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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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. Marvin Ott
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 you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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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