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Pain in wrist and hand, swelling. Applied ice. What is the injury? Treatment?

My left hand and wrist has been hurting for over a week. So bad that i cant touch anything without wanting to scream. It was swollen but has gone down. I put ice on it and it made it hurt worse. I cant make a fist either. The pain is really focused on both, my thumb and my little finger like i shook someones hand and they squeezed the heck out of it. Any idea what the injury is and how to cure? I am 39 years old. 5'6" tall and weigh 170 lbs. I have worked construction for 20 years and know aches and pains are common but this is too much. Thank you for your help.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Looks like inflammatory condition- something like Rheumatoid arthritis.
Contact a doctor to get some basic blood tests like ESR,CRP,RA factor, Total and differential WBC count and an X ray.
Anti-inflammatory like paracetamol and Brufen should help.

Another possibility in someone who uses vibratory instruments for a long time is CRPS(Chronic regional pain syndrome) type II. Examination by a doctor will help whether this is the case. However, going by your symptoms looks a bit unlikely.
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hello
this is cervical spondilosis
take X ray of cervical vertebra
keep oil application on neck and start ghee
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Pain in wrist and hand, swelling. Applied ice. What is the injury? Treatment?

Looks like inflammatory condition- something like Rheumatoid arthritis. Contact a doctor to get some basic blood tests like ESR,CRP,RA factor, Total and differential WBC count and an X ray. Anti-inflammatory like paracetamol and Brufen should help. Another possibility in someone who uses vibratory instruments for a long time is CRPS(Chronic regional pain syndrome) type II. Examination by a doctor will help whether this is the case. However, going by your symptoms looks a bit unlikely.