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Can one develop clubbed finger nails?

Can one develop clubbed finger nails?

Yes: It can be a sign of pulmonary disease. It's called "pulmonary osteodystrophy." see your doctor f you think you have this. ...Read more

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Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by use (driving, keyboard use). Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Yes: There are finger exercises that a hand therapist can teach you to strengthen your fingers, but you should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to make sue there are no correctable injuries. ...Read more

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Golfer friend jammed thumb while playing golf, best treatment?

Golfer friend jammed thumb while playing golf, best treatment?

Thumb: This really depends on what the thumb looks like, if the skin is intact, was there contamination etc.. If there is marked swellig then please see someone. There are terminal arteries in the fingers and pressure on them can shut off blood supply resulting in possible gangrene.. ...Read more

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Where can I buy a thumb tip pointer?

Where can I buy a thumb tip pointer?

Site for medical: issues - not toys. Google "Thumb tip light up pointer" to purchase this toy on -line. ...Read more

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Pain in hand & finger & nuckle joints?

Pain in hand & finger & nuckle joints?

Because of the #....: Because of the number of joints involved, you need to see a rheumatologist to exclude inflammatory arthritis! talk to your pcp first! ...Read more

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Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Need more info: Not enough information here. Was there trauma or an injury to the finger? Did it start spontaneously? Is there any swelling or pain at rest? Which knuckle? Have you tried to treat it yet (i.e. Ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice etc) and how did it respond? ...Read more

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Whats a mallet finger?

Whats a mallet finger?

Tendon Tear: A mallet finger is a tear of the tendon the extends the end joint in the finger. The treatment is a splint for six weeks. The splint has to stay on and dry 100% of the time for the treatment to be effective. See a hand surgeon for appropriate splinting. ...Read more

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Tingling thumb, index, middle finger and hand. Due to tunnel?

Tingling thumb, index, middle finger and hand. Due to tunnel?

Possibly: The distribution of the sensation does match that seen in carpal tunnel- a neurologist can help confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment, such as a wrist splint, to control your symptoms and prevent progression. ...Read more

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Will icing my hand loosen a engagement ring diamond?

Will icing my hand loosen a engagement ring diamond?

Probably not: Cold wound not affect the mounting of your diamond on your ring to the extent that it will drop off. ...Read more

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Tingling in tips of fingers- thumb index and middle finger in right hand- pregnancy related?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro: This is not uncommon complaint in pregnancy. It seems to occur in persons with narrow carpal tunnel when edema(swelling) can further compress median nerve and typical symptoms you described occur. It is usually relieved after delivery when edema is gone but often comes back years later as carpal tunnel further narrows and compresses median nerve. ...Read more

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Sharp unprovoked pain in palm-knuckle of ring finger, (L) hand. Over two weeks has spread to middle finger & center of palm. Can't bend either finger.

Sharp unprovoked pain in palm-knuckle of ring finger, (L) hand. Over two weeks has spread to middle finger & center of palm. Can't bend either finger.

Tendinitis: You have a flexor tendon which goes through a sheath. These run up to each of your fingers and then to your palm. Some type of inflammatory process or possible infectioun. You should be seen. ...Read more

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Finger splint for deformation for fingers?

Finger splint for deformation for fingers?

Possibly: There are some deformities of the fingers that we do use splints for. I would not hesitate to see a hand specialist to discuss the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Sudden pinky and ring finger pain?

Sudden pinky and ring finger pain?

Probable nerve issue: That is the most common innervation for ulnar nerve issues, next might be cervical in origin. ...Read more

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