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Why Are My Hand And Fingers Swollen
Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more
See a neurologist: A lot more info. Is needed. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: the most common reason for these sx in this location is carpal tunnel syndrome. I would see a Neurologist. Numbness and tingling always point to irritation of nerves, whether due to a disc pressing on the nerve or at the wrist (carpal tunnel) will have to be determined through proper testing ...Read more
My fingers are swollen mostly my 2ring fingers and my index fingers. I wake up because they itch and hurt. There are bumps and lumps on my ring finger?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes, a good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
Could be a nerve: The most common type of compressive neuropathy in the arms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is due to a pinched nerve in the wrist. Other common causes are cubital tunnel syndrome (pinched ulnar nerve at elbow) and cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck). Peripheral neuropathy from diabetes or medical problems are less common. I would ask your primary care doc to investigate this for you. ...Read more
Lots of things.: Your symptoms can be the result of a variety of reasons. Anxiety as well as the warning of a migraine episode are both possibilities. The possibility of a more serious condition such as Guillain- Barre syndrome can present with similar symptoms. It might be best to discuss your symptoms with your family doctor for a thorough exam and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If symptons sudden, with activity, it suggests silent carpel tunnel syndrome in your diabetes affecting the relative strength of your thumb to your other fingers. If the problem is developing slowly, with arthritic stiffness and weakness, you may have neuropathy. Overuse of the hands can trigger thumb problems because it is the most vulnerable digit. Don't worry, there are solutions(splints). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other symptoms?: Although itching can be caused allergies, compression neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome should also be considered if you have numbness and/or tingling. The numbness is usually worse at night and in the morning. It can also develop during activities such as brushing your teeth, talking on the phone, and driving a car. See a board certified dermatologist or hand surgeon for a evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mechanical?: Could be mechanical due to grip, and improper use of skis, could also be vascular due to the cold response. ...Read more
Itchy skin: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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