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What causes a person with MS to have sudden pain in their hand?

What causes a person with MS to have sudden pain in their hand?

Might not be MS: While it can be caused by new ms lesions in the brain or spinal cord, sudden onset pain might be due to an unrelated process, such as carpal tunnel. I would recommend seeing your neurologist to confirm that the new symptoms are, in fact, secondary to a flare, and if not, to see if they can be reversed. ...Read more

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Does sudden pain on left hand indicate heart problems? My dad is 50yrs old.

Does sudden pain on left hand indicate heart problems? My dad is 50yrs old.

need to check: As all heart attacks may not present as typical ' severe left chest pain , radiating to arm.' your dad may be have a atypical presentation as you described , only way to know what causing his pain is to go to his doctor , age 50 is a critical age. Take him to the doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have numbness and sudden pain in my hands, feet, ankles sometimes in my arms. It can on suddenly one week ago i'm 31 female.

I have numbness and sudden pain in my hands, feet, ankles sometimes in my arms. It can on suddenly one week ago i'm 31 female.

Many causes: You will need to see a rheumatologist. Have you been exposed to tick bites ?(this could be lyme disease but there are many other possibilities). Btw, your profile says you're male. ...Read more

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I have sudden pain in my hand. It hurts when I grip like writing with a pencil or brushing my teeth. It hurts to push in, in between two metacarpals.

Carpal Tunnel Synd: Sounds like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. (CTS).

Due to repetitive motions (gripping, twisting, etc), involving excessive flexing of the hand and fingers. Try a simple exercise, repeatedly extending the fingers and wrist 50-75 times, until the extensor muscles in the forearm become fatigued. Do this several times per day. May take several week for symptoms to resolve. Topical DMSO may help. ...Read more

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Yesterday night my mom got sudden pain in her left hand between third and forth finger please suggest me your description... ?

Yesterday night my mom got sudden pain in her left hand between third and forth finger please suggest me your description... ?

Needs exam: She needs to see her doctor. Does she have any other medical problems ie blood pressure, heart or diabetes? It could be atypical angina or heart issue. ...Read more

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I have sudden pain in my left hand, on top, behind the thumb where the tendons and muscles are. It hurts to move or use it. What could this be?

I have sudden pain in my left hand, on top, behind the thumb where the tendons and muscles are. It hurts to move or use it. What could this be?

There are many: potential causes for the symptoms you describe. Unfortunately these cannot be differentiated over the internet. You need to be examined and have some blood work done to be certain of the diagnosis. Make an appointment for evaluation ASAP. ...Read more

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Hi i got sudden pain in middle left hand finger doc has strapped it i ain't knocked it I have osteo in my hip and doc said it could be in my finger?

Hi i got sudden pain in middle left hand finger doc has strapped it i ain't knocked it I have osteo in my hip and doc said it could be in my finger?

Could be: You can get arthritis in your hand and this can cause sudden worsening pain with some activities. Other causes could be trigger finger or snapping tendon. Splinting or buddy taping to adjacent finger is ok for a while, but can cause stiffness if splinted too long. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long

Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long

Wrist Pain: Why do you have arm/elbow/wrist pain? Any history of trauma? Do you play any sport? Is it just pain or with redness and swelling? Cold compress and nsaids such as ibuprofen/aleve can help relieve the inflammation. If it doesnt go away, get it checked by your doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Fls heart tightness uneasyness sudden pain for a second in left side of chest both back nd front left hand pain sometymes.Ecg CBC chest xray al normal?

Fls heart tightness uneasyness sudden pain for a second in left side of chest both back nd front left hand pain sometymes.Ecg CBC chest xray al normal?

Please clarify/check: This could be heart disease, but it could be from stress also. You might have a pneumothorax as you are young, but this usually occurs in thin individuals. Your weight puts you at increased risk for heart disease, but you are young and your tests were negative. So it would be wise to see your doctor for a full work-up including what situations this occurs in and if you're under stress. ...Read more

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How can I relieve hand pain?

How can I relieve hand pain?

Find cause: The first step in any treatment plan is to learn first what the problem is . Once you find the cause of your hand pain then you can tailor appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hand pain over a month after an iv?

Poss. nerve injury: I see a few patients a month with persistent pain after IV placement. This can be due to a hematoma formation or nerve injury. Recommended treatment is warm compress for the hematoma and contrast compress (hot and cold) for nerve injury. Prescription topical creams and therapy may be helpful. Symptoms usually resolve spontaneously, but tis can take u to a year. See a hand surgeon for an eval. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce hand pain fast?

Splint: Ice, compress, pain meds, nsaids. That being said, it would be best to see a hand doctor to determine what the cause of the pain is. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of hand pain?

What are some common causes of hand pain?

Trauma carpal tunnel: Arthritis degenerative or rheumatoid peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathof hand elbow or neck general answer fora generaL question more details can lead to more specific list how didivit start what makes it worse or better history of trauma?associated non pain symptoms nubness tingling where exactly in the hand do you feel the pain? ...Read more

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How do you relieve hand pain quickly? Ice?

Pain from what?: Carpal tunnel syndrome, dequervain's tendinitis, arthritis, gout, sprain/strain, ulnar nerve entrapment are few examples of causes of pain in hands etc...Rest/motrin/aleve may help with pain..Ice is usually only useful after injury to prevent excessive swelling etc...It may reduce some pain..Please post a more specific question and I am sure it will be answered accordingly..Good luck. ...Read more

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Who knows anything about hand pain while writing?

Who knows anything about hand pain while writing?

Best start: The best start would be with a primary care physician or a rheumatologist. The cause needs to be identified. It is usually tendon/joint problems (arthritis, tendinitis, etc.) or nerve disease (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). Many of these conditions are treatable and the tests (blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction tests) are simple and helpful. ...Read more

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I have worsening hand pain, is there anything to help?

Yes: We need to determine the cause and then we can begin the treatment. So go see your doc for an exam to learn the problem. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of pain in both hands and feet. What could it be?

Sudden onset of pain in both hands and feet. What could it be?

Hand and foot pain: Many possibilities. Best to report this to your family physician so you can be examined and proper treatment given to you. ...Read more

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What can I say if I have recurrent hand pain while working? No workmans comp.

Identify cause: If there is an abnormality, the cause needs to be identified. It can be tendon/joint problems (arthritis, tendinitis, etc.) or nerve disease (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). Many of these conditions are treatable and the tests (blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction tests) are simple and helpful. If no abnormality is found, the problem may be ergonomic. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in hands and can't clench fist? What could it be?

What can I do for this pain in hands and can't clench fist? What could it be?

Trigger finger: Is a common cause of this complaint. There is limited mobility in the finger, pain where the finger meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger

it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away. ...Read more

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Hand pain, I kept complaining till an IV was removed. Why should I need to do that?

You shouldn't: Hand pain in a hand containing an IV could indicate infiltration of the iv. It is a relative indication to remove the IV and restart elsewhere if it is needed. ...Read more

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How to prevent hand pain while writing?

How to prevent hand pain while writing?

Breaks or fatter pen: If you hand hurts from writing for long periods of time, try to take breaks and stretch your fingers back. A fatter/wider pen may help if you have certain types of hand arthritis. If you're not sure of the cause, check in with your local hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have pain in hands and feet what does it mean?

Thorough History.: How about just a little more information. Type of pain, duration, onset, constant or intermittent are just a few examples of important information. If you have general medical conditions, how well are the conditions being controlled would help. Diabetes and obesity may play a role in the pain you are having, but a thorough evaluation is needed. Start with a healthtap PCP or internist for help. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, burning, numbness, pain in hands?

What causes tingling, burning, numbness, pain in hands?

See below: There are several common causes of hand numbness. The most common cause is carpal tunnel, but you may also can neuropathy. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go see for hand pain?

What kind of doctor should I go see for hand pain?

Bone doctor: Orthopedic surgeon who may or not be a specialist in hand. ...Read more

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Why am I having continuous pain in hands and feet joints?

Why am I having continuous pain in hands and feet joints?

Pains 4: Pain is usually mechanical, inflammatory, neurological, or functional. At 34 y.o., some possibilities are rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, tendinitis. However, without a detailed history and a physical examination, it is impossible to say what the cause is in your case. See your primary care doctor first. ...Read more

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What can cause left hand pain?

What can cause left hand pain?

Hand Pain: Arthritis at the base of the thumb or in the wist at the stt joint. Post traumatic issues, old injuries tendonitis, such as dequervains tendonitis , carpal tunnel and ulnar tunnel, trigger finger, trauma, fracture, laceration Every system every tissue can be source of pain, skin, tendon, nerve, joint, bone artery the list is endless ...Read more