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What Can I Say If I Have Recurrent Hand Pain While Working No Workmans Comp
Identify cause: If there is an abnormality, the cause needs to be identified. It can be tendon/joint problems (arthritis, tendinitis, etc.) or nerve disease (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). Many of these conditions are treatable and the tests (blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction tests) are simple and helpful. If no abnormality is found, the problem may be ergonomic. ...Read more
Severe hand pain when i grasp objs. My pt says I have a "kink" in my nerve caused by tight neck and shoulder muscles. Term or diagnosis for condition?
My daughter has complained of wrist/ hand pain 4 couple of weeks our gp checked and said it was bruised tendon but 2nite she says it's painfull agAin ?
Be seen again: If there is any history of trauma to the wrist and no initial xray was done that should be done now. It is possible to have a hairline fracture that does not cause any swelling or bruising at the site. Even if it would have the potential to heal on its own it is not likely that a child would be keeping it immobilized on their own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The hand specialist is suggesting I see a neurologist for my arm/hand pain. This is worker's comp. Both tests for EMG and xray are negative. Why?
Thought: EMG is for nerve function speed. X-ray will show some soft tissue but more bone. There are tendons, muscle, vessels, cartilage, that are part of an extremity and can have issues. Some other pains are referred pain from heart etc Good history,physical exam may guide to cause of trouble, and confirm wit higher testing. ...Read more
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
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
Pain from what?: Carpal tunnel syndrome, dequervain's tendinitis, arthritis, gout, sprain/strain, ulnar nerve entrapment are few examples of causes of pain in hands etc...Rest/motrin/aleve may help with pain..Ice is usually only useful after injury to prevent excessive swelling etc...It may reduce some pain..Please post a more specific question and I am sure it will be answered accordingly..Good luck. ...Read more
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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