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Old 04-19-2007, 05:34 AM   #1
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risenwall HB User
Pain in the HAND!.


Ive been experiencing a pain in the following regions since the last 4 months:
<This pain only occurs in the RIGHT HAND>

1> Palms
2> Ring and Middle fingers
3> Forearm
4> Biceps

The pain which i experience occurs in either 1> or 2> or 3> or 4>
but not all 4 at the same time.

I tried PHYSIO, went to a ORTHO, etc..
The pain went for a week then came back.

The following are my work habits:

Computer Engineer..using the computer for over 14 hours a day.

Ive no injury as such.
Also the pain is generally not in the mornings...
it comes by noon and extends till night before I sleep

What could be the cause?

Thanks and Good Wishes

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Old 04-19-2007, 06:02 AM   #2
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Re: Pain in the HAND!.

Distribution along the arm and involving certain specific fingers could mean it is a C7 nerve root problem from the neck. If this is the case besides pain there could be sensory disturbance (burning, tingling, pins-and-needles) or weakness (possibly grip or triceps weakness).

If any of this is true for you then the source of the problem needs to be localized, and there are a few possibilities, which cannot be sorted adequately over the internet.

Since you sit at a computer many hours a day one possibility is a nerve compression related to ergonomic position. If this were due to a cervical compression (where the nerve root exits the spine in the neck) then perhaps changning position so that your neck was straighter or in some more "neutral" position might be helpful. Consider seeing a neurologist. Good luck.

Old 04-19-2007, 06:24 AM   #3
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Re: Pain in the HAND!.

thnx for the reply..
wont an ORTHO help me in this case? or do i need to visit a NEURO only..

my ORTHO says its due to the computer...
what exercises do you suggest?

good wishes

Old 04-19-2007, 06:35 AM   #4
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Re: Pain in the HAND!.

Yes, an ortho can be just fine, if he/she will look at this possibility with you.

It would not be appropriate, in my opinion, to recommend exercises - that is, treatment - when the diagnosis is still not known. I think it is important to first know what is wrong, and then decide on the best way to treat it. I mentioned the ergonomic issue simply because it is simple, you had defined your long hours at the computer as possibly relevant, and it doesn't involve a formal treatment program. I think your best interests are served by first trying to know what specifically is wrong. Sometimes ill-advised treatments may make the problem worse.

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