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What Causes Your Hand And Index Fingers To Lock Up
? 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
Carpal tunnel?: The median nerve controls the feeling to the thumb, index, middle and thumb side of the ring finger. Pressure on this nerve, usually at the wrist can cause numbness in any or all of these fingers. You can try some anti-inflammatory medication and/or sleep in wrist splints. If this does not help, get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
I noticed that I have tingling on my index and thump finger tips. Also some shooting pains on my wrist. All these on my dominant hand. Causes?
What would cause the joints in your fingers to "lock up". There is only a little pain but have to use the other hand to "pull up" the locked fingers.
Trigger finger: That sounds like a trigger finger. I would see your doctor for a steroid injection. They work great for that indication. ...Read more
Tendonitis: Possibly. There is a common tendonitis called dequervanes tendonitis that can cause sharp pain at the base of the hand, behind the thumb, sometimes radiating into the thumb/index interspace. Is the pain worse when you make a fist but enclose your thumb within your fingers and squeeze? Past that first thought, would nee more info, such as trauma or other symptoms to have any other suggestions. ...Read more
Arthritis: The joint at the end of the finger, closest to the nail, is a common location for osteoarthrtis. As arthritis develops the joints can swell, and bone spurs form which feel like hard bumps. Diffuse swelling about the joint is typically related to inflammation. Sometimes a more localized swelling will occur which may represent a cyst. ...Read more
My hand where my thumb and index finger converge hurts after I grabbed something. What is a likely cause, and how long should I let it self-heal?
What would cause me to loose feeling in my thumb, index and middle finger on my left hand? I woke up and they were numb this morning and still are.
Nerve issue: This sounds like a nerve issue. Either it was positional when you or sleeping, and it is likely the same nerve, median, that carpal tunnel can affect, or a nerve from your neck or shoulder coming down. Typically this does resolve over time. I would recommend an evaluation if it does not. ...Read more
The area between: Your thumb and index is innervated by a sensory branch of the radial nerve, this nerve runs past the base of the thumb and comes from an area near the thumb side of your wrist under a muscle called the brachioradialis. Any irritation tho this nerve can result in altered snesation in this area, commonly an arthritic joint will hurt and the nerve may be irrupted from the joint or a splint. ...Read more
What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers? In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.
Several things: Need more information. Tingling in the 4th and 5th digit can be due to ulnar neuropathy in the base of the hand or elbow or C8 cervical nerve impingement. Tingling in the thumb through the 4 th digit may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or a problem further upstream (pronator syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ligament of struthers, plexopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome or C5-C7 issues. ...Read more
Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle, starting in other hand too?
Can ulcer cause chest pain, pain dwn left hand n index r pinky fingers, dizziness, pain in leftside of neck......r its heart related?
Emergency Room: An ulcer can, but based on the symptoms you described it is best to go to the emergency room for all of these findings. Unless you have had a thorough history and exam it will be difficult to reassure you. Good luck ...Read more
Fasciculations...: Are twitches which can occur in any skeletal muscle in the body. They are usually benign. However, there are several pathological conditions associated with fasciculations which are usually accompanied by abnormalities on neurological examination and/or on a special test called electromyogram (emg). See a doctor if your symptoms are bothersome or are of concern to you. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is more likely to be tendonitis. ...Read more
Twitch: Most likely a nervous twitch. If very bothersome the. Try relaxation techniques first. If not helping then may even get a shot of Botox in the muscle. Early parkinson's is not likely. Brain tumor would be the worst possibility. Multiple sclerosis is another possibility and if persistent problem or any other unusual neuro symptoms the. I would check an MRI of your brain. ...Read more
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Orange patch: Orange discoloration is quite unusual in the skin, and I wonder if something that came in contact with that area of the skin caused the discoloration. In any event have your physician examine you if the discoloration persists or spreads. ...Read more
What may be the cause of sharp pain in the top knuckle of my index finger? It happens often when extending my finger
Several causes: There are several possible causes of your pain. If your finger gets caught in mid-flexion and then snaps, then you have a trigger finger. If the knuckle joint swells or aches, then it can be arthritis in the joint. If there has been any injury to the knuckle, then it could be a deep contusion to the joint or to the tendon which runs over the joint. I would take some advil (ibuprofen) or alleve and protect. ...Read more
What causes a flat nail? My left index finger nail has always been flat. My other nails have always looked healthy and normal.
Flat?: Not sure what you mean by flat? Not curved? Disclored? -send a photo. ...Read more
When I woke up the tip of my right index finger was numb. I removed my acrylic nail from it yesterday. Could this be the cause?
Yes it could be: It may be an infection of the nail bed--have it looked at by a dr ...Read more
Both my index finger jurt on the distal joint of each finger. It hurts when I push. What could be the cause of the pain? Thanks
Arthritis distal jts: Arthritis can casue this pain While early on there are no. Bumps on the distal joints near the nails that are called hebreden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes., stiffness and some swelling that makes the joints feel sore and tight at times can be an early sign. Speak to your PCP about medication and diagnosis. Warm water usually better if stiff/ice if sore ...Read more
What may cause pain under the nail of my right index finger. I can feel some pain but most painful when pressure is applied to the area.?
What can cause a painless ongoing sensation in index finger, above the knuckle? It's not affecting finger tip. Feels like a quick fluttering feeling.
May be nerve injury: This may be a nerve injury you can see your physician for clarity. ...Read more
No: The two have minimal affect upon the other. There are cases where a surgery for the rotator cuff tear (arthroscopy with rotator cuff repair) causes enough swelling in the hand. The swelling can cause "triggering", or stiffness in the index finger. Just a torn rotator cuff can on rare occasions cause the same problem. Other surgeries to the shoulder, elbow, or wrist can do the same. ...Read more
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