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What Does It Mean When Your Fingers Lock Up
Trigger finger: Individual fingers can get locked in the flexed position when the flexor tendon gets caught at the a1 pulley in the palm of the hand just below the knuckle joint. Sometimes you can feel a knot right there. Treatment is rest and potential steroid injection if conservative therapy does not work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to say: It could be trigger fingers or muscle spasms. Would really need to see your hand to make an accurate diagnoses. ...Read more
Reynaud's Syndrome: Is and can cause blue fingers. If it is cold, or you smoke it can make it much worse. It has varying levels of severity from mild to digit threatening. It is a result of spasm of the blood vessels supplying blood to the fingers. ...Read more
Cold fingers: You really should see a clinician to look at your hands. There is a large circle of patients who have a sensation of cold extremities; there are also a large circle of patients with cuts on their fingers from lack of moisture and minor injuries. Only a small group of patients have a rare condition called raynaud's that requires careful attention. This requires a physical examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carpal Tunnel : Syndrome can be a culprit as can pinching of the ulnar nerve at your elbow. In carpal tunnel symdrome typically your thumb, index, middle and ring finger are numb, in ulnar nerve entrapment your pinky and ring finger are numb. If your whole hand is numb it could be both or a metabolic issue like diabetes (most common). ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: It kind of sounds like a contact dermatitis. As a hand surgeon that's a bit out of my specialty but you might check through your soaps, lotions, perfumes and other detergents. Also do you work at a place where chemicals are used? You might try applying some over the counter Hydrocortisone for a few days to see if that helps. If it doesn't i would recommend eval by a dermatologist. Thanks. ...Read more
What does it mean when your fingers swell during exercise? I'm a 46 year old male with a history of high cholesterol but no heart disease yet.
This : This can be from a hand issue such as circulation, where the outflow the venous return from our hand is affected. It can be from a metabolic issue related to your blodd chemistry. It may be related to the position your hands are in i.e. If they are down and dependent. Try raising your hands over your head occasionally when exercising and see of that helps, however the main thing you want to check is why this is happening and you want to have your circulation and cardiac funciotn assessed. ...Read more
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