, inner elbow, shoulder pain. Hand Cold while sitting at computer or still?

Vascular issue?: Coldness in the extremity is often a sign of some underlying vascular issue. See the Dr. and get your circulation in the arm assessed as part of a comprehensive history and physical examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Been working hard in yard.Both hands BAD pain,swollen fingers.Sore when touch palm and wrist area,swelling cause indent from pressing over hr ago.

Been working hard in yard.Both hands BAD pain,swollen fingers.Sore when touch palm and wrist area,swelling cause indent from pressing over hr ago.

Overuse: Sounds like overuse or transient inflammation. Rest, Ice, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) should help. Seek medical attention if much better in 4-6 hours. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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Burning feeling around bone from inside, elbow to wrist + pain when flexing wrist at inside joint. Result of horse bolting while holding a lead rope.

Poss tendon strain: It sounds like you may have strained the flexor muscles or elbow ligaments. As long as its minor pain give it a few day and use cold packs over the area. If it gets worse or doesn't start to get better after 5-7 days you may want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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was shoveling snow that was very heavy, twisting the shovel to throw the snow away, heard crunching & popping. left elbow weak, pain. ER?

Elbow pain: Try rest, heating pad, elevating the extremity and ibuprofen for pain and swelling and if no improvement in symptoms you may need further imaging study and workup. ...Read more

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Wrist pain going up the arm, with something small popping out underneath wrist, help?

Ganglion?: Sounds like you have developed a ganglion on the velar wrist. This is a synovial cyst arising from the wrist joint. It can be painful itself or put pressure on neighboring structures like the median nerve or radial artery causing radiating pain. Seek care with hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Got hit accidentally by zip lock bag of ice near eye brow Small gash. No pain near sight just sore bit swollen. Should I worry about concussion?

Got hit accidentally by zip lock bag of ice near eye brow Small gash. No pain near sight just sore bit swollen. Should I worry about concussion?

Not likely: Unlikely to have concussion from the scenario you describe. If you develop headache, nausea, confusion.. see your Dr. Meanwhile, review this article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/concussion/basics/symptoms/con-20019272 ...Read more

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