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I fell 20 days ago. My index fingers are still numb. What can I do?

I fell 20 days ago. My index fingers are still numb. What can I do?

See your doc: Three weeks is long enough to see if it was going to heal on its' own. Time to see what the problem is. Maybe just a little median nerve irritation, hard to say without an exam. ...Read more

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Think I broke my middle finger 3 weeks ago. I still can't straighten it and still painful. What should I do?

Think I broke my middle finger 3 weeks ago. I still can't straighten it and still painful. What should I do?

Be seen: If you can't straighten it 3 weeks you should have it checked out. If it is broken and not set right, it can heal crooked which would be a serious problem as your grip and strength can be affected. A bad sprain can do this too, but usually after three weeks, it should be better if it s not a serious problem. ...Read more

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I fractured my hand and had a cast for 4 weeks, I removed it today my hand are stiff what should I do ?

I fractured my hand and had a cast for 4 weeks, I removed it today  my hand are stiff what should I do ?

Hand Fracture.: First of all, what do you mean you removed it? Second stiffness is normal after being in a cast , range of motion exercises will help. Back to the first question, no one should remove their own cast, they are on there for a reason, how do you know your hand is healed. Go see your doc for follow up. Needs x-ray could be stiff cause still broken! ...Read more

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I woke up two days ago, & my right index finger hurt. What do you think is wrong?

I woke up two days ago, & my right index finger hurt. What do you think is wrong?

Strain during sleep.: General principle: if some ailment occurs after an activity (temporal relationship), then it may very well be-not necessarily-related to that activity. My guess is there was some movement during sleep which caused the problem; perhaps you slept for too long a time in a position that pit undue pressure on that hand. Interesting side issue: stage 5 sleep (rem)- unconscious races, body very still... ...Read more

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I smashed my middle finger between two chairs and it got purple and swolen. It's been hurting for about two weeks now. What do I do?

I smashed my middle finger between two chairs and it got purple and swolen. It's been hurting for about two weeks now. What do I do?

Depends: Depends on where you smashed it. If at the tip, even with a fracture of the phalanx it will be treated with splinting or can tape it to other finger. Important thing is to keep joint mobile to avoid stiffness. If its the middle knuckle it may be worth getting an xray and seeing if it is broken as injuries in that region can be more problematic. ...Read more

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I have two numb toes after i broke my ankle 3 months ago . How can i solve this?

I have two numb toes after i broke my ankle 3 months ago . How can i solve this?

Neuropraxia: Numbness in the toes after an ankle injury or ankle surgery is fairly common. This is due to a nerve compression injury which is associated with the ankle injury. Most patients start to get their feeling back within a few months... some last longer than others and in very few cases, some do not completely return. Getting a follow up will help to answer some of your questions. Best wishes! ...Read more

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About 30 minutes ago i came home for lunch and got really lightheaded and am still feeling it now my hands are starting to shake what can I do?

About 30 minutes ago i came home for lunch and got really lightheaded and am still feeling it now my hands are starting to shake what can I do?

Eat something: Are you diabetic? If so check your blood sugar. If not eat something. You may be hypoglycemic (low blood sugar). I'd try this first otherwise if these are recurring symptoms or if they are getting worse, you should see an md for a checkup. ...Read more

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What can I do if i hurt my toe 3 months ago and it still hurts?

What can I do if i hurt my toe 3 months ago and it still hurts?

See a foot doc: .Ikely, they will take x-rays and that coupled with clinical exam will be able to solve your problem. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago i had surgery onmy hand. I have fallen 2 times. I woke up today i hurt from head to toe. I have fibermyalgia. What can i do?

2 weeks ago i had surgery onmy hand. I have fallen 2 times. I woke up today i hurt from head to toe. I have fibermyalgia.  What can i do?

No simple answers: I would avoid taking any pain pills, I would look into low dose naltrexone, I would look into finding ways to improve the health of your brain. NAC 600mg bid rather cheap and might help. Clearly a comprehensive plan with a skilled practitioner in order. ...Read more

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I smashed my finger two days ago, the nail turned black and i drained it but it's still extremely swollen and i'm wondering what I should do.

I smashed my finger two days ago, the nail turned black and i drained it but it's still extremely swollen and i'm wondering what I should do.

Ice ice baby!: Ice 20 minutes three x day, elevate above level of hear when able . Don't be surprised if you lose fingernail, any signs infection go see family doc. ...Read more

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One night i almost had an accident and my hand was numb for few minutes, i only thought i might be cold. When i reached home my hand with still numb a?

One night i almost had an accident and my hand was numb for few minutes, i only thought i might be cold. When i reached home my hand with still numb a?

Numbness: Paresthesias or numbness in one extremity may reflect dysfunction in blood flow, brain or peripheral nerve disorder. A detailed history, exam and appropriate diagnostic test should be completed by your physician. Symptoms warrant urgent evaluation with associated accident.Possible diagnosis include vasculitis, pinched nerves, migraines or multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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I got catcus in my finger. I got the needles out but my finger is still swollen, what can I do?

I got catcus in my finger. I got the needles out but my finger is still swollen, what can I do?

Infection: Please get this evaluated as soon as possible. As a hand surgeon I have seen really severe infections develop from plant thorns as they carry exotic bacteria, fungi and peripheral TB infections are really making a comeback. It can start off really mild but can be a bear to eradicate these so my advice is to get this checked out by your doctor asap. Hope this helps! :). ...Read more

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I fell 20 days ago. My index fingers are still numb. What can I do?

See your doc: Three weeks is long enough to see if it was going to heal on its' own. Time to see what the problem is. Maybe just a little median nerve irritation, hard to say without an exam. ...Read more

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Why would right index finger be swollen and numb yet still have color?

Why would right index finger be swollen and numb yet still have color?

Possible Infection: A finger that is swollen and numb should be urgently evaluated in-person by a clinician for evidence of infection. An infected finger would typically present as warm and swollen, and because of increased pressure from the swelling, possibly have less sensation. Suggest removing any rings on the affected finger and an in-person clinical evaluation at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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I was hit on my right index finger with a football this morning. It is still numb?

I was hit on my right index finger with a football this morning. It is still numb?

Probably jammed it: Same thing as a sprain. Think of a sprained ankle. Any movable joint is subject to being sprained if you bend it too far. Get a finger cot at pharmacy if it doesn't look too bad. As swelling goes down the numbness will resolve too. ...Read more

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The tip of my index finger has been numb since using it to start a grill lighter. 24 hours later it is still numb. Could I have damaged a nerve?

The tip of my index finger has been numb since using it to start a grill lighter. 24 hours later it is still numb. Could I have damaged a nerve?

Digital nerve: Likely injured a small nerve branch called a digital nerve, which should readily, spontaneously resolve over next few weeks at most. ...Read more

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I cut my index finger open at work on some steel. Just below the tip going across. Had 4 stitches. 2nd july. Finger all numb still from tip to base.

I cut my index finger open at work on some steel. Just below the tip going across. Had 4 stitches. 2nd july. Finger all numb still from tip to base.

Takes time: I'm not sure why, if your only injury was at the tip of the finger you would be numb at the base of the finger. The tip of the finger is so sensitive that you may just be interpreting loss of sensation at the tip as including the entire finger. Also swelling will cause numbness. The good news is that almost all nerve injuries in a finger regenerate but it can take a year or more. ...Read more

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I fell and my index finger is numb range of motion is ok but limited and no strength i was wondering how long it would last I have symptoms of a damag?

Sprain?: Sprains can be sore for 4-6 wks.One worries about limited rom in the finger which may suggest a rupture of tendon/ligament or fracture.If you have significant swelling, bruising , pain, and persistent limited rom, go c the doc. ...Read more

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I had a deep cut on my left index finger. Stitches were done. It is still painful, can't bend, swollen & numb on the side of the fingers after 1 mo.

I had a deep cut on my left index finger. Stitches were done. It is still painful, can't bend, swollen & numb on the side of the fingers after 1 mo.

Deep cut on L index: How did you get the cut ? was a clean or with a dirty instrument? You mention it took place > 1 month ago Did you had, a tetanus vaccination? is up to the bone medial or lateral ? did you take antibiotics. Is the area red, ans swollen? Numbness is the result sensory nerve injury, transection, or affected by infection. See the Dr, who did the suturing, nerve conduction may be required. Sutures rem ...Read more

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What would cause me to loose feeling in my thumb, index and middle finger on my left hand? I woke up and they were numb this morning and still are.

What would cause me to loose feeling in my thumb, index and middle finger on my left hand? I woke up and they were numb this morning and still are.

Nerve issue: This sounds like a nerve issue. Either it was positional when you or sleeping, and it is likely the same nerve, median, that carpal tunnel can affect, or a nerve from your neck or shoulder coming down. Typically this does resolve over time. I would recommend an evaluation if it does not. ...Read more

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48 hours ago my left thumb and index finger tips went numb after a firm front neck massage. The feeling has still not returned. Should I see a doctor?

48 hours ago my left thumb and index finger tips went numb after a firm front neck massage. The feeling has still not returned. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: This suggests that you might have something (like an intervertebral disc)pressing on a nerve in your neck. It could be related to the massage if it was forceful enough to put your neck vertebrae out of alignment. You can see an orthopedist but I advise seeing an osteopath who does osteopathic manipulation- see http://physician.academyofosteopathy.org/ (or a direct non-force technique chiropractor) ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter broke left forearm 4 months ago. Now her index finger and middle finger still feel numb, and thumb can't do active abduction. Doctor says wait for nerve to recover. Should we?

My 8 year old daughter broke left forearm 4 months ago. Now her index finger and middle finger still feel numb, and thumb can't do active abduction. Doctor says wait for nerve to recover. Should we?

Second opinion: The answer given to you may be correct. Can not say without more knowledge of her injury (specifics). There is no harm in seeking a second opinion from a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Take the records and films with you. ...Read more

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient. ...Read more

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I shut my pinky finger in the car door. It is three days later and it is still numb and swollen. Could it be broken?

I shut my pinky finger in the car door. It is three days later and it is still numb and swollen. Could it be broken?

Possibly.: But the treatment will still the same, which is splinting it to the ring finger or with a dedicated finger splint. Numbness is concerning though, best to see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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I have numbness in the tip of my right index finger. Started two days ago, I haven't injured it in anyway. its just totally numb.?

Numbness: you probably bruised the superficial nerve to the tip of the finger and this can be done without you recognizing it. It should gradually return to normal ...Read more

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I broke my elbow three days ago. Why is my pinky finger still numb?

I broke my elbow three days ago. Why is my pinky finger still numb?

Ulnar nerve: Sensation to the small finger is supplied by the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve lies along the inside part of the elbow. Swelling, pressure or an injury to the ulnar nerve at the same time as your fracture may be responsible for your symptoms. ...Read more

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The tip of my index finger has been numb and tingling for the past three days now--what could it be?

The tip of my index finger has been numb and tingling for the past three days now--what could it be?

Pressure symptoms: Mainly the symptoms will occur from compression of digital nerve (finger nerve), or possibly median nerve at wrist. Because symptoms are so localized, problems localized to finger are most likely. Small arteries to finger might be compromised. Local trauma to the tip is frequent in certain jobs or hobbies (or even abusing your remote control). ...Read more

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Had cts 8 days ago. Still edemetous causing nerve compression doc doesn't know why? Fingers numb. What to do?

Had cts 8 days ago. Still edemetous causing nerve compression doc doesn't know why? Fingers numb.  What to do?

Wait months: Sensory recovery in cases of severe chronic compression can be incomplete and take months, most enjoy improvement in discomfort numbness recovery is incomplete and takes time and nerve healing which is beyond any bodys. Control the surgery removes pressure from nerve so it can heal and stop getting worse. ...Read more