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I get sharp pain from finger tip to chest, right beside shoulder that last for less than second. I also feel discomfort in chest area but no pain?

I get sharp pain from finger tip to chest, right beside shoulder that last for less than second. I also feel discomfort in chest area but no pain?

Nerve: This fleeting sharp pain has the characteristics of a pinched or irritable nerve. The location of the nerve may be in the neck or in the shoulder. A neurologist would be best qualified to diagnose and localize this symptom. You may want to wait to see if the problem resolves but if it persists or worsens, consult a neurologist who will order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Finger Pain (Definition)

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Sharp pain in finger?

Sharp pain in finger?

Finger pain: Finger pain can be a sign of joint pain (arthritis), tendinitis (tendon inflammation), but I am assuming you have not injured your finger (trauma). ...Read more

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If have sharp shooting pain in finger, is it damgerous?

If have sharp shooting pain in finger, is it damgerous?

Depends on the cause: Of it.
See your pcp or an orthopod to have it evaluated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes elbow pain and pain/weakness in bicep with sharp wrist pain and shooting finger pain? No diabetes had carpal tunnel realease 4months ago

What causes elbow pain and pain/weakness in bicep with sharp wrist pain and shooting finger pain? No diabetes had carpal tunnel realease 4months ago

Nerve compression: You may not have had carpal tunnel syndrome but rather pronator syndrome a more proximal level of compression. With biceps pain most likely location of compression would be the ligament of struthers. Follow up with your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain I my fingers mean?

What does sharp pain I my fingers mean?

Need more details: Please provide more information - is there a time when your fingers hurt the most? Have your fingers been injured in any way? How long have they been hurting? Is there a part of your fingers that hurt the most? ...Read more

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I keep getting like a sharp pain between 2 of my fingers it doesn't last long but hurts if I move them?

I keep getting like a sharp pain between 2 of my fingers it doesn't last long but hurts if I move them?

Tendonitis: You may have irritated a nerve and or tendon in your hand.??? Recent activity involving grasping?? Is this in your dominant hands (right/left handed)
Ask question again with more information!

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Sudden onset sharp pain at base of fingers in left had shooting up the middle and ring fingers. 46yo female dropped plate I was holding no control?

Sudden onset sharp pain at base of fingers in left had shooting up the middle and ring fingers. 46yo female dropped plate I was holding no control?

Nerve Injury: You may have pinched a a nerve in the hand or elbow called the ulnar nerve. This nerve supplies half the middle finger, ring finger and little finger. If it was sudden while you were doing something and went away no need for worry. If rapidly improving and NSAIDs can help. If it persists or is severe it could indicate damage to the nerve that should be evaluated. Very common, usually goes away. ...Read more

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Ndex finger feels like it has a thorn or cut. Been hurting for a week, when I touch something I get a sharp pain. But there is NOTHING there. No marks?

Ndex finger feels like it has a thorn or cut. Been hurting for a week, when I touch something I get a sharp pain. But there is NOTHING there. No marks?

Finger pain: It's only been a week. There could be a little sliver (wood, fiberglass, etc. In there. Soak it twice a day in warm salty water and see if it goes away in a week ...Read more

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Waking with fingers frozen in awkward position, sharp pain and swelling. It took a 2 minutes to move all of my fingers. What is this?

Waking with fingers frozen in awkward position, sharp pain and swelling. It took a 2 minutes to move all of my fingers. What is this?

Nerve pain: If this happens occasionally you are likely sleeping on your midarm and causing decreased blood flow. This causes fingers to spasm, pins/needles from compression; this quickly resolves, does not return during day. Happens to people in a deep sleep. If it happens everytime you sleep, then have a doc exam ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that shoots down my left pointer finger that lasts a second or two and is gone. It happens randomly for no apparent reason.?

I have a sharp pain that shoots down my left pointer finger that lasts a second or two and is gone. It happens randomly for no apparent reason.?

Joint problem: Probably joint problem like arthritis. Try resting it (do you use it a lot?), heat, anti inflammatories. If progresses or goes up your arm, talk to doctor. ...Read more

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Hello. I've been getting really sharp pain on the side of one finger. I've gotten these pains before, but rarely. Today however, these sharp pains keep coming...about once every 5 minutes. Please let me know if you have any ideas on what could be causing

Hello. I've been getting really sharp pain on the side of one finger. I've gotten these pains before, but rarely. Today however, these sharp pains keep coming...about once every 5 minutes. Please let me know if you have any ideas on what could be causing

Minor nerve pain?: It can be very distressing to experience a new pain or bodily sensation, but no need to panic. You will experience many such aches and pains in life...it's part of being alive. Fortunately most of them will disappear as mysteriously as they arose. *It sounds like you may be having pain from a nerve in the finger. It's likely temporary. Take an OTC pain reliever and relax. If it persists >>See Dr ...Read more

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Burning sharp pain in my fingers and wrist?

Burning: Sharp pain in fingers & wrist: did you have trauma to that hand recently? Do you have diabetes? How long has it lasted for? Depending on answers (so consult with us to help better): Most common cause is you slept on that side in wrong way to compress nerves & blood vessels; Nerve issue; diabetes; tumor compressing nerves & blood vessels. Help us help you: consult with us as it may need full eval ...Read more

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Sharp pain between ring and pinky finger when pressure is applied, what to do?

Sharp pain between ring and pinky finger when pressure is applied, what to do?

See a doctor: Some things like neuromas can do this. See a doctor and let them check you. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in middle of back right on top of spine, hurts bad when touched even finger lightly stroking area. Only seems to hurt when touched?

Sharp pain in middle of back right on top of spine, hurts bad when touched even finger lightly stroking area. Only seems to hurt when touched?

Where exactly: Is this area? Your symptom is called "hyperesthesia"
and may be an irritated nerve or nerves. Ask your question again with more exact location of your affected skin!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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For four days I've woken up with sharp pain and numbness on the back right side of my head. One day I even had numbness on one of my left fingers?

For four days I've woken up with sharp pain and numbness on the back right side of my head. One day I even had numbness on one of my left fingers?

Get checked: The back of the head on the right and the left hand are not innervated by the same nerve, so it is unlikely that you have a pinched nerve. You should see a neurologist. Migraines can occasionally cause sensory symptoms such as hand numbness. ...Read more

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My right index finger hurts. I feel a sharp pain?

My right index finger hurts. I feel a sharp pain?

It depends: A finger may hurt because of arthritis, a small ganglion cyst, or trigger finger (tendinitis). It depends where it hurts, but a steroid injection can be very effective if rest or using warmth/cold or anti- inflammatory drugs don't work. If it keeps hurting you you may want to see a doctor and get an x-ray. ...Read more

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I wake up with a sharp pain from my middle finger to my wrist. The pain slowly goes away during the day and comes back at night.

Finger pain: Tough to say what this is without an exam, . .. Could be a simple sprain of your finger you suffered during sleep, may be mild arthritis in the joint, etc. Get eval from a dr. If this persists and get an official diagnosis and treated accordingly. Bet wishes. ...Read more

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Frequent intense sharp pain in the fingers or toes and the back of the head which lasts from a few seconds to a minute. Should I worry?

Frequent intense sharp pain in the fingers or toes and the back of the head which lasts from a few seconds to a minute. Should I worry?

See a DO doctor: Best to see an osteopathic physician to evaluate your structure/spine/neck. There are nerve root connections in the neck that can affect the fingers, as well as connections from the low back that affect the toes. That can easily be addressed. However, if you need a referral to a neurologist from your physician, for further evaluation, that is always an option too, as everything is connected. ...Read more

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Lately when I turn a key or hold my phone, the side of my pointer finger gets a sharp pain around the joint, but it hurts only when pressed.

Lately when I turn a key or hold my phone, the side of my pointer finger gets a sharp pain around the joint, but it hurts only when pressed.

Arthritis, take NSAI: What you are describing sounds like joint inflammation or arthritis. try a trial of a non steroidal anti-inflammatory med such as Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen. To be sure, you should have a proper examination by a physician. ...Read more

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When I move my finger a part by the joint gives a sharp pain (when touched too) no visual injury. Pain is lessening. Why does it hurt? How do I heal?

Finger pain: It's possible that the joint has been sprained by some action or overuse activities that you're not obviously aware of. I recommend avoiding stressing that finger, warm soaks, and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) should help. If the finger is reddened and swollen, infection or acute arthritis may be present and you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my thumb nail and it hurts when I bend my finger, what can I do?

I have a sharp pain in my thumb nail and it hurts when I bend my finger, what can I do?

See doc: This might be a glomus tumor. See your doctor. It could also be something a orthopedic doctor would have to treat. ...Read more

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Tingling and sharp pain in rt fingers sometimes rt foot at the same time what does that mean?

Tingling and sharp pain in rt fingers sometimes rt foot at the same time what does that mean?

Pinched nerve: Nerve impingement. Pain and sensation travel together down the nerve bundles. When there is compression of the nerves this results in pain, numbness, and tingling. A neurological examination, nerve test, and imaging studies will determine the location of the nerve impingement. ...Read more

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What may be the cause of sharp pain in the top knuckle of my index finger? It happens often when extending my finger

Several causes: There are several possible causes of your pain. If your finger gets caught in mid-flexion and then snaps, then you have a trigger finger. If the knuckle joint swells or aches, then it can be arthritis in the joint. If there has been any injury to the knuckle, then it could be a deep contusion to the joint or to the tendon which runs over the joint. I would take some advil (ibuprofen) or alleve and protect. ...Read more