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What causes the onset of pain in my hand from repetitive stress?

What causes the onset of pain in my hand from repetitive stress?

Carpal tunnel: This could be as simple as cramps of the small muscles within the hand (the intrisics), which is a part of the syndrome known generally as writer's cramp. Or, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. I would advise you see a hand surgeon for an evaluation as it might help. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What might be causing the sudden onset of pain and stiffness in the joints of my fingers ?

What might be causing the sudden onset of pain and stiffness in the joints of my fingers ?

Systemic Process: If we are talking multiple fingers on each hand, it will likely be a systemic process. Meaning a pathology which is affecting your whole body. Such as systemic lupus, rheumatoic or psoriatic arthritis, reiter's syndrome. Psoriatic arthritis likes to affect the small joints. If otherwise than common everyday arthritis certainly, can cause "stiffness" but is usally not with "sudden onset.". ...Read more

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I'm 31 and am experiencing the sudden onset of pain in my two middle knuckles on both hands with no injury or trauma. What can cause this?

I'm 31 and am experiencing the sudden onset of pain in my two middle knuckles on both hands with no injury or trauma. What can cause this?

Are they swollen?: Or inflammed? If it is pain only, then it's arthralgia. If associated with swelling, warmth, redness, then it's indicative of inflammation. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden onset of stiffness and pain in the feet joints?

What could cause a sudden onset of stiffness and pain in the feet joints?

Arthritis: Can be early signs of arthritis. Possibly gout, rheumatoid, psoriasis, response to an injury, etc... See ur phys for proper eval and reccs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic pain in shoulder and arm while writing?

What are the causes of chronic pain in shoulder and arm while writing?

Pain arm: Need to be evaluated as your pain seems to be positional . Could be several reasons including pathology related to wrist, elbows, shoulder and neck . See a rhematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden onset of dropping things and numbness in the hands?

What can cause a sudden onset of dropping things and numbness in the hands?

Weakness: You may have weakness or paresis of the hand of some kind, you need to be investigated for a stroke or radial nerve palsy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a growing pain sensation in the legs from the knee down?

What are the causes of a growing pain sensation in the legs from the knee down?

Needs to be seen: There are a variety of causes. Compromised arterial or venous circulation is common, easy to diagnose, and usually treatable. If this is a peripheral neuropathy, which a physician can detect easily, finding the precise cause is one of the most challenging workups in medicine but needs to be done. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the ball of the foot after sleeping or resting?

What causes pain in the ball of the foot after sleeping or resting?

Inflamation: I am not an expert and perhaps a physician with more expertise than i can give a better answer... But from personal experience it sounds like you may have inflammation in the bottom of your foot and you may need to wear an orthotic or other treatment to help you. See a physician experienced in sports or foot injuries for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset of joint stiffness and pain in the feet?

What could cause sudden onset of joint stiffness and pain in the feet?

Arthritis: The most usual cause of pain and stiffness in a foot is degenerative joint disease, or loss of the joint cartilage. In the early stage, this may not be noticeable unless you have walked or run much further than usual. As the condition progresses, it may begin to hurt more frequently and adjustments should be made to shoes for extra cushioning and support. ...Read more

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Having intense intermittent stabbing pain in joints in left thumb throughout the day and night that prevent sleep. What are the probable causes. ?

Having intense intermittent stabbing pain in joints in left thumb  throughout the day and night that prevent sleep.  What are the probable causes. ?

Arthritis: Arthritis or tendinitis are common there and anything else would be rare. Garden variety osteoarthritis seems most likely, but really hard to tell given the scant info. Could potentially be a rheumatologic (inflammatory) arthritis as well. ...Read more

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What are common causes of a sharp pain that shoots down the back of your leg?

Muscle or nerve: For a young person, the most likely issue is muscle pain in the 'posterior chain" these are the muscles that keep you erect. These include the buttocks and the hamstrings as well as the low back muscles. They could be responding to a problem in the lower back.. Or you could have an si, sacroiliac, issue. You could also have a pinched nerve from a herniation of the lumbar disk in the low back. ...Read more

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I'm having some leg pain, seeming to originate from the base of my spine and shooting down. Short of surgery, what would be some ways to alleviate?

I'm having some leg pain, seeming to originate from the base of my spine and shooting down. Short of surgery, what would be some ways to alleviate?

Injections: Sounds like something is irritating a nerve in your back. Sometimes injections in the epidural space can improve these symptoms. You should see a doctor about this to make the diagnosis snd formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What can cause random eye pain in the middle of the night?

What can cause random eye pain in the middle of the night?

Typical symptoms: This is the usual scenario for corneal erosion. This is when this surface layers of the cornea slough off it attachments. People usually are awakened by pain. You need to have your eyes examined to see if you ar at risk of this as the cause of your eye pain at night. One less severe thing that can cause some pain is dryness. Try using some lubricating eye drops at night, refresh or systane. ...Read more

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What causes a hunger kind of pain in the middle of the upper abdomen. Sometimes eating relieves the pain & other times no. Can it be my gallstones?!

What causes a hunger kind of pain in the middle of the upper abdomen. Sometimes eating relieves the pain & other times no. Can it be my gallstones?!

PROBABLY NOT: Epigastric pain that is relieved by eating is typical of ulcer or gastritis. Gallstones, when symptomatic, usually cause pain after eating, especially after fatty or greasy foods. Some other entities can also cause this type of pain, including pancreas issues. I recommend you seek a direct medical opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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