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Hurt my medial side of elbow against door. Cant flex my arm shooting severe pain, little finger is ok no parasthesias or numbness. Have I hurt ulnar?

Hurt my medial side of elbow against door. Cant flex my arm shooting severe pain, little finger is ok no parasthesias or numbness. Have I hurt ulnar?

Medial Epicondylitis: Or "Golfer's Elbow" can be due to blunt trauma! This usually does not affect the ulnar nerve itself (its actually medial to the nerve) A CORTISONE INJECTION may be indicated! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider for a referral to an Orthopedist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi I get shooting pain in my left fingers from my middle to my little finger. I never get it in all 3 at the same time always runs to the end of finge?

Hi I get shooting pain in my left fingers from my middle to my little finger. I never get it in all 3 at the same time always runs to the end of finge?

Probably ulnar nerve: This is the distribution of the ulnar N which is commonly trapped at the elbow in the cubital tunnel, or less commonly at the wrist, guyon's canal. Shooting pain is the give away for nerve involvement. See a PMR doc or ortho doc or neurologist for an evaluation to diagnose this and get treatment. Braces, deep, heat, injections, or surgery may be indicated but need to diagnose cause first ...Read more

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Had ganglion cyst removed. Now I have a burning pain through my little finger. I can't fully bend without burning & shooting pain in side of hand?

Had ganglion cyst removed. Now I have a burning pain through my little finger. I can't fully bend without burning & shooting pain in side of hand?

Sounds like Ulnar nv: Sounds like a terminal twig of the ulnar nerve in the way of one of the digital branches got affected or irritated by the surgery or removal of the cyst. That can happen. Sometimes that will calm down after a time and other times you'll need some medication assistance for the pain. Check with the surgeon or a neurologist. If it's a recent event then, tincture of time may do the trick. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain that goes from my left elbow to my fingers, it causes my hand to seize and let go what could it be?

I have shooting pain that goes from my left elbow to my fingers, it causes my hand to seize and let go what could it be?

Trauma?: Have you had trauma to your elbow especially on the lateral aspect of the elbow. You seem by hx to have some trauma or irritation to the radial nerve from elbow down to the wrist and hand See your doctor if persist more ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm? 29/f

Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm? 29/f

Pain: There are several possibilities. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinosis of the wrist and finger flexors, muscle strain. I suggest evaluation with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in fingers, hand and wrist. What kind of doc should I see about this?

Shooting pain in fingers, hand and wrist. What kind of doc should I see about this?

Physiatrist: See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, physiatrist for short. They can diagnose is this is a wrist issue or a neck issue and use nerve conduction studies and electromyography to help diagnose. Lastly they can also help direct exact physical therapy and/or interventional/surgical care needed. ...Read more

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I have a recurring sharp shooting pain on the back of my left hand just above my index finger. What could that be dr.?

I have a recurring sharp shooting pain on the back of my left hand just above my index finger. What could that be dr.?

Sharp shooting pain: This area on the back of your hand contains the tendon to extend your wrist, an area of skin supplied by the radial nerve, and the joint that connects your finger to your hand. You could have an injury to the joint or the tendon, causing a pain in that area, or you could have irritation of the radial nerve. The last of these should also cause tingling or numbness in that area. ...Read more

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Both wrist pain. Occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Both wrist pain. Occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Get a check up: There are multiple structures in wrist and hand and pain can originate in any of the. Muscles, tendons, nerves and bones might be affected. A thorough examination, possibly combined with xray examination and or nerve studies may be indicated ...Read more

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My daughter fell on her hand during soccer. She is complaining of pain on sides of wrist and shooting pain on the back of her hand through index finger?

My daughter fell on her hand during soccer. She is complaining of pain on sides of wrist and shooting pain on the back of her hand through index finger?

Have her see Dr.: There is the chance she may have even suffered a fracture of the wrist joint/bone (s) which is very common when falling on an outstretched Hand. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the reason for shooting pain on two fingers on left hand that start at knuckles and at times wrist?

What is the reason for shooting pain on two fingers on left hand that start at knuckles and at times wrist?

Absolutely: No idea. A neurologist could get a nerve conduction study with or without an electromyogram. You are too young to have carpal tunnel syndrome. Which fingers by the way. Is it the 5th (pinkie) with half the 4th? That would be easy as the ulnar nerve may be the reason. ...Read more

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Pain on left hand ring finger and middle. Shooting Pain feels like when I try to crack knuckles but they are already cracked!?

Unsure what the Ques: Tion is?
Any injury or tingling or numbness??
Seeing your PCP will be helpful and probably XRs. He/She can then refer you onwards to the respective specialist as indicated.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

No: The typical pain from a heart attack is shoulder to arm. The pain you describe is more neurological. Still be safe and check it out. Rare things always happen. ...Read more

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I fell on my hand today and now it hurts to bend my thumb, its bruising and hurts when I'm not using it. Could it be fractured? I also seem to be having shooting pain to my index finger if I try bending it.

Certainly: Certainly could be. Immediate pain in an extremity after falling on it, followed by bruising shortly after are some of the hallmarks of a fracture. Should be iced for 48 hrs, seen by a medical professional asap and x-rayed. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in my right hand side just above my hip bone and little more to my middle. What can cause this?

I have a shooting pain in my right hand side just above my hip bone and little more to my middle. What can cause this?

Nerve: Perhaps you pinched a nerve in your back.
The dermatomes or skin areas are innervated by the nerves exiting your spine. There are different medical diagnoses in this area. Spinal Stenosis is another possibility, .Infectious causes, or even tumor. See a doctor for evaluation and imaging tests. ...Read more

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I am 39 and have a shooting pain above my left breast. It feels like it is in between my ribs there. My left hand has also been a little numb.?

I am 39 and have a shooting pain above my left breast. It feels like it is in between my ribs there. My left hand has also been a little numb.?

See your doctororER: Left side chest pain radiating to left hand need immediate attention, could be coronary artery problem with impending hear attach, must see your doctor or even better to er and call your doctor to make sure it is a serious problem, after ekg and blood tests if they are normal you can go home smiling. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in my left ring finger about every half an hour and it lasts about 2 minute off and on. Do you know what this is?

We need exam data: My thanks to my colleague Dr. Weixel for allowing to comment in 400 characters or less on this problem (BAD IDEA! --LOL). I have AT LEAST 20 questions. 1. How long happening? 2.You wearing anything on the wrist like new watch, new wristband, new bracelet? What makes pain better/worse? You need a good neurological examination & may require a test called an EMG/NCV. But 1st, the examination please. ...Read more

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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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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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I have shooting pain in my finger when I play volleyball. Why? What is it?

I have shooting pain in my finger when I play volleyball. Why? What is it?

Prob nerve: Nerve injury/stretch or what we call the volar plate and collateral ligament injury.
See a doctor but consider taping as well. ...Read more

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Cut my upper palm deep and get an extremely sharp shooting pain up the index finger if I touch near the wound? Will this heal? (it's been 1 week)

Cut my upper palm deep and get an extremely sharp shooting pain up the index finger if I touch near the wound? Will this heal? (it's been 1 week)

See hand specialist: The wound may have injured the nerve or tendon that goes to that finger. To avoid chronic finger pain or weakening of the tendon, you should have it evaluated by a hand specialist. Sooner is better. ...Read more

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Approximately every 2 week I feel a shooting pain in my left index finger (on pip) and just the same second a shooting pain in my heart area. Why?

Pain: The kind of pain you describe is usually of musculoskeletal origin and can be from irritation of a nerve that runs along the chest wall as well as the inside of the arm. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in my rightlower armthat seems to originatebetween my elbow and wrist. It shoots up to my elbow and down thru my index finger.

Neuropathy: The lateral cuteneous nerve syndrome, affects the outside of your forearm. At ulnar groove in elbow, ulnar compression can occur. Ulnar neuropathy affects pinky and ring finger. Median nerve compression affects the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Get an emg/ncs by neurologist or physiatrist. Should help confirm problem. <a href='http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/7670976/' rel='nofollow' ta. ...Read more

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I have tingling, mild shooting pain and feelings of numbness in my fingers and toes that gets worse during and after I eat. What could this be?

I have tingling, mild shooting pain and feelings of numbness in my fingers and toes that gets worse during and after I eat. What could this be?

From elevated sugars: A common complaint of someone who has diabetes is that they may notice worse numbness tingling after meals (especially high carb/sugar). See a family dr/internist for a work up ...Read more

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Got a shooting pain in middle finger carrying a bag, now can't bend, its swollen, xtreme pain, what should I do now. 2yrs had carp. Tunl. Surgery.

Got a shooting pain in middle finger carrying a bag, now can't bend, its swollen, xtreme pain, what should I do now. 2yrs had carp. Tunl. Surgery.

Infection?: One of three problems: injury alone could do this, but perhaps a serious one e.g. a fracture; or a bacterial infection; or perhaps an acute form of arthritis. Any of these should be professionally evaluated, so call your doctor. Get seen immiediately if any fever, or if redness and swelling are spreading or a red streak up your hand or arm. ...Read more