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Hand pain!
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Red dragon - August 20

have experienced hand pain for several months now. The pain is on the palm side of both hands, including fingers, thumb and palm area. It is equal in pain on both hands. The pain is there only when I have movement, such as typing, cooking, grabbing objects, etc. When I grasp the steering wheel, stair railing, remote control or a pot for example, it feels very tender and goes right to the bone.

There is no burning, tingling, redness, swelling, discoloration or nodes. I've been to my family doctor twice. He examined my hands/fingers and did blood tests to rule out arthritis and RA. He also sent me for x-rays of my hands.

Everything came back normal with just mild degenerative joints (can't recall what was the term he used) ... normal wear and tear. My hands look normal as well.

The only thing I can think of is a massage treatment where the therapist was a bit too aggressive on my hand, and I've had pain every since. My family doctor and physiotherapist however said the bruising/pain would have been resolved by now if that was the case. I'm stumped. I asked my doctor if I needed to see a rheumatologist and he said no, he's not concerned. But I am concerned. The pain is not excruciating, but constant and has not changed or improved.

My physiotherapist seems to think it might be my FM acting up. I don't have this anywhere else. He suggested icing the hands, but that didn't help. I tried rubbing Traumeel cream on my hands nightly for several weeks to no avail.

I just wish I knew what this was. I was thinking of getting a second opinion, but wouldn't want my family doctor to know or have him feel offended.

I tried to do an internet search and think it might be tendinitis of the hands, but would really like to know what this is??

P.S. Did some dinner prep about 30 minutes ago and noticed my hands were red and slightly swollen, but has subsided now.



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