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What does it mean when your fingers lock up?

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

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Why do my ring fingers lock forward when grasping?

Why do my ring fingers lock forward when grasping?

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

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My fingers lock when holding something and my fingers are straight and can be very painful to get movimg again?

My fingers lock when holding something and my fingers are straight and can be very painful to get movimg again?

See rheumatologist: Or neurologist and hand surgeon could be trigger finger or rheumatoid arthitis, need lab wrok too like thyroid, vit. D, calcium, but does this run in your family? Any connective tissue diseases? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Index and middle fingers lock together. Middle finger feels tight and slightly swollen.

Index and middle fingers lock together. Middle finger feels tight and slightly swollen.

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

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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

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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?

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?

Locking fingers: Can be many thinks including trigger fingers. Numbers may be nerve or circulation issues. Knee and joint pain with locking can mean cartilage injury or many other things. See an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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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.

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

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What does it mean when your fingers on one hand lock together?

What does it mean when your fingers on one hand lock together?

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

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What can it mean when your fingers on one hand lock together without warning?

What can it mean when your fingers on one hand lock together without warning?

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

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What does it mean when your fingers hurt so bae they may feel broken.?

What does it mean when your fingers hurt so bae they may feel broken.?

Be seen: It sounds like you need to be seen. If they are broken, you need a splint. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingers are always cold and wounds on them are slow to heal?

What does it mean when your fingers are always cold and wounds on them are slow to heal?

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

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What does it mean when your fingers are blue?

What does it mean when your fingers are blue?

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

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What does it mean when your fingers are numb?

What does it mean when your fingers are numb?

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

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What does it mean when your fingers and feet itch and swell?

What does it mean when your fingers and feet itch and swell?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. It could be a fungal infection. ...Read more

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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.

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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What does sharp pain I my fingers mean?

What does sharp pain I my fingers mean?

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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Does having long fingers mean you will be tall?

Does having long fingers mean you will be tall?

No it means: You will have long fingers, height may correlate with hand and foot size but this is not an absolute. ...Read more

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Lost feeling in my fingers. What does this mean?

Lost feeling in my fingers. What does this mean?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if I broke my finger?

X-ray: While pain and swelling are signs of possible fracture of the finger (broken bone)
only an x-ray can make an exact diagnosis of a broken finger. ...Read more

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Why does my pinky finger painfully lock whenever I bend it?

? 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

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I hit my finger a week ago and it's swollen what's it mean?

I hit my finger a week ago and it's swollen what's it mean?

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