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Why do my ring fingers lock forward when grasping?

Why do my ring fingers lock forward when grasping?

Trigger finger: It sounds like you have trigger fingers. A nodule may be trapping your fingers in the locked position. I recommend you visit a hand surgeon. He or she will treat you with NSAIDs or injections that will help eliminate the problem. Surgery may also be an option depending on your history. Good luck. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00024 ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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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How to figure out why i can't stop cracking my joints (fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows..)?

How to figure out why i can't stop cracking my joints (fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows..)?

Bad Habit.: You get used to it, hard to live without it. If you survive not doing it for 21 days by focusing on doing something else, you might be able to break the bad habit. Stretching might be a healthy habit to replace it with. ...Read more

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Why do my ring finger and middle finger feel numb and painful ?

Why do my ring finger and middle finger feel numb and painful ?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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My fingers are swollen, and my wrist hurts whenever i move my fingers. Do you think its brockenwear them for?

My fingers are swollen, and my wrist hurts whenever i move my fingers. Do you think its brockenwear them for?

Possibly: You should see your regular doctor for a full workup. When we think of swelling it is most important to rule out a fracture. You may also have rheumatoid arthritis which is another common cause of swollen fingers. ...Read more

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Why do my elbow joints click during push-ups?

Why do my elbow joints click during push-ups?

Elbow click: This can be a normal finding due to the lining of the elbow joint (capsule). As long as there is no pain or swelling nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Why does my pinky finger painfully lock whenever i bend it?

Why does my pinky finger painfully lock whenever i bend it?

?Trigger finger: Several things can cause painful triggering of a finger. The most common is a so called, "trigger" finger where your flexor tendon enlarges and can no longer slide smoothly through a tunnel at the base of your finger. Less common is a snapping extensor tendon or ligament. Try splinting the finger straight for a few weeks, if this does not help get it checked out. ...Read more

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What will make my finger joint stop cracking?

What will make my finger joint stop cracking?

Cracked knuckles: Most believe that knuckle poppingor cracking is just forcing nitrogen bubbles out of solution and it has no joint effect either shortor long term. The problem is that with osteoarthrits such a common problem in older adults that if enough ten year old are told that they better not crack their knuckles that one day they will get arthritis that eventually someone will be right .... ...Read more

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Why are my fingers, toes and joints swelling? It hurts.

Why are my fingers, toes and joints swelling? It hurts.

I would advise: A consult with a rheumatologist. This type of doctor specializes in these types of conditions. ...Read more

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Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger?

Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger?

Arthritis?: Joint pain most commonly is from arthritis. You can also have pain around the joint at the base of your finger from a tendonitis. ...Read more

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Why would my thumb and 2 fingers closest to it go numb when I bend my elbow?

Why would my thumb and 2 fingers closest to it go numb when I bend my elbow?

Radial nerve : That part of the hand is innervated by the radial nerve. You may have a compression of the nerve near the elbow. Have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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My fingers lock up if I bend them after being straight(bend at the top joint, middle joint locks, seems to distend). What is it? How do I treat it?

My fingers lock up if I bend them after being straight(bend at the top joint, middle joint locks, seems to distend). What is it? How do I treat it?

Locking fingers: You should prob see an ortho doc for X-rays and exam. It sounds like a "Trigger Digit" (TD) however you're on the young side to have this prob. TD usually causes severe tenderness if you press hard at base of digit palm side. ...Read more

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My left hand is constantly hurting where the ring and pinky finger are and goes into my wrist. When i try to make fist pinky goes under ring finger..

My left hand is constantly hurting where the ring and pinky finger are and goes into my wrist.  When i try to make fist pinky goes under ring finger..

Hand pain: You may be having a nerve entrapment or carpal tunnel syndrome. You need to see your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon about this. Meanwhile rest your hand, do not type or work with your hand. Wear wrist support. ...Read more