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#1 EssentialBludger

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

DD has been complaining of hand pain recently. It's very intermittent and comes on at very "convenient" times if you get my drift. I don't want to disbelieve her if she's genuinely in pain, so I will suck it up and take her to the GP if she's still complaining tomorrow because it's getting ridiculous now.

She says she hasn't hurt it, or banged it on anything etc. Any ideas?

#2 LilacSunset

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Pulled or strained a ligament?  Juvenile arthritis?

#3 VintageEyes

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

RSI caused by gaming, keyboard or phone use?
I get this when I've been on EB too much!!

#4 ~ky~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

Bella's hands have given her pain, especially in the mornings since she was around 4yo. I have never found a GP willing to investigate it. It tends to ease as the day progresses.

#5 Frau Farbissina

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

Does she say where? I get pain in my hands basically in the fleshy party of the palm near the thumb. It gets very sore in the muscle there. It's not in the joint and doesn't prevent me from gripping things or using my hansd. It's like it has been cramped or something. It's especially common for me in winter. I can't explain it.

#6 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

I had terrible pencil grip, and would often get a crampy feeling in my hand.

i would investigate strengthening exercises, and possibly some grip assisters.

#7 Sue Heck

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

Does she have any problems with handwriting. An OT could assess her hands to see if there is any grip or muscle tone issues.
DD has significant problems with speed but is actually very neat and didn't complain of pain as she was so used to it so it was missed in the classroom that she had a poor grip

#8 pinkcupcakes

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

tennis elbow?can you get that when ur young? i have it in both arms and if a nerve is pinching in my elbow/shoulder my hands suffer. when i was pg with ds it got so bad that if i slept on that side the circulation would cut off to a point where i would wake up to my hand feeling huge, numb, white and cold to touch. i know that's probably more extreme than what your daughter's facing ( but not to undermine her condition)... but just throwing it out there as a possibility.hope you get some answers op.

#9 ~shannon~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

I have RA and hand pains are certainly my most common symptom. I hope for your DD's sake it isn't juvenile arthritis, but best to make sure and get your GP to do a thorough blood test.

Might just turn out to be growing pains, or RSI... no one can say for certain, but I wouldn't ignore it.

#10 EssentialBludger

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

Thanks everyone, heading off to the GP in a sec.

I know I have to give her the benefit of the doubt because I'd feel like the worlds worst parent if it were something serious, I'm just finding it very hard!

"DD, time to do your homework!"
"Oh I can't, my hand hurts."
"DD, please feed your cat"
"Oh I can't, my hand hurts"

And so on!

#11 Nepheline

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

Does sound a bit convenient! Guess it doesn't hurt to rule things out though!

#12 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

MY dd (4) does this too.  I thought it may be because she hears me say I can't do things "because my hands hurt" (Rheumatoid arthritis).
It scares me that it could actually be Juvenille RA.
Mostly I think she does it to get out of doing things though, especially because there are lots of things (playing with playdough, swinging on the monkey bars etc) that she can do just fine with no complaints.

I'd keep an eye on it, as I'm doing with dd just incase it's something.

#13 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:01 AM

DS gets pain every night at bed time.  Usually in his knees.

#14 mummygirl

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

My daughter was randomly getting pain in her knee. I told her to rub it, put heat packs on etc etc. Finally after 3 months, I had a proper look at it and it was slightly swollen so took her to the dr. Turns out she has a broken part of her knee... Due to growing too fast!
Off sporting activities and treating the pain. Oops. Mother of the year here!
Did you take your DD to the dr?

#15 EssentialBludger

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:11 PM

Yeah dr found nothing wrong.

It's school holidays now and she hasn't mentioned it again. huge surprise. rolleyes.gif

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