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I have a nerve pain between my index finger and my left thumb and when i touch it it hurts what could that be?

I have a nerve pain between my index finger and my left thumb and when i touch it it hurts what could that be?

Cheiralgia: You may have a localized issue with the sensory branch of the radial nerve, called cheiralgia paresthetica, and suggest a visit to your doctor to confirm or disconfirm. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Morning after drinking, intense finger spasms & electric shocks through fingers. All fingers excluding thumbs. MRI, Nerve conduct done Pain for 2 year?

Morning after drinking, intense finger spasms & electric shocks through fingers. All fingers excluding thumbs. MRI, Nerve conduct done Pain for 2 year?

Paresthesias: You are having paresthesias or nerve pain. It sounds like it is related to the alcohol. Alcohol can cause irreversible nerve damage, quit drinking now. Excuse me for saying so but you sound like the guy who says it only hurts when I laugh doc! Additionally, Lyrica (pregabalin) and alcohol don't mix! ...Read more

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Numb top side of thumb, shooting pain from nerve or tending right below the nub of wrist, spasming in first and thumb fingers, tingling and burning!

Numb top side of thumb, shooting pain from nerve or tending right below the nub of wrist, spasming in first and thumb fingers, tingling and burning!

Seek evaluation: There are some questions that first need to be asked and some exam findings but it may be that you have a focal neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Neuropathies can be diagnosed clinically or with the use of a nerve conduction study. Please see your physician. Management initially includes wrist splints and at times medications. ...Read more

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Mild shooting pain down right arm and into thumb. Mild electric/sting/sharp pain. Nerve pain? Heart issue? Not sure what it could be.

Mild shooting pain down right arm and into thumb. Mild electric/sting/sharp pain. Nerve pain? Heart issue? Not sure what it could be.

Need evaluation: The pain you described is most probably coming from a pinched nerve in the neck See your doctor as you may need Xrays/MRI, followed by medication, physical therapy and nerve blocks ...Read more

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Causes of nerve pain from the L. thumb-wrist, to the L. Arm bicep, with a swollen 1 in. lump around Extensor pollicis brevis, with a clear neck MRI ?

It could be due to a: several conditions like De Quervain's tenosynovitis which is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome affecting the tendon across the wrist, a radial nerve or other nerve entrapments, or an abnormal fluid collection like a ganglion cyst. See a specialist for electrodiagnostic testing or imaging studies. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have nerve pain in my hand and wrist, what is allodynia?

What should I do if I have nerve pain in my hand and wrist, what is allodynia?

See PMS: See pain management specialist for further investigation. The more chronic is neuropathic pain the more refractory it is. When a stimulus that normally is not painful (such as light touch) causes pain, the condition is called allodynia. ...Read more

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I have been getting pain along the back of my left hand along the outer most vein. It feels like nerve pain and comes and goes. ?

I have been getting pain along the back of my left hand  along the outer most vein.  It feels like nerve pain and comes and goes. ?

More detail: Would be helpful. The good thing is that the symptoms come and go. The bad thing is that it makes a diagnosis more difficult. There are some nerve issues that cause the pain you are experiencing. These can be local to the forearm and wrist and sometimes from the neck. If the have persisted for more than a few weeks then get checked out by your pcp. ...Read more

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I am having tingling from elbow to fingertips if elbow is bent. Also occasional nerve pain in hand. What can be done for it?

Ulnar : Seek counsel from a neurologist. Emg nerve studies may show compression. Steroid injections, physical therapy/splinting with activity modification, and potentially surgery may be warranted. ...Read more

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I started taking baclofen for facial pain few weeks ago and for few days now I have a nerve pain in my right hand. Can that be because the baclofen?

I started taking baclofen for facial pain few weeks ago and for few days now I have a nerve pain in my right hand. Can that be because the baclofen?

Very possible: It is a very complicated drug that really has limited indications and I am not sure how this would be a drug used for facial pain. It needs to be stopped carefully to not get further withdrawal symptoms. The first order with pain is to find out the cause and treat a cause. Not to treat the symtom with a dangerous drug ...Read more

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I had oral sex before 3 days with message guy It was a blowjob and i start to feel leg,hand nerve pain the next day and I'm worried dat i have hiv ?!

I had oral sex before 3 days with message guy It was a blowjob and i start to feel leg,hand nerve pain the next day and I'm worried dat i have hiv ?!

Get tested: See your doctor and get HIV nucleic acid test. If the result is negative, repeat the test in 6 months. It is very unlikely that your symptoms are due to HIV, as it is too soon after potential exposure. If it was the massage guy who applied his mouth to your penis, the risk is minimal. ...Read more

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Trileptal for BPD type 1& Gabapentin for nerve pain associated w/ ganglion cyst pressing on nerve in hand. Safe combination? What to expect?

Not major issue: The two drugs will not adversely interact, as gabapentin has few if any interactions, so, would anticipate a safe outcome. Hopefully, the "gaba" will reduce nerve symptoms if appropriate dosage and you can tolerate side effects. ...Read more

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If anxiety/tension/fear, mild nerve pain in left chest, shoulder and hand(tingling sensation for one nerve in hand). What could be the reason?

If anxiety/tension/fear, mild nerve pain in left chest, shoulder and hand(tingling sensation for one nerve in hand). What could be the reason?

Can not state: With certainty. This is one situation in which medical evaluation needs to be done to ensure that there is not an underlying medical condition. If tingling sensation of hand is not exclusive to panic attacks - then neurological assessment is likely indicated. This will allow for determination of whether symptoms are related to anxiety/ panic. ...Read more

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Just started Trimethopan today and have got a nerve pain down both arms and hands. One hand is quite week as well. Could it be the antibiotics??

Very unusual: drug reaction possible,so don't take any more until you contact your Doc about this tomorrow.Be prepared to go in,strongly recommended,and see what's going on.If your weakness is progressive or other symptoms,espically neurologic,develop,go to ER tonite.Good luck ...Read more

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Get intermittent nerve pain on dorsal side, outer edge of left hand, along right side of knuckle. 61 female, on tegratol and lamictal for epilepsy. ?

Get intermittent nerve pain on dorsal side, outer edge of left hand, along right side of knuckle. 61 female, on tegratol and lamictal for epilepsy. ?

Hand pain: Sometimes this can be associated with the epilepsy, but if it is more like a problem perhaps from the elbow down to the outside border of the hand, called cubical tunnel syndrome, or compression of the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow. Especially is your arm/elbow is laying down a lot, or you have this symptom at night and wakes u up... That's probably it... Go see ur doc to have it tested. ...Read more

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Can nerve pain med help post op pain for digit widget when there's ulnar nerve damage, claw hand, crps?

It can: Neuropathic pain is notoriously difficult to treat. Treatment involves many different aspects such as medications, nerve block injections, therapy, even surgery. While medication can have a good effect, it is typically not used alone. Crps itself usually requires a significant and multi-disciplinary treatment plan, and it is best treated aggressively and quickly/early! ...Read more

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Does lamictal also help with nerve pain? Take 100 mg daily for seizures but also have nerve pain in hand/wrist related to old brachial plexus injury

Does lamictal also help with nerve pain? Take 100 mg daily for seizures but also have nerve pain in hand/wrist related to old brachial plexus injury

Doubtful benefit: Although on occasion, there is some pain benefit, usually far better effects with drugs such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta. But remember that if you have epilepsy, Lamictal is the first choice of most epilepsy specialists. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more