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Why do sutures on my hand hurt more at night?

Dr. Eon Shin Dr. Shin
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Why do sutures on my hand hurt more at night?

Hand swelling: At the end of the day, your hands naturally swell. With swelling, more pressure can be placed on a suture line, which can cause increased pain. Keeping your hands elevated during the day can reduce the amount of swelling and, therefore, pain. ...Read more

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Sutures (Definition)

For surgeons, the term suture is used as verb or a noun. A surgeon will suture (stitch-up) an incision with sutures (stiches). For anatomist, a suture is a rigid joint between hard parts. For example, the top of the adult skull has wavy lines running down the middle, and on the sides. These are cranial sutures, and represent where the separate ...Read more


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I have my right foot swell and right hand hurt at night....haven't had issues like this since I was pregnant six years ago. I am going through premeno?

I have my right foot swell and right hand hurt at night....haven't had issues like this since I was pregnant six years ago. I am going through premeno?

The symptoms you: describe may be associated with pregnancy but they're NOT symptoms of menopause Lower extremity swelling is very common in pregnancy. Pregnancy also increases the risk of carpal tunnel symptoms which can cause hand pain. You may be going thru menopause but, most likely it's unrelated to your pain & swelling that you're experiencing. ...Read more

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45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night. ?

45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night. ?

Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median nerves at the wrists and it is common for people to wake up to "shake out the numbness." i would recommend that you see a neurologist, but while you are waiting you can ice the wrists, try otc ibuprofen, and buy carpal tunnel splints for nighttime. ...Read more

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Why does my hand hurt when I write?

Why does my hand hurt when I write?

Specifics.: Your question is in many ways like "why does my car run badly when I drive it?". More specifics are need to narrow the answer to something less than a chapter or two of a book on orthopedics. But my guess is carpel tunnel. ...Read more

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Why does my hand hurt picking guitar?

Why does my hand hurt picking guitar?

It's a workout: Like any workout on a part of the body, playing the guitar works out the fingers, hands, and forearms. Pressing on the guitar strings is painful at first too. With practice, your muscles will get stronger and your fingers will get callouses. ...Read more

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Could getting stitches in your hand hurt?

Could getting stitches in your hand hurt?

The great thing is: that a local anesthetic is usually used to numb the area before the stitches are placed. ...Read more

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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

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

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Why does my hand hurt while playing the guitar?

Why does my hand hurt while playing the guitar?

Hard to say: There are several potential causes and an exam can usually determine the cause. The three most common causes would be the development of arthritis in your hand, an overuse tendinitis of the tendons in the hand, or a neuroma secular problem such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Why does my hand hurt when i try to turn a door knob?

Depends: Several conditions could cause this, such as a pinched nerve, muscle sprain/strain, arthritis, etc. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Nocturnal (Definition)

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