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Random throbbing pain under fingers and toes. Just lasts 1 second but pops up again later somewhere else. No discoloration or other feelings concernin?

Random throbbing pain under fingers and toes. Just lasts 1 second but pops up again later somewhere else. No discoloration or other feelings concernin?

DIP? PIP? Both: How long has this been going on? Can't link it to any specific neurologic or rheumatic condition. Certain vasculitides can do this and your positive rheum serology may go with this; however, symptoms stays more than 1 second. Keep your mind on it. Buerger’s & other microscopic vasculities can initially present this way but you don't meet the profile. Cryoglobulinemia can do same very early on. ...Read more

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How can I deal with this throbbing pain in my left fingers?

Needs evaluation: First of all, one needs to determine the cause of the pain and then appropriate treatment can ensue. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What would cause a throbbing pain in the center of my hand? Pain is dull, sometimes sharp. Doesn't affect my fingers.

What would cause a throbbing pain in the center of my hand? Pain is dull, sometimes sharp. Doesn't affect my fingers.

Depends: Throbbing pain in the center of your hand can be caused by several conditions, including nerve irritation, circulatory issues, arthritis and tendonitis. If symptoms continue beyond a few days or so, see you primary doctor or a hand specialist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello im 16 year old and on my right hand, my thump and the finger next to it really hurts like a throbbing pain, going to each other, what's is it I keep getting this, for a while now and its like off and on?

Mgt: You may have strained a tendon, but if you had an injury this raises the risk of a fracture. Is there a rash on your hand? Do you have any health problems? I would suggest Motrin and resting the hand as much as possible. If the pain persists or worsens, please see your PCP. ...Read more

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I have a spinal implant c3-c& disc injury and currently have deep bone throbbing pain from shoulder to fingers, should I be concerned?

I have a spinal implant c3-c& disc injury and currently have deep bone throbbing pain from shoulder to fingers, should I be concerned?

Depends: It depends on how long it has been since surgery, how long you have had these symptoms, how severe they are. If they are severe, worsening/not improving, associated with weak muscles or trouble walking, contact your spine doctor for a consultation. ...Read more

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22 R Hand little finger numb throbbing pain and agony at times no swelling redness or injury its been hurting for 2 weeks now?

22 R Hand little finger numb throbbing pain and agony at times no swelling redness or injury its been hurting for 2 weeks now?

Ulnar neuropathy: Little finger is innervated by the ulnar nerve and you may have an ulnar neuropathy causing this, most commonly it is at the elbow (due to leaning on the elbow against a hard surface), less commonly at the wrist (if you are a biker and keep your wrist flexed in the direction of the little finger for prolonged periods). EMG/NCS with a skilled neurologist in neurophysiology will confirm this ...Read more

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Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm and in line with the middle finger. No swelling, no movement possible, throbbing pain that's not going away?

Wrist pain where back of hand meets arm and in line with the middle finger. No swelling, no movement possible, throbbing pain that's not going away?

Get imaging: Need to see a physiatrist or orthopedic specialist and get imaging, start with xray, if negative MRI. May need with contrast depending on exam finding ...Read more

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I woke up and my right index finger was throbbing. It feels swollen. Hard to bend/extend. Pain near knuckle. Hurts to squeeze. No known injury.?

I woke up and my right index finger was throbbing. It feels swollen. Hard to bend/extend. Pain near knuckle. Hurts to squeeze. No known injury.?

? infection: Is there accompanying redness which would suggest an infection? If so, consult your physician for diagnosis and treatment. Acute arthritis of one of the finger joints is another possibility. It's best to have the finger examined in either case. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting throbbing pain in my left ring finger when it or I get cold or when that area of my finger is grabbed or bumped on something. I?

I have sharp shooting throbbing pain in my left ring finger when it or I get cold or when that area of my finger is grabbed or bumped on something. I?

Hand specialist: You may have a blood vessel that goes into painful spasm on exposure to cold or trauma, but a hand surgeon could check the bones and joints of the finger for you. ...Read more

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I woke up with1 finger in throbbing pain and swollen it also hurts if touched even gently how can I cure it? It happened before and went away in 2 day

I woke up with1 finger in throbbing pain and swollen it also hurts if touched even gently how can I cure it? It happened before and went away in 2 day

Finger swollen: Would follow up with rheumtologist. Sounds like an autoimmune process, like Raynauds or a vasculitis. May benefit from aspirin 81 mg if not allergic, also discuss with rheumatologist use of calcium channel blockers. F/u /w /doc today for rheuamtology referral ...Read more

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I have a sharp throbbing pain under my finger nail that is touch and temperature sensitive, what could this be?

I have a sharp throbbing pain under my finger nail that is touch and temperature sensitive, what could this be?

Fingernail pain: The throbbing pain under the fingernail could be due to the pressure building between the nail and the nail bed, possibly due to bleeding under the nail (sublingual hematoma) or infection of the skin surrounding the nail (paronychia). It would be wise to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a vein in left middle finger very painful swells up very sensitive to touch its a very sharp throbbing pain. I've had this broblem 10-15yrs?

I have a vein in left middle finger very painful swells up very sensitive to touch its a very sharp throbbing pain. I've had this broblem 10-15yrs?

Unusual: If the area is a vein (hard to say without exam), it would be somewhat unusual. An inflammation of the vein is called superficial thrombophlebitis. If it is this then taking an NSAID usually will speed resolution. However, for an accurate diagnosis you would have to see your physician while the area was swollen and painful.

I hope that helps ...Read more

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My six year old son has a very swollen red and white finger around and below the nail bed with throbbing pain, what should I do?

Infection present: He should be seen by your doctor or pay an er visit today because he has an infection that should be treated today before infection progresses. ...Read more

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What is the causes of always have throbbing pain on my hand and sometime at the back?

Many causes: This should be evaluated by a physician for a proper assessment. There can be a variety of causes. Certainly nerve conditions may cause this and could be further diagnosed with exam and nerve studies. Other symptoms such as numbness, radiation of pain or numbness and conditions which worsen symptoms should be looked at to help narrow the cause. ...Read more

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I had pins put into my fingers to straighten them out a few years ago. Now I always get shooting and throbbing pains in my fingers Could it be related?

I had pins put into my fingers to straighten them out a few years ago. Now I always get shooting and throbbing pains in my fingers Could it be related?

Finger pains: The easy answer is yes, the pins could be the cause. The hard question is what to do about it. You should discuss this problem with your doctor who may refer you back to the surgeon. You should at least have an X-ray to see if the pins are still in correct position. The cause may not be the pins, in which case some blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a constant throbbing pain in my hand and a slight sensation like pins and needles.?

I have a constant throbbing pain in my hand and a slight sensation like pins and needles.?

See details: Its difficult to be certain about a cause without being able to examine the hand. A carpal tunnel syndrome is one possibility but there are soft tissue and vascular causes that can cause it. ...Read more

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Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head during the day, pain disappears while jogging & at night. Prev diagnsd as tension head. Tumor?

Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head during the day, pain disappears while jogging & at night. Prev diagnsd as tension head. Tumor?

Need more history: Sounds like this headache is worrying to you. Your brief description has some features that point toward and away from such diagnoses as migraine and hemicrania continua. Tumors are more likely to cause seizures and focal neurological symptoms than headaches, and when tumors do cause headaches, the headache often worsens with lying down. If you'd like to discuss more, feel free to consult me. ...Read more