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Burning in palm of hand

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  • Posted By: angie95
  • July 11, 2007
  • 04:08 AM

I have burning in the palm of my hand. I have an appointment with an Orthopedist in 2 days. I was wondering if anyone else has had anything like this. There is no visible rash or anything just burning. It comes and goes. But when I have it, it lasts for hours.:confused:

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  • I have heard that tradition says if it is the left hand, you are about to receive money! Seriously, this is a common symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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  • My mother is 65 years old and she is experiencing similar symptoms. For the past couple of years she has been suffering from a hot burning sensation in the palm of her hands accompanied by joint pains in her wrists. In addition, when she sleeps, both hands go numb and produce a tingling sensation. Her doctor claims the symptoms could be as a result of poor blood circulation , however, he couldn't give her an exact diagnosis of the problem or prescribe anything that would help reduce or eliminate the symptoms entirely. A quick overview of my mother: She smokes around 10-12 cigarettes a day, doesn't exercise at all and suffers from the following medical conditions:High blood pressure, High cholesterol and a Thyroid Hormone Disorder. To treat her medical conditions her doctor prescribed the following medications that she consumes on a daily basis:Lisinopril 10mg (1 X day) - To treat the high blood pressure problem. (Consuming for the past 2 years)Gemfibrozil 600mg (2 X day)- To treat her high cholesterol problem.(Consuming for the past 2 years)Levothyroxine Sodium 100mcg (1 X Day)- A hormone supplement that is normally produced by the thyroid gland.(Consuming for the past 7 years) Below are pictures taken of both palms while the symptoms exist:Right Palm:http://www.box.net/shared/rbaht22o2xLeft Palm:http://www.box.net/shared/hirq05vf0aCan someone please help us with a more accurate diagnosis to this medical condition as well as remedies or treatments that will help reduce or eliminate the symptoms? I hate to see my mom suffer like this for so many years and not be able to do anything about it.Thank you
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  • Thought so Thanks!I have heard that tradition says if it is the left hand, you are about to receive money! Seriously, this is a common symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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  • OMG, my hands look just like that. I about go crazy with the burning. My doctor suspects Rheynards (sp?) syndrome. I will be very interested to hear what your mother has. I know it is not very comforting but it did help me to see that someone else has this problem and I am not imagining it. BTW I am a 67 year old woman who has done a lot of cleaning at home and for other people. I don't know if I have some reaction to cleaning chemicals or not. Take care
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  • HI, I am a physical therapist. Burning in the palm of the hand can be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Typically symptoms also radiate into the thumb. They are generally aggravated with repeated activity such as typing or gripping. For more information on carpal tunnel symptoms and treatment options, check out this page: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome.html Hope this helps. ~JTrempe PT, ATC http//www.joint-pain-solutions.com
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