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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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Why is there a sharp nerve pain in my pinky finger?

Why is there a sharp nerve pain in my pinky finger?

Some reasons: You could have an occult fracture, a problem with a joint or tendon, or perhaps digital nerve or even referred pain from wrist or elbow. See your doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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I have been getting a sharp shooting pain in my left pinky finger for the last few days. Last night it even woke me up twice.

I have been getting a sharp shooting pain in my left pinky finger for the last few days. Last night it even woke me up twice.

More history: Suggest that you see your physician, who can both speak to you about the history of the problem and do a thorough exam to determine where the problem localizes. There also may be a need to do additional testing to further evaluate this issue. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in side of hand to my wrist from my pinky finger down. Can't lift things/ stretch hand?

Sharp pain in side of hand to my wrist from my pinky finger down. Can't lift things/ stretch hand?

Finger pain: There are many possible etiologies for your finger discomfort - to be properly diagnosed you need a physical examination in person. Finger discomfort and lack of mobility may occur secondary to nerve entrapment or problems with your muscles and tendons. ...Read more

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After hitting a golf ball out of the rough, I felt a sharp pain in my hand between my pinky and ring finger?

After hitting a golf ball out of the rough, I felt a sharp pain in my hand between my pinky and ring finger?

Probable strain: I suspect you may have strained either a tendon or ligament in your hand. Would probably take a few days off from golf and then go back out. If you are having a lot of pain from it, i would rest it more for maybe a couple of weeks. Still not better, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Would the sharp pain from R elbow down that causes numbness & tingling in pinky, ring, middle fingers & now index be cubital tunnel? Thank you!!

Would the sharp pain from R elbow down that causes numbness & tingling in pinky, ring, middle fingers & now index be cubital tunnel? Thank you!!

No, ? TOS: 30's female with parasthesias in 5-2 fingers suggests primary neural impingement to be occurring in region of shoulder girdle brachial neural plexus, and concern is raised for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. A Neurologist is skillful at localizing neural disorders. ...Read more

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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 sharp pain on middle finger and spread to whole hand?

I have sharp pain on middle finger and spread to whole hand?

Any trauma: so my question is any history of trauma did you lean on it too much while trying to get up
second question there is any swelling or deformity in the middle finger
third so you woke up on morning and suddenly your middle finger hurt a lot and the pain spreading to the hand
there is a lot of reason and explanation for your problem
best way go to a doctor that can examine you,ask questions,treat you ...Read more

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My partner suddenly couldn't move her hand or fingers but could move her arm. It caused her lots of pain She had sharp pain in hand before Itstarted ?

My partner suddenly couldn't move her hand or fingers but could move her arm. It caused her lots of pain 
She had sharp pain in hand before Itstarted ?

Recommendation : The first of all you have to rule out the trauma! Give her some pain medication like Advil or Acetominofen. If the pain and stillness of hand and fingers not resolved, make sense to go to doctor or ER. ...Read more

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Today about 4 times I have had a very sharp pain on the top of my right hand. Pretty much above the ring finger, about half way up the wide part of my?

Today about 4 times I have had a very sharp pain on the top of my right hand. Pretty much above the ring finger, about half way up the wide part of my?

Need more info: Did you have an injury even a slight one, to your right hand? Do you have any loss of motion in that hand? It would also help me to know how old you are and what kind of occupation you have. There are several reasons for your complaint ranging from a neurological to an orthopedic cause. Please make an appointment with your family physician to find the cause and relive your pain. ...Read more

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I feel a sharp pain in my left hand radiating down my fingers. Should i see a neurologist?

I feel a sharp pain in my left hand radiating down my fingers. Should i see a neurologist?

Yes: Most neurologists are head neurologists though, so find yourself a peripheral nerve neurologist that does emg's and can examine you and confirm whether your symptoms are due to carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain in my chest and my left hand fingers are tingling. What is happening?

I'm having sharp pain in my chest and my left hand fingers are tingling. What is happening?

Call 911 - go to ER!: It may help to know your age and history a bit - but w/out that - call 911 or get to an ER. It may not be a heart attack - but I'd feel like an idiot if it was and you missed urgent care. So NOW! get to an ER! Best wishes! ...Read more

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When i press , right hand middle finger nail, sharp pain pops up,i also feel little pain when i do not press?

Nail bed pain: If there is pain anywhere that is a response to an insult either injury, inflammation or infection. you probably have anyone of this, an exam might help to distinguish, if does not get better have it checked out. ...Read more

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A cold certain spot where my vein is on top of my hand where my index finger is and also with alittle sharp pain what could be causing that feeling?

Many options: This could be many things. Arthritis, carpal tunnel, nerve pinching, vascular problem, insect bite, skin problem to name a few. I would monitor for progressing symptoms such as increasing numbness and pain , try otc meds such as advil, (ibuprofen) and see what happens. If no better or getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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It hurts my forearm when i flex my hand back with my fingers open. It's a very sharp pain in the flexer muscle. Why? I've been in p.T for 7months now

See Hand Specialist: If you have the same pain and it is not improving with therapy, see the hand specialist for help. Your original diagnosis may be wrong. The specialist will examine and determine needed testing to help guide you. ...Read more

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My funny bone in elbow was banged lightly & it sent a HUGE sharp pain to my hand and fingers. Why?

Ulnar nerve: The pain or shock like symptoms radiating to the hand are not due to a bone. The ulnar nerve passes in a groove on the medial aspect of the elbow formed by the ulna bone and the numerous. It is relatively close to the surface and when something strikes it the Pain locally travels down the arm to the ulnar side of the hand like a sudden shock. ...Read more

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Sir, My left hand thumb and index finger are itching and I get a sharp pain suddenly when touched. Pls guide?

Get an evaluation it: Might be a nerve injury or pinching. An EMG might be of value in helping diagnose and treat this annoying problem ...Read more

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Fell catching myself with my right hand now the area of right knuckle/middle finger is a sharp pain when using to open things or etc. Has stiffness?

Fell catching myself with my right hand now the area of right knuckle/middle finger is a sharp pain when using to open things or etc. Has stiffness?

Sprain: A sprain of the joint is likely and may take a week or two to heal. Use cold applications for two days and then switch to heat. Nsaids like ibuprofen may help. See a hand surgeon if significant pain or swelling occurs. ...Read more

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29yrs old with Pain in my left arm,hand &fingers also sharp pain on left side of chest. What else could it be besides Costochondritis?

29yrs old with Pain in my left arm,hand &fingers also sharp pain on left side of chest. What else could it be besides Costochondritis?

To ER: Other than cardiac disease which will worsen with exertion and also cause shortness of breath, it could be radicular pain from a cervical level. If you haven't been evaluated by a physician, you should be seen ASAP. Sharp chest pain isn't typical for cardiac disease, but women have atypical symptoms. Even young people can have heart disease. Why take a chance? ...Read more

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1 week ago i got 6 stitches on the palm side of my wedding finger now i can't straighten out my arm & hand because i get a sharp pain, will it go away?

1 week ago i got 6 stitches on the palm side of my wedding finger now i can't straighten out my arm & hand because i get a sharp pain, will it go away?

Not sure: If this persists you need to return to the doc that sutured your finger to be sure you don't have an infection or other problem.
Good luck,
dr. T. ...Read more

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My left hand first finger knuckle burning and sharp pain. There is no redness or swelling. Sudden onset two days ago, with no relief even after rest?

More info?: This could be gout, though there would usually be redness. Rheumatoid arthritis comes to mind but usually no sudden onset and generally more joints that one small finger joint. It would be good to know if there's been any recent trauma, spider bite, stick with a thorn? Does finger ever get stuck when bent? ...Read more