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What’s incorrect with my hands? The sides of my hands from thumb to about the wrist hurt so badly.?

October 26th, 2013

Query by tracis327: What’s wrong with my hands? The sides of my hands from thumb to about the wrist harm so badly.?

Each hands are bothering me, they are very tender to the touch. If I even bump them towards anything, it hurts badly. It virtually feels as if they are bruised or have been smashed with some thing. Quite, really, tender and really weak now. I never know if it is a problem with the joints or if it may possibly be arthritis or what. None of my other fingers hurt, just seems to be along the sides of the thumbs and the puffy component underneath the thumbs (on the palm). Any suggestions?

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Response by Claire
Could be carpal tunnel or arthritis each of which can be cured with medicine and therapy early on. You must see your medical doctor for diagnoses. You don’t want to finish up letting it go too extended and lose the use of your thumbs. Great luck, hope this aided. Claire

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  1. kathytfan
    October 26th, 2013 at 07:59 | #1

    I had a similar problem over three years ago…I went to an orthopedic doctor who specialized in hand problems, and I was diagnosed with DeQuervain’s tendonitis. The doc gave me a cortisone injection in the wrist (ouch!) and prescribed Celebrex for me to take as needed. This particular type of tendonitis affects the tendons that run between the thumb and the wrist, and you won’t feel any pain in any other parts of the affected hand.

    I would recommend going to an orthopedic hand specialist for an accurate diagnosis…my problem was tendonitis, but the symptoms could also be caused by arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. In the meantime, you can research more on this by googling keywords like “hand and wrist pain”, “DeQuervain’s tendonitis”, “carpal tunnel”, and other hand-related ailments. You can learn a lot from the internet…just don’t rely on it for a diagnosis!

  2. ion m
    October 26th, 2013 at 08:51 | #2

    definitely a early form of arthritis

  3. dragonwychy
    October 26th, 2013 at 08:54 | #3

    Here is information on arthritis of the thumb:
    http://www.handuniversity.com/topics.asp?Topic_ID=24

    It could be De Quervain’s tenosynovitis:
    http://arthritis.about.com/cs/hand/g/DeQuervain.htm

  4. Tigger
    October 26th, 2013 at 09:53 | #4

    It might be arthritis or carpel tunnel syndrome. Or if you have a Blackberry or similar device, that could be causing your problem too.

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