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Dr. Manjit Dhillon
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Problems With Hand Function (Overview)

Problems with hand function is a symptom in which a person has trouble using one or both of his hands, such as for writing, knitting, typing, driving, cutting, etc


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What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

Pinched Nerve: The most common cause of tingling in the fingers is a pinched nerve and this can come from carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist cubital tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the elbow or a cervical radiculopathy which is a pinched nerve at the neck. ...Read more

Dr. Manjit Dhillon
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Problems With Hand Function (Overview)

Problems with hand function is a symptom in which a person has trouble using one or both of his hands, such as for writing, knitting, typing, driving, cutting, etc


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I often feel uncontrollably itchy feet and hands and my urine usually is yellow. Does this mean I have a kidney or liver problem?

I often feel uncontrollably itchy feet and hands and my urine usually is yellow. Does this mean I have a kidney or liver problem?

No: Urine is supposed to be yellow. Itching is caused by lots of things, kidney disease being one of the least common. See a doctor if the itching worries you. ...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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My son has finger pain & has to pry open his hands after curls. Anyone treated of this problem?

My son has finger pain & has to pry open his hands after curls. Anyone treated of this problem?

Trigger finger: It sounds like he has a "trigger finger". I have it myself and my orthopedist gave me some finger splints. See this article from mayo clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/trigger-finger/ds00155
a more detailed site with graphic videos is found here: http://www. Handandwristinstitute. Com/trigger-finger-surgery-los-angeles/? Gclid=ci2tjekdl7acfuq0qgoderwi4a. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I slept on my hand and I woke up with numb hands. My left hand index fingertip stayed numb. What is the problem, and what can I do to cure the case?

I slept on my hand and I woke up with numb hands. My left hand index fingertip stayed numb. What is the problem, and what can I do to cure the case?

Most likely diet: It may sound strange, but diet is the fuel that enables cells to function properly. By and large, diet in the U.S. Is appalling and is directly responsible for functional changes that are often mistaken for psychosomatic symptoms. Examine your diet and get rid of the man made "junk" if itr applies to you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of swelling of the hands?

What is the best way to get rid of swelling of the hands?

Elevation, motion: Elevation of your hand above heart level is key, along with range of motion which acts like a pump to remove swelling. An edema glove from a pharmacy or therapist will help. ...Read more

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When should I tell my bf about my drug problems?

When should I tell my bf about my drug problems?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous and ask for the experience of others who have been there. ...Read more

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How can you prevent tendonitis (a hand problem due to typing on the computer)?

How can you prevent tendonitis (a hand problem due to typing on the computer)?

Hand tendonitis: This condition is often caused by repetitive injuries from certain hand movements, or finger movements. Analyze your posture and hand placement and then improve work conditions by using proper preventive keyboards to use hands in a less stressful manner. There are special keyboards that are made to be orthopedically more friendly to the hands. Improve chair posture and rest frequently. ...Read more

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My hands are cold, what is the problem?

My hands are cold, what is the problem?

Raynauds: Raynaud's (ray-nohz) disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. ...Read more

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Pin and needles on my hands. What is the problem.

Pin and needles on my hands. What is the problem.

Neuropathy: Pins and needle sensation or patesthsias may signal a compression neuropathy such as carpal tunnel or spinal stenosis or disc herniation. There are other causes and you should see a doctor in person for evaluation. ...Read more

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The tops of my hands are red a lot, but raising them up makes them white again. What could this be, and how can my problems be treated?

The tops of my hands are red a lot, but raising them up makes them white again. What could this be, and how can my problems be treated?

Redness: Is due to filled Capillaries (smallest blood vessels) when you raise your arms they empty....THIS IS NOT A DISORDER thus it should NOT be a problem needing "treatment"!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have recently started noticing problems using my dominant hand. I have noticed having difficulty picking or gripping objects of any size. ?

I have recently started noticing problems using my dominant hand. I have noticed having difficulty picking or gripping objects of any size. ?

Use of hand.: Do you have any problems with sensation in the hand or arm? Neck pain? A pinched nerve in the neck can cause this, but it sounds like you should have exam by primary MD and eventually referral to neurologist or orthopedics. ...Read more

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I have a problem, I can't seem to find any clues to why my body just stopped working. My hands are so hard to move! My irratation won't go away.?

I have a problem, I can't seem to find any clues to why my body just stopped working. My hands are so hard to move! My irratation won't go away.?

Evaluation: You really need a full evaluation to see what is going on. This could fall into several categories: hormone imbalances, nutritional imbalance, inflammatory disease, or food allergy. Need more information and possibly lab to see what is going on. ...Read more

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I've had dry hand problems for years. Since starting bjj in 2008 I've had 0 problems. I took off a time and the problems came back. Any correlation?

I've had dry hand problems for years. Since starting bjj in 2008 I've had 0 problems. I took off a time and the problems came back. Any correlation?

Co incidence?: Is it a coincidence or bjj was therapeutic. I do not find any correlation. But your dry hand problem was cured by brazilian martial art
you can consult your doctor to find if there is correlation, as I found none, or resume bjj as it cures it. ...Read more

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My hands feel tight and my ribs feel tight. What could be the problem?

My hands feel tight and my ribs feel tight. What could be the problem?

Inflammation/anxiety: Stiff fingers/hands can be primarily due to rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are other possible causes which may include injury in the finger joints or peripheral neuropathy.
You may also have costochondritis, when your ribs get inflamed at the junction with the breast bone.
Anxiety and sometime panic attacks can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Help with my reddish hands problem?

Help with my reddish hands problem?

Hands: There is not enough information provided to determine cause of red hands. Encourage you to see a dermatologist for an evaluation. After cause is determined, a treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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Well, I'm down to about 3 to 5 smokes a day. Going to quit. No problem but what to do with hands? Eat jellybeans? Geesh. :-)

Behavior Habits: The most common reasons that people quitting smoking have better success when done in a group setting is that during those six weeks of non-smoking classes they focus on replacing behaviors and relearning what to do with the physical rituals that go along with smoking. Your question is one of the most classic in this field. What do I do with my hands? Look online. You will find a lot of options. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems with broken hand help?

What to do if I have problems with broken hand help?

Second opinion: If you have broken your hand and are not satisfied with the help you are getting, don't hesitate to get a second opinion, even if you have to go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Will my hand give me anymore problems in the future after surgery?

Will my hand give me anymore problems in the future after surgery?

Maybe: The reason for surgery will give you more of a reason for contunued problems and without that knowledge we can't say. ...Read more