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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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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Verify that it's a wart. There are many types and they look different.
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If OTC treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Finger warts can appear to resolve after tx, but then reoccur
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HPV virus causes warts, is contagious; Cover when present
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Most dermatologists recommend teat warts as soon as they appear
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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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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Apply salicylic acid to wart
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Pare down the wart
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Follow-up with dermatologist if not improving
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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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