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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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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 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 »

After a car accident, I have dire pain in my foot and hand. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a car accident a few years ago and my left hand side was affected and swollen. Four years later I have pins under my foot which are sore especially when it is cold and my left hand is also in dire pain. I went to the clinic twice and was injected on my left foot but nothing chan...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Based on what you have described, there could be various factors contributing to your symptoms, such as nerve damage, residual effects from the car accident, or even unrelated issues. In the meantime, you could try so...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 photogr...  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 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 »

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 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, hypokalemia...  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 can...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to 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 decreases gradually, then it can be due to RA. If...  Read Full »

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 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), an...  Read Full »

Do I need surgery for spinal issues with weak and stiff hands?

Query: Hi doctor, Lately, I have felt weird about my hand, like tiredness and stiff. I travel a lot due to work, so I thought this was why my hand was tired. But I did a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for a check-up. I will attach the report. I have a problem with my spinal cord. The doctor said it needs...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I saw the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). However, you did not attach the complete images of obtained MRI. Nevertheless, the attached reports are enough to show your serious si...  Read Full »

I have hand-wrist pain. Can you please suggest the treatment options?

Query: Hi doctor, I have fallen on hand wrist, and my x-ray report says that borderline or mildly enlarged proximal scapholunate interval (3 to 4 mm) and overall maintained joint spaces. No fracture, dislocation, or aggressive osseous lesion. Dorsal hand soft tissue edema, centered at the second to fifth m...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gayakwad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The available information shows that the ligaments holding the two bones in the proximal row of the wrist are stretched or partially torn (as x-ray predicts a gap of 2 to 3 mm). Therefore, I suggest you have a clinical test known as the Watson test, in addition to a ...  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 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 »

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