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Finger Pain (Definition)

Definition is a FINGER that hurts -if concerned see ...Read more


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Upper left arm pain with finger pain. What does this mean?

Upper left arm pain with finger pain. What does this mean?

Pinched nerve: Possibly. You may have a nerve pinched in your neck that is radiating down your arm. Consider seeing a physician who does emg's to clarify the diagnosis. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bilateral finger pain at dip joints and right arm pain throughout. 32 yo f. What could this be?

Difficult to determi: Difficult to determine. Dip pain could be osteoarthritis or another form of arthritis. Arm pain throughout is difficult to analyze without being examined. ...Read more

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What can cause severe hand, arm, and finger pain and the veins to pop out?

What can cause severe hand, arm, and finger pain and the veins to pop out?

? DVT? FISTULA?: There are many potential causes for your symptoms but the venous engorgement suggests a vascular etiology. See a physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Possible pinched nerve after smashed finger...Pain down my arm so the doctor prescribe me neurotin is that right?

Possible pinched nerve after smashed finger...Pain down my arm so the doctor prescribe me neurotin is that right?

Yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) can certainly help with nerve pain. Other alternatives include methylcobalamin (vit b12), n acetyl cysteine and acetyl l carnitine. An evaluation by a hand surgeon would be best to determine if any other issues are causing your discomfort. ...Read more

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Elbow, forearm, and finger pain. Arm cannot straighten my right arm has not been able to straighten at all for 6 months. My last three fingers get numb, my elbow stays swollen and warm to the touch. My elbow cannot bend upward. When I try it feels like th

Elbow, forearm, and finger pain. Arm cannot straighten my right arm has not been able to straighten at all for 6 months. My last three fingers get numb, my elbow stays swollen and warm to the touch. My elbow cannot bend upward. When I try it feels like th

Did: Did you get an mri? I think an MRI would be helpful to see if there is any sort of mechanical block to your extension such as a loose body (a piece of cartilage that is stuck in the joint). If your last three fingers are getting numb, this may be sign of an ulnar nerve compression. ...Read more

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Ok my girlfriend has just started having serious muscle pains. Its been 2 days. She's complaining of neck, thigh, leg, feet, arm & finger pain.

Ok my girlfriend has just started having serious muscle pains. Its been 2 days. She's complaining of neck, thigh, leg, feet, arm & finger pain.

Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spas. ...Read more

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Do lots of computer work. Recent jump in repetitive motion->finger pain, pins needles in arm, tingling in hand, trouble gripping pen. Getting worse.?

Do lots of computer work. Recent jump in repetitive motion->finger pain, pins needles in arm, tingling in hand, trouble gripping pen. Getting worse.?

Repetitive motion: Sounds as though you're developing carpal tunnel syndrome (cts); repetitive wrist motions like keyboarding cause inflammation; nerves (especially the median), & tendons are surrounded by bony tunnel with ligamentous closure; pressure increases on nerve & produces numbness, tingling, weak grasp. Wrist splint may help; ergonomic keyboard; ice, rest, nsaids; if no relief, see orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Random left arm/finger pain. Occasional short bouts of numbing. EKG, chest xray, enzymes, and stress test all good. 21, active. Cause for concern?

Random left arm/finger pain. Occasional short bouts of numbing. EKG, chest xray, enzymes, and stress test all good. 21, active. Cause for concern?

May need EMG: Nerves control sensation and strength, and the nerve distribution to different parts of the hand/fingers originate from the neck but can be compressed at different points i.e wrist, elbow, shoulder. An EMG/NCV can determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or radiculopathy from the neck. ...Read more

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A 21 year old girl who does weight lifting. Neck and shoulder pain with tingling down right arm anf thumb and index finger. Pain and tinglimg and slig?

Neck pain and: Tingliing may be a sign of cervical spine invovlement. Other issues are shoulder instability that hurts locally and casues tingling down the arm. Or two independent issues such as neck muscle strain and carpal tunnel, both there but 2 separate conditons that come on at the same time. ...Read more

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52 year-old female. Severe arm + finger pain/weakness in both arms for months. Had positive ANA 1:320. Rheumatologist said all other blood tests were normal, except low Vitamin D. Neurologist said everything is normal. No other symptoms/injuries.?

52 year-old female. Severe arm + finger pain/weakness in both arms for months. Had positive ANA 1:320. Rheumatologist said all other blood tests were normal, except low Vitamin D. Neurologist said everything is normal. No other symptoms/injuries.?

No more to add: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and you have already seen two doctors, so there is little that can be added in this forum.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Dg dysautonomia/hypermobility/mcad... Respir. Pb, gasp for air 1-2/day;when laying, alar nostril/throat numb, fatigue arms/finger pain chiari/ALS/EDS?

Dg dysautonomia/hypermobility/mcad... Respir. Pb, gasp for air 1-2/day;when laying, alar nostril/throat numb, fatigue arms/finger pain chiari/ALS/EDS?

What type disorder: Having a symptom of numbness or burning means ALS is probably not the diagnosis. I would have expected painless weakness and weight loss for that condition.

Are the respiratory problems improved now? Any clue about the excessive thirst? Or heat intolerance? Those sometimes occur with dysautonomia, or especially conditions that affect salt regulation. ...Read more

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Elbow and pinky finger pain?

Nerve?: It could be your ulnar nerve acting up. Have it checked. ...Read more

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I have really bad pain going threw my forearm to my fingers especially the middle finger pain goes as for up as my elbow?

I have really bad pain going threw my forearm to my fingers especially the middle finger pain goes as for up as my elbow?

LOOK TO: YOUR NECK! Sounds like you may may have a pinched nerve in your neck at the C6-C7 level......discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Physician. ..a Cervical MRI may hold the answer!

Hope this is hepful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes elbow pain and pain/weakness in bicep with sharp wrist pain and shooting finger pain? No diabetes had carpal tunnel realease 4months ago

What causes elbow pain and pain/weakness in bicep with sharp wrist pain and shooting finger pain? No diabetes had carpal tunnel realease 4months ago

Nerve compression: You may not have had carpal tunnel syndrome but rather pronator syndrome a more proximal level of compression. With biceps pain most likely location of compression would be the ligament of struthers. Follow up with your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday with shoulder pain elbow, wrist, and finger pain all on my right side also had numbness and tingling in all areas and hand weakness what could it be?

Woke up yesterday with shoulder pain elbow, wrist, and finger pain all on my right side also had numbness and tingling in all areas and hand weakness what could it be?

Need more info: From the symptoms you describe it sounds line what may be what is commonly called a "pinched nerve" with a radiculopathy (inflammation of a nerve root). Several causes could be age, injury etc. It's like hitting your "funny bone" in your elbow. You might be well served to see an osteopathic physician (D, O,). or an M.D. A D.O. can be found under physicians in the Yellow Pages ...Read more

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The ulnar side of my rt forearm, little&ring fingers hurt a lot after writing half page, sometimes back of elbow & axilla & left forearm hurt.?

Nerve irritation: The ulnar nerve could be irritated for various reasons, like injury, overuse, inflammation. Usually anti-inflammatory medication helps and wearing a brace to assist rest and stability as well. If symptoms are persistent try to have it checked. ...Read more

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My right arm, shoulder to fingers, hurt after I slept on my right arm. It's been 5 days sinced I changed position, but pain doesn't go away?

My right arm, shoulder to fingers, hurt after I slept on my right arm. It's been 5 days sinced I changed position, but pain doesn't go away?

Nerve irritation: This could be due to nerve irritation in your spine or possibly further out in your arm. If it is not getting better, I would talk to your pcp. Perhap starting with a steroid pack would be a good first step. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my left arm and ring finger hurts really bad? Also I get a little pain in my chest?

See your PCP urgent-: Ly as I believe chest pain should be looked into as soon as possible. Your symptoms sound like involving the c 7 nerve from the spine. But get your heart checked out first. You'll need to be examined as well.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I came home from work yesterday and my elbow is hurting me I can not bend arm and wrist and fingers hurt to I've taken pain killers?

I came home from work yesterday and my elbow is hurting me I can not bend arm and wrist and fingers hurt to I've taken pain killers?

Tendonitis at the: Elbow can affect the way the fingers and wrist move as the muscles that flex the elbow at the lateral epicondye also extend the wrist and fingers and those at the medial side of the elbow flex the wrist and fingers. Ice, nsaids gentle stretching are a good start. If pain continues especially with a swollen stiff elbow seek medical attention. ...Read more

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When I smoke a cigarette my left arm and ring finger hurts really bad. And I get a little pain in my chest. Does anyone know what this means?

When I smoke a cigarette my left arm and ring finger hurts really bad. And I get a little pain in my chest. Does anyone know what this means?

You need to quit!!!: It means that you need to quit. If you do not have problems now (and that is hard to tell without at least a history and physical) you are sure to develop problems down the line.
Have your chest pain checked soon and independently of the results: quit smoking. ...Read more

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Whenever I smoke a cigarette my left arm and ring finger hurts really bad. And I get a little pain in my chest. Does anyone know what this means?

Thromboangiitis: There is a condition called thromboangiitis obliterates, which is usually associated with smokers. It causes inflammation and clots and lack of blood flow to certain organs especially the hands and legs and can lead to gangrene. I am not saying that's what you have but be careful. Cigarette can cause vasospasm on its own and decrease blood flow even in the blood vessels of the heart and brain. ...Read more

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Along with weak legs and numb fingers with pain on index ones, now when I rub my upper arms it makes my index fingers hurt badly until I stop. Why?

Along with weak legs and numb fingers with pain on index ones, now when I rub my upper arms it makes my index fingers hurt badly until I stop. Why?

Get checked!: There are multiple potential causes, I would get checked as soon as possible. One potential cause is a condition known as cervical myelopathy. In this condition there is severe spinal cord compression, usually by a disc herniation or bone spur. Patients develop numbness in the arms and legs and can lead to paralysis. Please be seen. ...Read more

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Random (not frequent) dizziness, feeling faint, arms tingle, fingers hurt after holding something frm the freezer for short time, tinnitus, can't see?

Random (not frequent) dizziness, feeling faint, arms tingle, fingers hurt after holding something frm the freezer for short time, tinnitus, can't see?

Dizziness: This is an interesting constellation of symptoms, and should be evaluated by your primary care doctor at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Left arm feels heavy and weak, also fingers seem to have changed shape. Left arm also doesn't swing when walking. Hands feel tight too (thumb hurts)?

Left arm feels heavy and weak, also fingers seem to have changed shape. Left arm also doesn't swing when walking. Hands feel tight too (thumb hurts)?

Weakness arm: And change of shape and altered motion needs evaluation there may be a problem with nerves or circulation in your arm see a provider ...Read more

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I am experiencing finger pain, constipation and back pain (severity: severe) (side: both).

I am experiencing finger pain, constipation and back pain (severity: severe) (side: both).

It is unlikely that: The finger pain is related to your other problems but it is certainly possible that the back pain is related to your constipation. If increased fiber and hydration in your diet does not resolve the problem then you should see a health care provider for additional advice and evaluation. ...Read more

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Handz numb in morning small finger pain tingling in mid back?

Small finger numb am: The nerve supply to the little finger can be affected. A circulation issue can also account for numbness. Sometimes a simple bruise or contusion or a swollen finger can also make out feel "numb" or different

when looking for nerve compression start at the finger and work your way up tot the neck any compression on any area can cause the finger to fell different. Although we generally use the word "numb" or numbness a true numb finger has no feeling at all. Maybe a better word is tingling to mean only a partial difference in sensation.

Even a swollen joint from arthritis or a bruise to the finger can make the tip f a finger feel different. A swollen tendon or a trigger finger can also make the finger feel less normal.

A contusion or bruise to the palm can affect the digital nerves that go to the finger.

A site of compression can be a the wrist. The ulnar nerve at the wrist more commonly affects the little finger, but some people with carpal tunnel syndrome complain of little finger numbness even though we are not supposed to be "wired" that way.

At the elbow the ulnar nerve continues up the arm and the inside of your elbow where you would think of your "funny bone" as residing is a site of compression that can give tingling in the little finger. Hoever usually little finger tingling from the ulnar nerve at the elbow will be accompanied by tingling on the top of the hand on the little finger side too.

Finally a compressive site in the neck or at a lower cervical nerve root (the lower part of your neck or cervical spine) can also give tingling

as for circulation, there are a variety of systemic and localized conditions that affect circulation in the hand from ryanauds, a spasm of the blood vessels due to cold, to the decreased circulation (and neve issues) of diabetes, to a disorder that is associated with trauma to the palm and interruption of normal hand circulation.

Finally there are more severe conditions that can simulate 'numbness" in arm of exretemities that are indirectly related to nerve or circulation issues

should one who has little finger numbness need to worry about all these things and more? The answer is yes and no. That's for your health care provider to determine but if the numbness continues your should seek medical attention.

From a hand or orthopedic surgeons perspective: a lot of those who have numbness in the little finger have cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a chronic compression of the ulnar nerve
(your funny bone) at the elbow

in the meantime think about your arm position when you are sitting at the desk or kitchen table and typing, simply sitting and being on a keyboard both your hands rotated on the keys and the inside of your elbow resting on the table or table edge can also give tingling in the little finger!

those who want to know more about cubital tunnel syndrome affecting the ulnar nerve can follow the link provided. ...Read more

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Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?

Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?

Hand Pain: This is an unusua and complexl enough mix of symptoms that i'd say you should be seen by a hand doctor. That's not to say you need to worry about it, but some things just need to be seen in person. ...Read more

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20 yrs old wrist throbbing starting from mid forearm to middle and ring finger. Hurts to bend or extend wrist and two fingers. No bruising or swelling.

20 yrs old wrist throbbing starting from mid forearm to middle and ring finger. Hurts to bend or extend wrist and two fingers. No bruising or swelling.

Wrist: With a throbbing wrist you should best go to the nearest Emergency facility - have someone take you. Most likely it will be well taken care of in the ER.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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What can I do for finger pain?

What can I do for finger pain?

Finger pain: Let your family doctor help u explore the causes & treat those. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger pain?

What is the definition or description of: Finger pain?

See below: Definition is a FINGER that hurts -if concerned see an ORTHO HAND specialist ...Read more