Dull Hand Pain Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your dull hand pain symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Dull Hand Pain Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

4 Possible Dull Hand Pain Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced dull hand pain. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Repetitive strain injury of the hand

Repetitive strain injury of the hand is caused by consistent repetitive use.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: hand numbness, hand weakness, hand pain from overuse

Symptoms that always occur with repetitive strain injury of the hand: hand pain from overuse

Symptoms that never occur with repetitive strain injury of the hand: hand injury, severe hand pain

Urgency: Self-treatment

Broken hand

A fracture (break) in one or more of the hand bones. Some hand fractures require wearing a splint or a cast. Some need to be repaired with surgery.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: hand injury, hand pain from an injury

Symptoms that always occur with broken hand: hand pain from an injury, hand injury

Symptoms that never occur with broken hand: spontaneous hand pain

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

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Dupuytren disease

Dupuytren Disease, also known as Dupuytren's contracture, is a condition that gradually causes connective tissue (fascia) under the skin of the palm to thicken and become scar-like. Although Dupuytren's isn't painful, it does restrict movement. The thickened tissue forces several fingers - usually the ring and pinky fingers - to curl in toward the palm.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: finger joint stiffness, hand bump, thickened skin on the finger, swollen hands, hand injury

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for multiple conditions that cause painful inflammation and stiffness throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that is autoimmune in nature, meaning that the body's immune system which normally protects the body by att...

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Dull Hand Pain

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • What is your body mass?
  • Have someone feel for your pulse (at the wrist) on the side of your body that hurts. Now, turn your head to that side. Does the pulse go away? (This is known as the Adson's test.)
  • Turn your head toward the side of your body that is hurting. Lift your head up as someone else pushes down on your head. Does this cause greater pain in your upper body? (This is known as Spurling's test.)
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?

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Dull Hand Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced dull hand pain have also experienced:

  • 6% Hand Tingling
  • 4% Pain In One Shoulder
  • 3% Hand Swelling

People who have experienced dull hand pain were most often matched with:

  • 60% Broken Hand
  • 30% Dupuytren Disease
  • 10% Repetitive Strain Injury Of The Hand

People who have experienced dull hand pain had symptoms persist for:

  • 32% Over a month
  • 26% Less than a day
  • 24% Less than a week

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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