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Doctor insights on: Tendons Of The Hand And Wrist

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Prominent veins and visibly pulsing arteries in the palm of my hand and at my wrist and along the side of the hand from the thumb to the index finger.

Prominent veins and visibly pulsing arteries in the palm of my hand and at my wrist and along the side of the hand from the thumb to the index finger.

Hand veins: Hand veins don't pulsate and hand veins are not prominent on the palmar side of the hand. These may be arterial if you are feeling pulses. You can start by getting an exam by a hand specialist and or vascular surgeon. Aneurysms of digital arteries in the hands are extremely rare. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Does the hand include the wrist and fingers? Are the bones of the face also part of the skull?

Does the hand include the wrist and fingers? Are the bones of the face also part of the skull?

Anatomy: The fingers and possibly the wrist can be considered parts of the hand. The bones of the face make up the skull. These sites will help you to learn more about anatomy: http://www.innerbody.com/ , http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps ...Read more

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Is tendonitis of the wrist similar to a sprained wrist?

Is tendonitis of the wrist similar to a sprained wrist?

Not really: Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon sheath (the tight passageway where tendons glide). A sprained wrist is an injury of the ligaments of the wrist. Tendons move joints and are attached to muscles. Ligaments connect bones to other bones across joints. Both can happen after trauma (a fall or twisting injury), but a sprain doesn't happen over time like tendonitis can develop. ...Read more

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Pain in fingers. Especially the middle one of the three finger joints on both hands (all fingers). Also thumb joint (movement of right thumb hurts) y?

Pain in fingers. Especially the middle one of the three finger joints on both hands (all fingers). Also thumb joint (movement of right thumb hurts) y?

See a doctor: Pain in joints of the fingers may signal the onset of inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. Your doctor will want to take a history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests. Consultation with a rheumatologist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Pain and sensitivity in the radial side of the wrist and base of thumb. Also pain in snuffbox and fingers. X-rays and MRI are normal. Why pain?

Pain and sensitivity in the radial side of the wrist and base of thumb.  Also pain in snuffbox and fingers. X-rays and MRI are normal. Why pain?

Tenosynovitis: DeQuervain's tenosynovitis can cause pain at the anatomical snuffbox, due to repetitive stress and movements causing inflammation or tenosynovitis of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds two tendons that control movement of the thumb. ...Read more

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Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

No: The extensor tendon is on the dorsal or top side. A volar injury is likely to. Injure a flexor tendon or nerve. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Arthritis in left hand and wrist lose of movement?

Arthritis in left hand and wrist lose of movement?

Wrist Arthritis: This is a statement not a question. Do you have a specific question regarding your wrist? ...Read more

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Vein bulged up palm of hand and wrist?

Vein bulged up palm of hand and wrist?

Inflammation: This could be due to inflammation of your veins, a condition called thrombophlebitis. You can try using OTC anti inflammatories to see if the swelling resolves If it persists over the next few days you need an examination and treatment by your doctor. ...Read more

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Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?

Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?

See below: Would recommend that an x-ray be done to rule out a fracture that might require more specific care than the riice mnemonic (rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression and elevation). ...Read more

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Are bruising and swelling in the fingers a sign of wrist fracture?

Are bruising and swelling in the fingers a sign of wrist fracture?

Possibly fractured: It's hard to tell without more information. However, if you injured your wrist and not your fingers, black and blue and swelling can be a sign of a fracture. The bruising is from blood seeping down from the injured area, and a fracture is very likely to cause this situation. It is worth having it checked, since some fractures of the wrist do better when treated early. ...Read more

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I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right hand due to trauma causing contracture..

I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right hand due to trauma causing contracture..

Scar contracture: In the skin can sometimes be addressed with scar release or skin flaps/graft. Scar in the joint can be addressed with capsular release. Scar on the tendons can also limit motion and at times surgeons do a tenolysis. Hand therapy also can be used and sometimes with progressive splinting with or without surgery ...Read more

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Pain in certain parts of my body my knee arm hand wrist Fingers and hip what's the cause?

Inflammation: Please consider seeing your health care provider to assess the reason behind the irritated body areas. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist ?

Symptoms: Carpal tunnel is a compression of the median nerve within a narrow canal at the base of the palm, causing numbness in the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger, a ganglion is a synovial cyst arising from the wrist joint causing pain at the site of the ganglion. A ganglion can rarely occur within the carpal tunnel causing nerve compression and carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can Cubital Tunnel cause constant twitching in the area between the thumb and forefinger?

Can Cubital Tunnel cause constant twitching in the area between the thumb and forefinger?

Cubital tunnel can: affect the intrinsic muscles of the hand which includes a muscle called the adductor pollicus which crosses the web space from the palm to the thumb and brings the thumb towards the palm. S yes twitching can be a sign that this muscle is affected. You can feel this muscle if you grab it between your thumb and index metacarpal as in the picture as seen from the palm side (the hand is upside down) ...Read more

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Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Arthritis: You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types. In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears). ...Read more

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What are the causes of shaky hand and poor finger and toe circulation?

What are the causes of shaky hand and poor finger and toe circulation?

Tremors: There are many causes for "shaky" hands from parkinson's disease to hyperthyroidism. Poor circulations as well has many causes such as burger's disease or diabetes. If, at 48 , you are having tremors and/or concerned with poor circulation then you should have your primary care physician evaluate it. ...Read more