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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Finger Weakness (Overview)

Weakness of the fingers can have many causes. Arthritis of the fingers can cause pain with gripping and this limit strength. Muscles can be injured and weak from disuse. Pressure on nerves that go to the hand muscles can result in weakness and numbness. IF problem persists then it should be checked out by your doctor


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What causes finger weakness?

What causes finger weakness?

weakness of the : Intrinsic muscles of the hand, stiffness in joints, tendons or ligaments, nerve issues, joint pain from arthritis or trauma, fracture, dislocation , age, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve lesions, poor wrist mechanics , diabetes, cold intolerance and finally just pain all can contribute to the feeling that the hand or fingers are "weak". ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
10 doctors shared insights

Finger Weakness (Overview)

Weakness of the fingers can have many causes. Arthritis of the fingers can cause pain with gripping and this limit strength. Muscles can be injured and weak from disuse. Pressure on nerves that go to the hand muscles can result in weakness and numbness. IF problem persists then it should be checked out by your doctor


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Third finger of left hand is a "trigger" finger when arthritis acts up. Now I'm having weakness in hand. Could it be related to a receshoulder injury?

Third finger of left hand is a "trigger" finger when arthritis acts up. Now I'm having weakness in hand. Could it be related to a receshoulder injury?

Probably not: Trigger fingers are common problems for many people. If this continues all of the time, you can get an injection that will take care of the problem and rarely a small surgery. The weakness is likely a result of the arthritis or carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. I recommend you see a hand surgeon to have an evaluation and get some of these issues addressed. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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What causes finger weakness?

weakness of the : Intrinsic muscles of the hand, stiffness in joints, tendons or ligaments, nerve issues, joint pain from arthritis or trauma, fracture, dislocation , age, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve lesions, poor wrist mechanics , diabetes, cold intolerance and finally just pain all can contribute to the feeling that the hand or fingers are "weak". ...Read more

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Causes of temporary finger weakness?

Causes of temporary finger weakness?

Consider: A migraine aura, prior to headaches; a true transient ischemic attack due to blocked blood flow; a transient nerve compression at wrist, elbow, or neck; a problem with nerve and muscle connections, such as myasthenia. If an ongoing problem see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of temporary finger weakness?

What are probable causes of temporary finger weakness?

Nerve or tendons: Weakness of fingers is usually caused by a nerve compression innervating the muscles to the hand/arm/fingers. Tendons could be swollen causing decreased range of motion. Other causes include joint problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Finger weakness?

Several causes: Weakness of the fingers can have many causes. Arthritis of the fingers can cause pain with gripping and this limit strength. Muscles can be injured and weak from disuse. Pressure on nerves that go to the hand muscles can result in weakness and numbness. IF problem persists then it should be checked out by your doctor ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can be the cause of temporary finger weakness?

I'm curious as to what can be the cause of temporary finger weakness?

Nerves/muscles: temporary weakness can be due to many things, including muscle tetany or spasms, as well as nerve irritation. be sure to see you doctor and let him/her know what your symptoms are and when they occur. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, finger weakness, tingling and numbness. Drs appt in 2 wks. Would using a wrist splint in meantime be advisable?

I am experiencing wrist pain, finger weakness, tingling and  numbness. Drs appt in 2 wks. Would using a wrist splint in meantime be advisable?

Possible CTS: This may be Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, or compression on the median nerve. Yes, a splint will help. If it is not this, a splint will not hurt your condition either. Yes, you need an exam, but no urgency unless coldness, lack of blood supply, or severe pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Tingling in right feet fingers pain in right hand fingers weakness pain in right knee and thigh muscle everything in right side is it MS or ALS?

Tingling in right feet fingers pain in right hand fingers weakness pain in right knee and thigh muscle everything in right side is it MS or ALS?

Statistically?: Neither simply based upon what you've given to us as the subjective symptoms in your case and apparently without any physical or any other type of medical data. You need an examination and appropriate testing based upon exam results. If you don't have a local neurologist to look at you I'd be able to help you. Send me your INBOX questions to www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have tingly feeling in fingers and weakness/shakiness in body, what is this?

I have tingly feeling in fingers and weakness/shakiness in body, what is this?

Many possibilities: Consider medication reaction, developing peripheral neuropathy, problems with muscle, nerve, spine, brain, vitamin deficiency, metabolic issues such as diabetes, thyroid problems. In essence see your doctor and get complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

CONSIDER THESE: Diffuse weakness can be associated with peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, fatigue problems, anemias, hypothyroidism, even depression. The finger numbness could be associated, but might be isolated carpal tunnel as a co-morbidity. Would have your doctor assess and treat. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. Is this mono?

Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. Is this mono?

Not likely: But you will need to be assessed by your physician to be sure. It could be a number of benign or serious issues and you will need a physical exam and tests to clarify. These symptoms are not specific to mono. ...Read more

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Numbness in my right pinky finger and weakness in my hands. What does this sound like?

Numbness in my right pinky finger and weakness in my hands. What does this sound like?

Ulnar nerve: Your description points toward involvement of ulnar nerve perhaps at elbow, but maybe wrist. An EMG test can pinpoint location and extent, and point the way to therapy. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade with radiation down the arm to the fingers w/weakness. I have a C7 herniated disc. Wondering if this could be from that?

Pain in right shoulder blade with radiation down the arm to the fingers w/weakness.  I have a C7 herniated disc.  Wondering if this could be from that?

Stop Wondering.: There is a good chance that your symptoms are due to the C7 herniated disc. You would do well to visit a specialist for available treatment options. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage in my finger (tingling+numbness+weakness) but not complete loss of feeling) and I'm wondering if correcting it is a risky procedur

I have nerve damage in my finger (tingling+numbness+weakness) but not complete loss of feeling) and I'm wondering if correcting it is a risky procedur

Not usually/depends: If PT/OT is not helping and pain/tingling is discomforting, a surgical consult with a recommended neurosurgeon would be an option to avoid complications of muscle wasting and continued loss of sensation. ...Read more

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I ve been on eltroxin for a year 200mg, I am felling numbness and tingling on toes & fingers and muscle weakness. What does this mean?

I ve been on eltroxin for a year 200mg, I am felling numbness and tingling on toes & fingers and muscle weakness. What does this mean?

Probably not: Related to the levothyroxin, but more related to hypothyroidism. Report this symptom to your prescribing doctor. You may need a dosage adjustment. ...Read more