Why do my hands hurt so bad, they feel like twisted up pieces of wires with sharp and dull pains? I had a bone scan an do not have arthritis. I also had blood tests and nothing there. I also had testing for carpal tunnel syndrome and don't have that ?

Michelle, It sounds as though


It sounds as though they have covered all the bases as far as testing goes. That doesn't mean the pain is not real, as we all know. Could it be repetitive injury related to work? If you are a nurse, you likely do a lot of heavy lifting. Perhaps you have some inflammation in the joints or tendons that would not show up on a bone scan? Just guessing here. I know that I, and many of my colleagues, suffer from time to time from repetitive strain injuries to various areas of the body.

Have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia? If so, maybe this is where some of your pain is being experienced simply due to the type of work you do. Although the hands are not usually a common area of pain in ibromyalgia, fibromyalgia can cause pain almost anywhere.

I'm not sure what type of therapy you may have tried yet. Just wondering if you have tried parafin wax? This is usually done in physiotherapy. They have you dip your hands in parafin wax that has been warmed. It conforms to the shape of your hands and is great for pain relief in hand pain. It's often used for arthritis and I know some people buy their own machines to do their own treatments at home. Might be worth trying for your hand pain.

Take care,

Jennifer Bunn, RN

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Have you found relief for your hands?


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