A 41-year-old member asked:
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please tell me, could a pinched nerve cause fingers to lock?

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Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: If the muscles in the arms or hand are weak, locking could occur.
Answered on Aug 28, 2015
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience Neurology
Maybe: If you are referring to both hands then it would be unusual as cervical nerve root problems are usually unilateral. Other potential causes include carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow, or primary muscle disorders. A good history and physical exam can sort this out and determine if an EMG is necessary. Good luck and well wishes.
Answered on May 16, 2016

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