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Sharp Palm Pain

12/08/2008

Question:

I have a sharp pain in the palm of either hand. It occurs sometimes when I am reaching/ grasping for something (like the door handle or trying to pick something up)and also sometimes while I am in the "downward dog" stance of yoga (hands flat on the mat). It does not always happen and I cannot make it occur.

Answer:

You need to see a neurologist to rule out carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Response by:

Hammam  Akbik, MD, FIPP Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati