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I write so much that my third finger is dented What should I do

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Padding/Changing: Try padding the finger with a bandaid or other substance or padding the pen or pencil with a foam cuff. Try switching the pencil to rest on another f... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Tape, coban or : Using a rubber grip on the pencill or your finger. Try modifiying your grip. For example a diff tripod grip puts the pencil between the index and mi... Read More

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Third finger pain: How are you holding your pen? In general one can develop spasm and pain due to waste products , lactic acid , etc, from any persistent static mot... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Swollen knuckle inju: You need to see your doctor and have it xrayed.You might have broken your bone or badly bruised it.
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Hand infection: there different potentials to what you describe, infection seem to be on top the list, infection can be in the skin or just under the skin, but also c... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Myers
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Cyst: Could be a mucinous cyst, very common at the dorsal aspect of distal fingers.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See orthopedic doc: Especially one who specializes in hand surgery to have hand evaluated & learn what options for treatment are available. May require additional x-ray s... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
A : A trigger finger as dr press stated is the most common cause. Other things include abnrmal travel of the extensor tendon, joint spurs or arthritis an... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Generally no conn--: Ection between the 3rd finger and drinking, unless under the influence you jammed it or fell on it, or injured it somehow. See your pcp and have a xra... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Ulnar compression: You may have injured the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone" nerve). It can be from trauma, infection, or just sleeping on it wrong. Most common of late: ke... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you . If the swelling is still preset, you should consult a doctor. It is likely ... Read More

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