Doctor insights on:
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
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
My third finger knuckle has been swollen for 2 months after jamming it in basketball. What should I do?
Swollen knuckle inju: You need to see your doctor and have it xrayed. You might have broken your bone or badly bruised it. ...Read more
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 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
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
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
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
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
Treat the cause: The finger needs to be evaluated, nalgesics can be give safely at that point. ...Read more
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
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
Sometime it take: Long time to heal, but did you checked out to se if ti is broken, injury to the ligament? ...Read more
May be the MCP joint: Where is the location of the metacarpal phalangeal joint. There maybe injury or irritation there. This is something you can discuss with your physician. This possibly is related to your growth, but you need to clarify ...Read more
Depends on break...: If the break is displaced or involves the joint (the parts where your fingers bend), or a bone fragment is ripped off with a tendon, then you're at risk for more complications down the road. I.E arthritis of the joint, unable to fully bend the finger, etc. We use our hands a lot, and to lose even a little bit of function can be a big deal... If it were me, i'd see the doctor. ...Read more
Plan.: Unfortunately, it's impossible to figure out what is this not seeing 'a hard whole' on finger. You can use Prime for consult or go to the doctor if it bothering you. ...Read more
My whole left side has been very achie and num, and middle finger is swelled and can't bend good,?
Odd story~: Hello ~ this is an odd story. I would see your GP for a check up but your body perception sounds off course. This could be classical body dysmorphism. A psychiatric opinion will help if I'm right. Thanks ...Read more
I tried one of my old rings on and it has got stuck on my middle finger, can you help me get it off?
Yes: A physician can help if it is stuck. If you have blue/gray hue of skin, pain, tingling, pale skin below on the finger, then go to ER. Otherwise, try elevating the hand above your head for awhile (maybe in cool, dry place). Use plenty of lubrication. If this fails, then head to the doctors office. ...Read more
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
I finished eating Wendy's & now in middle finger I feel a beating. What can this be. How can I stop this feeling?
Wendy's not at fault: Feeling pulse beats in various parts of your body is common. As long as your finger isn't swollen or discolored, the feeling should pass soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Cut my middle finger. Got stiches they come out 1 week. How long for cut to completely close and can it reopen after stiches come out?
Should be fine: The fingers are very vascular and heal quickly. 7-10 days, or 1 week for the fingers is usually enough time to let the finger get full closure, and heal. If the area looks as though it is not ready, the sutures can be left in for a few more days. Ultimately, weeks after, the area should be close to healed fully, but scarring and some discoloration can be normal. Best wishes. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- My third finger knuckle has been swollen for 2 months after jamming it in basketball what should i do
- Why do i have so much mucus in my throat?
- A door hit my finger and caused a little blood clot and lump what should i do
- My stomach hurts from inhaling too much bleach what should i do
- I think i inhaled too much bleach and degreaser while cleaning should i not breastfeed my baby if so for how long
- Why do i have so much gas in my stomach?