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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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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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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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My daughter is 11 and got bit by a dog. Not really bit but scratched, she's 11 and now her whole hand hurts. Should I take her in for a shot?

My daughter is 11 and got bit by a dog. Not really bit but scratched, she's 11 and now her whole hand hurts. Should I take her in for a shot?

Have hand evaluated: You should have the hand evaluated to make sure an infection is not developing. Do not procrastinate. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Sometimes wrist and hand hurts while playing games?

Sometimes wrist and hand hurts while playing games?

Stop playing! :): Sorry, but it was too easy to respond by saying to stop doing the thing that causes pain! Seriously, if playing games (i assume video?)causes severe pain, it is likely related to overuse and irritation of nerves, tendons or muscles. Trying a different grip, the other hand or decreasing use could help. If more pain or symptoms change get checked. Do get some outdoor exercise though! ...Read more

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My palm of my hand hurts really bad but not unless playing with joystick?

Stop joystick?: Sorry, but it was too easy to respond by saying to stop the ne thing that causes pain! Seriously, if using he joystick causes severe pain, it is likely related to overuse and irritation of nerves, tendons or muscles. Trying a different grip, the other hand or decreasing use could help. If more pain or symptoms change get checked. Do get some outdoor exercise though! ...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 are possible reasons that my hand hurts when I hear and see a crying baby?

Sounds evoke: Different emotions. Perhaps this evokes a memory of a physical state or just adds enough static to your your system that other seemingly unrelated items affect your hand. But a baby crying can be a powerful sound. And there are studies where sound provokes hand pain used in an experimental sense to measure sounds. Our cerebral wiring is complex.. Speak to a neurologist it these things continu. ...Read more

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Pain in right should with tinglin feeling in right hand. Hurts to lean my head that way?

Pain in right should with tinglin feeling in right hand. Hurts to lean my head that way?

Nerve entrapment: This could be nerve entrapment. There could be many other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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My left hand hurts everytime I try to put pressure on it or if do back and fourth with my hand. It's like where my wrist is too.

My left hand hurts everytime I try to put pressure on it or if do back and fourth with my hand. It's like where my wrist is too.

Please see your: Primary care doctor or an orthopedist. It may be a sprain, strain or overuse syndrome. An examination and possibly a radiologic study will help with that diagnosis and be able to direct your treatment to help you. ...Read more

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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

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My right hand hurts so bad, the numbness the tingling and the pain. This has been going on for about 2 weeks an its only becoming more painful. Why?

My right hand hurts so bad, the numbness the tingling and the pain. This has been going on for about 2 weeks an its only becoming more painful. Why?

Varies: Multiple potential causes, consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. Numbness is a neurological symptom. Among the more common causes is a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or a pinched nerve in the neck. A nerve conduction test can potentially be helpful to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My hand hurts sometimes. Like its cramped (bones hurt). Any ideas what it is?

My hand hurts sometimes. Like its cramped (bones hurt). Any ideas what it is?

Diabetes?: Retinopathy, 44, -hmmm suspicious for DM type II. C
Check yourH A1c and urine. If there is numbness in the hand consider Carpal Tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel entrapment. If there is actual cramping, rebreathe in a paper bag or newest idea--eat something very spicy. Finally, if the pain has a pattern other than your entire hand, you may have neck problem. ...Read more

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Help docs! My hand hurts sometimes, could it be nerve damage?

Help docs! My hand hurts sometimes, could it be nerve damage?

Unlikely: The cause is more likely to be, usculoskeletal than neurologic unless it is associated with numbness or pins and needles sensation. If you are concerned, have thehands evaluated. ...Read more

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Right hand hurts like tingling numbing mostly at night. What does this sound like?

Carpal Tunnel likely: This would appear to be carpal tunnel syndrome, involving median nerve irritation of the right wrist. A wrist brace worn at night would help. Or it could be ulnar neuropathy of the right elbow, which would be helped by an elbow sleeve at night. Physical therapy would help each condition. ...Read more

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A vein in my left hand hurts. It's just one vein in the palm, and it will hurt every few days.?

A vein in my left hand hurts. It's just one vein in the palm, and it will hurt every few days.?

Palm vein: Palms usually don't have any veins. You may have another reason for pain and should consult a physician for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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When I move the fingers of my right hand, the inner side of my hand hurts. What might be the reason?

When I move the fingers of my right hand, the inner side of my hand hurts. What might be the reason?

Tendonitis: The palm at the based the fingers is a common area to develop tendon inflammation. It typically affects one finger at a time, though some patients have multiple fingers affected. Pain can be the only symptom, but many will develop catching or triggering of the finger. ...Read more

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Fell on hand hurts top left hand exacerbated previous thumb injury have appt in two weeks made prior to fall see sooner?

Try ice, NSAIDs: If u develop more swelling on the'top' of your hand or bruising (ecchymosis)or note any deformity of your finger (s) you should get an earlier appointment or go to the emergency room or urgent care clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Smashed thumb in trunk almost 2 weeks ago and severely cut it the cut it healing but still can't bend it and my hand hurts badly?

Smashed thumb in trunk almost 2 weeks ago and severely cut it the cut it healing but still can't bend it and my hand hurts badly?

See a bone doctor: You need to see a hand surgeon to see if there is something they can do
you might had a crushing fracture to your thumb, the skin on the top might heal but it take 4-6 weeks for the bone to heal.
see a hand surgeon, might be able to help you ...Read more