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Doctor insights on: Pill Rolling Finger Motion

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What medications could cause pill rolling?

What medications could cause pill rolling?

Tremor: Pill rolling is a tremor characteristic to parkinson's. Drugs causing extra pyramidal adverse effects such as antipsychotics, some ssris, are such examples. Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Pill Rolling (Definition)

Pill rolling tremor is a repetitive circular movement of the thumb against the index finger. This may ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Pill rolling?

What is the definition or description of: Pill rolling?

Pill rolling tremor.: Pill rolling tremor is a repetitive circular movement of the thumb against the index finger. This may occur with Parkinson's disease. Read more

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My friend has "pill rolling" tremor. What causes that?

My friend has "pill rolling" tremor. What causes that?

Pill rolling: This is description of a rest tremors typical of parkinson, but could be caused by medications. Read more

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Also how long does it take for me to get good motion in my finger after tendon reconstruction?

Also how long does it take for me to get good motion in my finger after tendon reconstruction?

Depends: If you have undergone physical therapy I would advise you to see your surgeon, usually it's 6-8 weeks can be a few months if it was a severe tendon repair. Read more

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I am going to motion 3-4 times a day mostly in morning. At end I am using finger to take out remaining stool. Is it good? Stoll consistancy is normal.

I am going to motion 3-4 times a day mostly in morning. At end I am using finger to take out remaining stool. Is it good? Stoll consistancy is normal.

Stool removal: Don't recommend digital removal of stool on a daily basis. If you are consistently unable to fully expel feces from your rectum - would recommend medical assessment. Read more

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I did a clapping motion this AM and felt something pop on the top of my shoulder. Now it hurts every time I raise my arm. Tingly fingers. What is it?

I did a clapping motion this AM and felt something pop on the top of my shoulder. Now it hurts every time I raise my arm. Tingly fingers. What is it?

Tingling in fingers: Either a further panic attack or you damaged a nerve in your neck or arm or shoulder. See your doc or a neurologist for a careful exam if problem persists. Read more

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What is the difference between a peripheral vision test where you detect motion (finger snap) and one where you detect color (tell me when you see red)?

What is the difference between a peripheral vision test where you detect motion (finger snap) and one where you detect color (tell me when you see red)?

Not much: All gross peripheral vision tests like you describe can find large defects but cannot detect small ones. The red detection might be slightly more sensitive than the other. If there is a question, a formal visual field test with a machine should be performed. Read more

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During internal vaginal exam the doc inserted both fingers but instead of palpating she moved her fingers in an in and out motion fast Is this normal?

During internal vaginal exam the doc inserted both fingers but instead of palpating she moved her fingers in an in and out motion fast Is this normal?

Unusual: That's unusual, but likely has an innocent explanation, such as adjusting her gloves, or moving some obstructing mucus or hair. Don't stew over it. Ask her. If you've been her patient a long time and never had problem before, (and have no problem now), that too may reassure you. Read more

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Numbness in finger due to repetive motion?

Numbness in finger due to repetive motion?

Numbess in finger: Repetitive motion would be a typical cause of this finding. You can get this just from writing with a pen or pencil a lot (especially if it does not have a soft grip). Various work tools (power tools, etc.) will do this. If the numbness is just occuring in a single finger, either chronic pressure or repetitive motion is likely the cause; if more than one finger is affected, carpal tunnel syndrome. Read more

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I dislocated my finger a few days back, and had it popped back in. Are there any exercises I should do to avoid loss of motion in the finger?

I dislocated my finger a few days back, and had it popped back in. Are there any exercises I should do to avoid loss of motion in the finger?

Finger Dislocation: John, you ought to get an X-ray just to make sure you didn't break a small piece of bone off which will make the healing longer and potentially decrease your range of motion. You also need it examined to asses the ligaments which often can be torn in this type of injury which also can affect your motion. At that point you are ready to discuss exercises. Read more

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My middle finger is extremely swollen. My finger is also numb, and has a very limited range if motion. It has been like this for the last 4 hours.

My middle finger is extremely swollen. My finger is also numb, and has a very limited range if motion. It has been like this for the last 4 hours.

Infection vs. Edema: If no trauma to finger or arthritis, the finger may have suddenly swelled from disorders such as Angioedema which can be hereditary or due to an allergy and in many cases occur spontaneously. The numbness is often due to the swelling, so that the extremity loses some nerve sensation from the compression. If red, then infection likely and must be treated emergently. Stiffness may be from edema. Read more

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I was punching the wall and my middle and ring fingers are somewhat swollen and red but I have full range of motion in my fingers should I be worried?

I was punching the wall and my middle and ring fingers are somewhat swollen and red but I have full range of motion in my fingers should I be worried?

About your wall?: It will forgive you. Meanwhile, put cold compress on knuckles and see if swelling / redness go down. If they do and ranging fingers does not hurt, then got lucky. If starts to hurt to move, chance of "Boxer's fracture" and might need xray. Read more