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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Finger Spasms (Definition)

-when fingers feel like they R cramping, sometimes they spread apart or bend flex in a stiff manner, meaning the joints all stay extended except the 1 involved. U could speculate it's due 2 a slight electrolyte imbalance, but they seem 2 just happen & usually in only 1 finger. If it was electro in origin U would think more than 1 would B ...Read more


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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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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.?

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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Finger spasms?

What is the definition or description of: Finger spasms?

I suppose U mean-: -when fingers feel like they R cramping, sometimes they spread apart or bend flex in a stiff manner, meaning the joints all stay extended except the 1 involved. U could speculate it's due 2 a slight electrolyte imbalance, but they seem 2 just happen & usually in only 1 finger. If it was electro in origin U would think more than 1 would B involved. Sooo who knows? ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause finger spasms?

Can carpel tunnel cause finger spasms?

Carpal Tunnel spasm: YES Carpal tunnel implies that the blood supply to the median nerve s compromised. If it is a transient temporary thing then it will not cause "damage" however if it is a chronic long term problem then there can be permanent loss of sensation and muscle function. Since the median nerves innervates muscles as well as skin there can be spasm in the affected muscles, and referred pain can seem like ...Read more

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Please help! I have hand & finger spasms, and weakness?

See your doctor: This may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in the neck. You should see you doctor to get a formal workup. ...Read more

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Morning after drinking, intense finger spasms & electric shocks through fingers. All fingers excluding thumbs. MRI, Nerve conduct done Pain for 2 year?

Morning after drinking, intense finger spasms & electric shocks through fingers. All fingers excluding thumbs. MRI, Nerve conduct done Pain for 2 year?

Paresthesias: You are having paresthesias or nerve pain. It sounds like it is related to the alcohol. Alcohol can cause irreversible nerve damage, quit drinking now. Excuse me for saying so but you sound like the guy who says it only hurts when I laugh doc! Additionally, Lyrica (pregabalin) and alcohol don't mix! ...Read more

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Carpel tunnel--are symptoms hand tingling and finger spasms?

Carpel tunnel--are symptoms hand tingling and finger spasms?

Yes: Twitching is a possible symptom, though not that common. Most common are tingling in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. Night pain is also common.
You should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I am concern about my health condition I have severe fatigue, nausea, joint pains in all joints back and foot and finger spasms sleeplessness, mem?

I am concern about my health condition I have severe fatigue, nausea, joint pains in all joints back and foot and finger spasms sleeplessness, mem?

Time to see your doc: It seems that you have significant concerns from your symptoms, which can be caused by a varieties of conditions. Since your symptoms are adversely affecting your daily functioning/quality of life, I would suggest that you contact your doc as soon as it is feasible to have a thorough evaluation. I don't think your issues can be easily solved without an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to sstop cramps in finger&toes?

How to sstop cramps in finger&toes?

Determine the cause: If consistent with "restless leg syndrome", then bedtime drug therapy might be helpful. Excluding Ca/Mg, potassium & muscle disorders should be excluded, often seen with diuretic agents, chronic malabsorption (often w/diarrhea), & sometimes statins. Bilateral symptoms rarely indicate sciatica or related spinal conditions. ...Read more

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I bled after my bf fingered me. Mild cramping and I feel bloated too. What's wrong?

I bled after my bf fingered me. Mild cramping and I feel bloated too. What's wrong?

Vaginal Trauma?: Possible vaginal laceration. Your body is possibly responding to the local trauma. Monitor this. ...Read more

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Why am I getting finger cramps?

Cramps can be: From arthritis, tendonitis, nerve issues, or systemic issues for example a low calcium level even fatigue. ...Read more

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I get cramps in my index fingers where they stiffen up and won't bend and they are uncomfortable. They only last a few minutes maybe once a week or so?

In cases like yours,: A good history and physical exam are vital to a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Generally. Conditions like yours are a result of overuse or repetitive use of your hands in specific activities. Be observant and try to figure out what you're doing in your everyday life that may be causing these cramps. If they get worse, occur more frequently or interfere with your life, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes your fingers and toes to cramp up?

What causes your fingers and toes to cramp up?

Cramps: Can be caused by many things. Lack of or low potassium levels to nerve lesions. Need physical exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause cramps in my fingers while typing?

What can cause cramps in my fingers while typing?

See below: Carpal tunnel syndrome which is a compression of the median nerve in the wrist could cause these symptoms. Sometimes overuse of the tendons and muscles of the forearm and hand can cause these symptoms. Occasionally a neurological condition called writers cramp dystonia may also cause these symptoms as well. See a physiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Why are my toes & fingers cramping all of a sudden?

Why are my toes & fingers cramping all of a sudden?

Dehydration: There are lots of causes for this. This is commonly caused by not drinking enough fluids. Try 64 ounces of water a day for a week or two and see if it goes away. You'll be running to the bathroom frequently, but it often works and that amount of water is good for you anyway. ...Read more

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Forearm pain down 2 fingers with ocassional cramps what would cause this?

Forearm pain down 2 fingers with ocassional cramps what would cause this?

Depends: With your history of major procedures for nerve pain, you have to distinguish old from new, and the possibility of overuse of an arm with chronic weakness. Seek your physicians help in obtaining physical or occupational therapy to maintain proper posture through the day and with your duties at home. New pain may require an EMG to clarify your medical treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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My hands are having cramps while I'm slicing something, its painful and I can't move my fingers at all?

My hands are having cramps while I'm slicing something, its painful and I can't move my fingers at all?

Cramping hands: There can be various causes. This will include Reynolds. Phenomenon in cold weather, electrolyte imbalance, magnesium deficiency. Please see your doctor as it may be a simple fix. Will need examination and more detailed history ...Read more