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hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 8:14 am
by Sadface
Hi all
Blip and back
Still have same symptoms as previous posts. Nothing changed there.
However I'm really concerned I have hand atrophy

Hand: http://youtu.be/sVIRorO1ZYE

thoughts ?

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 8:21 am
by Yuliasir
no sign on atrophy by the way :)

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 8:57 am
by Sadface
Atrophy?: http://youtu.be/RcFCZTSn4h8

This maybe a bit clearer?
It's the left palm x

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 9:20 am
by Yuliasir
WHERE? No sing beyiond normal palm structure.

One may talk about palm atrophy only when tere is significant depletion of the bulk mass we have notmally between thumb and ibndex finger on the top side of the palm.

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 9:25 am
by Sadface
It's between the thumb and pointing finger. Dips more than right hand does.
I saw some photo on google of a women with mnd who I thought had similar look of extra skin.
It freaked me a little :-(
Thanks for looking

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 9:32 am
by Sadface
I feel the skin on my palm is thin (if that makes sense" because I can see the joints in my palm move really clearly when I bend a finger
I've had some buzzing electric shock feelings in fingers and toes.
I know the ulnar nerve is sent at I've because when I itch my arm it sends a shock down my arm to my finger.
Sorry, I'm blabbing now x

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 10:16 am
by RIno468
do you drop things? How is your grip?

If those are fine then you are fine.

No atrophy from the looks of it -- unless you're hunting for atrophy --

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 10:27 am
by Sadface
On the whole it's ok.
I get wrist pain
Grip is ok I think
Not sure re dropping because I over analyse myself

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 10:51 am
by guitarguy11
I have posted pictures of my own hands freaking out over similar differences. Mine are slightly more pronounced differences between the left and right palms. Doctors have thought nothing over the differences. I have no weakness between the two hands (my left hand is slightly weaker than my right, but probably always been that way). I get twitches in my palm and flickers in the muscle on the top of my hand between the index finger and thumb when it is in use too. Since I have noticed the palm differences 3 months ago, it does not seem to be changing. Similar to your pain, I get pain at the joint of my index finger and pain "on the bone" at the base of my thumb, palm side. Also have occasional burning sensations, slowly perhaps getting better. Don't know what all of that is, except probably related to BFS. I am learning (very slowly :roll: ) to not worry about it. I have another Neuro follow up in a little over 3 weeks when I will ask again about this hand area and the pain. Didn't mean to make this all about me, was trying to be helpful! Anyway, your hand looks better than mine and since my docs thought nothing of mine, I say try to enjoy your day, think positive thoughts (send some my way too!) and you are fine.

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 10:54 am
by RIno468
well if you are worried about ALS -- you shouldnt have that fear as pain points away from it.

I made a breakthrough myself (well on my towards a breakthrough) the other day.

Instead of noticing the DIFFERENCES in my hands -- (like you I feel I have paper thin skin and feel like I can see my joints)

I started looking at two things:

The differences in other peoples hands (in person, on tv, in print ads)

The things that are alike between one persons hands and mine (can see ligaments , thin hands, etc)

it has helped alot.

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 11:06 am
by Sadface
Thanks for sharing.

I knOw pain may not be usual with it, but thought it could in some cases.

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 11:14 am
by Yuliasir
My dear, even when you look at someone's hand and you were told this person has atrophy, how could you say if there is a signof atrophy or personal issue or even common thing? I told you already how the doctros classify if there is an atrophy of the hand muscle or not - they never consider the palm side as it has too much wrinkles naturally. Having thin skin means you have low subcutaneous fat, and that's all, this is not a muscle atrophy.

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 11:38 am
by Sadface
I wish I could figure out how to put a photo on
I think my hand looks dodgy on other side

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 11:58 am
by Yuliasir
Well, if you are so sure you have atrophy, what can we do... I personally can do nothing with that.

Re: hand atrophy

PostPosted: October 12th, 2014, 12:06 pm
by Sadface
Fair point to be honest x