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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

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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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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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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