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Dr. Mark Galland
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
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Why do my fingers cramp and lock?

Dr. Mark Galland
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
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Why do my fingers cramp and lock?

Trigger finger: This could be a trigger finger. See an orthopedist or hand specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Finger Spasms (Definition)

Finger spasms are a clinical finding in which there is involuntary muscle contractions ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Why does my fingers cramp up like now as i'm typing this question from my phone?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Why does my fingers cramp up like now as i'm typing this question from my phone?

Carpal tunnel ?: Hard to say over the internet, but it's a good place to start. See your local physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
30 years in practice
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When i make a fist and clench really hard, when i release all of my fingers cramp and its hard to extend them back out, but when I do the cramps gone.?

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
30 years in practice
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Trigger finger or: Muscle spasm and cramping, either one is possible. If you also have swollen or slightly stiff joints the increased force in the joint when you make a fist may also make the fluid in the joint space redistribute and it may interfere with terminal extension , you ar ein effect making your joint stiff. All these things may be happening at the same time. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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When i play piano my fingers cramp up. Is there a stretch or anything I should do beforehand?

Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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When i play piano my fingers cramp up. Is there a stretch or anything I should do beforehand?

Warming up: Always helps.Tonic water, one bottle daily, may help muscle cramps. ...Read more

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
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Why does my fingers cramp up in the cold even as i'm using my hands?

Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
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Why does my fingers cramp up in the cold even as i'm using my hands?

Raynauds : If your fingers get pale on exposure to cold, you suffers from raynaud's disease , quite treatable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Can a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon cause pain in my forearm, wrist and make my fingers cramp. My injury happened 3 weeks ago.?

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Can a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon cause pain in my forearm, wrist and make my fingers cramp. My injury happened 3 weeks ago.?

Depends: Near the distal biceps is the median nerve. Injury to that area can potentially injure that nerve or swelling puts pressure on that nerve. A test called emg/ncv can identify how well that nerve is functioning and help determine the cause. Stop at your local physical medicine and rehab or neurologist doctors office for more details. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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56 year old it profesional. Arm, just above elbow very sore. Feels like muscle is very tight all the time. Fingers cramp. Ideas?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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56 year old it profesional.  Arm, just above elbow very sore.  Feels like muscle is very tight all the time.  Fingers cramp.  Ideas?

Overuse syndrome: This is becoming the most common reason humans go to see the doctor. One gets an injury, usually from overuse of certain muscles in certain positions and their day to day repetitive motions keep the injury from healing. This tendonitis or bursitis, to heal, must be rested. That means not using the arm where there is pain for one to two weeks. Some people find that by changing their mouse hands.. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Left shoulder ache. Twinges of pain into left arm. Left fingers cramp. Happens on right side too. Good EKG, xray, and heart enzymes. Heart issue? 21yr

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Left shoulder ache. Twinges of pain into left arm. Left fingers cramp. Happens on right side too. Good EKG, xray, and heart enzymes. Heart issue? 21yr

Nerve compression: You may have compression of your cervical nerve roots. See a neurologist or an orthopedist for xrays and evakluation ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Could I be having finger spasms because I slammed my finger in car door?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Could I be having finger spasms because I slammed my finger in car door?

Finger: Possible but unlikely. Consult orthopedics if in distress. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I am computer programmer and now I have finger spasms?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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I am computer programmer  and now I have finger spasms?

VERY COMMON: It is due to excess wear and overuse. ...Read more

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