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Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on both hands got better after a few weeks of wearing them. You can either see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis, or look for "finger splint" in ebay and try them out. ...Read more

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Little finger pinky is a little numb just came on what treatment should I do thanks?

Little finger pinky is a little numb just came on what treatment should I do thanks?

Finger numbness: There are at least 2 broad categories of why your fingers wound be numb: blood flow or nerve related. It depends on which one it is for definite treatment. Vascular could be caused by poor circulation. If nerve related it would be the ulnar nerve impingement typically at the medial side elbow or at the wrist "Guyon's canal". There are other reasons too depending on the clinical setting. ...Read more

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Bite, not punctured, more like a scrape the size of the top of your pinky finger; by a dog. Vaccinated, but period expires in 12 days. Seek treatment?

Bite, not punctured, more like a scrape the size of the top of your pinky finger; by a dog. Vaccinated, but period expires in 12 days. Seek treatment?

No: If the dog is current and the wound is doing okay, nothing else has to be done; if it gets red, streaking, fever, painful, have someone take a look ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for wrist strain causing pain , on pinky finger side. ?

What's a good treatment for wrist strain causing pain , on pinky finger side. ?

Cold pack, but...: Was there a fall or other trauma? If so, please see a doctor for evaluation and possible X-ray. A "sprained wrist"often turns out to be a fracture. A cold pack applied to the area will help with swelling and pain. Do not apply ice directly to the skin, and use the cold pack for about 5 minutes ...Read more

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Slammed pinky finger 5 wks ago. Impact was on outer side around middle joint. No treatment. Now inner side of joint hurts, is red, not easy to bend.Y?

Slammed pinky finger 5 wks ago. Impact was on outer side around middle joint. No treatment. Now inner side of joint hurts, is red, not easy to bend.Y?

Best to have exam: Although it has been 5 weeks since the injury, an exam is still advisable. IF there was a fx, then splinting may still be advised. ...Read more

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I have fractured my pinky finger. There is 20deg displacement of the bone above the joint. Joint is in place no dislocation there? What treatment ?

I have fractured my pinky finger. There is 20deg displacement of the bone above the joint. Joint is in place no dislocation there? What treatment ?

Varies: It varies based in part on the stability of the fracture. Some fractures can be reduced and held well in a cast or splint or even just buddy taped to the other finger. Others are unstable and are not held in place with a splint and so often require a pun to hold reduction. I would discuss directly with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I slept on my left arm & now my pinky and ring finger are tingling. I also lean my head on my hand at my desk. Is it cubital tunnel? Treatment?

I slept on my left arm & now my pinky and ring finger are tingling. I also lean my head on my hand at my desk. Is it cubital tunnel? Treatment?

Probably Normal: It depends on how long after you are awake it takes your pinky and little finger to feel "normal" again (no tingling). Carpal tunnel Syndrome diagnosis is common in people who type /use the computer excessively, smoke , are sedentary. A brief physical exam performed by your family doc can suggest CTS but a nerve conduction study is the confirmatory test together with specific signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi.Im bestoon in iraq in 1993 I've lost my small and ring fingers of my right hand with a half of my palm directly wrist please tell me the treatment?

Difficult. Question: Please resubmit your question with a very specific point you wish to have answered. What are the symptoms that you wish to have treated. Your injury was apparently a long time ago. If you can tell us what the symptoms are then we can tell you what the treatment could be. Please resubmit it. Thank you very much. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. ...Read more

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I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?

I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?

Sometimes: Hand therapy can sometimes be helpful although personally I have found that a cortisone shot works better and faster. Sometimes when these keep coming back they need to be operated on. Trigger fingers are caused by thickened nodules in tendons that flex the fingers. The nodule gets caught under a structure in the hand called a pulley and this is what cause the triggering. ...Read more

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I am a nurse ,I recently gave treatment to a rabies patient with naked hand. I have a problem of peeling of my finger cuticle. so I am afraid .

I am a nurse ,I recently gave treatment to a rabies patient with naked hand. I have a problem of peeling of my finger cuticle. so I am  afraid .

RABIES PATIENT: I DOUBT IF YOU CAN GET RABIES FROM TOUCHING A RABIES PATIENT. IN ANY CASE, CHECK IT WITH YOUR PCP. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Treatment resistant hand eczema. Creams are not working, and skin on fingers is very thick, I am ashamed of my hands and hide them in public now!

Treatment resistant hand eczema. Creams are not working, and skin on fingers is very thick, I am ashamed of my hands and hide them in public now!

See details: New data suggests eczema is caused by a substance secreted by staph bacteria found on your skin. See a dermatologist again and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

Orthopedic&6 weeks: It takes 3 weeks for the fracture to heal and total of 6 weeks for the bone to remodel.So say 6 weeks for finger to return to normal If the fracture is simple and bone segments are not displaced,it is usually treated by splinting the finger. Get a copy of the xrays and follow up with an Ortopedic surgeon preferably a Pediatric Ortho Specialist but any ortho is competent to treat finger fracture ...Read more

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I have numbness from my right hand little finger to right leg what is reason treatment?

I have numbness from my right hand little finger to right leg what is reason treatment?

Numbness: In order to recommend treatment you need to establish a correct diagnosis. If there is true continuity of the numbness from the 5th digit of the hand to the leg i would think of a process involving the lower cervical (neck) spinal cord. There is also a possibility there are two different problems. I suggest you contact your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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For past two years have had chronic total right radial artery occlusion. Having pain in hand and fingers. What treatment would u suggest?

For past two years have had chronic total right radial artery occlusion. Having pain in hand and fingers.  What treatment would u suggest?

CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome should be managed by a certified pain specialist - if chronic arterial occlusion is contributing to your pain you may benefit from medicines such as neurontin (gabapentin) or gabentin. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in my shoulder,neck and armpit.The pain goes all the way to my hand and fourth finger.What can cause it and what is the treatment ?

Pinched nerve in my shoulder,neck and armpit.The pain goes all the way to my hand and fourth finger.What can cause it and what is the treatment ?

Herniated disk?: Could be a ruptured disk in neck, especially since you've had the same symptoms before, which is typical. Did u get ant treatment(Tx) then? Place to start is w/ fam doc for pain meds & referral for MRI. steroids & PT would be initial Tx, unless weakness is present, in which case more urgent. Surgery may be necessary, but most resolve without. If persists or recurs, surgery more likely. . ...Read more

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Back of my left hand but not fingers is red and scaly and has a few little raised red lumps not itchy but like hot pain what could it be and treatment?

Back of my left hand but not fingers is red and scaly and has a few little raised red lumps not itchy but like hot pain what could it be and treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why in winter his hand's and leg's fingers became red and swellowed and sometimes some pimples appear . what is the treatment?

Why in winter his hand's and leg's fingers became red and  swellowed and sometimes some pimples appear .  what is the treatment?

Keep warm: What you described suggests chilblain. See this site for more information on this topic. It would help to keep hands warm all the time, even if it mean wearing gloves all the time, including indoors. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chilblains/basics/definition/CON-20033727 ...Read more

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I recently jammed my hand against a surface. Joint at base of middle finger sore and stiff and slightly swollen. Bends ok.What is this? Treatment?

I recently jammed my hand against a surface.  Joint at base of middle finger sore and stiff and slightly swollen. Bends ok.What is this?  Treatment?

Sprain vs fracture: You either sprained the finger ( tendon injury) or fractured the bone. You need to see a physician to evaluate it to see if an x-ray is needed. For now you can ice it. You can also take Ibuprofen to help pain and swelling as long as you do not have a history of a stomach ulcer, kidney or liver disease, or high blood pressure. It is more likely sprained but get it checked. ...Read more