Hand Pain

There are multiple causes for hand pain. Hand pain can be caused due to inflammation, nerve damage, repeated motion injuries, sprains, and fractures. Arthritis is one leading cause of hand pain. Applying hot and cold compresses and taking over-the-counter medications can help relieve hand pain.

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I have had hand pain for one year, for which blood tests have been done. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had hand pain above my elbow for one year. The pain started six months after delivery. Blood tests and other check-ups have been done, but no issue was found. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to get the correct tests done, apart from a complete blood count (CBC), which in your case is grossly normal and has microcytic red blood cells (RBC), suggesting iron deficiency. You must get erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and ...  Read Full »

My left hand is paining as I slept with both my hands under my head. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, One month back, I slept with both my hands under my head. There was a slight pain in my left shoulder and neck in the morning. After that, I did weight lifting exercises for the triceps in which the weight is lifted with both arms, and there is a movement from the back to the upper por...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As per your symptoms, the most likely cause can be the disc in the cervical region pinching the nerve, causing radiation of pain and reflex muscle spasm, which is a protective defense of the body. It would hel...  Read Full »

My hand trembles a lot with pain only when I write. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My hands tremble a lot, only when I write something. It causes a pain in my hand, so my handwriting is changing. So, I am not able to write properly during my exams, which is becoming a big problem for my studies. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I request you to record a video of the difficulty encountered by you and post it back to me. Take care to record activities which cause pain or difficulty in moving your hand. I also request you to take two separate photogra...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain in the fingers, palm, and wrist after working on the laptop from home?

Query: Hi doctor, Now, I am working from home for eight to ten hours a day. Before six days, my laptop got backed up. For the next three days, I was working with an external keyboard and mouse by sitting on the bed instead of using my table and chair. Though I had some strain and discomfort, I continued...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the exact location of pain. Please mention whether you have pain in your wrist or elbow or shoulder joint. Please mention whether you have hypothyroidism or diabetes. You have possible causes of neuropraxia, carpal tunnel syndrome, hypocalcemia, hypok...  Read Full »

Can my grandmother discontinue one of her gout medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My 83-year-old mother is taking two different medications for gout. She has consistent hand and shoulder pain with weakness. She is unable to catch her walker grip and even she is unable to catch her water bottle. One of the pharmacists told me that one of the medications taken by her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her symptoms are not related to gout or it can be due to chronic tophaceous gout. She can also have CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome) or a flare of RA (rheumatoid arthritis). If the symptoms are more in the early morning and then it decreases gradually, then it can be du...  Read Full »

I have numbness and shooting pain in right hand and both arms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have numbness on my right hand and pain shooting down both the arms. I did a nerve test last week, and all is fine. Now my doctor wants me to get a spine X-ray. But I had one two years ago, and the chiropractor told me I have zero degeneration in the spine. I will say moving my hea...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I can tell you that such a radiating pain usually is an indication of a nerve impingement either in the spine region or somewhere along the course of the nerve. If there is only a radiating kind of pain, nerve tests sometimes may not reveal much although I would be int...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for pricking pain in hand due to accident?

Query: Hello doctor, I have nerve pain in my left hand. I had fallen from a bike last one week. Since then I thought it was muscle pain. Today I consulted an MS ortho and he said there is no issue. He gave medicine for pain relief. I was feeling nerve pain in the left hand and the pain is getting sever...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms. In which part of the left hand, you have pain? At shoulder? Between shoulder and elbow? At elbow? Between elbow and wrist? At wrist? or In palm and fingers? What kind of pain is it? stretching, or heaviness, o...  Read Full »

Should I consult a doctor for swelling and pain in knuckles and fingers after an injury?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of days ago, I punched a brick wall. After the punch, I felt a very sharp pain in my entire hand, like a throbbing pain. About 30 minutes after, my hand was still hurting and when I would try to make a fist, my pinky and ring finger would not go all the way. My pinky also fel...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your hand. I think the bruise you mentioned could be because of any bony injury or just soft tissue injury. But it would be worth to get an x-ray of the hand to rule out a fracture. The mechanism of injury you mentioned might cause something calle...  Read Full »

Can complex regional pain syndrome be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing this to inform you that I have had a crushing/pressured injury in my hands while I was at work three weeks ago as I was pushing set of 10 chairs with the chair trolly and they were quite heavy as I was pushing the trolly forward it managed to almost lean towards me in other w...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms are suggestive of a pinched nerve (nerve compression). The nerve compression could be on the wrist (carpal tunnel or) or in the neck (a possible bulging intervertebral disk), which is causing radicu...  Read Full »

What is the cause of a bruise after a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male and I fell down three months ago. I had a severe pain in the hand for which I went to an orthopedic doctor who confirmed that there is no bone breakage and he gave me Naprosyn for three times a day after food. Until then, there was no patch on my skin. But now,...  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the photo you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity), all I can see is a large bruise (blood clot). Blood clot takes time to appear like a day or two. It is completely harmless and disappears soon on anti-clot agents. Please take Thrombopho...  Read Full »

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