A member asked:

I sometimes get pain in my middle finger when i wake up in the morning. the pain disappears as soon as i move my finger. . i also feel a little stiffness on the same side ( left side) upper back area. any idea what this is? & treatment?

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Dr. Lauren Bickel answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Sleep position : The symptoms may be related to your neck & back position during sleep which could be causing some compression of a neck nerve. If the symptoms always resolve when you get up that is less worrisome than if they persist. A pillow that keeps your neck curved @ night may help, plus stretching exercises for the neck. Physical therapy can also help. If symptoms worsen definitely call Dr

Answered 4/5/2020



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