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Clubbed Toes Not Fingers
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
I have sore stiff joints in my hands, fingers, wrists, feet, and toes. Could it be rhumitoid arthritis?
RA : Symmetrical stiffness of small joints of hands wrists fingers and feet raise concerns regards early rheumatoid arthritis which in addition causes extreme fatigue and swelling of above mentioned joints. Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is made on clinic exam followed by blood tests and x-rays which may or may not show changes in early stages. Consult a rheumatologist. ...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
Now: If you have numbness for more than a few minutes after exposure to cold, you likely have frostbite. If the skin otherwise still appears normal, there may not be much to do except wait. Regardless, you should be seen by your doctor because surgery may be required if you now have signs of carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?
Numbnesss tingling: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand , wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other nerve compression ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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