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Bump on palmar side, pain radiating to elbow, intense tingling, hand seems weaker, trouble in controlling movements. Cause?

I have a large hard painful bump at the pisiform palmar side. It causes pain up my arm nearly to the elbow . It also causes pain up through the middle palmar side of my hand and tingling/numbness in the 4th and 5th finger (all on right hand). I have been told it was tendonitis and would get better. That didn t happen. Then told it was capsulitis and was given a cortisone shot which helped for about two days. Now the lump is larger and highly visible to the naked eye and the pain and tingling/numbness is worse. I also can no longer trust the hand to hold anything without shooting pain or open anything without the same. The hand is becoming noticeably weaker and I ve started having trouble controlling the movement at times when it is very sore. I am scheduled to have an MRI this coming week and want to be well informed before going of what it could possibly be but can t seem to find any helpful information anywhere.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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The swelling near the pisiform is likely to be due to tendonitis but since the swelling is compressing the nerve and a visible muscle weakness is there, the extent of affection needs to be determined by MRI so that surgical treatment can be considered.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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