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My Arm Is In A Cast And My Fingers Are Darker Then My Other Hand What Does That Mean
Is a splint better than a cast for a 5th
Metacalful boxers fracture my hole hand 4 fingers and arm in half cast and want to use index and middle finga?
Varies: If you have a distal 5th metacarpal fracture, then some variant of a "clam digger" splint or cast is applied. This involves immobilizing the 4th and 5th finger, and flexing them down a bout 70-99 degrees. There is no benefit or need to immobilize the thumb, index, or middle finger. ...Read more
Be seen: It sounds like it was put on too tight, or your arm swelled under it. You need to be assessed immediately. ...Read more
Explain further: I'm not clear what you mean numbness in the arm & hand could have multiple causes see your doctor to evaluate further. ...Read more
Got my cast taken off today and my hair on my arm and hand have grown bigger and darker than my hand without the cast on, why has this happening?
Hair: Casting any extremity often leads to skin pigment changes and hair growth beneath the cast. The hair is often darker than normal. These are usually transient findings which should go back to normal soon. This occurs likely because of a combination of increased blood flow and shading the area from the sun. ...Read more
My hand is a darker purple color after having cast removed from 4th metacarpal break 2.5 weeks ago and fingers casted are still hard to move. Is it ok?
Probably: I would let your doctor know, but it is not uncommon for patients to take another 6-8 weeks to regain their normal motion and coloration after being casted for a fracture. ...Read more
This is good news if my mum is starting to move her arm hand and fingers slightly she had a major stroke 2 years ago what does this movement mean?
That's great news!:
AMAZING- if your mum's got slight movement in her hand & fingers 2 yrs. after a stroke. How long's she been moving? Just goes to show how long it can take for people to show signs of stroke recovery. However, CAUTION: Results should not be overinterpreted. Expecting any more recovery MUST be a wait & see thing.
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Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?
Numbness ; tingling:
There are variety possible causes for this condition including musculus-skeletal disorders of the cervical area, multiple sclerosis or carpal tunnel syndrome, just to name a few. The treatment will depend on your diagnosis. Without the diagnosis is a guessing game.
Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more
Whenever I smoke a cigarette my left arm and ring finger hurts really bad. And I get a little pain in my chest. Does anyone know what this means?
Thromboangiitis: There is a condition called thromboangiitis obliterates, which is usually associated with smokers. It causes inflammation and clots and lack of blood flow to certain organs especially the hands and legs and can lead to gangrene. I am not saying that's what you have but be careful. Cigarette can cause vasospasm on its own and decrease blood flow even in the blood vessels of the heart and brain. ...Read more
Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?
I have a dark area on my skin such as my knee, elbow, cheeks, foot toes and hand fingers and I tried much medicine without any results.
Have it evaluated.: Have it evaluated by your physician. They may want to referr you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
I had surgery on my elbow and now my arm is in a cast, what would be the best way to sleep? The cast is from fingers to halfway up upper arm bent
Fractures in fingers: May need additional wrsit support to fully immobilize that fracture. The tendons that move the finger originate in the forearm, above the wrist toward the elbow. Wrist motion can cause tendon motion and in turn finger motion. Much depends on the type, location, pattern, stability, direction of the fracture. It may seem like too much but there is often a good reason. ...Read more
Brain, nerve, blood: Sensation is such a complicated process that there are many possible reasons. Static numbness may represent a process such as stroke, ms, or polyneuropathy, while variable numbness can be due to compression/inflammation of the spine, spinal roots, nerves in the arm, or compromise of the blood flow to any of these regions. Your pcp and/or a neurologist can help with the search! ...Read more
See a neurologist: More history and examination is needed. You will most likely need a test called ncv and emg. Neurologist is appropriate physician. ...Read more
I have vesicals on finger, its happend multiple times in the same place, my whole hand itches but vesicles don't, I get red line up arm too?
I have a friend that has a rash on his hand it started as the size of a quarter it's itchy and is spreading down his fingers and up his arm.
Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm, in line with middle finger. Occurs when I press the area, or when I stretch by pulling/pushing fingers?
The area you: Describe is at the "radiocarpal" or "scapholunate" joint. There are many musculoskeletal issues that can cause pain, such as arthritis, ligament tears, fractures, osteonecrosis, tendonitis, or ganglion cysts, just to name a few! You are best off seeing your primary doc who can examine you or get a xray. Ask for a CD of your study, and I can explain it on HT Concierge at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Came on suddenly a week ago: tingle in right side of right hand *every* time I flex/touch fingers. No pain! Arm/elbow normal! Cubital syndrome?
Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it tingle? Did you have an accident? ...Read more
I have excruciating pain in my right hand. It's swollen, I can't straighten my fingers and the pain shoots up my arm. It only started last night.?
Seek Medical Attenti: This sounds like an infection which is very serious. Waiting to treat this can ruin your finger's tendons and you will not have a free moving hand ever again! If there is terrible pain with any finger motion you must have you hand flexor tendon sheath checked for pus usinf a needle or scalpel. If your e r doctor does not offer this, ask to see the orthopedic surgeon on call. This is serious. ...Read more
I have major pain in my right wrist which is also making my hand and arm hurt from the tips of my fingers to my elbow. How can I take care of this?
See your dcotor: A lot of things could be causing this problem. Ulnar nerve compression at the elbow can cause pain from the little finger up to the elbow. Problems in the wrist such as tendinitis, chip fracture, or ligament injury could cause this as well. If it has been going on for a while get it checked out by your doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more
In 30 seconds of lying down (regardless of side/position), if my hand is rolled up (as a punch) both my arm, hand & fingers will go numb & painful.
See below: Sound like a pinched either at the level of your neck, elbow, or wrist. See your doctor to determine where exactly this is occuring. ...Read more
Keep getting odd feelings in my right hand and arm. Fingers feel tingly. But now and again I get strange electric shock like twinges up my hand/arm?
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities for this type of pain. Your symptoms are typical of "nerve" pain. You could have a condition such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or other impingement), diabetes, autoimmune disease, toxic (heavy metals), hereditary, environmental (operating a jack-hammer), Vitamin deficiencies, ... just to name a few possible causes. See your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
I'd drink coffee and for hours, my right pinkey would be tingly. It'd affect my hand and arm from time to time. Sometimes my fingers tingle randomly?
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