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Dr. Michael Byrnes
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Fused Fingers (Overview)

Is a common congenital condition where webbing or attachments between fingers or toes persists until birth. During the development of a child in utero programmed cellular intructions lead to the separation of fingers and toes into distinct members. If something either genetic or familial or syndromic (assocaited with other issues) interferes then the fingers/toes do not separate " normally".


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What could cause my fingers to swell in the morning?

What could cause my fingers to swell in the morning?

Nonspecific tenosyno: Nonspecifictenosynovitis is the medical term selg limited resolves with time can cause trigger finger and carpal tunnel dequervains. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Byrnes
66 Doctors shared insights

Fused Fingers (Overview)

Is a common congenital condition where webbing or attachments between fingers or toes persists until birth. During the development of a child in utero programmed cellular intructions lead to the separation of fingers and toes into distinct members. If something either genetic or familial or syndromic (assocaited with other issues) interferes then the fingers/toes do not separate " normally".


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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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I have a finger that locks closed when I grasp anything and need to know if this is something easily treatable. This has been going on for a year and started with my middle finger and then moved to the third finger. All my fingers on that hand are weaker

I have a finger that locks closed when I grasp anything and need to know if this is something easily treatable. This has been going on for a year and started with my middle finger and then moved to the third finger. All my fingers on that hand are weaker

Trigger Finger: Most likey reason is that you have a trigger finger (or two). An experienced hand surgeon can help. Sometimes antiinflammatories can help (oral or injectable), and if not, a relatively simple surgical procedure can correct it.
The first step however, is to see a hand surgeon and get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son has fused pink and ring finger knuckles. What can be done?

My son has fused pink and ring finger knuckles. What can be done?

See below: He could have surgery to correct the deformity. However, he should be seen by either an orthopedic doctor, or a plastic surgeon, for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is jersey finger and how is it treated?

What is jersey finger and how is it treated?

A torn flexor tendon: A jersey finger occurs when the flexor tendon tears off of the bone at the base of the distal phalanx. This frequently occurs in football when a jersey is grabbed making a tackle. Hence the name.

This is a serious injury, and should be evaluated and treated by a qualified hand surgeon. It is time-sensitive, and prompt assessment within days is ideal. ...Read more

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I have two small warts on my fingers. Please suggest some medicine or home treatment.?

I have two small warts on my fingers. Please suggest some medicine or home treatment.?

Usually leave alone: Warts often disappear on their own. I frown on home treatment because I have seen the disasters cause by this. If one does not know what they are doing, harm can come. There are tendons and joints on the fingers and they can be harmed. See a doctor and get the warts either injected, frozen, chemically treated or even perhaps :"burned" or lasered off or other treatment. Dermatologist r the 1. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

Start with lotions: Assuming it's not a skin disease which can be evaluated by a dermatologist, until then I may assume is dry skin due to poor skin care or certain chemicals. Use a good skin lotion frequently for a while until you see a Doctor. ...Read more

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How to cure a wound in the finger. Just came up suddenly about 6 weeks ago.

How to cure a wound in the finger. Just came up suddenly about 6 weeks ago.

Treat the cause: It clearly states on nearly every page here that we do not provide treatment. A wound that is not healing in six weeks needs to have a physician examine it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of scratches on fingers?

What is the best way to get rid of scratches on fingers?

Healing of scratches: I assume you mean scratches that have caused some degree of bleeding. You need to let these heal just like any other cut on the body. I like patients to use traumeel cream (http://traumeel. Us/) to help speed up this process. It is inexpensive and can be used often without worrying about using too much. This simple cream should be in every medicine cabinet (my opinion). ...Read more

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I have agzima on my both little fingers 5 years using betamethosane but return after week. Can I have drug treat my skin forever?

I have agzima on my both little fingers 5 years using betamethosane but return after week. Can I have drug treat my skin forever?

Agzima?: I am not sure what agzima is? Did you mean eczema?
The severity of eczema may change over time, but it does need care and there is treatment available. ...Read more

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I get numming in my last 3 fingers on both my hands when I lay on my bed while holding a book or a tablet should I get that checked out?

I get numming in my last 3 fingers on both my hands when I lay on my bed while holding a book or a tablet should I get that checked out?

Yes but not emergent: If the symptoms go away then the nerve entrapment is mild. You should get an exam at some point to figure out which nerves so you can make a plan to let them heal donit does not progress to constant ...Read more

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What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

Try an injection: You can try ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. In general the best treatment initially is an injection of cortisone, you have an approximately 70% chance of the trigger finger going away with injections alone. If the symptoms continue you can consider a procedure called a trigger finger release which will permanently resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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The last time the phlebotomist did a finger stick it was very painful is there a a way to avoid the pain?

Not really!: The skin of the fingers have a lot of nerve endings and as a result are very sensitive. If the finger sticks are done rarely, then you may ask your doctor for a topical anesthetic to numb the finger. However, this is not practical for frequent finger stickers like diabetics, as the anesthetic drug has side effects. Warming fingers up prior to the stick helps the blood flow and this may help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fused fingers?

What is the definition or description of: Fused fingers?

Syndactyly: Is a common congenital condition where webbing or attachments between fingers or toes persists until birth. During the development of a child in utero programmed cellular intructions lead to the separation of fingers and toes into distinct members. If something either genetic or familial or syndromic (assocaited with other issues) interferes then the fingers/toes do not separate " normally". ...Read more

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My son has fused pink and ring finger knuckles. What can be done?

See below: He could have surgery to correct the deformity. However, he should be seen by either an orthopedic doctor, or a plastic surgeon, for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I injured my left shoulder with horrendous pain & now my fingers are numb & my hand is very weak. Should I insist on an MRI? Neck fused c4-t1.

I injured my left shoulder with horrendous pain & now my fingers are numb & my hand is very weak. Should I insist on an MRI? Neck fused c4-t1.

More than that: 54 yo has severe shoulder pain with distal parasthesias & weak hand; with symptom onset after an acute shoulder injury. This requires urgent attention with concern for brachial neural plexus injury or neurally compressive collections of blood such as vascular clots or hematomas. Surgical intervention might be necessary to avoid permanency of these symptoms. Yes, an MRI is necessary in this case. ...Read more

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I woke up in one morning and my finger was dark brown and some of my fingernail too was brown I don’t know from where it’s coming and I don’t feel from it and I can feel my finger fine but the texture is bad it feels like my finger was burnt (didn’t?

I woke up in one morning and my finger was dark brown and some of my fingernail too was brown I don’t know from where it’s coming and I don’t feel from it and I can feel my finger fine but the texture is bad it feels like my finger was burnt (didn’t?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I was just fingered for the first time yesterday and it laster for 20 mins. I was just wondering what the effects of being fingered are?

I was just fingered for the first time yesterday and it laster for 20 mins. I was just wondering what the effects of being fingered are?

Sexual activity: If it wasn't done too vigorously and your vagina was well lubricated then usually no symptoms the next day. But probably the most common thing would be mild discomfort or slight bleeding the first time. Slight welling might happen too if fairly vigorous. Its probably time for you to see a GYN or family doctor to talk about birth control now that you have having foreplay ...Read more

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My fingers are stiff?

My fingers are stiff?

Too vague.: Stiff fingers can occur with swelling of any sort or simply arthritis or overuse. ...Read more

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What is finger-feeding?

What is finger-feeding?

Finger foods: Essentially (what I think you mean at least) is feeding the child foods that they, or you, can finger feed with... I.E. Cheeriohs, veggie puffs, etc... ...Read more

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What causes black fingers?

What causes black fingers?

Blood flow: Black fingers would be a decrease in blood flow leading to necrosis. Some infections can cause this as well ...Read more

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Can you have finger replaced?

Yes and No: Microvascular surgery can be performed to restore a missing thumb. A toe can be removed from the foot and replanted on to the hand to provide a greater functioning hand. This is significant surgery, and used primarily for very select patients. ...Read more

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How to stop picking my fingers?

Picking at skin on: Fingers can be both an obsessive behavior and a form of self- mutilation. It can respond to cognitive behavioral therapy & psychiatric medications. Take care. ...Read more