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When I move the fingers of my right hand, the inner side of my hand hurts. What might be the reason?

When I move the fingers of my right hand, the inner side of my hand hurts. What might be the reason?

Tendonitis: The palm at the based the fingers is a common area to develop tendon inflammation. It typically affects one finger at a time, though some patients have multiple fingers affected. Pain can be the only symptom, but many will develop catching or triggering of the finger. ...Read more

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Why does the side of my hand hurt from lower palm to wrist.

Why does the side of my hand hurt from lower palm to wrist.

Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? Did you have an accident? What is the pain like - burning, stabbing, electricity, ache? What lessens the pain? ...Read more

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The outer side of my right hand hurts. Although I have not hit/slammed my hand on anything, what might be the problem?

The outer side of my right hand hurts. Although I have not hit/slammed my hand on anything, what might be the problem?

Side...: We say thumb side or pinky side. Thumb side is carpal tunnel. Pinky side is funny bone or a neck problem. Both could be from neck or underarm area for a nerve pinch, but carpal tunnel is really really common. All of us here at healthtap have carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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I have punched someone and my right side of my right hand hurts it's painful to grasp things and it hurts when I move my finger also very painful?

I have punched someone and my right side of my right hand hurts it's painful to grasp things and it hurts when I move my finger also very painful?

See DR: You may have just bruised the hand, or you might have a undisplaced fracture.


Only way to tell is with an xray.

Next time punch a pillow, it will give you psychological relief without the patin. ...Read more

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I've developed small paper cut like wounds on my palm side of my right hand, they hurt & a couple of them are bleeding. My hands aren't dry at all.?

I've developed small paper cut like wounds on my palm side of my right hand, they hurt & a couple of them are bleeding. My hands aren't dry at all.?

Liquid bandage: One of the best things to use to get small cuts like this to stop hurting immediately is a liquid bandage. There are several brands, one is called NuSkin. It stings when you put it on but it stops soon and then it seals them off and stops the pain. Make sure to was you skin with warm water and soap well before applying and make sure the skin is dried completely before applying. ...Read more

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Wrist pain when I move it up and down but not side to side. Even pulling my hand does not hurt. It seems to get better but always comes back. Thank yo?

Wrist pain when I move it up and down but not side to side. Even pulling my hand does not hurt. It seems to get better but always comes back. Thank yo?

Many possibilities: At the top of the list would be some form of wrist tendonitis but other possibilities would include latent injury such as unrecognized scaphoid fracture, ligament sprains, occult masses such as ganglia, avn of the lunate (kienbock's), and tfcc injury (though surely not a classic description). You should have a good exam with plain x-rays and possibly an mri. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I wake up with a very painful numb hand and arm. Only on the right side. My hand is colorless and hurts I rub for at least 15 minutes for it to feel?

I wake up with a very painful numb hand and arm. Only on the right side. My hand is colorless and hurts I rub for at least 15 minutes for it to feel?

Sounds positional: Try changing positions when you sleep. Sounds like you may sleep with your arms bent up. Try that first. If problem then persists see your doctor ...Read more

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I have creeping hand pain - Sometimes the thumb area hurts, sometimes it's around my middle finger, or closer toward the other side. What gives?

I have creeping hand pain - Sometimes the thumb area hurts, sometimes it's around my middle finger, or closer toward the other side. What gives?

YouGot It HandsDown: Sounds like what's called "carpal tunnel syndrome." That's when a sensory nerve that goes into your hand is squeezed in a small tunnel in your wrist. The cause? There are many, talk to the doctor about that. There are a few things they can do for it up to and including surgery. Depends on how bad it is. It may be something else, but that's my educated guess. ...Read more

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My hand hurts and has burning sensation inside my index finger and its side of palm. I didn't injure it or anything. This happens occasionally. Why?

My hand hurts and has burning sensation inside my index finger and its side of palm. I didn't injure it or anything. This happens occasionally. Why?

Hand tingling: Most likely cause is an injury to the nerve in the wrist call the median nerve. Commonly called carpal tunnel syndrome. Can be associated with thyroid disease and othe medical conditions. Also can express itself during pregnancy. Very common if you do repetitive gripping and fine work with hand. If you are waking up with it get a wrist slimy from store and straighten it flat. Wear at night. ...Read more

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My ring finger on my left hand hurts really bad on the knuckle. It has a knot on the side of it. Could I have possibly tore a ligament or something?

My ring finger on my left hand hurts really bad on the knuckle. It has a knot on the side of it. Could I have possibly tore a ligament or something?

Several Options: If you recentry injured the area of concern, then a tendon injury is possible. If not. You could have developed a ganglion cyst which tends to be common in the wrist and hand. I would have a physician examine it to find out what would be the next step. ...Read more

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The top left of my hand hurts. What 's wrong with it and what should I do?

The top left of my hand hurts. What 's wrong with it and what should I do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the hand. Was there any trauma to the hand? Is there a swelling, redness or other visible abnormality? If there is no visible abnormality try tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the pain does not go away in a couple of days or gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My hand hurts, could it be a pinced nerve?

Sure it can: "hand pain" can be caused by a long list of things, some of which can be serious. When in slight doubt or slightly concerned, its always safer to see the doctor for an exam. Early treatment is better than late treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hand hurts after writing with pen?

What does it mean when your hand hurts after writing with pen?

Few things: It could simply be pain due to writing too much or gripping the pen too hard. Other possibilities includes tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis (usually osteoarthritis). These are not generally not hard to diagnose. Start with your primary care physician. If no help, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My hand hurts me a lot I didn't slam it anywhere what should I do?

My hand hurts me a lot I didn't slam it anywhere what should I do?

Not if your sane: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? What is the pain like - burning, stabbing, electricity, ache? What lessens the pain? ...Read more

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How come my wrist/ hand hurts when I move it a certain way?

How come my wrist/ hand hurts when I move it a certain way?

See below: The most common reason would be a strained tendon or ligament in your wrist. Other possiblities are arthritis of the wrist joints, cartilage problems in the wrist, benign growths in the wrist. See a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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My hand hurts a little when I grasp things? What's your thought. ..? Thank you

My hand hurts a little when I grasp things? What's your thought. ..? Thank you

Painful Grasp: Mild pain or discomfort when grasping things can be due to a variety of reasons. The muscles into your hand called intrinsics could be tight. Joints can swell temporarily due to arthritis or sprains. Tendonitis can be another reason. If symptoms persist seek advice from a hand specialist. ...Read more

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My daughter's top left hand hurts what's wrong?

My daughter's top left hand hurts what's wrong?

Needs examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the hand. Was there any trauma to the hand? Is there a swelling, redness or other visible abnormality? If there is no visible abnormality try tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the pain does not go away in a couple of days or gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My hand hurts after shot for blood test, what to do?

My hand hurts after shot for blood test, what to do?

Nerve injury: If it hurt a lot getting the blood test a nerve may have been injured. See a hand surgeon ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hand hurts while playing the guitar?

What do you suggest if my hand hurts while playing the guitar?

Tendonitis: Most commonly the result of tendonitis. Recommend stretching well prior to playing, icing after playing and using anti-inflammatories. Also have someone evaluate your positioning when playing as this can worsen the problem ...Read more

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My hand hurts from tennis. Could I be hitting the ball wrong?

Yes: Make sure you're learning proper technique and take a class. Also make sure the racquet fits you properly. ...Read more

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Dog bite on one hand and now my other hand hurts too, what's going on?

Dog bite on one hand and now my other hand hurts too, what's going on?

At times pain in one: Hand that is intense can make the other hand feel pain too. One theory is that the [pain pathways in the spinal cord that supplies one side are close to those on the other side of the spinal to the other hand. Other times just using the normal side more than usual can bring on some discomfort. ...Read more

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My hand hurts just when I close my hand. It sometimes feel numb when I have it open.

My hand hurts just when I close my hand. It sometimes feel numb when I have it open.

Carpal tunnel: Many different things can cause the symptoms you are having but the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome. In this syndrome the median nerve is pinched at the wrist. It can be made better by using a canvas wrist brace and small doses of ibuprofen or Naprosyn (naproxen). I If this does not improve the symptoms have a further evaluation in person. It is often associated with repetitive movements also. ...Read more

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I type a lot on the computer and lately on top of my hand hurts. What do I do? I need to wrok.

I type a lot on the computer and lately on top of my hand hurts. What do I do? I need to wrok.

Carpal tunnel?: You may possibly having carpal tunnel which is quite common in folks using their hands repetitively such as typing etc...Over-use arthritis can also be causing symptoms. I would recommend seeing your doc for an evaluation to determine a best solution for your.
Try some motrin/aleve, vitamin b6, and wrist splint in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the bottom right corner of ur left hand hurts every time you put pressure on it.

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 and got bit by a dog. Not really bit but scratched, she's 11 and now her whole hand hurts. Should I take her in for a shot?

My daughter is 11 and got bit by a dog. Not really bit but scratched, she's 11 and now her whole hand hurts. Should I take her in for a shot?

Have hand evaluated: You should have the hand evaluated to make sure an infection is not developing. Do not procrastinate. ...Read more