I sprained my hand when I was tidying up my apartment. I went to see a doctor and my hand was put in a cast. After I removed the cast, I compressed it with ice. Now the swelling is gone but the pain persists. The sprain happened a month ago. Would you consider this normal knowing it has only been a month?
The outer side of my right palm has been bruised since 3 days ago. I have compressed it with ice but it doesn’t seem to get better. The bruise hurts when I press on it. I didn’t fall or injure it previously. But around a month ago, I had an open wound there when I accidentally cut it. Is it perhaps an infection? But the wound scabbed up and seemed fine.
There is a pea-sized lump on my wrist and it hurts my joint when I rotate my hand. But, when I press it, it doesn’t hurt. How should I have it checked?
I used to play basketball actively and had a basketball land on my right little finger previously. It was swollen for perhaps a week and then the swelling went down and I never thought too much about it. Recently when I was getting my ring finger fitted for my ring, I noticed my little finger is bent at the joint and cannot “close” up to the ring finger properly. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
There is a wart on my forefinger. I notice it has grown bigger and because of it, my finger is swollen and has difficulty being bent. Do I need to treat it?
I have been living with arthritis in my wrist for close to 2 years now. Is there any way to cure it permanently?
Hi Doctor. My question is on behalf of my 75 year old grandfather. We have noticed that the skin on his palms is thickening. He says that it sometimes hurts, and sometimes feels numb. What condition is this? Do we need to take him to a doctor?
I have carpal tunnel syndrome. I am treating it with braces and painkillers. However, the pain is only relieved temporarily and the tingle still persists. What treatment would you recommend if I want to fix it for good?
Is it true that cracking knuckles can lead to arthritis? I do it all the time, almost every day. Am I hurting my hands? And will I suffer from joint disease or pain in my old age?