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Sever pain in left hand - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   i need to know what is wrong with my hand
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   16 female school south lyon michigan 117 5"6'
Doctor :   please proced with your medical query
User :   its the outside of my left hand from the tip of my pinky to the beginning of my wrist and it hurts rlly bad i can't hold a phone i can't drive and it hurts to type
User :   i can't make a fist or squeeze it cause it hurts that bad
Doctor :   Did you have any trauma to the Hand before the start of this condition
User :   i don't think so i mean my sister squeezed it rll hard for like 1 minute
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and after that you are having the problem
User :   yea like yesterday it was rlly bad
Doctor :   I would think that you might have done some damage to the soft tissues and that is the cause for the pain well
Doctor :   it might need the medical examination and there might also be the need for X-Ray
Doctor :   Based on the examination and the X-Ray then there can be further step that could be taken
Doctor :   Keep your hand covered in Cold pack or ice pack it will help and also take over the counter analgesics 2 one in the morning and after noon after food
Doctor :   Do not strain your hands a lot
User :   ok i am in a sport right now should i continue to play or wait and see what the x ray says
Doctor :   You need to see the X-Ray and then take the further step as to based on teh findings
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User :   how can i convince my mom to take me cause she said that she won't because she thinks that it will go away like by the weekend
Doctor :   Yes that is why i have suggested you ice packs and Analgesics and if it does not go you will need to see the orthopedician
Doctor :   If there is nothing to worry then it shall go and if there is any significant problem it will last
User :   should i keep it wrapped in an ace bandage or just stick to the ice
Doctor :   Wrap it in Ice and keep it on for 20-30 min not more relax for next 2 hours and you can keep it again
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   You are Welcome.. Bye for now
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