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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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My third finger knuckle has been swollen for 2 months after jamming it in basketball. What should I do?

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

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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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Third finger pain and swelling after drinking. What is the cure? Pain in finger joint.

Third finger pain and swelling after drinking. What is the cure? Pain in finger joint.

Finger pain: You may have gout of the hand after drinking. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and cut down on the drinking. ...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

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What could cause a freckle right below my right middle finger?

What could cause a freckle right below my right middle finger?

Freckle: Could be a lentigo form aging or sun exposure. However, if it is growing or darkening or is irregular, seek Dermatologic evaluation ...Read more

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My middle finger has been hurting around the bottom of the finger?

My middle finger has been hurting around the bottom of the finger?

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

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If I broke my middle finger, can their be any complications if I don't go to a dr?

If I broke my middle finger, can their be any complications if I don't go to a dr?

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

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I have a hard whole ON middle finger and it an it looks like it's eatting it, what is it?

I have a hard whole ON middle finger and it an it looks like it's eatting it, what is it?

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

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My whole left side has been very achie and num, and middle finger is swelled and can't bend good,?

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

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I tried one of my old rings on and it has got stuck on my middle finger, can you help me get it off?

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

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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 finished eating Wendy's & now in middle finger I feel a beating. What can this be. How can I stop this feeling?

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

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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?

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