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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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 and if the pain does not go away in a couple of days or gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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 ? 
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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. ...Read more

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My hand hurts, but I can make a fist. So, could this still be a broken hand?

My hand hurts, but I can make a fist.  So, could this still be a broken hand?

Could be: Even if you can move your hand and fingers after an injury, it can still be broken. If you are at all concerned, see a doctor. ...Read more

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

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 ...Read more

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