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Hand pain

Hand pain: Introduction

Pain can arise from a variety of causes ranging from accidental trauma to nerve conditions. Pain-like sensations often described as pins-and-needles, prickling or burning sensations are called paresthesias; see hand paresthesias. All pain or pain-like sensations need prompt medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Hand pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hand pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hand pain

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Causes of Types of Hand pain:

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Hand pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hand pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hand pain Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Hand pain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Hand pain may include:

  • Traumeel tablets
  • Chamomile supplement or cream
  • Arnica supplement or cream
  • Echinacea supplement or cream
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Stories from Users for Hand pain

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Message Boards for Hand pain

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Diagnostic tests for Hand pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hand pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance
    • Looking for bruising, deformity of hand or fingers, swelling of the hand or fingers, abnormal posture of body, muscle wasting, abnormal arm movements
    • Physical examination
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow , wrists and the various joints of the hand
    • Test muscle tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination of upper limbs
    • Test sensation of upper limbs ( including pain , touch , temperature and vibration sensation)
  • more tests...»

Hand pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hand pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hand pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Hand pain:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hand pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Thalidomide and chloramphenicol interaction
  • Thalomid and chloramphenicol interaction
  • Thalidomide and cisplatin interaction
  • Thalomid and cisplatin interaction
  • Thalidomide and dapsone interaction
  • Thalomid and dapsone interaction
  • Thalidomide and didanosine interaction
  • more interactions...»

Hand pain: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hand pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hand pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Misdiagnosis and Hand pain

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Hand pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Hand pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Hand pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Hand pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Hand pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hand pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hand pain. Of the 60 causes of Hand pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 57 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hand pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Hand pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hand pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hand pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hand pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hand pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Hand pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hand pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hand pain:

    Wrist pain (45 causes), Finger pain (57 causes), Hand paresthesias (57 causes), Finger paresthesias (23 causes), Hand numbness (39 causes), Finger numbness (32 causes), Fracture, Injury, Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Peripheral nerve trauma, Peripheral nerve compression

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