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What to do if my fingers hurt, since I started to?

What to do if my fingers hurt, since I started to?

Not enough info: Since you started to do what? See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Fitzthum
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Finger Pain (Definition)

Definition is a FINGER that hurts -if concerned see ...Read more


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Fingers hurt, fourth finger locks up?

Fingers hurt, fourth finger locks up?

? Trigger finger: You may have trigger finger. This is characterized by a finger that, when bent and you try to straighten it, gets stuck part way. You then need to use your other hand to straighten it out completely. Luckily, this can be treated with a steroid injection in the palm at the base of the finger at a place called the a1 pulley. Most pcp's don't do this, so you will need to see an orthopedist for this. ...Read more

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Why do my cuticles of my fingers hurt. They have a bump in the middle.

Why do my cuticles of my fingers hurt. They have a bump in the middle.

Finger mass: You are you young for it but may have a mucoid cyst. This typically presents with hand osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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The tips of my fingers hurt from so much playing guitar how do I make them heal faster?

The tips of my fingers hurt from so much playing guitar how do I make them heal faster?

Time: This is not something covered in medical school, but I can tell you as a one time guitar player myself, if you practice a lot over time finger tips will get calluses and this problem gets better. ...Read more

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Can your fingers hurt from being on phone too much? Shooting pains in fingers from time to time out of no where. Could it be anti convulsant meds

Can your fingers hurt from being on phone too much? Shooting pains in fingers from time to time out of no where. Could it be anti convulsant meds

Several options: Hand pain can come from an irritated nerve in your neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist. You could also have inflammation in the tendons or joints of the wrist or hand. ...Read more

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Why only the tips of my fingers hurt?

Why only the tips of my fingers hurt?

See details: It is difficult to answer without being able to examine your hands. Possible explanations include paynauds if there are color changes and cold sensitivity, carpal tunnel syndrome if there is a pins and needles sensation or arthritis of the dip joints. In this instance have a rheumatologist or orthopedist evaluate your hands. ...Read more

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Could botox injections in the fingers hurt?

Could botox injections in the fingers hurt?

Why in the fingers?: Why are you getting Botox in the fingers? Are you taking about hand injections for excessive sweaty palms? If that's the case, then yes there is some discomfort and everybody is different, but the needles are very small and typically are more bothersome than painful. Numbing cream can definitely help. Another option is to have your surgeon perform a nerve block which will make the whole hand numb ...Read more

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Wanted to know if getting botox injections in the fingers hurt?

Little pain: Every injection has a little discomfort associated with it. Injections in the fingers can be more painful d/t the larger amts of pain receptors. With that said, smaller needles can be used. There will be a little pain, but go in with reasonable expectations and you'll do great!!! Good luck ...Read more

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Why do cold fingers hurt more than warm fingers?

Blood shuts off: When a finger is cold, the body shuts off the blood supply to the tip and diverts the blood. That causes significant pain. ...Read more

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How long will my fingers hurt when I play guitar?

Variable: How long hae you played? What kind of guitar. What ever, there is no way to tell. It is different for everybody. Wait and you will see how long it takes. Each time you practice there will probably be less soreness. ...Read more

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If you have a spinal cord injury can it make your fingers hurt?

If you have a spinal cord injury can it make your fingers hurt?

Spine & finger pain: Yes. Problems affecting the spinal cord inside the neck and the nerve roots that come out between the vertebra of the neck can cause hand & finger pain (involving all 5 fingers). Other rare disorders like a cyst inside the central cord area (syrinx) can cause what is called "stocking-glove paresthesias"--unpleasant sensations in both hands & feet. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning my hands and fingers hurt really bad. What could be the cause?

When I wake up in the morning my hands and fingers hurt really bad. What could be the cause?

Possible arthritis: Morning stiffness or pain is a frequent symptom of arthritis. Have it evaluated, preferably by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My fingers hurt so much! What could cause this? Idk if I might be sleeping on them at night and I'm overweight. But it's like my finger tips.

My fingers hurt so much! What could cause this? Idk if I might be sleeping on them at night and I'm overweight. But it's like my finger tips.

Common causes: Most common etiology for this would be tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. Without an examination or further history can't be sure of exact cause so seek care with your primary physician or a hand surgeon ...Read more

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My fingers hurt at the joint? When I bend my fingers it hurts at the joint of the fingers? I use to hit the heavy bag a lot during boxing sessions.

My fingers hurt at the joint? When I bend my fingers it hurts at the joint of the fingers? I use to hit the heavy bag a lot during boxing sessions.

Overuse?: You are usuing your hands to hit a heavy bag, and your hands hurt afterward. Sounds like overuse. When you make a fist the knuckles are covered only by skin and tendon. There is no padding. Repeated blows to this area can cause inflammation of the joints which accounts for the stiffness. You need to back off the hitting until the pain IG gone, then use gloves before resuming. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingers hurt so bae they may feel broken.?

Be seen: It sounds like you need to be seen. If they are broken, you need a splint. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out why did my fingers hurt so bad after being in the cold?

Is there a way to find out why did my fingers hurt so bad after being in the cold?

See below: You could have raynauds which is where the blood vessels in your hands clamp down and cause pain color changes in your hands. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My fingers hurt and feel weird after a minute of me doing something or sometimes not doing nothing at all. Why can this be?

My fingers hurt and feel weird after a minute of me doing something or sometimes not doing nothing at all. Why can this be?

See your doctor: If it resolves, I would not worry about it. If it continues for weeks to months I would see my pcp for a rheumatological work up. ...Read more

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Index finger pain. Typing hurts. How to prevent it?

Index finger pain. Typing hurts. How to prevent it?

Act. Modification: It sounds like you have exertional tendonitis or possibly early so called trigger finger (another type of tendonitis)
it could also be arthritis or a number of other diagnosis
if activity modification and nsaids don't help I would see your local hand surgeon for an evaluation which should include x-rays. ...Read more

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My right arm, shoulder to fingers, hurt after I slept on my right arm. It's been 5 days sinced I changed position, but pain doesn't go away?

My right arm, shoulder to fingers, hurt after I slept on my right arm. It's been 5 days sinced I changed position, but pain doesn't go away?

Nerve irritation: This could be due to nerve irritation in your spine or possibly further out in your arm. If it is not getting better, I would talk to your pcp. Perhap starting with a steroid pack would be a good first step. ...Read more

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My mothers fingers hurt at the joints. It had been about a month now. Especially when she does activities such as dishwashing, carrying, sewing?

My mothers fingers hurt at the joints. It had been about a month now. Especially when she does activities such as dishwashing, carrying, sewing?

Variety of possib: The joint pain in the hands brings up a long list of possibilities.
Additional history, medications taken, family history are all important.

Your mother would be best served but seeing her MD for further exam, evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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My wrist cracks if bent and if you feel it when cracking, it feels like small balls are moving. The pain comes and goes, but now my fingers hurt too.

My wrist cracks if bent and if you feel it when cracking, it feels like small balls are moving. The pain comes and goes, but now my fingers hurt too.

Joint or tendon: This can be in the joints, in the tendons, and other tissues in the wrist. Your physician will examine you do blood tests even x-rays or other imaging to help clarify. ...Read more

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I have lupus and my feet, ankles, knees and fingers hurt so bad?

I have lupus and my feet, ankles, knees and fingers hurt so bad?

See Rheumatology: Lupus can be very difficult to live with depending on the severity of your disease, but with close rheumatological supervision and treatment, it may be able to be controlled more appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I twisted my leg so bad. My leg hurts and I can't walk normally. My palm and fingers hurt, what should I do?

I twisted my leg so bad. My leg hurts and I can't walk normally. My palm and fingers hurt, what should I do?

Be seen: If you sustained a serious injury to your knee and can't walk on it normally, I would certainly be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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My hands feel numb and my fingers hurt a little. I feel a tingling in my hands and sometimes it feels like they itch.

My hands feel numb and my fingers hurt a little. I feel a tingling in my hands and sometimes it feels like they itch.

Varies: Multiple potential causes, among the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my wriste with a white spot and after 4 days is still swollen now my fingers hurt. Should I be worried.?

Pain in hand: Yes. It is time to see your doctor about this to find out what is causing the pain and swelling so that you can get treatment. ...Read more

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I came home from work yesterday and my elbow is hurting me I can not bend arm and wrist and fingers hurt to I've taken pain killers?

I came home from work yesterday and my elbow is hurting me I can not bend arm and wrist and fingers hurt to I've taken pain killers?

Tendonitis at the: Elbow can affect the way the fingers and wrist move as the muscles that flex the elbow at the lateral epicondye also extend the wrist and fingers and those at the medial side of the elbow flex the wrist and fingers. Ice, nsaids gentle stretching are a good start. If pain continues especially with a swollen stiff elbow seek medical attention. ...Read more