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All my fingers on my left hand have been swollen for 10 months i get a sharp pain on my shoulder that radiates down to my pinky and ring finger?

All my fingers on my left hand have been swollen for 10 months i get a sharp pain on my shoulder that radiates down to my pinky and ring finger?

Neck vs shoulder: Symptoms of hand pain are often are a result of pressure on a nerve. This can be originating in the neck or perhaps at the elbow. The pinky and ring finger are innervated by the ulnar nerve at the elbow and by a specific nerve root (c8) in the neck. Swelling in the hand is an unusual symptom. Prior to an evaluation pay close attention to when the swelling occurs and if it truly is in all fingers. ...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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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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Any ideas for a numb left pointing finger and a sharp pain in the same arm?

Any ideas for a numb left pointing finger and a sharp pain in the same arm?

Neck problem: One of the things that may be causing this is a disc problem in your neck in this particular situation the disc between c5-6 or c6-7 may be to blame. A disc issue here typically results in neck pain/stiffness, and radiating pain in the arm accompanied often by numbness. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 28 and have really bad pain in my left middle finger and ring finger it gets numb and sharp pain go to my elbow?

Im 28 and have really bad pain in my left middle finger and ring finger it gets numb and sharp pain go to my elbow?

Ulnar?: You could possess a pinched nerve at the elbow, termed cubital tunnel syndrome. Sometimes, nerves are pinched at the wrist and cause similar symptoms. Check with a hand specialist, get diagnosis confirmed, and treated. ...Read more

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