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Baby Holds Thumbs Fingers
My baby is 10 wks, he often holds his thumbs btwn 1st& middle fingers should we b "teaching" not to?
No "teaching" needed: A normal, healthy 10 week-old baby who is using his first 2 fingers to grasp his thumb in either hand should stop doing it as he develops more, and starts holding other things. At routine baby check-ups at 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months, etc... Parents should talk with the doctor about any such baby behaviors. The doctor can refer to a specialist if the baby seems abnormal. ...Read more
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POTENTIALLY YES: Clubbed feet on its own and without any other associated dysmorphic features, does not have any serious implications, but when associated with other features, i.E clinched fist (beyond 6-12 months old) , small for gestational age, microcephaly(small head) etc. Should be a cause for concern, thus requires evaluation, both by a geneticist and neurologist. ...Read more
Neck Crack Jolt: When you are cracking your neck, are you extending it back or turning it to the side- the side corresponding to the involved hand? Could be structures in your neck like bone spurs or the facet joints are hitting the lower nerves- C6, C7, and C8 nerve roots. Facet joints can thicken from arthritis and push posteriorly on the nerves. Avoid neck cracking if only this triggers these symptoms. ...Read more
? Trigger finger: You may have trigger finger. This is characterized by a finger that, when bent and you try to straighten it, gets stuck part way. You then need to use your other hand to straighten it out completely. Luckily, this can be treated with a steroid injection in the palm at the base of the finger at a place called the a1 pulley. Most pcp's don't do this, so you will need to see an orthopedist for this. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My middle fingers and thumbs rub together constantly when not moving, and making them in deformed shapes?
Trigger finger: It sounds like you have trigger fingers. A nodule may be trapping your fingers in the locked position. I recommend you visit a hand surgeon. He or she will treat you with NSAIDs or injections that will help eliminate the problem. Surgery may also be an option depending on your history. Good luck. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00024 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple clinodactaly: When pinky fingers are turned slightly toward the middle of the hand, the term used is clinodactaly. When examined under x-ray, there is an angulation to the middle segment of that finger. It is a benign and potential inheritable process. It occurs in normal people and sometimes in higher frequency with certain syndromes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Daughter has hypermobile joints. She bends her thumbs back. I heard a pop and now her second nuckle bends both ways other thumb don't bend at all.
Possible dislocation: I would suggest having this evaluated at an urgtent care center. ...Read more
What if the pain goes from the neck to toes almost all joints downward miserable! (shoulders, elbows, wrists, thumbs, fingers, back, knees, feet, etc.?
See your doctor: If you have pain in the joints - both sides all joints, it is more likely to be some type of internal cause of arthritis. Detail like how long it has been there, what the joints look like will help your doctor decide the cause. It is worth seeing your doctor for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thumb sucking: Babies tend to put their thumbs in their mouth…their fingers too. As they get older they like to put anything they can hold into their mouths. It's all a part of their development, self-soothing and discovering their world. Remember to keep small items that may be choking hazards out of reach to keep them safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby was born left hand on face. She can move easily hand, slightly elbow & shoulder. Any pain while moving but she doesn't lift hand by herself?
Brachial nerve palsy: I recommend seeing a doctor for a history and physical exam. Perhaps the baby has a brachial plexus nerve palsy (stretch injury) where the nerves were stretched at the neck/shoulder area during birth. It is also called Erb's palsy. Daily physical therapy exercises can sometimes help recover or help recover faster. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Your symptoms are consistent with hyperventilation. Hyperventilation causes you to deplete carbon dioxide in the blood. Hyperventilation is most commonly caused by anxiety. Other causes are lung problems such as asthma or emphysema, heart problems, infection and bleeding. I suggest being seen to find out the cause. ...Read more
Trigger finger: respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Midl heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anitinflammatorires placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clincal presentation or severity of trigger finger varies a lot i.e. they are not all the same. If one tries these and fails see a hand doctor ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Finger spasm fingers snap towards wrist mostly ring finger painful had blood work and xrays shows no arthrtis
Does massaging your palm in between thumb and index finger counterclockwise release growth hormones?
What?: Why would that possibly have an effect or hormones of any kind. All that can do is give you a callous. If you rub it clockwise, however, and then click your heels together 3 times, you can go to neverland. Seriously, who have you been listening to? Besides, growth hormone has very limited action in you because you've already completed puberty, so it wouldn't do anything anyway. ...Read more
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