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Why are my thumbs in my hands cramping?

Why are my thumbs in my hands cramping?

Depends: If symptons sudden, with activity, it suggests silent carpel tunnel syndrome in your diabetes affecting the relative strength of your thumb to your other fingers. If the problem is developing slowly, with arthritic stiffness and weakness, you may have neuropathy. Overuse of the hands can trigger thumb problems because it is the most vulnerable digit. Don't worry, there are solutions(splints). ...Read more

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Why are my hands and fingers peeling?

Why are my hands and fingers peeling?

Many possibilites: Allergies to environmental substances such as cleansers or possibly allergies to metals in a ring. See your doc. ...Read more

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Why are my hands tingling and my feet and ankles are swollen ?

Why are my hands tingling and my feet and ankles are swollen ?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, a good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Many reasons: Many reasons, check this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and fingers going numb?

Why are my hands and fingers going numb?

Could be a nerve: The most common type of compressive neuropathy in the arms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is due to a pinched nerve in the wrist. Other common causes are cubital tunnel syndrome (pinched ulnar nerve at elbow) and cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck). Peripheral neuropathy from diabetes or medical problems are less common. I would ask your primary care doc to investigate this for you. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers and hands now hurting after skiing?

Mechanical?: Could be mechanical due to grip, and improper use of skis, could also be vascular due to the cold response. ...Read more

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My fingers are stiff?

My  fingers are stiff?

Too vague.: Stiff fingers can occur with swelling of any sort or simply arthritis or overuse. ...Read more

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Why are my pinky fingers crooked?

Why are my pinky fingers crooked?

Congintal deformity: Most likely you congenital deformity born with if it is bilateral in type. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and feet always cold?

Why are my hands and feet always cold?

See your doctor: You may have hyperthyroidism, anemia, or several other causes for these symptoms. Get a complete evaluation, including specialty consult if necessary. ...Read more

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My fingers are swollen mostly my 2ring fingers and my index fingers. I wake up because they itch and hurt. There are bumps and lumps on my ring finger?

My fingers are swollen mostly my 2ring fingers and my index fingers. I wake up because they itch and hurt. There are bumps and lumps on my ring finger?

Contact dermatitis: This could represent conta t allergy. Remove rings and treat with prescription creams.Patch testing to confirm diagnosis of nickel allergy can be done. ...Read more

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Why are my toes and fingers bluish?

Why are my toes and fingers bluish?

Usually low O2 SAT: Blood without oxygen looks bluish under skin. Blue lips in a cold pool are an example. Anxiety can decrease blood flow to extremities, but so can many more serious problems. See your doc if it persists. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and hands and lips numb?

Why are my feet and hands and lips numb?

Lots of things.: Your symptoms can be the result of a variety of reasons. Anxiety as well as the warning of a migraine episode are both possibilities. The possibility of a more serious condition such as Guillain- Barre syndrome can present with similar symptoms. It might be best to discuss your symptoms with your family doctor for a thorough exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and fingers are always cold and never warm?

Why are my hands and fingers are always cold and never warm?

Poor circulation.: You may have poor circulation. This could mean a heart issue or another medical problem. You should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and feet mostly always cold?

Why are my hands and feet mostly always cold?

You may have : A condition called raynaud's . This is a vasospasm of the small blood vessels and can occur in extremities. ...Read more

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I have itchy red swollen hands and feet. My feet are so bad I cannot walk my toes look like sausages my fingers are the same?

I have itchy red swollen hands and feet. My feet are so  bad I cannot walk my toes look like sausages my fingers are the same?

R/O RAYNAUDS: Raynauds is vasospasm of blood vessels. It is usually symptomatic in hands and feet. It can be PRIMARY OR SECONDARY & ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOIMMUNE/COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. You need a full exam and lab TESTS. It can respond to ASPRIN/TRENTAL/CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS ...Read more

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Why is that my arms and legs are very warm, but my hands, feet, and knees are so cold?

Why is that my arms and legs are very warm, but my hands, feet, and knees are so cold?

Doctor can evaluate: Cold hands and feet can be due to hormonal imbalances, auto-immune disorders, circulation problems, etc... Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate and suggest treatment if needed. ...Read more

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A few years ago went to emerg with resp of 40 heart rate 90 and carpopedal spasm, my hands were clawed inward and couldn't move arms. Stroke? Mi?

A few years ago went to emerg with resp of 40 heart rate 90 and carpopedal spasm, my hands were clawed inward and couldn't move arms. Stroke? Mi?

Not necessarily...: Carpopedal spasm could have happened as a result of acute loss of co2, when you were hyperventilating for some reason; especially if your muscles were sensitized (genetically, or chemically/pharmacologically) a reversible "mini stroke" is a possible diagnosis, but it has to be supported by other findings. Heart rate of 90 is not diagnostic at all. Absolutely not enough evidence to label it an mi. ...Read more

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I have been told I have multifocal motor neuropathy in my hand and it's clawed I am currently receiving ivig every 4 weeks, can I ever be cured?

Hard to say: It's certainly possible to stop progression and in some cases reverse the damage from a neuropathy. The answer for you requires many more details - suggest you have a frank discussion with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Are fetal defects such as cleft hands detected through an anomaly scan? Had scan 8w ago all good now my baby's hand look like lobster claw on us pics

Are fetal defects such as cleft hands detected through an anomaly scan? Had scan 8w ago all good now my baby's hand look like lobster claw on us pics

Anatomy survey: Is typically performed between 18 and 22 weeks gestational age. At that time, the fetal anatomy has developed well enough to detect most anomalies. The arms, legs, hands and feet are typically part of a routine anatomy survey, so abnormalities should be identified at that time. ...Read more

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Should I get my hand checked out for my cat claw punture?

Should I get my hand checked out for my cat claw punture?

Yes: Cabis ratchets are serious and need to be treated quickly. Get to your doc soon! you will most likely need abx treatment. ...Read more

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My hands were swollen and could not be moved one day after being bitten and clawed by cat. Is it rabies? How to help first?

My hands were swollen and could not be moved one day after being bitten and clawed by cat. Is it rabies? How to help first?

Infection: The bites of a cat can inject multiple organisms like pasturella, strep, staph & others which can set up an infection rather quickly. Rabies could be passed at the same time but domestic cats are rare vectors (you can call the local health department to see if any rabies is in the area)cat scratch takes days to weeks to become symptomatic. See the doc soon.Delay can lead to surgical clean out. ...Read more

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What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?

What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?

Various causes of: such type of acute cramping. May be due to electrolyte deficiencies/imbalance. Eg. not enough potassium. Some blood pressure meds can cause decrease in potassium. See your PCP. Also dehydration can cause this as well, & over use of certain muscle groups (like your wrist flexors can cause this). A cervical problem can also be considered, if this is suggested based on exam, then see spine specialist ...Read more

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20 yr old female w/ MS. sudden onset intense tingling, temporary paralysis and claw position of hands. MD told me acidosis. concur??

20 yr old female w/ MS. sudden onset intense tingling, temporary paralysis and claw position of hands. MD told me acidosis. concur??

?alkalosis?: Sounds to me more like the opposite of acidosis, a condition called alkalosis. This is caused by breathing too fast, usually when upset/anxious. It's whyyou breath into a paper bag when you're breathing too fast - because this exactly can happen, and it's because you are blowing off too much acid too fast and become alkalotic. Your symptoms are classic. If happens again, breath into paper bag. ...Read more

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20 yr old female w/ MS. sudden onset intense tingling, temporary paralysis and claw position of hands. not breathing abnormally and was very calm?

20 yr old female w/ MS. sudden onset intense tingling, temporary paralysis and claw position of hands. not breathing abnormally and was very calm?

Thots: Might want to check ionized Calcium levels, but also consider whether you are experiencing relapse, or even MS brief seizure-like spells. Note you are taking IVIG and FFP besides Rebif, and wonder if you would do far better with a more potent single medication such as Gilenya, Tysabri, (natalizumab) or Lemtrada. Talk to your neurologist about all of this, as my opinion is based on data provided only. ...Read more

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Can nerve pain med help post op pain for digit widget when there's ulnar nerve damage, claw hand, crps?

Can nerve pain med help post op pain for digit widget when there's ulnar nerve damage, claw hand, crps?

It can: Neuropathic pain is notoriously difficult to treat. Treatment involves many different aspects such as medications, nerve block injections, therapy, even surgery. While medication can have a good effect, it is typically not used alone. Crps itself usually requires a significant and multi-disciplinary treatment plan, and it is best treated aggressively and quickly/early! ...Read more

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Will claw toes give you nail problems?

Will claw toes give you nail problems?

Yes: A claw toe deformity can cause increased pressure on the nail when walking and/or wearing shoes because of the altered position of the toe. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

Infection:UC/ER: Unfortunately a cat claw scratch under a nail is problematic since the cat's claws are contaminated from the litter box and licking. Start on topical Neosporin ointment or triple antibiotic ointment and then get to a physician for antibiotic coverage. ...Read more

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Sliced into my thumb with a spiked crab claw 2 weeks ago. beginning to heal closed but still hurts and tingly. should it still be? slightly purple 2.

Sliced into my thumb with a spiked crab claw 2 weeks ago. beginning to heal closed but still hurts and tingly. should it still be? slightly purple 2.

Can be: This injury may still be somewhat tender after two weeks. Some superficial nerve injury causing tingling takes even longer to heal. If there's persistent significant pain or tenderness or if there's swelling and increasing redness, a physician should evaluate your thumb. ...Read more

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What kind of wrist bracing could I use to reduce ulna nerve pain from a damaged nerve and clawing?

What kind of wrist bracing could I use to reduce ulna nerve pain from a damaged nerve and clawing?

Simple but effective: Not a cure, but try this buy 2 simple items: a terrycloth tennis towel ( sold in sports stores ) and a pull-on neoprene ( body glove) tube wrist support: wear the pull on neoprene support OVER the tennis towel and use OTC antiinflammatory meds like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) ( if not allergic) ...Read more