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my thumb is hurting and the doc said nothing was wrong. what do I do?

my right thumb has been hurting on and off for years. it's at the basilar joint. I have gotten xrays and I was checked for rheumatism (which has occurred in my family) but was cleared. eventually, the doc gave up, stating some things just couldn't be explained. this is not good enough for me. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 20, 2013 - 15 answers

Fix my fingers

Sharp pain in my right ring and pinky fingers when I bend them. I need to do a lot of typing. YANMD, but can you help me get through the weekend? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Nov 22, 2012 - 7 answers

My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Ouchy Left Hand

What's up with my left hand? I play guitar right handed and have been working out hard and regularly. After 20+ years - no problems. Then I started getting pain in the back of my left hand a few weeks ago and... [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Nov 14, 2012 - 10 answers

can nerve blocks cause hand tremors?

can nerve blocks cause hand tremors? [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Sep 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Not carpal tunnel, but my thumb hurts

Really don't think this fits symptoms for carpal tunnel, but my thumb hurts. Or rather, more like the part of my hand between the tendons/muscles of the thumb and pointer finger hurts. [more inside]
posted by lovingkindness on May 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Smartphone injury?

I use my smartphone a lot and my hands/thumbs are getting sore. I know how to stave off pain from typing and hunching over my computer, but those techniques don't work for this. Can you recommend stretches or massage techniques? [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Nov 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Can you help me reduce pick-hand pain when I play bass guitar?

I've been playing electric bass guitar in bands continuously for about 25 years or so. The last 20 years I've been using a pick exclusively, and for most of that time, while playing, I've suffered bad pain in my picking hand - specifically around the base of my thumb and in between the thumb and index finger. It's kind of like a cramp that comes on about 5 minutes after I start playing, and can in extreme isntances result in me not being able to hold onto the pick. The pain subsides after I stop playing, but it's a serious hinderance to playing well! I'm in a punk band, so lots of speed picking. I've tried hand and arm exercises, stretching, upping my potassium intake (bananas and coconut water), repositioning the bass, and taking Ibuprofin before playing and none of it seems to work reliably. Is this something I am just have to live with?
posted by slackdog on Oct 21, 2011 - 15 answers

I feel a bit like Dr. Strangelove

YANMD, YANAD. But, do you have any idea what might be going on with my hand/arm/fingers? General description: sharp, acute pain and lack of mobility, followed by growing tingling, burning, itching sensation. WAY more details inside. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Jun 1, 2011 - 8 answers

this grad school thing is a real pain in the hand

YANAD, but I'm having some noticeable pain in my right (dominant) hand in the muscle in between my index & middle finger knuckles on the back of my hand. I'm also writing my dissertation. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Jun 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Library job vs. My hand pain (not carpal tunnel...)

My dominant hand has a painful, bony bump at the joint where my index finger and palm meet (the MCPJ) and I AM going to see a Dr this week about it. Can anyone recommend things I can do to help it not get worse? I cannot not type at my job. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Mar 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Possible causes for pain in left shoulder, arm and hand for about two weeks?

My fiancée has been experiencing pretty severe pain in her left shoulder, arm and hand for about the last two weeks. She saw our family doctor last week and has another appointment tomorrow. We're looking for some more pointed questions to ask. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Sep 10, 2008 - 17 answers

My hand hurts. Help it feel better.

YANADfilter: Why does my hand hurt and what can I do to make it hurt less until I can see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by bedhead on Jul 23, 2007 - 26 answers

Carpal Tunnel Redux

Carpal tunnel relief question and a request for an Atlanta-area specialist. [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Jun 18, 2007 - 15 answers

What can my non-joint hand pain be?

Besides "see a doctor", what can my relatively mild, non-joint, pressure induced hand pain be? Too many details inside. [more inside]
posted by anaelith on May 17, 2007 - 7 answers

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