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

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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