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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 more
Trigger finger: It sounds like you have trigger fingers. A nodule may be trapping your fingers in the locked position. I recommend you visit a hand surgeon. He or she will treat you with NSAIDs or injections that will help eliminate the problem. Surgery may also be an option depending on your history. Good luck. Http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00024 ...Read more
My fingers lock when holding something and my fingers are straight and can be very painful to get movimg again?
My fingers lock up and im lossing felling in my arm as well as aching pains when I am not useing my arm and finger?
Muscle vs. Nerve?: Fingers locking up ("the trigger finger") and a feeling loss in your arm may be an indication of neuropthy or radiculopy. Some process is causing your nerves innervating your extremity to loss sensation. See your doctor to possibly set up for an nerve conduction study or an emg. ...Read more
My fingers lock up if I bend them after being straight (bend at the top joint, middle joint locks, seems to distend). What is it? How do I treat it?
Locking fingers: You should prob see an ortho doc for X-rays and exam. It sounds like a "Trigger Digit" (TD) however you're on the young side to have this prob. TD usually causes severe tenderness if you press hard at base of digit palm side. ...Read more
Trigger finger: Generally, locking of the fingers or thumbs are caused by trigger fingers. This is a benign condition in which the tendon becomes entrapped around a structure called the A1 pulley. If this is painful, an injection or surgery can improve the symptoms. If this is not painful, you can live with this as long as you have full range of motion and full function. ...Read more
I am experiencing sharp shooting pains from elbows to hands fingers lock closed they swell and throb just from driving?
I had fingers lock up wher I can't move hand for about two minutes and the the tendons felt knotted up and I've had shots at least 6 in my lower arm.?
Trigger finger?: Your description is somewhat vague, however it sounds like trigger finger. If you have had injections with only temporary relieve, you might be a candidate for a very simple procedure. See you doctor or a hand specialist for more information. ...Read more
I have these episodes, I get this awful tingling in my stomach, then my hands and fingers lock up, I can't open them. What is this?
Triiger finger: Trigger finger is a common cause of locking and clicking. It often responds to a cortisone injection. ...Read more
My fingers lock up sometimes going numb. My knee does the same thing with pain. Sometimes a sharp pain will start in lower back down my leg. Whatsthis?
Some fingers lock up and ache and it is getting worse. Hands swell some and ache in general, as well. I have had tendinitus and have had a shot in two fingers which was so painful I don't want to do it again. My fear is my finger will stay locked down o
The combination of a trigger fingers that often stays locked, arthritis in the small joints of the fingers, tightness and swelling in the fingers, and clinical deviation or deformity of some joints from more advanced arthritic changes can be overwhelming.
Despite your fear of the shots you may want ot try again but understand that the injection alone may not solve all these issues. Even surgery, that can end the locking phenomena may still leave you rjoints stiff and sore for the other reasoons/problems I mention.
Still do nothing and your not giving yourself a chance to get better
antiinflammatories may help somewhat but are palliative not curative.
See your pcp or see a hand surgeon, perhaps its time for reevaluation, new xrays another injection and possibly surgical treatment. ...Read more
I can't walk right now my palms of my feet and fingers feel bruised so its hard. I'm running fever and can't hardl move my fingers lock up what's wron?
Limbs easily fall asleep after leaning on them. Pinky and ring fingers lock up while sleeping. Is this bad or am I being paranoid? Drinl plenty water.
Trigger finger: Generally, locking of the fingers or thumbs are caused by trigger fingers. This is a benign condition in which the tendon becomes entrapped around a structure called the A1 pulley. If this is painful, an injection or surgery can improve the symptoms. If this is not painful, you can live with this as long as you have full range of motion and full function. Anti-inflammatory meds, finger splint ...Read more
Locking fingers: I am not sure what you mean but trigger finger can be caused by swellings and restrictions in the tendon mechanism. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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 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
Need more details: Please provide more information - is there a time when your fingers hurt the most? Have your fingers been injured in any way? How long have they been hurting? Is there a part of your fingers that hurt the most? ...Read more
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? Trigger finger: Several things can cause painful triggering of a finger. The most common is a so called, "trigger" finger where your flexor tendon enlarges and can no longer slide smoothly through a tunnel at the base of your finger. Less common is a snapping extensor tendon or ligament. Try splinting the finger straight for a few weeks, if this does not help get it checked out. ...Read more
Many reasons: Could just be a swollen joint, ligament tear, stress fracture, fracture, etc. Swollen finger could have many reasons, but if it's concerning with pain or function (unable to grab or lift) after 1-2 weeks, definitely make an appointment with your hand specialist. Best of luck. ...Read more
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