Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When The Back Of My Hand Starts To Hurt

Share
1

1
What does it mean when the back of my hand starts to hurt?

What does it mean when the back of my hand starts to hurt?

Pain: That could mean a lot of things. It could be a nerve entrapment, muscle spasm or it may be related to the bony structures of your hand. Have it checked if you are having it for a long time already. ...Read more

3

3
The back of my hand is hurting. I have it just started aching. It hurts the most when I move my fingers or try to straighten my hand all the way.

The back of my hand is hurting. I have it just started aching. It hurts the most when I move my fingers or try to straighten my hand all the way.

Trauma?: Did you injure it? Is it swollen also. If not swollen or discolored. These signs and symptoms are present seek care. If not, baby it and if it does not improve, seek care. ...Read more

4

4
The back of my hand pops when I bend or move it. The popping isn't painful but my hand hurts most of the time. I have RA. Could this be the cause?

The back of my hand pops when I bend or move it. The popping isn't painful but my hand hurts most of the time. I have RA. Could this be the cause?

Classical Gas...: For the most part, popping sounds are caused by cavitating gases within the fluid inside the joints and tendons being moved over bony irregularities. As luck would have it, RA offers changes in both of these issues. People can exhibit this same popping without RA, as there are a host of other reasons for these phenomena to occur. If circumstances should change, consult with your RA specialist. ...Read more

5

5
Hello, from my left elbow down to my hand it feels really cold, also it hurts on the back of my hand, above my ring and pinky fingers. What is this?

Hello, from my left elbow down to my hand it feels really cold, also it hurts on the back of my hand, above my ring and pinky fingers. What is this?

Neuropathy: The symptoms described sound like neuropathy in the ulnar nerve distribution area. It could be from compression of the nerve in the elbow area or it it could be overuse of the muscles too. See a neurologist ...Read more

7

7
I am a waitress and constantly carrying trays. The back of my hand in the middle is hurting. It aches when I bend my wrist but my wrist doesn't hurt.?

I am a waitress and constantly carrying trays. The back of my hand in the middle is hurting. It aches when I bend my wrist but my wrist doesn't hurt.?

Overuse: Tendonitis. I would suggest a wrist support and if not allergic the use of Advil or Aleve. If pain is worsening, you may need stoner medication or a local injection with Novocain (procaine) and cortisone. I would start with a good (sports) wrist support worn OVER a pull on tennis wrist towel ...Read more

8

8
Pain on the back of my hand between the index finger and thumb. Really hurts?

Hand pain: The area between your thumb and index finger is an uncommon area to have a problem. The space between thumb and index finger is almost all muscle with a small amount of skin and subcutaneous fat. Sometimes, with repetitive motion tasks you can get sustained spasm of that muscle, or you can get a low grade infection in the skin tissue. If the pain is over the bone, you could have arthritis or fract. ...Read more

9

9
Why do the back of my hand and top of my feet hurt.? My veins also seems to be a little bit puffy in those areas

Hands that hurt: There are many possible reasons why your hand hurt particularly if you have had trauma in the area. If it is red or a rash then it could be hand dermatitis, psoriasi or eczema. You should see a different specialist depending on the history. ...Read more

10

10
I have a couple tiny lumps in the veins on the back of my hand. They don't hurt. What could they be? Blood clots?

I have a couple tiny lumps in the veins on the back of my hand. They don't hurt. What could they be? Blood clots?

Unlikely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you but blood clots are unlikely. You may watch and wait, if the lump doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other lumps become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

12

12
I had a ganglion on back of my hand that hurt my wrist. Pressure on my wrist accidentally burst it. It's gone but wrist is still sore. Should I worry?

I had a ganglion on back of my hand that hurt my wrist. Pressure on my wrist accidentally burst it. It's gone but wrist is still sore. Should I worry?

Not yet.: Wrist ganglions are benign bulges of joint fluid like a bulge on a tire. The can come and go on their own. They hurt because of pinching of deep sensory nerves and taking up some space. Neither are worrisome. If the mass gets big enough it can be aspirated but it may come back. ...Read more

15

15
My ten m old suddenly started grabbing the back of his head with both hands, like it hurt or something. Is this normal?

My ten m old suddenly started grabbing the back of his head with both hands, like it hurt or something. Is this normal?

Oy Vay? OK!!!!: It is, if he's Jewish and screaming Oy Vay!!!! Otherwise more information is needed. Like, has he fallen down? Fever? It could be a sign of ear infection. How is he acting right now? Does he do this off and on? Or it's just persistent. If the latter then get him to a doctor to get his ears (and other things) checked. If he's calmed down and OK now. Just watch him and check for any tender areas, et ...Read more

16

16
Could it hurt less to staple the front or back of your hand?

Go for the back.: The density of pain / touch receptors is greatest in your fingers / palm side. Stapling this should be pretty painful. The back of your hand has fewer receptors and should hurt less. However, The difference seems academic... One rarely has the chance to choose which side gets stapled. ...Read more

18

18
I have a little bump on the back of my left hand, it hurts sometimes. I want to know if any body can tell me what it is.?

I have a little bump on the back of my left hand, it hurts sometimes. I want to know if any body can tell me what it is.?

Ganglion, carpal bos: Boss are two common occurrences. A carpal boss is a boney bump that can cause tendonitis or an assocaited ganglion and forms at teh base of the middle or index metacarpals http://www. Handctr. Com/carpal-boss-104.Html. ...Read more

19

19
Why does the back of my left hand hurt? Especially when im trying to pick something up or turn my hand a certain way its been hurting off an on

Tendonitis: Most common etiology would be extensor tendonitis, occasionally dorsal sensory nerve branch can be traumatized and cause radiating pain to dorsum of the hand. If continuous see a hand surgeon ...Read more

20

20
It just started to get warm outside and I have developed a rash on the back of my hands. It doesn't itch or hurt but has persisted for over a week.?

It just started to get warm outside and I have developed a rash on the back of my hands. It doesn't itch or hurt but has persisted for over a week.?

May need an exam: Rashes are quite hard to describe and diagnose in words. Warm weather may mean more humidity, which usually helps the dry skin, eczema rashes. Hydrocortisone cream helps eczema rashes. Some rashes are an allergy to something. Hydrocortisone also helps allergic rashes. Tinea (ringworm) fungus can occur on the hand, and would need lotrimin (clotrimazole) af or another antifungal. Exam is needed to diagnose rashes. ...Read more