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


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Dr. Shobhit Shah

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Published At January 20, 2017
Reviewed AtFebruary 11, 2024

Patient's Query

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.

Answered by Dr. Shobhit Shah


Welcome to icliniq.com. Clinodactyly is an inherited condition characterized by bent fingers. Typically, any issues arise during childhood due to excessive growth or bending. Given that you're already past the growth stage, it's unlikely that this condition will suddenly manifest. Nevertheless, I recommend consulting a doctor for a neurological assessment of your upper limb to ascertain whether excessive bending or stiffness is the cause of your symptoms or if another factor is at play. Surgery can be considered for addressing extreme bending or stiffness associated with clinodactyly. Direct medical evaluation will provide a clearer understanding of the situation.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shobhit Shah
Dr. Shobhit Shah

Internal Medicine

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