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Treatment for pain in the back of the hand - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi, the back of my left hand has been bothering me for days now. i play flute, type, and writ daily. could this be tendanitis, or carpal tunnel. what should i do.
User :   should i wrap it or will that make it worse
User :   in ace bandage
Doctor :   Did you try the ice bandage?
Doctor :   Where exactly is it hurting on the hand
User :   no not yet. i was told it would make it worse possibly by my school nurse
Doctor :   Does the pain replicate when you move the hand in flexion and extenison
Doctor :   extension
User :   on the back of my hand near towards my wrist and by my pointer finger. yes it hurts some when i flex and extend
Doctor :   what is yoru profession
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   16
Doctor :   I am sorry to say that the online consultation is only for the people more than 18 yrs of age
Doctor :   and if you are less than that then you should have your parents by your side
Doctor :   you can put the ice cubes over the painful area
Doctor :   for 20 min
Doctor :   thrice each day
Doctor :   for two days
Doctor :   and give your hand complete rest for a week
Doctor :   before you resume the normal activity
Doctor :   are you here
Doctor :   there
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