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What causes a person with MS to have sudden pain in their hand?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Might not be MS

While it can be caused by new ms lesions in the brain or spinal cord, sudden onset pain might be due to an unrelated process, such as carpal tunnel.
I would recommend seeing your neurologist to confirm that the new symptoms are, in fact, secondary to a flare, and if not, to see if they can be reversed.

In brief: Might not be MS

While it can be caused by new ms lesions in the brain or spinal cord, sudden onset pain might be due to an unrelated process, such as carpal tunnel.
I would recommend seeing your neurologist to confirm that the new symptoms are, in fact, secondary to a flare, and if not, to see if they can be reversed.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

The cause of pain in people with ms is not always clear. Although the condition itself can be associated with pain, it important not to exclude other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
Your neurologist should help provide you with a diagnosis and treatment options. If symptoms persist, see a hand surgeon, who can help rule out other possible causes of your pain.

In brief: Depends

The cause of pain in people with ms is not always clear. Although the condition itself can be associated with pain, it important not to exclude other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
Your neurologist should help provide you with a diagnosis and treatment options. If symptoms persist, see a hand surgeon, who can help rule out other possible causes of your pain.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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In brief: Consider

Some patients with MS have co-morbidities, and your hand pain could be due to joint issues, carpal tunnel syndrome, DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, tendinitis, etc.
Would be skeptical that this would be due to MS only.

In brief: Consider

Some patients with MS have co-morbidities, and your hand pain could be due to joint issues, carpal tunnel syndrome, DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, tendinitis, etc.
Would be skeptical that this would be due to MS only.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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