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Tendons Of The Hand And Wrist
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can carpal tunnel cause excuriating night time pain and cause fingers to become stiff. Pain wrist bone to outer side of hand and on top of hand.
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 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?
Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?
Wrist Arthritis: This is a statement not a question. Do you have a specific question regarding your wrist? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation: Please consider seeing your health care provider to assess the reason behind the irritated body areas. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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