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Short Pinky Finger Syndrome
Can you have cubital tunnel syndrome with no pain? Have slight forearm numbness that comes and goes and trouble moving pinky and ring finger sometimes
I get numb along the side of my hand from the pinky to the wrist...it can extend to the ring/middle finger...Is this Carpal tunnel syndrome?
Evolution: It is hard to say genetically why the ones with shorter pinkies survived and not the other way around. But going back to species before us, it was that way. Just looking at my hand, I 'd rather have it that way and not the other way as the prehensile activity looks better and it would just look weird, don't you think? ...Read more
Today I have been getting shooting pain down the back of my left arm to my pinky finger. Lasts short time. Is this most likely muscoskeletal?
I have occasionally been having short lived tingling in my left hand for at least a year. Now I'm having pain radiating from my forearm just distal to my elbow into my ring and pinky fingers. What should I do?
A 14 month old raises his hands around bright lights, gruntsand exhales. He is delayed, has curved pinky finger, eats non-food items and has a short neck. Autism?
Neurodevelopmental: Disorders of genetic origin can present with dysmorphism (unusual physical features), developmental delays & autistic behaviors. The asq & the m-chat screening tests are at firstsigns. Org. A pediatric visit with the results may lead to referral to a developmental/ behavioral pediatrician. Also, your state's early intervention program can assess development & provide therapy without a diagnosis. ...Read more
Came on suddenly a week ago: tingle in right side of right hand *every* time I flex/touch fingers. No pain! Arm/elbow normal! Cubital syndrome?
Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it tingle? Did you have an accident? ...Read more
Complete numbness in fingers and both sides of hand. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome, if not what is it?
I got my left ring finger caught Ina guys shorts at fight practice in the groove where it meets the hand and now I can't move the last digit.
Hand surgeon: If this difficulty persists consult a hand surgeon for diagnosis, advice and treatment. You may have sustained joint and ligament injury, and if so, you want to avoid permanent damage to that finger. ...Read more
Short infrequent bursts of pain that begin in the chest and lead to the tip of a finger left hand. Is this related to the heart or nervous system?
Get to an ER!: There is so much evidence that heart attacks are much, much easier to treat and recover fully from if you catch them early - that it is plain good sense to have it evaluated now! Don't wait to make an appointment - just get there as soon as you can. In recent years women and other age groups are also at risk, but you are in a prime target group! It can save your life. Best! ...Read more
Feeling numbness in my fingers on holding my cell phone or on sleeping on my hand after a short period of time. What could it be?
Hi I'm from iran and I'm very short only 4, 6 and I have small finger of hand and foot please tell me I can use stem cell therapy for growing fingers?
Should I be worried about pregnancy from fingering? He had shorts on but what if there was a dot of precum? His hand felt dry before he fingered
Sperm + egg: Sperm must be inside the vagina to fertilize the egg For someone to get pregnant. It seems very unlikely in the circumstances you mention. Before you engage in any sexual activity I suggest you do some reading to learn the very basics about human reproduction. It's important you have the information before you get in over your head. ...Read more
Simple clinodactaly: When pinky fingers are turned slightly toward the middle of the hand, the term used is clinodactaly. When examined under x-ray, there is an angulation to the middle segment of that finger. It is a benign and potential inheritable process. It occurs in normal people and sometimes in higher frequency with certain syndromes. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
? Trigger finger: Several things can cause painful triggering of a finger. The most common is a so called, "trigger" finger where your flexor tendon enlarges and can no longer slide smoothly through a tunnel at the base of your finger. Less common is a snapping extensor tendon or ligament. Try splinting the finger straight for a few weeks, if this does not help get it checked out. ...Read more
See a hand surgeon: Stabbing a finger can be a potentially worse injury than it seems. There are numerous structures (tendons, nerves, blood vessels, joints and ligaments) all in a very small space. Probably best to see a hand surgeon to assess the injury and also make sure that there is no ongoing infection as that can also be quite painful in the finger. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: About 6 weeks to completely heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Clinodactyly: An incurving 5th finger is considered a minor anomaly that can represent a new issue or a dominant trait within a family. ...Read more
I have a knot on my lower right back about the size of the end of my pinky finger. Had it for awhile, should I get it checked out or is this typical?
Yes: I don't think it will be anyting but without an examine you will not have peace of mind to let it go. ...Read more
I slammed the tip of my pinky finger in the door on Monday and it is now twice the size of the other, hot and painful. Is this just par 4 the course?
No: Need ER evaluation. Fracture of the finger could present in the same way. Another concern is infection ...Read more
I've cut or punctured my lower pinky finger on the inside and now it feels like there's anI'm not quite sure how I got the wound as it was from a fall?
Clean wound: First of all scrub it clean with a clean/wet/soapy wash cloth. Then rinse well with clean water. Pat the wound dry with a clean wash cloth/gauze/ tissue/ paper towel. Then apply antibiotic ointment or aloe juice or coconut oil as antiseptic. Then place a sterile dressing over the wound till it is healing well. You can use a band aid or sterile gauze, secured by Coban type stretchy tape that only. ...Read more
Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read more
Buddy Tape: It depends on where the finger is broken. If there is a fracture of the small finger bones (phalanges) treatment is often as simple as taping the finger to the ring finger. If there is any rotational deformity or articular involvement this must be corrected and occasionally warrants surgical intervention. ...Read more