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Dr. Mark Galland
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Why do my fingers cramp and lock?

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. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. James Dukelow
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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
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Why does my fingers cramp up like now as i'm typing this question from my phone?

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. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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.?

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
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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Why does my fingers cramp up in the cold even as i'm using my hands?

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. John Goldman
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Hand craps in 1 hand that started in little finger 4 months but now the whole hand & fingers cramp up when using that hand. What could this be?

Hand craps in 1 hand that started in little finger 4 months but now the whole hand & fingers cramp up when using that hand. What could this be?

Uncertain ? vascular: You have had cervical surgery, but this may not playing a role. You need an evaluation and this should include a vascular examination of the circulation as wells lab studies including electrolytes, calcium metabolism. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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.?

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
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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?

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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