Q. My little fingers, which have been bent since birth, is paining now. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Shobhit Shah
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jan 20, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

My little fingers have been bent since birth, and I was told that I had clinodactyly. I am 22 now and have had no problem with these bent suckers until about two months ago. In the last two months, I have been getting incredible pain and tingling in both my little fingers. While driving and when my hands grip something, my little finger tucks under my ring finger. It is uncomfortable, and after about 2 minutes the pain increases and I have to change my grip. At this stage, if I make my little finger straight for a while, then it will relieve the pain and tingling feeling. Please help.

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Clinodactyly is inherited condition associated with bent fingers. Usually, its excessive growth or bending may cause problems in childhood. It looks unlikely that at your age when growth has already occurred, this will occur.
  • Still, I advise you to visit a doctor to have a neurological checkup of upper limb to see whether its excessive bending or stiffness that is causing the symptoms or something else.
  • For excessive bending or stiffness in clinodactyly, surgery can be done.

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