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Spinal injury with finger numbness. How does that happen?

Spinal injury with finger numbness. How does that happen?

Nerve damage: Sensation in the body is governed by nerve cells which run from the spine all the way to the tips of the fingers. That is why damage to the spine can affect sensation even in a finger tip. In general, the further away from the central nervous system (spine and brain) an injury occurs, the easier it is for it to heal. A spinal disc, pressing on a nerve, can be removed to help in some cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Sometimes i got electric shock from any thing connect to electricity while others don't i even got it from water if I have an injury in my finger :d?

Sometimes i got electric shock from any thing connect to electricity  while others don't i even got it from water if I have an injury in my finger :d?

You're electrifying: This maybe related to your electric personality, but more likely related to your shoes. You are generating a lot of static electricity which results from rubbing differing surfaces. Try wearing sneakers with rubber soles. ...Read more

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I am a medical student in SA and gotten a HIV blood splash injury on my finger and nail, what are the chances of transmission?

I am a medical student in SA and gotten a HIV blood splash injury on my finger and nail, what are the chances of transmission?

If no open wound: likely very minimal. But get tested any way in about 3 months post-exposure just to be sure. ...Read more

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Repetitive strain injury in index finger. How do I prevent this from happening?

Repetitive strain injury in index finger. How do I prevent this from happening?

Tape it: Tape the joint and finger but it will limit your movment. See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a mallet finger injury / bump on finger?

What could cause a mallet finger injury / bump on finger?

A blow to the finger: A blow to the tip of the extended finger causes a mallet finger, either by tearing the tendon or causing a piece of bone to pull off with the tendon. These should be treated with splinting for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Some medication to take for nerve damaage i hurt my finger at work done nerve damage and the last digit on my index finger will not move on its own......I would like to know what i can to to deal with the pain so i can work on moving my injuried finger to

Some medication to take for nerve damaage i hurt my finger at work done nerve damage and the last digit on my index finger will not move on its own......I would like to know what i can to to deal with the pain so i can work on moving my injuried finger to

Digit : Digit is the word doctors use to mean a finger or a toe. Each finger has several segments, each named a phalanx. The word for more than one phalanx is "phalanges". The joints between each phalanx is called an interphalangeal joint, and the fingers have two interphalangeal joints. The interphalangeal joint that is closer to the fingertip is called the distal interphalageal joint, or dip. The other interphalageal joint is called the proximal interphalageal joint, or pip. At the base of each finger are the knuckles, which doctors call the metacarpal phalangeal joints, or mcp. It is uncommon for a neurological problem to affect just one dip joint. More commonly, after an injury, this joint becomes fused or a tendon develops a contracture. Examination by a neurologist, hand surgeon, or occupational therapist (the kind of therapists that specialist in the hands) can determine the source of the problem. Once the source is identified, treatments, which might include surgery, other interventions, or medications can be chosen. ...Read more

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I didn't have any injury, but my left finger is a little but swollen and the tip is sometimes sensitive to touch. ?

I didn't have any injury, but my left finger is a little but swollen and the tip is sometimes sensitive to touch. ?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities. If you did not injure your finger but it is swollen and painful, the two most common causes would be some infectious process verses an inflammatory condition. I would certainly be seen; and an exam would go a long way to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Woke up with pain in right index finger most proximal knuckle. No injury. Hurts to bend finger,warmth and swelling but not much. Hairline fx? 2 days.

Get checked: In an otherwise healthy 20 year old, infection of the joint is high on the probability list. Was there a trauma? Without injury, fx far less likely. Get this checked urgently as long term damage is possible. If you have fever/nausea/chills or if swelling/pain is worsening, might even consider ER. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a finger injury?

How to tell if I have a finger injury?

See below.: Do you have pain, swelling, loss of range of motion, a deformity or loss of sensation. Has there been a trauma to the hand? ...Read more

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How can I recover from finger injuries?

How can I recover from finger injuries?

Depends: This depends on the type of injury involved. Since your question is very general, i will say generally the riice mnemonic will help: rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression and elevation. These recs will help most general musculoskeletal injuries. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a finger injury better fast?

What should I do to make a finger injury better fast?

Appropriate Tx: There is no magic way to speed up the bodies healing process. However, proper diagnosis and treatment provide the best road to quick recovery. Hand and finger injuries are at times difficult to care for because they have such an affect on everyday activities. However, listening to your provider will lessen the chance of complications, which most certainly will get you healed faster. ...Read more

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When should I seek medical attention for a finger injury?

When should I seek medical attention for a finger injury?

Deformity-nonhealing: One should seek medical attention for a finger injury when there is a deformity, severe pain, or non-healing (i.e. Symptoms are persistent.). ...Read more

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How long after a finger injury should I wait before buddy taping them?

How long after a finger injury should I wait before buddy taping them?

X-ray first...: With any finger injury you should have an x-ray to make sure that you don't miss a fracture, that may heal incorrectly. Once an x-ray is completed you will know if you need to individually splint the finger with something rigid, or if buddy taping is acceptable. Even with some fractures buddy taping is a good option, but this doesn't work for optimal healing of every finger injury. ...Read more