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My thumb, index finger and middle finger lock up and cause serious pain. Why?

My thumb, index finger and middle finger lock up and cause serious pain.  Why?

?Trigger fingers: If they are truly locking, the it is probably a form of tendonitis knows as trigger finger. You should see a doctor, possibly a hand or orthopedic surgeon for treatment. Usually they respond to injection. If it is really a spasm, there are a number of possible reasons, including carpal tunnel syndrome, that should be checked out. ...Read more

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My bf has palm, thumb, & index finger pain. How can I help him?

My bf has palm, thumb, & index finger pain. How can I help him?

Carpal Tunnel?: Pain in the thumb, index finger and palm could be due to carpal tunnel. If there is any numbness or tingling or if symptoms are mostly at night, then carpal tunnel should be considered. Other possible causes include arthritis, trigger finger, or possibly a c-6 cervical disc pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my thumb, index finger and middle finger with pain up my forearm and into my shoulder on my right side for about 2 days now?

I have numbness in my thumb,  index finger and middle finger with pain up my forearm and into my shoulder on my right side for about 2 days now?

Sounds like radial : neuropathy. Pressure or trauma can at shoulder (hanging your arm over chair) can put pressure on the radial nerve and lead to these symptoms. If the symptoms don't resolve in a week see your primary care physician ...Read more

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The past few years I have notice my thumb & index finger nails (both hands) develop a darkened brown color with dark vertical stripes - what is this?

The past few years I have notice my thumb & index finger nails (both hands) develop a darkened brown color with dark vertical stripes - what is this?

Nails - systemic: Here are some slides from Mayo Clinic on nails: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/nails/sls-20076131 -- Finger nail signs can show systemic (whole body) diseases. Another link http://www.medicinenet.com/vertical_ridges_on_the_fingernails/symptoms.htm ...Read more

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I hit my hand. Extreme pain and swelling.I can move fingers and thumb.Swelling went down a little. Mostly between thumb & index finger. On top of hand?

I hit my hand. Extreme pain and swelling.I can move fingers and thumb.Swelling went down a little. Mostly between thumb & index finger. On top of hand?

Xray time: With the amount of pain and swelling you describe, it sounds to me like you need an xray. Some of your carpal and metacarpal bones, if broken, need to be addressed sooner rather than later to make sure they heal properly. So, you can ice and elevate it now, but i would have it checked out pretty soon. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.

My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.

Skin peeling: Could be fungal versus dermatitis ( allergic) vs eczema Some cremes( lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) in US) contain anti-fungal and steroid which would treat both issues. Also check what your hands are in contact with if caustic chemicals may be contact dermatitis and need the steroids , lotion and gloves as well to protect. rarely psoriasis ( should respond to steroid a bit) f/u with doc ...Read more

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I felt a pop between my thumb & index finger 4 days ago and have had constant, severe pain in veins in hand, wrist since, similar to ganglion cyst leak?

Needs to be checked: You need to get it checked by your doctor to find out what is going on and get appropriate therapy/treatment. ...Read more