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My finger on my left hand, really hurts. It's swollen, I can't bend it without it hurting. It's throbbing continually. There is nothing in my finger.

My finger on my left hand, really hurts. It's swollen, I can't bend it without it hurting. It's throbbing continually. There is nothing in my finger.

Possible dislocation: You may have dislocated your finger or even broken it. You should have a doctor look at it so that they can further help you :]. ...Read more

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I have had this off and on thing happening w/ a vein in my middle finger on my left hand for about a week. It is not swollen. Its throbbing?

I have had this off and on thing happening w/ a vein in my middle finger on my left hand for about a week. It is not swollen. Its throbbing?

It's very hard: To make a diagnosis without seeing your hand and getting a little more information. If it doesn't get better on its own you should see a physician or schedule a virtual consultation so someone can at least see a picture of your finger. ...Read more

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What nerves affect the left thumb, index and middle fingers on left hand?

What nerves affect the left thumb, index and middle fingers on left hand?

Median nerve: On the palm side of your hand, your median nerve provides sensation and some motor strength. This is the nerve that is pinched in carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are having problems with tingling and numbness, then you may want to be evaluated by your physician to confirm your diagnosis and obtain treatment. ...Read more

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I've had alcohol in excess, numb fingers on left hand, what is going on?

I've had alcohol in excess, numb fingers on left hand, what is going on?

Long term alcohol: Use can lead to neuropathy. While this is a possible cause of your numbness, there can be others, including injuries or trapped nerves in neck, wrist, or elbow. Talk to your doctor to get vit b and Folic Acid levels on you to see if these could be a cause of your neuropathy. If those are normal, discuss other causes. Most importantly, talk to them about solutions to using too much alcohol. ...Read more

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Just started a half hour ago fingers on left hand are tingling very mildly. Mainly pointer and middle fingers Stronger when arm is straightened out ?

Just started a half hour ago fingers on left hand are tingling very mildly. Mainly pointer and middle fingers
Stronger when arm is straightened out
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One of the most: Common causes of finger tingling is compression of the median nerve at the wrist--carpal tunnel syndrome. The fingers you describe are commonly affected. What is unusual is that you say it is worse when arm/wrist straightened? Normally this would help; we use wrist splints to treat carpal tunnel. It may very well resolve on its own. If it lasts several days, consider a doctor visit. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Due to neurophy fingers on left-hand stay curled in and no muscle, do hand splints overnight, help?

Due to neurophy fingers on left-hand stay curled in and no muscle, do hand splints overnight, help?

Yes...: With special hand splints that keep your hand in a functional position can help the hand from worsening. Also, seeing an occupational therapist can help w/ that as well. See your md & ask for that special splint. You can also put a rolled up wash cloth in your hand to help keep your hand open. Ask to see an occupational therapist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Injured two fingers on left-hand. Doc said not broken but they burn and feel stiff all the time. What to do.

Injured two fingers on left-hand. Doc said not broken but they burn and feel stiff all the time. What to do.

Let Healing happen: Healing is not instantaneous. Your question implies that you do not understand injured tissue takes time to heal. Letting the injured fingers rest is best. Taking Ibuprofen or advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) may also be fine in the short term. ...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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Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, i also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, i also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Need more informatio: Turning purple maybe acrocyanosis. This can be normal and physiologic. The swelling may be vascular but we need more information ...Read more

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I get head rushes fast heartbeats sweating sometimes when I walk I feel unbalanced and sometimes foggy eye vision and tingling in fingers on left hand?

I get head rushes fast heartbeats sweating sometimes when I walk I feel unbalanced and sometimes foggy eye vision and tingling in fingers on left hand?

Slow down.: How old are you? How fast are you walking and for what distance before This happens? Raised heart rate and sweating can be normal from exercise. The other signs can be from hyperventilation to cerebral vascular insuffiency, and it is impossible for me to say what exactly they are from without more information. ...Read more

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Random neck pains and aching in fingers on left hand. Upper back ache. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray a month ago. 21, active. Heart issue?

Random neck pains and aching in fingers on left hand. Upper back ache. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray a month ago. 21, active. Heart issue?

Not heart: At your young age, it is not likely your heart. It is most likely muscle spams pressing on the nerves in your neck causing the neck pains and aching in the fingers of your hand. Same for the back ache. This is often due to stress or poor water/mineral intake. Make an appointment with your regular doctor for an assessment and treatment options. ...Read more

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Painful middle finger on my left hand. Since this morning it was score but not it’s swollen and it’s warmer than the other fingers. ?

Painful middle finger on my left hand. Since this morning it was score but not it’s swollen and it’s warmer than the other fingers. ?

Assessment needed: And fairly urgently as may have an infection. Other possibilities include arthritis or if injured tendon problem. Will need a doctor assessment and if diagnosis remains unclear may need tests such as bloods and xrays, scans etc. ...Read more

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Pain on tips of fingers of my left hand?

More information: Dear JackG, unfortunately you gave us little information. Pain in the tip of the fingers could be many things like trauma/microtrauma/excessive use,
vascular or neurological problems. Maybe you can report with more information, like your age, duration, change in finger appearance, change in sensation or strength and prior episodes. Do you smoke? ...Read more

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I have pain on my left hand small finger?

More information?: Really need more information here. Trauma? Swelling? Discomfited? See your doctor for exam and treatment ...Read more

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I feel pain on my left hand forth finger tip?

I feel pain on my left hand forth finger tip?

Nonspecific: More of a description is needed to make a differential diagnosis. Is there an injury, tenderness,deformity, discoloration,pain only on motion? The discomfort could come from the joint, skin,ligaments, tendon. Your physician can evaluate the finger and decide whether a xray is indicated. ...Read more

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My pinky finger on my left hand keeps locking: either straightened or bent.?

Trigger Finger: This is a trigger finger and is a common problem. Therapy can include:
'1. Pulling it out
2. Injection
3. Surgery ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left hand and fingers?

More info needed: Is this isolated to the hand and fingers only? Is the pain traveling down the arm? Was there any trauma? Is there any pain at night or that wakes you up? Is there numbness and tingling in the fingers? We need more information to help you towards the next step. ...Read more

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Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Why is my left hand and fingers swollen?

Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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What cure for a flickering finger on left hand?

What cure for a flickering finger on left hand?

Amputation: Cut it off. Otherwise, I need more information :) ...Read more

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How do I learn to start reusing my left-hand index finger?

How do I learn to start reusing my left-hand index finger?

Physical Therapy: A physical therapist is a trained individual to assist in such matters. They are trained in the known protocols to assist you in re-learning how to use a previously damaged limb. ...Read more

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My left-hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

My left-hand finger is swollen and painful. Could it be broken?

Possibly,: Particularly if you hit it with and object, against an object, jammed it, etc. See your doctor for an x-ray and examination. ...Read more

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Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary?

Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary?

Numb finger: There are many causes of a numbness, caused by a nerve being compromised.... Pressure from habitually holding an object in one way, or on the nerve farther away, from cysts or spurs. Some diseases like diabetes and thyroid disorders can predispose to nerve being injured the duration depends on the cause. Consult a neurologist. Here is a good discussion: http://www.Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/enc. ...Read more

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The fingers in my left-hand get numb sometimes. What could this be?

The fingers in my left-hand get numb sometimes.  What could this be?

Nerve issue: There is a high likelihood this may be carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of median nerve) but with a good exam other nerve compression issues can be checked for as well. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby finger on the left hand has been numb for 5 months?

What can I do if my baby finger on the left hand has been numb for 5 months?

Lots of causes: Can't tell over the computer. See your family physician asap. He may want you to have tests or see specialist. Please call now...If it hasn't gone away in 5 months its way past due to be evaluated. ...Read more