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Please tell me, could a pinched nerve cause fingers to lock?

Please tell me, could a pinched nerve cause fingers to lock?

Maybe: If you are referring to both hands then it would be unusual as cervical nerve root problems are usually unilateral. Other potential causes include carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow, or primary muscle disorders. A good history and physical exam can sort this out and determine if an EMG is necessary. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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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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What causes black fingers?

What causes black fingers?

Blood flow: Black fingers would be a decrease in blood flow leading to necrosis. Some infections can cause this as well ...Read more

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What causes fingers to "freeze up"?

What causes fingers to "freeze up"?

Trigger finger: Typically has a locking or clicking tendon, other things can click in a finger or thumb such as a joint, a tendon snapping over a bone spur , other areas of tendon irritation in the wrist, even a cyst or tumor on a tendon or just a joint click from. Normal motion but yes it sounds like the description you give is that of a trigger . Many get permanent relief from corticosteroid injection. ...Read more

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What causes clubbing of the fingers?

What causes clubbing of the fingers?

Chronic lack of O2: A chronic lack of oxygen is a common cause of clubbing. ...Read more

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What causes my fingers to swell when hot?

What causes my fingers to swell when hot?

Vasodilation: Any time the ambient temperature causes an increase in body temp, blood vessels widen in an attempt to dissipate heat. As your fingers are peripheral and when at rest subject to gravitational pooling of blood and fluids, you will get finger swelling. ...Read more

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Can snapping your fingers excessively cause pain?

Can snapping your fingers excessively cause pain?

Sure: It can cause joint laxity thus leading to risk for injury or cause irritation or strain to the joint capsule and surrounding ligaments that attach to the area. ...Read more