Burning pain in hand from little finger to wrist

Ruthe Community Member February 11, 2009
  • I had a horrific episode of tenosynovitis in my left wrist for the first half of December which finally was relieved after several weeks.  The orthopedic doctor still has me using a splint for some of the time, but the worst is definitely behind me.  I don't mind needing an occasional splint, but do look forward to tossing this thing at some point.  What concerns me is the burning pain that runs from my little finger down to the wrist.  It is not my joint and I am not aware of a tendon alongside my hand.  this is not continuous, but rather episodic.  Also, wearing the splint seems to keep this from occurring.  (I am trying to wean myself off this splint so yes I do remove it periodically.)  I don't see the ortho for another 3 weeks at which time I hope to be 100% improved. 

     

    What is causing this burning sensation...???  thanks for any input.

     

3 Comments
  • Lene  Andersen
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    Feb. 12, 2009

    I'm not a doctor and I don't know enough about your case to know with any degree of certainty. However, if the pain gets better with the use of the splint, it's likely that it's related to what happened to you. Maybe it's a trapped nerve? I would suggest that you not try to wean yourself off the splint until you've consulted your doctor and I don't think you...

    RHMLucky777

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    I'm not a doctor and I don't know enough about your case to know with any degree of certainty. However, if the pain gets better with the use of the splint, it's likely that it's related to what happened to you. Maybe it's a trapped nerve? I would suggest that you not try to wean yourself off the splint until you've consulted your doctor and I don't think you should wait three months. Give your doctor's office a call, describe the problem and ask for an earlier appointment. It's quite possible that this is something that'll disappear as you heal, but I think it's important to get it checked out, just in case.

    • Ruthe
      Feb. 12, 2009

      Thanks, Lene, for your comment.  I do believe it is related to the tendonitis, but I had that burning sensation prior to the flareup of the tendonitis.  Maybe it was "brewing"....

       

      Yes, I'll make that appointment.  And thanks again.

    • Lene  Andersen
      Health Guide
      Feb. 12, 2009

      you're very welcome.  Good luck!