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Finger And Hand Injury
Many causes: Some causes of random hand and finger numbness include cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck), thoracic outlet syndrome (pinched nerve or blood vessel in the upper chest/shoulder region) and peripheral neuropathy (carpal or cubital tunnel, and diabetic neuropathy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated: Did you injure the hand or did the swelling and bruising occur without trauma? If any event, you need to have the hand evaluated. ...Read more
Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.
Compression of nerve: which will hopefully be temporary. The usual position for a person installing flooring is to support your weight on your extended wrists. This compresses/stretches the nerves as they travel in your wrist to your hand. What you describe is serious, though. But if you stop injuring it, it should improve in a few hours...up to a day or so. Splint it. If it persists longer than 12-24 hours, go to ER ...Read more
With fall on outstretched hand, had wrist sprain in er. Now have tingling little finger and sharp pain from elbow to hand. Is this ulnar nerve damage?
Thre are several: Possible reasons. Trauma, sleep positon, infection, tendonitis, especially given age. Radial sided tendonitis. May be a common issue such as de quervains, one may need to refine the comlaint, ie , is the swelling in the whole hand or just feels swollen. Is the tingling ing extend up the arm or just into the hand and forearm? Is there neck comoression ad the tingling hand "feels" swollen , . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Finger/ hand sx's: This combination of symptoms warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Straining muscles involved with typing by keeping them in wrong position instead of relaxed hands and wrist cocked slightly at wrist, and not 29 inches off the ground sitting on a proper chair. Or it may not be the typing. Doofus u have any heart disease? Always keep open mind about what is going on. A good diagnostician is constantly doing this as she/he heard the story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible/unlikely: If there is a significant amount of swelling around the nerves that pass through to the arm and hand, a rotator cuff tear could cause those symptoms. It is far more likely that a nerve is being pinched- either in the neck or tight muscles around the neck/shoulder. A physiatrist can diagnose and treat these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: This could be due to inflammation of your veins, a condition called thrombophlebitis. You can try using OTC anti inflammatories to see if the swelling resolves If it persists over the next few days you need an examination and treatment by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fingers twitching specially left hand and thumb and index fingers, with pain, and the doctor said elbow compression, is twitching normal in elbow compression?
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