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what causes my pinky finger to lock up

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Trigger finger: That sounds like a trigger finger. I would see your doctor for a steroid injection. They work great for that indication.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
?Trigger finger: Several things can cause painful triggering of a finger. The most common is a so called, "trigger" finger where your flexor tendon enlarges and can n ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Ulnar neuropathy: Most likely is a problem with ulnar nerve at elbow or less likely wrist. Consider thoracic outlet syndrome, and c-8 radiculopathy from neck. An EMG ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This : Warrants medical evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unrelated: The bent pinky fingers are a genetic trait. You likely have an unrelated injury or process.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ulnar nerve: Numbness of the the ring and little fingers is usually the result of compression of the ulnar nerve somewhere along the arm and usually at the elbow. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Joints: If it involves the joints, it may be a type of arthritis. Follow up with your MD for an examine, investigations and management. All the best.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Ulnar Nerve: When your thumbs point outward from your body, the bones of the forearm open: the ulnar side has the nerve from the elbow (the funny bone sensation). ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Nerve compression : Numbness to the small and ring finger is often due to nerve compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow called cubital tunnel syndrome. A hand surgeon ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Several : Several things can be responsible for numbness in the small finger-cubital tunnel syndrome is one of the most common reasons. Proper evaluation by a ... Read More

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