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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Finger Weakness (Overview)

Finger weakness is a clinical finding in which a finger cannot move or has decreased strength. This may be due to injury or nerve damage.


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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
8 doctors shared insights

Finger Weakness (Overview)

Finger weakness is a clinical finding in which a finger cannot move or has decreased strength. This may be due to injury or nerve damage.


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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)

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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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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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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