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Fingertips Pain

Finger pain can be caused due to various medical conditions, and it may also indicate a heart attack. Arthritis, cartilage breakdown, carpal tunnel syndrome, trauma, recreational activities, compartment syndrome, mallet fingers, Skier's thumb, etc., are the causes of pain in the fingers.

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I have poor blood circulation in my fingers. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have poor blood circulation, and my hands are affected. My finger is swollen, and it hurts me a lot. I have tried using hot water over it, and it has not helped me. What can I do now? I am taking Daflon. But it has not helped me. I have attached my picture. Please see the images of the...  Read Full »

Dr. Mukherjee Koushik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please say about the duration of the swelling present in the finger. If the finger swelling is present for a few days, it can occur due to an infectious cause. If the finger swelling an...  Read Full »

I experienced a fingertip injury and my X-ray shows osteolytic lesions. Are these two related and what is the treatment for the injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced an injury to my fingertip during a pillow fight, and I believe it might have been bent backwards. Immediately after the incident, I felt pain and noticed swelling. The finger has a slight bend towards the palm side, and even after three days, it is still extremely sensit...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your inquiry. I have reviewed your X-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Firstly, I would like to clarify that the lytic lesion you mentioned is not a result of the recent trauma. It appears to be an incidental finding that wa...  Read Full »

Why is there a sharp and shooting pain in finger?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a sharp, shooting pain in my middle finger. It is uninjured and there is no swelling, bruising, or discoloration. The pain is not constant. It comes when I press on something with that finger (it is my right middle finger), when I grip something at an uneven angle, and whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a few possibilities based on your symptoms. 1. Sensory neuralgia- Due to diabetes. This is weakening of nerves due to diabetic neuropathy. 2. Sensory neuralgia due to cervical spondylosis- The nerves (electrical wires) to hand start from the spinal cord i...  Read Full »

I have pain in all my fingers. Kindly give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, all of a sudden, I noticed pain in nearly all my fingers. It started primarily with the middle finger on the left hand. There was an immediate major stabbing pain for no reason at various times during the day. Sometimes wakes me at night. All fingers bother me now, ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I analyzed the symptoms which you had provided to me. From your lucid description, it looks like a tendinopathy or nerve pain. I am not favoring an arthritis problem as there is no swelling over the joints or anxiety. Do you have fever, neck pain, sausage-shaped fing...  Read Full »

What causes various parts of the body to tremble occasionally?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hand trembling intermittently. I have trembling occasionally in my lips, shoulder, leg, and thigh. It takes a few seconds to feel heat or cold especially at the bottom of the feet. When I stand up from an inclined sitting position, I have mini-episodes of blackouts. My lower back ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you take caffeinated drinks or alcohol. Please mention whether you experience sleepless nights. Please mention whether you have diarrhea or malabsorption syndrome. Your condition needs a thorough physical examination. It can occur due to panic att...  Read Full »

Why are fingertips extremely painful, especially while lying down and in cold weather conditions?

Query: Hi doctor, My fingertips feel like there are broken glasses in them, and it is getting worse. When I lay down, it is extremely painful, and if the weather is cold, it becomes unbearable. I work in construction, so this makes it impossible to work.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand how worrisome this situation is for you. It seems the blood vessels in your fingertips are not working well. Due to lack of blood supply, it is painful. Small nerve endings in fingertips may also get involved, making it worse. Please consult your primary...  Read Full »

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