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Swollen Palms Of Hands
Many things can: Swelling in the hands and the feet is a common occurrence that has a variety of possible triggers. The most common possibility is idiopathic edema, which occurs when excess fluid builds up in the body, with no specific trigger or cause. Idiopathic edema is generally more common in women than in men, and is often accompanied by unexplained sodium retention. ...Read more
My flexor tendons are swollen on the palm of my hand. It is chronic, my ortho said heat is best but will that make the swelling go down?
Depends: The question is really why do you have the swelling? If this does not resolve with the anti-inflammatory medication you are taking, then further testing may be warranted to determine the cause of your swelling. ...Read more
Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.
Compression of nerve: which will hopefully be temporary. The usual position for a person installing flooring is to support your weight on your extended wrists. This compresses/stretches the nerves as they travel in your wrist to your hand. What you describe is serious, though. But if you stop injuring it, it should improve in a few hours...up to a day or so. Splint it. If it persists longer than 12-24 hours, go to ER ...Read more
Exclude infection: It is rare to have swelling in this area, and the first thing to be excluded would be an infection; as you are in Belize, I would consider also unusual, slow growing infections such as those in the tuberculosis family, called 'atypical mycobacteria' some of which are present in marine environments. Hand infections can be serious, so please seek qualified medical attention. ...Read more
Is it normal for palms of hand to turn very red, not swollen no rash? Red color? Doesn't hurt, a lil heavy. Not red always, sometimes for 2 hrs or so
What is it when you have pain in the fatter part of the palm of your hand? Like under the thumb? It gets swollen with repeated pressure.
I have a painful swollen bump in a vein on the palm of my hand? The bump appeared about 36 hours ago and continues to get worse. I have not hit it or injuried it in anyway.
The palm area below my index fingers on both hands is slightly swollen and my fingers are stiff. Could this be finger tendonitis from overuse?
See below:: Possibly yes, but it happening on both sides at the same time is uncommon. It could be a number of other things in a 35 yo female, like rheumatoid. Common things like a ganglion cysts, trigger fingers etc, would be more likely cause of your problem. Consulting your ortho or hand surgeon would be beneficial for you. ...Read more
When i push down with my fingers it hurts in the inside of my palm. The outside of my hand is very swollen. My middle and ring finger is hurting.
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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