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A 56-year-old female asked:

burning pain, tingling, occassional numbness in finger joints or side of fingers? nothing seems to help. hand and wrist xray'd, no issues there.

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
See below: I suggest to have yourself be evaluated ny your doctor to check for nerve involvement, the test is usually done is called a nerbe conduction test, this can verify what if there is nerve involvement that comes from wrist called carpal tunnel, or from the neck area, called cervical radiculitis or neuropathy (very common in diabetics).
Dr. David Hildreth
Hand Surgery 44 years experience
Peripheralneuropathy: Sounds like nerves are involved in some way it is possibly a peripheral neuropathy or a compression neuropathy. You need to see a neurologist for correct diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Christine Norton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
You will need more work up than X-rays since they will not show nerve compression problems.
Sep 17, 2013
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Carpal Tunnel Syn: Nocturnal numbness ; paresthesia associated with burning pain is fairly typical of nerve compressions like carpal tunnel with or without associated nerve compression in the neck.Your pcp will refer you to a neurologist for emg/nct to confirm/exclude the dignoses ; you will then likely be referred to a hand surgeon.In interim, start using hand brace and nsaids.Md may inject steroid or operate.

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