My paw hurts

Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 11:24 am
I get these pains in one of my hands, that comes for a couple days, then goes away. It hurts when I grip something tightly, or bend it a certain way. It's not in my wrist, but right in my hand.

I'm only 27 years old, so I'm thinking it probably isn't arthritis.
Could it be carpal tunnel? Does anyone know what that feels like?
Or could it be from throwing weights around the gym?

And no, it's not from having the hot sex with myself, it's the opposite hand.

Don't say "I can't diagnose anything on the 'net, go to the doctor," because I'm just wondering basically the difference between what arthritis and carpal tunnel would be/feel like. It's not that bad, and doesn't happen often...just wanna feel your pain.
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 11:26 am
Sounds like arthritis to me, you can get it in your 20s. I think C Tunnel has shooting pain rather than stabbing pain.
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Craven de Kere
Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 11:34 am
Prolly the self-love. In any case I shouldn't diagnose over the web.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 11:47 am
I'd actually describe it more as a shooting pain rather than stabbing...it comes and goes.
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 11:57 am
Could be tendonitis. I have a tendon that was partially severed and sewn together that does sometimes. It feels just the same as when I cut it.
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 12:05 pm
If you have been lifting weights, this possibly could be the problem. You must keep your wrists straight when lifting, or wear "wrist wraps." When you wrap your hand around the weights, do not squeeze your hand real tight, and make sure you let your thumb relax a bit.
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 01:40 pm
it doesn't sound at all like carpal tunnel. I had that and eventually had to have both hands operated on (luckily a few years apart)

With carpal tunnel the pain is from your fingers and up the inside of your arm and is like the excruciating pain/pins and needles/numbness you get when you bang your elbow. Your fingers lose sensation and you cannot grip properly, Pressing on the carpal tunnel above the artery in your wrist should trigger the symptoms if it is this.

It could be arthritis, I have this too Crying or Very sad
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 02:26 pm
Sounds like tendonitis - try a brace (you can get 'em at CVS) and, of course, your doc.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 02:56 pm
Thanks, my children. It doesn't happen often enough where I'm too worried about it, I was just curious if it sounded like anything familiar to you. My knees suck too, and I get a sharp pain in my wrist occasionally when I do a certain excercise. I think I've just beat myself up for a while, and I'm starting to feel it.
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Reply Fri 2 Jan, 2004 03:13 pm
Keep in mind that you may make it to 30, or maybe even 40 - in which case, you'll wish you'd taken better care of yourself. (i hear this a lot from bikers i've got on my caseload)

Seriously, if you're noticing a group of physical aches/pains on an occasional basis, start keeping a log so that if/when you do go to a doc, you'll have something to help them help you.
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Reply Sat 3 Jan, 2004 08:03 am
You Imposter! What have you done with the Real Slappy Doo Hoo?!?
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Reply Sat 3 Jan, 2004 10:25 pm
Hmm...I have bad knees too...something to do with the thiness of the cartilidge behind my kneecap. Try a hot pack, that usually helps me.
You may want to wear wrist guards or braces if it hurts to do certain exercises, that may ease the pain or stop it from coming.

PS I am so lol'ing at "children"
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Reply Sat 3 Jan, 2004 10:30 pm
I have arthritis and the only way to describe it is that it feels like headaches in my fingers.

I suggest a fat spliff and some tequila and live with it.
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