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I write so much that my third finger is dented. What should I do?

I write so much that my third finger is dented. What should I do?

Padding/Changing: Try padding the finger with a bandaid or other substance or padding the pen or pencil with a foam cuff. Try switching the pencil to rest on another finger or change the overall way that your write. Go to a bigger penn or pencil or find a rubber gripped pen or pencil. ...Read more

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I was writing for almost 2 hours and I feel pain in my third finger, is writing too much caused my finger to feel pain? Why is it happening to me?

I was writing for almost 2 hours and I feel pain in my third finger, is writing too much caused my finger to feel pain? Why is it happening to me?

Third finger pain: How are you holding your pen? In general one can develop spasm and pain due to waste products , lactic acid , etc, from any persistent static motion, i.e. standing, , staring at a computer, or holding an item persistently for an extended period of time. In any activity it is best to take a quick one minute break and shake out every 30 to 45 minutes to avoid static strain ...Read more

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I have a small blue/green lump on the knuckle of my third finger, it's painful to touch and it's hard. What could it be?

I have a small blue/green lump on the knuckle of my third finger, it's painful to touch and it's hard. What could it be?

Just a thought: but this may be a "GANGLION CYST"...a small out-pocketing of the tendon at the joint OR an outpocketing of the joint itself "SYNOVIAL CYST" Just a thought Hope it's helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I fractured my third metacarpal in march and recently noticing that my ring finger is crossing underneath my middle finger. Can this be sorted?

See orthopedic doc: Especially one who specializes in hand surgery to have hand evaluated & learn what options for treatment are available. May require additional x-ray study. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Hi I have been feeling numbness in both the little and third finger of my right hand for the past 18 hours..Any idea why?

Hi I have been feeling numbness in both the little and third finger of my right hand for the past 18 hours..Any idea why?

Ulnar compression: You may have injured the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone" nerve). It can be from trauma, infection, or just sleeping on it wrong. Most common of late: keyboard use with improper position--note how the edge of the table would press on the forearms. Change position, see your doc if it continues. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my third finger n on my toe on the joints n it hurts. What can it be?

I have a lump on my third finger n on my toe on the joints n it hurts. What can it be?

Could be arthritis: In general, arthritis is swelling in the joint and because you describe 2 sites where there is pain and the finger with a lump, it is possible that this may be a sign of arthritis. Get examined and the doctor will do a work-up which will include bloodwork and radiographs. If this is a condition like arthritis, you want to have it diagnosed early on. ...Read more

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Had carpal tunnel done 10 weeks ago. Thumb and first two fingers are numb and third finger partially numb. Still have some pain. Edema is present?

Not good! : The object is 2 awaken with the symptoms gone. Could B due 2 a metabolic disorder, pregnancy, decreased vascular supply, diabetes & others. U need 2 get in 2 C Ur hand surgeon now. Another cause is incomplete release of the transverse volar carpal ligament. Even if a small strand is left, it can lead 2 continued symptoms. ...Read more

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Middle finger hurts sometimes. I don't use it much?

Middle finger hurts sometimes. I don't use it much?

Treat the cause: The finger needs to be evaluated, nalgesics can be give safely at that point. ...Read more

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Black discolored right middle finger?

Black discolored  right middle finger?

Nail: If you are talking about a nail, it may be due to trauma where blood gets under the nail. It gets better on its own. If it is pure black, it many be a melanoma which is a very dangerous cancer. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pain in the middle finger indicates what?

Pain in the middle finger indicates what?

Overuse: Just kidding. It could be due to problems with joints and nerves within the hand, wrist, elbow or neck. See your primary care and they will steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Is it bad to break just the middle finger?

Is it bad to break just the middle finger?

Huh?: How could it be better to break more fingers...Or anything? As long as it is not mis-aligned, it is often treated just by buddy-taping to adjacent finger. But, if more complicated, should be seen by a hand specialist and properly splinted. ...Read more

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My middle finger inpinges when I clench, whats, up?

My middle finger inpinges when I clench, whats, up?

Trigger finger: Sounds like you have trigger finger. It is caused by inflammation involving the tendon and the tendon sheath of your finger. Your finger may get stuck in a bent position and then pops open like a trigger being pulled and released. You should avoid repetitive clenching. May want to take otc nsaids and soak it in warm water. If it's severe, you should see a doctor. Steroid injection often help. ...Read more

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My middle finger still hurts a month after jamming it?

My middle finger still hurts a month after jamming it?

Sometime it take: Long time to heal, but did you checked out to se if ti is broken, injury to the ligament? ...Read more

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What is the solution if i can't bend my middle finger?

What is the solution if i can't bend my middle finger?

It depends: If you suffered a trauma and can not bend the finger see a hand surgeon to get diagnosed and properly treated. If you are post-op or have been immobilized for some time limited range of motion can be cause for stiffness. See a hand therapist to begin motion exercises. ...Read more