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What would cause a throbbing pain in the center of my hand? Pain is dull, sometimes sharp. Doesn't affect my fingers.

What would cause a throbbing pain in the center of my hand? Pain is dull, sometimes sharp. Doesn't affect my fingers.

Depends: Throbbing pain in the center of your hand can be caused by several conditions, including nerve irritation, circulatory issues, arthritis and tendonitis. If symptoms continue beyond a few days or so, see you primary doctor or a hand specialist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning pain near right pinkie knuckle where it attaches to hand. Pain is on the palm side only and is present when I make open/close my fist. Fixes?

Burning pain near right pinkie knuckle where it attaches to hand. Pain is on the palm side only and is present when I make open/close my fist. Fixes?

Early Trigger finger: Sounds like the early stages of a trigger finger, before it starts to catch. See if you have a tender spot on your palm, at the base of your pinky where there's a bony bump. Nsaids like Ibuprofen might help if this is the case. An orthopaedic or hand surgeon can check it out and see if an injection is appropriate. ...Read more

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Severe and debilitating hand pain stemming from a sensitive right ring finger. Radiating pain from the fingertip, through the palm, wrist and up the forearm stopping at the elbow when touched, tapped, hit, or knicked.?

Severe and debilitating hand pain stemming from a sensitive right ring finger. Radiating pain from the fingertip, through the palm, wrist and up the forearm stopping at the elbow when touched, tapped, hit, or knicked.?

Carpel tunnel?: You may have what we call carpel tunnel syndrome when the nerve is compressed by inflammation or anatomical structure. The rising use of the hand on the keyboard or mouse with the computer may contribute to this problem. Try to modify your hand position and even try a wrist sprint If not helpful, time to see doctor. ...Read more

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My 103lb dog tried running outside. I. Caught her with my left hand. Pain in wrist, palm, and middle finger and is very warm now. Can't make a fist?

My 103lb dog tried running outside. I. Caught her with my left hand. Pain in wrist, palm, and middle finger and is very warm now. Can't make a fist?

Be seen: I would encourage you to be seen. While there are many possibilities that could represent minimal injuries, you may very well have ruptured one if the flexor tendons in your hand, which would require surgery to fix. When a flexor tendon injury occurs, patients have pain and swelling in the palm and are unable to make a fist like you are describing. ...Read more

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Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle, starting in other hand too?

Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle, starting in other hand too?

Possibly: Yes, the nerves that supply your hand run through the neck and compression in the neck can therefore cause hand pain and/or numbness. The other main cause is a problem in the hand itself. Don't hesitate to be seen. A nerve conduction test can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Extreme hand pain in palm & index finger knuckle. Mri 6 mos ago read 5 mm volar subluxation of proximal phalanx. Is that anything of concern?

Subluxation of a: Proximal phalanx at the mcl joint may be associated with an inflammatory arthritis or an injury to that joint. Typically the index an middle fingers are affected first in inflamm arthritic findings in the hand vs the little and ring. Mri is sometmes is innacurate or over read as well. A rheumatologist or hand surgeon may add insight. ...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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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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Hand pain, I kept complaining till an IV was removed. Why should I need to do that?

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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Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Indirectly: Diabetes is a leading cause for peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation by a health care professional. ...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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What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

Lots of things: Most important, if the pulses are not as strong as normal on both sides of the involved wrist, or the hand is very blue, seek immediate care (vascular emergency). Someone else can give you a full list of possible causes. ...Read more

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What exactly can cause wrist and hand pain/weakness?

Carpal tunnel syn: It is most commonly caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Other conditions that may cause your symptoms are arthritis and tendinitis. ...Read more

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Has anyone had hand pain accompany a dislocated shoulder?

Yes: It is possible to have hand pain following a dislocated shoulder. There are a group of nerves that run near the shoulder that supply the arm and hand and they can be stretched when a shoulder dislocation occurs. It is also possible that in the same injury in which the shoulder was injured, the hand was injured as well. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What type of dr would one go to for shoulder arm hand pain?

What type of dr would one go to for shoulder arm hand pain?

Primary care: I would start with primary care doctor. He/she will do the necessary examination, workup, possibly imaging and refer you to specialists when needed. ...Read more

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Wrist and hand pain/ weakness, who is the best qualified to treat this?

Wrist and hand pain/ weakness, who is the best qualified to treat this?

Maybe carpal tunnel: Most specific would be hand specialty surgeon, but you might want to see a neurologist, get evaluated and perhaps do an EMG study for confirmation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain. The following also describes me: Hand pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing hip pain. The following also describes me: Hand pain. What should I do?

Osteo arthritis?: If there is no history of injury- one should consider osteo arthritis or even gout. See ypur GP to make a diagnosis and start treatment. An anti inflammatory should help with your pain. ...Read more

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Hand pain over a month after an iv?

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

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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Is there a certain type of specialist for hand pain?

Is there a certain type of specialist for hand pain?

Yes: Depending on the type, location, and chronicity of pain, a hand specialist would be advisable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel hand pain after using a catheter?

No: If you are referring to a urinary catheter then no. If you are referring to an IV catheter in your hand then yes it is possible to have some pain after the catheter is removed. If pain persists greater than a few days or if it appears red, hot, and/or swollen then see your md as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have left hand pain suddenly what is the reason?

Well: First you need to give a good history. Such as did you injure the hand? How did the pain begin. This is where you start then you will have a hand exam and go from there ...Read more

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Help docs! My hand pain is driving me crazy please help?

Unfortunately, there: Is really no way to know the cause of your hand pain. I would encourage medical evaluation. Once assessed, a treatment plan can be offered to you. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hand pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hand pain?

Try OTC first: If pain / injury is not too serious can always try otc agents like tylenol (acetaminophen) and/ or Ibuprofen or naproxen. If this not helpful can always have your doctor re evaluate and see if there is something more serious going on. ...Read more

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I asked about tramadol for serious hand pain. Is this advisable?

Tramadol: Is a good non-opiod alternative for pain control. Many people complain excessive sedation associated with use of this medication. If you can tolerate it it works well. Ask your doctor about multi-modal therapy. ...Read more