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Sudden hand pain, bending wrist forward or backward causes shooting pain. Cure?

My hand began hurting suddenly. In hurts when I try to use it, bend the wrist forward, or bend the wrist back. I does not hurt to use my fingers, as long as my hand isn t bent. The pain goes through the middle of the top of my hand and down my pointer finger. I have kept it wrapped tightly for three days, but the pain just seems to get worse.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM

Appearance of sudden pain indicates some kind of nerve injury.
Is there any history of trauma to your hand.
Trauma can cause a crack in the bones of the wrist and this can cause injury to the nerve.
Besides trauma an increase in pressure inside the carpal tunnel (a band like structure in the wrist) can cause pressure to the nerves in the carpal tunnel. This can occur in hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus.
However, in carpal tunnel stndrome the symptoms are more severe.

You need to visit your doctor (orthopedician preferably) to get X-ray of the wrist.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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