Finger pain locking

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What you have is probably trigger finger. This is associated with catching, snapping or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lock</span>ing of the involved finger flexor tendon, resulting in inability to move the finger and pain. The diagnostic thing is that you can unlock the lock and start the finger functioning again. Treatment is by injecting steroid into the tendon. If that fails, this can be surgically corrected. Please consult an orthopedic specialist. Hope this helps.
A while ago when I would wake up in the morning, my elbow would be in pain and my pinky finger and ring finger would be locked in a curling position where I couldn't move them at all. My fingers were locked. I had to pop them back into place or massage them with warm water. I sometimes sleep with my elbow bent. The doctors didn't know what it was and now the pain is coming back. This would happen during tennis season. What is this and how can I prevent this from happening again?
When I hold a book or anything for a few minutes my finger lock downwards and are stuck for a few minutes which causes terrible pain. When it stops usually another one starts. Can anyone tell me what causes this and where can I go to get help?
I already take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> medication for my MS, but it doesn't touch the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> I feel in my right hand. I soak the hand in warm water or on a heating pad. I have my better'half massage the hand. painful as the dickens. I have tried resting the hand, but being a Moderator (Community Leader on a MedHelp Forum) I do not have the luxury of resting for too long. I have a Forum with needy people needing answers to questions....so I type away, day in and day out.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with symptoms and signs which are caused by compression of median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel. This causes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, paraesthesias, and weakness in median nerve distribution. Trigger finger, on the other hand is characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon associated with dysfunction and pain.
I have been experiencing stiffness, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and swelling of my left thumb and forefinger for a while now. Sometime at night I would experience "locking" of my forefinger and can't flex it. When I try to straighten it I would hear a pop and it hurt. I had x-rays done and my doctor told me my results were normal. But I still can't really use my hand especially when it's acting up. My doctor isn't really helping me to find out what's wrong with my hand.
Even on the days my finger is not locking I have a great deal of finger <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. Is surgery performed strictly for the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lock</span>ing or can it be performed just for the pain even though I can go for several days without the finger locking.
It makes a loud cracking noise too. and recently I have been having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my ring finger. It doesn't happen all the time. What would cause this?
Hypothyroidism, diabetes, tumors and infections of the ulnar and spinal nerves and rheumatism can all cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in little finger. Please consult a neurologist. It can also be trigger finger. This is associated with catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, resulting in inability to move the finger and pain. The diagnostic thing is that you can unlock the lock and start the finger functioning again. Treatment is by injecting steroid into the tendon.
My biggest problem was the PIP joint <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lock</span>ing up, which the stretching really helped (I did it to the point of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> with my eyes closed so I could focus on not re-injuring myself). I also found that beginning these exercises/stretches in a hot shower to be very effective. It has been 3 weeks since I last visited the PT and I have regained 90% of the movement, and hope for a full recovery considering I still have lots of swelling and muscle loss around the area.
Before we try to see what could be wrong with you I would like to ask you some question. Where is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> exactly if you have to point out with an index finger? When did the pain actually begin and what were you doing at the time? Do you experience any locking or catching or giving away in your ankle? Have you ever had surgery on your ankle? What is the quality of your ankle pain (sharp, shooting, dull, aching, and burning)?
I have noticed since we came home from our trip (we did a lot of walking) that my knee has been hurting .I woke up this morning and I can hardly walk due to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my knee.When I was a teenager I jumped off a really high wagon and h urt my ankles and knee .I was on crutches for a couple of weeks.I have had problems with my knee locking up for years ever since.It will lock up on me and I have to roll from side to side to get it to unlock.
That is when my thumb locked up and I couldn't move it or if I did it would get stuck in the bent position and only with extreme pain could I straighten it again. Then other parts of my body started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lock</span>ing up and experiencing extreme <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. Anti-inflammatory herbs helped but I still had pain. Then it started to affect my lower back and hip area and I could stand up without extreme pain. Everymoring it is the same, but with the herbs and yoga the pain gets better as the day goes on.
chronic daily headaches for over a year and a half now migraine headaches for the same time period fatigue for the same time period jaw pain, locking cracking popping jaw ear ache/pain bruxism which leaves me with sensitive teeth/tooth pain now and again episodes of stopping breathing as im going off to sleep dizziness blurry vision poor memory (short term) and brain fog moderate to severe stomach pain just under my left rib cage GERD (acid reflux) Muscle spasms - some not so painfull, some excr
I would like to know where the pain is exactly if you have to point out with your index finger. When did your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? What is the quality of your pain (sharp, shooting, dull, etc.)? Have you tried anything to help the pain and, if yes, has that been successful?
When I kneel on my left knee I get a sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> below and left of my patella, as if kneeling on a tack. Pressing on it or walking or bending or running does not trigger the pain, only when kneeling. What can it be?
I would like to know where the pain is exactly if you have to point out with your index finger. When did your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? What is the quality of your pain (sharp, shooting, dull, etc.)? Have you tried anything to help the pain and, if yes, has that been successful?
The pain I experience is usually in my left inner thigh but last week it was in both of my inner thighs. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is a slicing excruciating <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> that is horrible. I have had three children so I know what pain is, but this is horrible pain. It feels like someone is stabbing me. It doesn't happen very often and I have experienced this pain for the past several years. I am 58 years old, I am 5'8" and weigh 165 lbs. I exercise frequently and am in good health.
The pain and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lock</span>ing up lasted about a week. At the end of the week, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> started to subside and movement started getting better. I woke up one morning with full usage and no pain. The wrist “locks up” for no apparent reason. It usually starts bothering me just a little, but I still have 100% movement in it. Then, with a simple twist, it locks up. locking up stops movement to the up position and moving the hand towards the ulna.
two weeks after that at work I was having a lot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on both of my arms and hands. Before that I was having triggers fingers and locks finger on my left hand. Than two week after the incident above the trigger fingers were coming to my right hand also. This really call my attention to go to the emergency room my major concern at that time was my fingers locking on me along with trigers fingers on both hands.
I have been to the hospital 3 times for chest pain, mostly on the left side, left arm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> (sometimes numb, sometimes achey), and sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my upper back. They ran an EKG, CT scan (they thought i had a blood clot in my lungs), and a chest x-ray. Their results where all basically the same, that it was anxiety or indigestion. Now, I have been on Zoloft for a long time now for anxiety, but when I started having chest pains and numbness in my arm, I began having panic attacks.
Tingling/stabbing in left thumb and fore finger and tips of other fingers. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> along the pinky side of hand. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in thumb, fore finger and areas of palm. Hurts to extend fingers fully or arm fully. Some pain in left side of neck and shoulder.Weaker pulse in left hand. When this started I would say pain level was a 11-12 at rest. Now after 7 months, at rest I would say 4-6 and 7-8 if I try to do something like write, type, open a door, open a jar, hold something more than a few pounds etc.
This is due to me constantly hitting hard surfaces. i have no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in that particular finger or knuckle or any part of the hand but i cant fully raise my right ring finger. It gets to about half way and i cannot raise it anymore unless i force it up with my other hand. Apart from that i have full use of my right hand and no pain in or around the knuckle or finger. Any ideas whats wrong??
I would also like to say I have been experiencing pain and numbness in my left hand during the night and also some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in forearm. My middle finger is the worst. It always hurts and is numb until i get up and move around but remains swollen. I am woken up by this every night! Have not been to doc yet. Did try a wrist band--but no help on the finger. thanks for hearing me..52yr.
didn't understand me when I tried to explain it to her. What is going on? Has anyone else experienced this kind of unbearable <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>? If the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> lasted even a min. I feel like I would just pass out and die from the pain. Honestly, it's worst than labor pains. I never know when it's going to occur. and when it does happend, I have to be standing to get through it, I can't be sitting. I've also noticed that after the pain passes I'm out of breath and dizzy. What is going on?
This is associated with catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, resulting in inability to move the finger and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. The diagnostic thing is that you can unlock the lock and start the finger functioning again. Treatment is by injecting steroid into the tendon. If that fails, this can be surgically corrected. Leg weakness on standing on toes could be due to plantar fasciitis or due to pressure on the spinal nerves. Please consult an orthopedic specialist. Take care!
This is associated with catching, snapping or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lock</span>ing of the involved finger/thumb flexor tendon, resulting in inability to move the finger/thumb and pain. The diagnostic thing is that you can unlock the lock and start the finger functioning again. Treatment is by injecting steroid into the tendon. If that fails, this can be surgically corrected. Please consult an orthopedic specialist. Take care!
my thumb keeps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lock</span>ing, literally only for a second but i kinda have to force it to move its like a clicking effect (but no sound) and is quite painful. what could it be?
I have had neck and shoulder pain now for about 17 months now after my C5-6 fusion with plate screw and cadavar bone. THe surgery took care of my arm and finger <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, but left me with the feeling that now my head is too heavy for my neck to support it. The only relief I have is when I lay down and when I prop my head up with my hand. It feels like constant deep muscle pain, with some burning. THis stinks, it has changed almost everything I do, which these days is not much.
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