Pain And Numbness In The Elbow Of The Right Hand To The Wrist?

.. I want to ask … several days every morning and night my right elbow and wrist hurt … even my fingers feel numb … and I get the most pain when I wake up in the morning … .. my hand why y ?? and what is the solution? Thanks

1 Answer:

Hi dianarini,

Thank you for asking

There are many possible causes of pain and numbness, especially in the elbow, wrist, and finger areas. If you look at the characteristics of the complaints you convey, namely complaints that are severe, especially in the morning and at night, then this complaint may arise due to rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis itself is a chronic inflammation that occurs mainly in joints due to autoimmune disorders, namely disorders in which the immune system mistakenly attacks normal cells in the body itself. This condition can make the joints feel painful, warm, swollen, stiff, numb, tingling, and various other complaints, namely fatigue, fever that does not heal, significant weight loss, and so on. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect various joints in the body, but the most common is starting from small joints (such as fingers or toes), then spreading to other, larger joints. Inflammation of the joints typically worsens in the morning and after a long period of inactivity.

In addition to rheumatoid arthritis, the complaints you experience in your elbows and fingers can also occur due to various other causes, for example:

Pinched nerves, such as nerves in the spine, arm, or wrist

Peripheral neuropathy (peripheral nerve damage), for example due to diabetes mellitus
Lack of certain vitamins and minerals, especially those that supply nerves and muscles
Arm or shoulder injury

Osteoarthritis (inflammation of the joints and bones)
Disorders of muscles, blood vessels, bones and other structures
Psychosomatic disorders, and so on

If the complaints that appear are significant enough to limit your daily activities, you should check with your doctor right away. Possibly, to identify the cause of the complaint, the doctor will direct you to undergo radiological examinations, for example x-rays, CT scans, and so on. Alternatively, the doctor may perform blood tests to assess other possible systemic causes.

Currently, so that the pain feels better, you can first try taking paracetamol. This drug has anti-pain properties that are relatively safe to use as an initial treatment before seeing a doctor. Also compress the elbow area to your sore finger with a warm compress so that inflammation subsides. Wear comfortable, less tight clothes, and first rest your sore arms and hands from activities that are too strenuous.

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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