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Sharp Pains In Fingers And Toes
My fingers an my top right foot is so painful, plus my toes on lelf foot has sharp pains. What's going on with me, im 52yrs old?
Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy causes that type of discomfort in the feet and toes. The causes include diabetes, vit b12 and other deficiency, certain toxins, medication side ieffects, malnutrition as well as other neurologic disease. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
I occasionally have deep, sharp pains in my finger joints. Also, my right big toe is usually so sensitive it is very painful even when gently touched.
Girl, 13 getting severe sharp chest pains on &off for a couple of weeks deep inside her chest on left also blue fingers &tingling in fingers &toes?
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I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.
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
I have some unexplained pain. Do I need to be worried about it? My lower back hurts if I stand for too long, walk, or sit in one position. Bending over hurts. Also sometimes my arm, finger, or toe gets a sharp pain in it. Almost like its broke, but the
Multiple possible ca:
Many causes for your complaints from ligament injury to foos allergy to other underlying toxins in the body.
You would benefit from a work up to see whjat is going on in your body and to correct the problem, not just taking pain med to cover it. ...Read more
Persistant pain in wrist, difficulty gripping and bending wrist, sharp pain when resting regular cramps in fingers and toes aching ankles?
Mult possibilities: Possibilities are multiple. Wrist pain with difficulty bending/gripping could be due to tendonitis, arthritis, or other. Multiple joint involvement (wrist, toes, ankles) may be some type of arthritis. See your doctor for an exam and diagnostic testing if needed (lab work, xrays). ...Read more
Alves ache bad to toes. Arms hurt from elbows to fingers with sharp pain shooting thru them occasionally. What would cause it? Started about a month ago and the local dr said I had the flu the flu is gone but the aching pain is still there. Hurts to bad
You need to be seen by a doctor again and have a complete evaluation. It may be muscle aching pain such as myositis. It could be nerve pain such as neuropathy which can be caused by numerous conditions. You could have an electrolyte imbalance such as potassium. You could be having a reaction to a medication that you take so be sure your physician is aware of all medications and supplements. But I urge you to be seen immediately again.
If you have increased pain, fever, weakness or numbness then you will have to go to the er. ...Read more
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
If I use my sharp finger nail and press it on a blood vessel at my foot very hard, will it snap and will it repair itself?
Maybe: If you do that to the veins you see on the top of your foot and apply enough sharp pressure you may indeed sheer it open. It will heal but you would end up with quite a black and blue swollen foot so why do it? ...Read more
When I sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers don't open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p
You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ranging from loss of function and joint destruction to even cardiac issues. This can't be diagnosed via Internet. Make an appointment to see a doc ASAP. ...Read more
See a foot: Doctor to find out why they are hurting. Do you have pain in the joint of the toe? Are they hammered and the top of them rub the shoe? Do you have corns? Do they burn? You didn't supply enough info for us to have a clue of what is the etiology of the problem. ...Read more
In cold weather my fingers or toes sometimes overlap or spread out and pains. I cannot move it or separate it for couple of minutes. What could it be?
Muscle spasm: It sounds like muscle spasms or cramps in reaction to the cold weather. ...Read more
The tip of my finger and toe nails itch like crazy but I don't feel pains just that my skin at the itchy area peels, what's the cause please?
Multiple things: Could be fungus like athlete's foot, contact dermatitis including reactions to things like nail polish, psoriasis, reaction to antibiotics, reaction to infections, etc. Would be best to have it evaluated by health care provider to narrow the list and provide appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Fingers and toes are growing longer. I am eating a lot. I am sleeping harder. I am having growing pains in my legs. Will my height grow?
Yes, a little more: Boys generally grow till their 17 th birthday as opposed to girls who stop growing a year earlier. ...Read more
I'm 21. @ 20, I acquired pains. Hot knees, bones feeling like being pulled, obviously new stretch marks, shins, ankles, toes, fingers. Am I growing?
2 much 2 be normal.: There are a whole lot of conditions and circumstances that that be responsible for you symptoms, and normal growth is not one of them. To sort this out you will need to have a thorough evaluation by your family physician first. Healthtap can help you locate a physician if you do not have one already. ...Read more
I am 31 w/ possible hyper mobility syndrome. Every joint aches, numb fingers & toes, random shooting pains, and regular neck sprains. What is going on?
EDS?: I recommend you get tested for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. ...Read more
25f frequent back pains and spontaneous numbness in arm/hand/fingers/feet & toes! When I press on my lower spin above my butt crack it feels like pins and needles?
Sounds like nerve: Most likely condition would be a pinched nerve. The nerves that supply the feet stem from nerve branches traveling from the leg. The "pinch" could be from the back at its root, but it an also be locally due to musculature. Another thing to be checked is circulation because if blood flow is hampered to a an area, it can cause pain and reduce function in the nerves. Get checked properly. ...Read more
Could nerve firings be anxiety along with muscle and joint aches and pains in hands arms legs feet fingers toes. Doctors keep blaming anxiety?
Low magnesium or: Other micronutrients may be part of the cause. In the US we have a lab called Spectrracell that does nutritional lab testing. You can search for a similar lab in your country. If you have any low micronutrients you can change your diet and/or supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
No: I have seen no evidence that it is bad for you. So despite what our mothers told us you can crack your knuckles. ...Read more
Raynaud's: This is a condition where the small blood vessels go into "vasospasm" (open and close quickly) not allowing blood to travel through them. Often brought on by cold exposure or stress. There is a difference between raynaud's disease and raynaud's syndrome. The disease is when it is a stand alone problem and the symptom is when it is caused by a different primary disease. ...Read more