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Doctor insights on: Pain Around The Joint Between Ring Finger And Pinkie And Palm Carpal Tunnel

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Can carpal tunnel b detected by xray? Pain b/hands stiff middle/ring finger b/hands. Pain on top of b/hands. R/hand pain extending to elbowSometingling

Can carpal tunnel b detected by xray? Pain b/hands stiff middle/ring finger b/hands. Pain on top of b/hands. R/hand pain extending to elbowSometingling

Carpal tunnel is: One condition that can cause hand pain. Arthritis tendinitis synovitis are common causes too. Carpal tunnel is associated with altered sensation in the thumb index and middle fingers. Nighttime and activity symptoms and vague aching pain at the palm side of the wrist crease as well as. X-rays are used torule out other issues that may accompany the carpal tunnel such as wrist arthritis ...Read more

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I get numb along the side of my hand from the pinky to the wrist...it can extend to the ring/middle finger...Is this Carpal tunnel syndrome?

I get numb along the side of my hand from the pinky to the wrist...it can extend to the ring/middle finger...Is this Carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: The distribution of numbness is not consistent with carpal tunnel. It is more consistent with an ulnar nerve entrapment. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How bad is my carpal tunnel if when my hand goes to sleep I get an itchy spot on my palm right below my first and middle fingers & hurts in my elbow?

If weakness = bad: Carpal tunnel syndrome can display a number of different symptoms including the ones you have described. It is "bad" in a prognostic sense if the symptoms include weakness of the muscles to the fingers and thumb of the affected hand. The more and longer you have weakness of the hand the less likely surgery is able to relieve the weakness. Pain is pain if frequent and worsening you do the math ;). ...Read more

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What are some finger/hand exercises that help prevent carpal tunnel?

What are some finger/hand exercises that help prevent carpal tunnel?

Prevention: I am not aware of any exercise that does this, but be aware that cts mostly is a cumulative trauma disorder, associated with repetitive flexion/extension of wrist due to keyboard work, assembly line work, etc. Might consider wrist pad for computer, might try wrist splints, at night, might supplement one b-100 complex daily, and avoid the above risks. ...Read more

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Complete numbness in fingers and both sides of hand. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome, if not what is it?

Complete numbness in fingers and both sides of hand. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome, if not what is it?

See below:: This could be carpal t syndrome plus cubital ts where the other nerve to the hand (ulnar) gets trapped at the elbow; and more rarely ulnar can get trapped at the wrist, on the little finger side.
Also nerves getting pinched in the neck can also cause a similar picture. ...Read more

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I thinking I have carpal tunnel. Wrist hurts into hand and numbness into fingers what can I do?

I thinking I have carpal tunnel. Wrist hurts into hand and numbness into fingers what can I do?

Carpal tunnel: The diagnosis can be suggested by the symptoms or by a response to treatment (bracing). The diagnosis is made, however, by a nerve conduction test that is usually performed by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Had carpal tunnel surgery have have sharp electrical shocks run through hand and feel like it wants to shoot out my fingers?

Had carpal tunnel surgery have have sharp electrical shocks run through hand and feel like it wants to shoot out my fingers?

After carpal tunnel: Midl pain may be a sign of normal healing (we all go at different pace), pillar pain, pain from joints adjacent to the carpal tunnel, another source such as a trigger finger, scar sensitivity, swelling from overdoing it too soon, and the lsit goes on. Often nerve pain goes away but in more severe cases, alterd sensation may linger and shocks can be associated a recovering nerve, BUT ask UR DOCTOR! ...Read more

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Which finger/hand exercises to prevent carpal tunnel?

Which finger/hand exercises to prevent carpal tunnel?

None: There is no solid scientific data to suggest that exercises prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Indeed, carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by too much use. ...Read more

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Have carpal tunnel in right hand. Numnus in middle finger 24/7 can you help?

Carpal tunnel: First I would ask you if carpal tunnel syndrome was diagnosed by physician or are you assuming this is what you have? If you do have Carpal tunnel and numbness is constant it is very likely time for surgery. This is especially true if you have tried splinting without success. You run the risk of permanent nerve damage. This is not terribly difficult or risky surgery. ...Read more

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What could be cause of jolts of pain down fingers when hand gets cold. Have recently had carpal tunnel surgery.?

What could be cause of jolts of pain down fingers when hand gets cold. Have recently had carpal tunnel surgery.?

Nerves waking up: It could be several things, but its not unusual to have a flare up of pain after cts as sensation returns. It can also be caused by scar, post-operative inflammation, and over use. Try ice and anti-inflammatories like Aleve (naproxen) or advil. If it persists, a short course of supervised therapy may help, including de-sensitization exercises like working your handa dn fingers in a pot of dried beans. ...Read more

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Can anyone in the panel tell me what can I do for numbness in my fingers from carpal tunnel? I'm very desperate cause its my r hand and I can't work.

Can anyone in the panel tell me what can I do for numbness in my fingers from carpal tunnel? I'm very desperate cause its my r hand and I can't work.

Correct diagnosis?: For carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist splints, topical anti - inflammatories, physical therapy to change the mechanics/ergonomics that are causing the problem, and acupuncture can be helpful. If you have progressed to the point of weakness and EMG confirms diagnosis surgery is a possibility. See neurologist or physiatrist to confirm (other nerve irritation can cause similar symptoms.). ...Read more

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I woke up twice this past week withy fingers tingling numb on right hand. Took a few minutes to go away. I've read it's possibly carpal tunnel?

I woke up twice this past week withy fingers tingling numb on right hand. Took a few minutes to go away. I've read it's possibly carpal tunnel?

Numbness: This depends on which fingers were numb. If it was the thumb/index/middle fingers then it is likely carpal tunnel (pinching of a nerve in your wrist. If it was the ring and small fingers then it could be cubital tunnel syndrome (pinching of a nerve in your elbow).
It is also possible that you could have a pinched nerve in your neck (cervical spine) that caused radiating numbness to your fingers. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel cause excuriating night time pain and cause fingers to become stiff. Pain wrist bone to outer side of hand and on top of hand.

Can carpal tunnel cause excuriating night time pain and cause fingers to become stiff. Pain wrist bone to outer side of hand and on top of hand.

Carpal tunnel: Yes absolutely - the hallmark is burning night time pain with possible stiffness and the only way to help this is to shake the hands. ...Read more

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Had surgery for carpal tunnel release this morning my hand & fingers are still very numb & it hurts to straighten them & its been 8 hrs, is thi normal?

Had surgery for carpal tunnel release this morning my hand & fingers are still very numb & it hurts to straighten them & its been 8 hrs, is thi normal?

Can be: At times some irritation to the nerve adds to symptoms, other times. Local or a block take longer to wear off, finally make sure the bandage is not too tight. If concerns persist call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read more

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Does pain in my left hand between my thumb and pointer fingers mean I have carpal tunnel? I tried a hand brace but no relief!

Does pain in my left hand between my thumb and pointer fingers mean I have carpal tunnel? I tried a hand brace but no relief!

Arthritis: Pain between the thumb and index finger is most commonly from a joint called the basal joint also known as the first carpometacarpal joint. Depending upon your age it can be either a loose joint or possibly arthritis. I would have you see a hand surgeon to get x-rays and a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

Overuse: Which is common with typing or knitting or machete ot factory work or anything repetitive are more likely to cause carpal tunnel. The same causes trigger fingers but it is also seen in diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more

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What causes numb finger tips? All fingers no thumb same hand. Already had carpal tunnel release.

What causes numb finger tips? All fingers no thumb same hand. Already had carpal tunnel release.

Nrv compression: Previous ctr does not preclude you from recurrence. ... However it is rare
i would advise evaluation by a neurologist
this eval. May include cervical spine x-rays and possible a mri. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel. The thumb and first two fingers on my right hand are going numb during the night. When I wake up and the blood starts flowing back I have excruciating pain. Can't this cause damage to my hand?

I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel. The thumb and first two fingers on my right hand are going numb during the night. When I wake up and the blood starts flowing back I have excruciating pain. Can't this cause damage to my hand?

Yes.: Yes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is structural. A normal tunnel that tendons and nerves pass through to the hand is tighter or looser in individuals based on genetics--just like loose or tight joints. Those of us with tight tunnels gradually develop carpal tunnel syndrome. The end result is permanent nerve damage (weakness, atrophy, numbness). It's nothing you are doing that is causing this. You are just starting to notice that you have the disease. It is a very slowly progressive disease and you might be able to manage the symptoms with wrist splints at night for years. When you start getting numb in spite of the splints or when the numbness lingers for more than 5-10 minutes, then it's time to have surgery. ...Read more

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The last few days my right hand on the left side on my wrist has been sore. Could it be carpal tunnel or more a strain. Fingers are fine?

The last few days my right hand on the left side on my wrist has been sore. Could it be carpal tunnel or more a strain. Fingers are fine?

Varies: It does not sound like carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve in the wrist and usually causes pain or numbness into the thumb, index, and middle fingers. I would not hesitate to be seen if it does not get better. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Carpel tunnel what are the symptoms, I feel my left arm tingly numb and on my hand pinky and ring finger mostly numb. How do I get tested for this?

Carpel tunnel what are the symptoms, I feel my left arm tingly numb and on my hand pinky and ring finger mostly numb. How do I get tested for this?

Little finger numb..: The nerve supply to the little finger can be affected. A circulation issue can also account for numbness. Sometimes a simple bruise or contusion or a swollen finger can also make out feel "numb" or different

when looking for nerve compression start at the finger and work your way up tot the neck any compression on any area can cause the finger to fell different. Although we generally use the word "numb" or numbness a true numb finger has no feeling at all. Maybe a better word is tingling to mean only a partial difference in sensation.

Even a swollen joint from arthritis or a bruise to the finger can make the tip f a finger feel different. A swollen tendon or a trigger finger can also make the finger feel less normal.

A contusion or bruise to the palm can affect the digital nerves that go to the finger.

A site of compression can be a the wrist. The ulnar nerve at the wrist more commonly affects the little finger, but some people with carpal tunnel syndrome complain of little finger numbness even though we are not supposed to be "wired" that way.

At the elbow the ulnar nerve continues up the arm and the inside of your elbow where you would think of your "funny bone" as residing is a site of compression that can give tingling in the little finger. Hoever usually little finger tingling from the ulnar nerve at the elbow will be accompanied by tingling on the top of the hand on the little finger side too.

Finally a compressive site in the neck or at a lower cervical nerve root (the lower part of your neck or cervical spine) can also give tingling

as for circulation, there are a variety of systemic and localized conditions that affect circulation in the hand from ryanauds, a spasm of the blood vessels due to cold, to the decreased circulation (and neve issues) of diabetes, to a disorder that is associated with trauma to the palm and interruption of normal hand circulation.

Finally there are more severe conditions that can simulate 'numbness" in arm of exretemities that are indirectly related to nerve or circulation issues

should one who has little finger numbness need to worry about all these things and more? The answer is yes and no. That's for your health care provider to determine but if the numbness continues your should seek medical attention.

From a hand or orthopedic surgeons perspective: a lot of those who have numbness in the little finger have cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a chronic compression of the ulnar nerve
(your funny bone) at the elbow

in the meantime think about your arm position when you are sitting at the desk or kitchen table and typing, simply sitting and being on a keyboard both your hands rotated on the keys and the inside of your elbow resting on the table or table edge can also give tingling in the little finger!

those who want to know more about cubital tunnel syndrome affecting the ulnar nerve can follow the link provided. ...Read more

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Fingers joint pain, tingling and grip got weaker. Carpal tunnel?

Fingers joint pain, tingling and grip got weaker. Carpal tunnel?

Possible: Certainly sounds like it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. See your doctor or a specialist, (neurologist, physiatrist, hand surgeon) to be examined. A nerve conduction test may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have pain in my hand which have had nerve conduction study showed no carpel tunnel, get bad cramps & pain in thumb & fingers, what could this be?

I have pain in my hand which have had nerve conduction study showed no carpel tunnel, get bad cramps & pain in thumb & fingers, what could this be?

Mild arthritis: Trigger fingers, circulation issues, peripheral neuropathy, tendinitis, raynauds as well as metabolic or endocrine issues r inflammatory arthritis al come to mind. In short there ae a lot of things that can cause these vague symptoms. ...Read more

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Carpel tunnel--are symptoms hand tingling and finger spasms?

Yes: Twitching is a possible symptom, though not that common. Most common are tingling in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. Night pain is also common.
You should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My hand was crushed in 2008, after that developed carpel tunnel, had surgery, just found out have dip thumb joint could crush be the cause?

My hand was crushed in 2008, after that developed carpel tunnel, had surgery, just found out have dip thumb joint could crush be the cause?

Traumatic arthritis: Sounds like the crush to your hand started a cascade of problems. Carpal tunnel can develop for a multitude of problems. It sounds like you are describing joint changes if the ip joint in your thumb. If it was previously injured you are a increased risk for developing arthritis. ...Read more

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What else can cause loss of dexterity and strength in fingers and hand besides carpel tunnel?

Fingers: Problems with the nerve root in the neck, thoracic outlet or other entrapments on the way down (pronator syndrome etc.). ...Read more

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more