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Is it possible for you to die because of clinodactyly the curved fifth finger?

Is it possible for you to die because of clinodactyly the curved fifth finger?

No, not directly...: Because this is a relatively common congenital problem and is usually only a cosmetic problem. It can be associated with other syndromes, however, which may include more serious features than clinodactyly. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Clinodactyly (Definition)

Most commonly involves the little finger and is a growth abnormality of a phalynx causing the finger to grow at an angle from the longitudinal ...Read more


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Doctors, do you think I can die because of clinodactyly the curved fifth finger?

Doctors, do you think I can die because of clinodactyly the curved fifth finger?

No: It is a congenital boney deformity causing abnormal growth of the phalynx and results in angulation at the DIP joint. It is not a systemic disease and is not fatal. ...Read more

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Little finger pinky is a little numb just came on what treatment should I do thanks?

Little finger pinky is a little numb just came on what treatment should I do thanks?

Finger numbness: There are at least 2 broad categories of why your fingers wound be numb: blood flow or nerve related. It depends on which one it is for definite treatment. Vascular could be caused by poor circulation. If nerve related it would be the ulnar nerve impingement typically at the medial side elbow or at the wrist "Guyon's canal". There are other reasons too depending on the clinical setting. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in humans, clinodactyly (bent little finger) is inherited would be affected with and show clinodactyly?

Clinodactyly: Means cooked finger in greek, (dactylos:finger) it runs in families but is not purely genetic, may vary in generations andean be associated with genetic syndromes (illness that r uncommon but that a pediatrician would pick up on) Typically the little figer distal joint is bent in a bit but no problem results no treatment is needed. It just a minor cosmetic variance ...Read more

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I have numbness from my right hand little finger to right leg what is reason treatment?

I have numbness from my right hand little finger to right leg what is reason treatment?

Numbness: In order to recommend treatment you need to establish a correct diagnosis. If there is true continuity of the numbness from the 5th digit of the hand to the leg I would think of a process involving the lower cervical (neck) spinal cord. There is also a possibility there are two different problems. I suggest you contact your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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My son has a chip fracture on his right little finger proximal phalanx. Do it take time to heal? What are the treatment methods?

My son has a chip fracture on his right little finger proximal phalanx. Do it take time to heal? What are the treatment methods?

Avulsion fractures: In the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of splinting depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER should not be final rx! ...Read more

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My son has a chip fracture on the right little finger proximal phalanx. How long do it take to heal and what are the treatment modalities?

My son has a chip fracture on the right little finger proximal phalanx. How long do it take to heal and what are the treatment modalities?

Avulsion fractures: In the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of splinting depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER may be fine at first but have issues (see more) ...Read more

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What physical therapy should I do after breaking my little finger?

What physical therapy should I do after breaking my little finger?

Range of motion: Fractures of the fingers usually only require active range of motion therapy (using your own finger muscles to move it to its limits of motion-flexion and extension) and passive range of motion (using your other hand to move the finger to its limits of motion.) these should be done only after you have approval from your doctor that the fracture is sufficiently healed. ...Read more

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Had a tfcc injury hitting a heavy bag 2 months ago. Still have a sharp pain on the little finger side. Is it ever to late for physical therapy?

Had a tfcc injury hitting a heavy bag 2 months ago. Still have a sharp pain on the little finger side. Is it ever to late for physical therapy?

No, PT can help: TFCC tears can take 6-12 months to heal. PT may be able to strengthen the surrounding muscles and restore some of the normal function of the wrist and forearm. You need to continue to be careful to avoid activity that really stresses the wrist such as lifting, punching, push-ups, swinging a bat, club or kettlebell, etc. ...Read more

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My grandfather made an accident, mild hip fracture, after his proper surgery and treatments now he has a numbness in his left little finger for 20d!!?

My grandfather made an accident, mild hip fracture, after his proper surgery and treatments now he has a numbness in his left little finger for 20d!!?

Pinched ulnar nerve: Is probably the cause. Click this --> http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00025
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What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

If pus then drain: If it is a cellulitis - the area is red and swollen but there is no collection of pus, then antibiotics alone may work, but if there is a collection of pus - abcess, felon, or paronychia, then surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for trigger finger?

What is the best treatment for trigger finger?

Trigger finger: Can respond to ice and antiinflammatories. However if the problem is persistent it's been shown that between 47 and 90% of trigger fingers get better with a single solitary corticosteroid injection

In cases where persistent problems exist that are bothersome surgery can be offered but just existence of a click does not mean one needs treatment ...Read more

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Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Warm Soaks: Hard to be more specific from your description. A paranychia is a common infection around the finger nail and can cause this. Usually warm soaks help, but if symptoms get worse you may need antibiotics. Get it checked out by your doctor if soaking doesn't help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

See doctor: The treatments for fungal and herpes on the fingers are by prescription. See the doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Tendons, Nerves, Blood: In addition to the skin on the finger which needs to be closed, there are other vital structures in the fingers that may need prompt attention by a doctor. This includes the tendons that straighten and bend the fingers; nerves that give sensation; arteries that carry blood; and bones. If there is any difficulty moving the finger, numbnes in the tip or the tip is pale go to the er. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

Finger sprain: Swelling from a sprain, bruise or tiny fracture may make the joint stiff and as a result hard to make a full fist or painful making the hand feel weak. Typically it is better to transiently splint the pip and dip figer joints straight when inactive, ice and at the same time work on motion when swelling is down. Nsaids can help as well. Often swelling persists in the small joints for a few months. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease
see your doctor. ...Read more

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X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

Usually splint: X-rays cannot see ligaments, therefore if a finger x-ray showed a ligament injury, it was most likely due to an avulsion injury (the ligament is not torn but actually tears a small piece of bone away from its point of attachment). This is usually treated by immobilization, sometimes by surgery. It is best to consult a hand surgeon for a definitive treatment plan. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

What's the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Initially, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications are useful to help with the pain and swelling. It is normal for a jammed joint to be tender and swollen for up to 6 months. Exercises to increase your range of motion ate useful to work out the stiffness. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

Start with lotions: Assuming it's not a skin disease which can be evaluated by a dermatologist, until then I may assume is dry skin due to poor skin care or certain chemicals. Use a good skin lotion frequently for a while until you see a Doctor. ...Read more

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I cut a chunk out of my little finger on a mandolin slicer... What's the best way to bandage it?

I cut a chunk out of my little finger on a mandolin slicer... What's the best way to bandage it?

Simple Treatment: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a jammed/sprained finger?

What are the best treatments for a jammed/sprained finger?

Motrin, cold packs: Treatment for a jammed finger includes: rest, cold packs, & elevating that hand up to the chest. Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) for 3 days helps reduce the swelling & pain. One can "buddy splint" by taping the injured finger to the finger next to it for a few days. If the pain is severe, the finger crooked, or the range of motion significantly decreased, a primary or orthopedic doctor can evaluate & do an x-ray. ...Read more

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41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis. Best treatment option?

41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis. Best treatment option?

Varies: So, essentially you have a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Mild cases may respond to medication and rest; moderate cases traction with physical therapy; severe usually get an MRI and then epidural steroid injections or surgery. ...Read more

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Hand and finger injuries is confirmed - what treatments are best?

Hand and finger injuries is confirmed - what treatments are best?

See a hand specialis: I would recommend a board certified hand surgeon to evaluate your injuries and recommend the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I suffer from the husks of leather in the little finger in the foot Become Besd often wounds Please advise Best regards, Fadhel?

I suffer from the husks of leather in the little finger in the foot Become Besd often wounds Please advise Best regards, Fadhel?

Please clarify: I do not understand your question. "Husks of leather" seems to be a translation that makes little sense in English. Rephrase, please. If you mean that you have hard areas on your little toe that get sores on them? If you do, this might mean that you have "corns" on your toe. Protecting these spots from rubbing by small pads can help. Do not wear shoes that put more pressure on them. ...Read more

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Got fractured in phanges before 2 month in little. Finger now my finger nail side swallen and bone bent how to cure?

Got fractured in phanges before 2 month in little. Finger now my finger nail side swallen and bone bent how to cure?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen for an exam and follow up X-ray to make sure it is healing in good alugnment. If it is not, because it is 2 months out, it may need to be"rebroken" and fixed in a straightened position. ...Read more

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Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on both hands got better after a few weeks of wearing them. You can either see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis, or look for "finger splint" in ebay and try them out. ...Read more

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I have a wart on my finger that doesn't want to go away I've tried the freeze away treatment multiple times and still hasn't gone away any solutions?

I have a wart on my finger that doesn't want to go away I've tried the freeze away treatment multiple times and still hasn't gone away any solutions?

See doc: Over-the-counter freezing treatments are often suboptimal in removing warts. Also, it may require paring before freezing treatment as the warts tends to wall itself off by creating a thick skin shell over it. See doc to get it removed. ...Read more

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What happens if I am a week late for mallet finger (dropped finger) treatment?

Not much.: Splint treatment of mallet fingers initiated within a week or two of the injury usually results in a satisfactory outcome. ...Read more

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Treatment of finger abscess in diabetics?

Treatment of finger abscess in diabetics?

Finger abscess: Incision and drainage and antibiotics should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and treatment for swollen fingers in the elderly?

What would be the most common causes and treatment for swollen fingers in the elderly?

See below: If the fingers are bony and do not feel spongy or swollen, then osteoarthritis would be the cause.

However if they feel like they have fluid around the joints, the patient could have an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid

the treatment varies depending on the type of arthritis and the patient's underlying health conditions. Consider seeing a rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some treatment methods I can apply to a basketball-related index-finger injury?

RICE!: Rest (splinting-buddy tape to next finger or popsicle stick taped to the finger), ice--ice it down often, compression--you may need this but usually not on a finger, elevation---holding it above the level of the hear reduces swelling and pain. Splinting is usually very effective. Don't blow it off that you don't have a more significant injury. May need to be seen and x-rayed. Take care! ...Read more

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Tenosynovitis of left index finger what treatment can be done? Almost 6 months suffering from that

Tenosynovitis of left index finger what treatment can be done? Almost 6 months suffering from that

Try a shot: If you actually have tenosynovitis or a trigger
finger, you may need a cortisone shot to help
alleviate your symptoms
most of these can be treated conservatively, but some of these will need a surgical release
to help alleviate the pain and locking. ...Read more

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Jammed finger and now it's crooked and it's been 4 weeks. Is it too late for a non-surgical treatment?

Jammed finger and now it's crooked and it's been 4 weeks. Is it too late for a non-surgical treatment?

See below: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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I have a bad case of athlete's foot that I have received conventional treatment for. Now I think it has spread to one of my fingers.

Possible: What medication were you given? More than likely, it is difficult to spread to your fingers....Fungal infections Need warm, dark, moist environments to grow and live. The hands are not a good breeding ground. You possibly could have a bacterial infection which is possible or it may not be related. Try using Lamasil cream OTC for 2 weeks and see if that helps. If it gets worse, see your PCP. ...Read more

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My mom is 40 in winters she suffers from swelling in her fingers can any body tell me any treatment for that. I will be very thankful to you..

My mom is 40 in winters she suffers from swelling in her fingers can any body tell me any treatment for that. I will be very thankful to you..

Let me explain: Raynaud's phenomenon (rp) is the abrupt onset of digital (fingertips) pallor and/or cyanosis (bluish discoloration) in response to cold exposure or stress.
Most often raynaud's phenomenon affects the fingers and toes. It can also affect the ears and nose. One? S fingertips turning blue or white upon exposure to cold.
Check with doctor for treatment. ...Read more