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What does it mean when your hand hurts after writing with pen?

What does it mean when your hand hurts after writing with pen?

Few things: It could simply be pain due to writing too much or gripping the pen too hard. Other possibilities includes tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis (usually osteoarthritis). These are not generally not hard to diagnose. Start with your primary care physician. If no help, see a rheumatologist.

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What does it mean when the bottom right corner of ur left hand hurts every time you put pressure on it.

What does it mean when the bottom right corner of ur left hand hurts every time you put pressure on it.

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.

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The top left of my hand hurts. What 's wrong with it and what should I do?

The top left of my hand hurts. What 's wrong with it and what should I do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the hand. Was there any trauma to the hand? Is there a swelling, redness or other visible abnormality? If there is no visible abnormality try tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the pain does not go away in a couple of days or gets worse, see your doctor.

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My hand hurts, could it be a pinced nerve?

My hand hurts, could it be a pinced nerve?

Sure it can: "hand pain" can be caused by a long list of things, some of which can be serious. When in slight doubt or slightly concerned, its always safer to see the doctor for an exam. Early treatment is better than late treatment.

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My hand hurts me a lot I didn't slam it anywhere what should I do?

My hand hurts me a lot I didn't slam it anywhere what should I do?

Not if your sane: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? What is the pain like - burning, stabbing, electricity, ache? What lessens the pain?

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How come my wrist/ hand hurts when I move it a certain way?

How come my wrist/ hand hurts when I move it a certain way?

See below: The most common reason would be a strained tendon or ligament in your wrist. Other possiblities are arthritis of the wrist joints, cartilage problems in the wrist, benign growths in the wrist. See a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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My hand hurts a little when I grasp things? What's your thought. ..? Thank you

My hand hurts a little when I grasp things? What's your thought. ..? Thank you

Painful Grasp: Mild pain or discomfort when grasping things can be due to a variety of reasons. The muscles into your hand called intrinsics could be tight. Joints can swell temporarily due to arthritis or sprains. Tendonitis can be another reason. If symptoms persist seek advice from a hand specialist.

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The outer side of my right hand hurts. Although I have not hit/slammed my hand on anything, what might be the problem?

The outer side of my right hand hurts. Although I have not hit/slammed my hand on anything, what might be the problem?

Side...: We say thumb side or pinky side. Thumb side is carpal tunnel. Pinky side is funny bone or a neck problem. Both could be from neck or underarm area for a nerve pinch, but carpal tunnel is really really common. All of us here at healthtap have carpal tunnel.

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My daughter's top left hand hurts what's wrong?

My daughter's top left hand hurts what's wrong?

Needs examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the hand. Was there any trauma to the hand? Is there a swelling, redness or other visible abnormality? If there is no visible abnormality try tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the pain does not go away in a couple of days or gets worse, see your doctor.

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My hand hurts after shot for blood test, what to do?

My hand hurts after shot for blood test, what to do?

Nerve injury: If it hurt a lot getting the blood test a nerve may have been injured. See a hand surgeon

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What do you suggest if my hand hurts while playing the guitar?

Tendonitis: Most commonly the result of tendonitis. Recommend stretching well prior to playing, icing after playing and using anti-inflammatories. Also have someone evaluate your positioning when playing as this can worsen the problem

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My hand hurts from tennis. Could I be hitting the ball wrong?

Yes: Make sure you're learning proper technique and take a class. Also make sure the racquet fits you properly.

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Dog bite on one hand and now my other hand hurts too, what's going on?

Dog bite on one hand and now my other hand hurts too, what's going on?

At times pain in one: Hand that is intense can make the other hand feel pain too. One theory is that the [pain pathways in the spinal cord that supplies one side are close to those on the other side of the spinal to the other hand. Other times just using the normal side more than usual can bring on some discomfort.

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My hand hurts just when I close my hand. It sometimes feel numb when I have it open.

My hand hurts just when I close my hand. It sometimes feel numb when I have it open.

Carpal tunnel: Many different things can cause the symptoms you are having but the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome. In this syndrome the median nerve is pinched at the wrist. It can be made better by using a canvas wrist brace and small doses of ibuprofen or Naprosyn (naproxen). I If this does not improve the symptoms have a further evaluation in person. It is often associated with repetitive movements also.

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I type a lot on the computer and lately on top of my hand hurts. What do I do? I need to wrok.

I type a lot on the computer and lately on top of my hand hurts. What do I do? I need to wrok.

Carpal tunnel?: You may possibly having carpal tunnel which is quite common in folks using their hands repetitively such as typing etc...Over-use arthritis can also be causing symptoms. I would recommend seeing your doc for an evaluation to determine a best solution for your. Try some motrin/aleve, vitamin b6, and wrist splint in the meantime. Good luck.

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My hand hurts, I bent my fingers playing a game.

My hand hurts, I bent my fingers playing a game.

Hard to say: It is hard to say without more information. If you had a sufficient mechanism of injury, I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated.

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