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Getting kind of electric shock in hand fingers. Is it a nerve issue? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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User:hello doctor,
Doctor:Good Afternoon
User:Good Afternoon,
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Dr, last 4 days, am getting kind of electric shock in my left hand small and ring finger.
User:is it any nerve issue?
Doctor:Do you hane any other problems which you would like me to know about?
User:around 50 days back, during my home exercise with twisting machine, got back muscle strain
User:and discussed with ortho, he has given me some gel and taught me couple of exercises
User:now feel much better with my back pain.
Doctor:Ok fine.
User:but for the last four days am having these two finger issue
Doctor:As you said, the electric shock like feeling could be a nerve issue.
Doctor:May I know few details to explain it in much better way?
User:should i consult any neurologists or on the go it will be ok?
Doctor:How do you keep your hand while typing on the keyboard?
Doctor:I mean, are your elbows at the same level of your table?
User:am using laptop, laptop am keeping on the table.
User:no, it will be bit up compare with the table level
Doctor:Do you exert much pressure on your elbows?
Doctor:Do you play golf, cricket, badminton or tennis?
User:no Dr. am not playing any out door game
Doctor:Let me explain.
Doctor:There is a nerve which supplies the little finger and the ring finger.
Doctor:It is the ulnar nerve.
Doctor:It passes through the elbow.
Doctor:The area of elbow which is close to your body has a prominence there.
Doctor:The nerve passes behind and between the two prominences which you can feel.
Doctor:Have you followed till now?
User:s Dr.
Doctor:If any pressure is exerted for some time over this area, there is a pressure resulting on the nerve.
Doctor:That can cause this sort of electric shock feeling.
Doctor:It goes off by itself after some time, if the pressure is not exerted recurrently.
Doctor:Please check your sitting position, the way your keeping your elbow, and other activities which maybe causing an effect on your elbow.
User:so nothing to worry ?
Doctor:Absolutely nothing to worry.
User:do u recommend any exercise for this ?
User:to recover my normal fingers?
Doctor:Mild to moderate flexing and extending the elbow will help.
Doctor:And correct the factors which may be causing the problem.
Doctor:You can also take Neurobion Forte capsules to improve the nutrition for nerves.
Doctor:You can have it 2 times daily after food, for 2 weeks.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:s Dr.
User:will try with this tablet for 2 weeks.
Doctor:Hope I had been able to clear your concerns.
User:sure Dr. was bit worried
Doctor:Please do not worry, it will get relieved by itself.
User:thanks Dr.
Doctor:If it does not cure within 2 weeks, then you may need to be examined by a neurologist.
User:sure, will.
Doctor:It would be to rule out any nerve injury.
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
User:what kind of situation, the nerve injury will happen?
User:during any too much physical activity?
Doctor:As I said before, it is usually positional or due to excessive use of the joint as in heavy exercise or games.
Doctor:Hope you have cleared your doubts now.
User:can i take this capsule morning and night af?
User:ok, thank you Dr.
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
User:can i ask one more question for my wife?
Doctor:Sure, please proceed.
User:she is getting left hand wrist pain.
Doctor:May I know her age?
Doctor:Did she have any history of fall or trauma?
User:she is already having disc pulge
User:l4 and l5
User:also she got neck pain
Doctor:If she did not have any fall or trauma to the wrist, it is most likey to be muscular pain.
Doctor:It may also be due to compression of the nerves at the wrist.
Doctor:She can take mild pain killers like Tab. Calpol 650mg, thrice daily for 2 days.
Doctor:And see whether the pain is decreasing.
User:calpol is painkiller?
Doctor:If it does not decrease, then she will have to get it checked by an orthopedician.
Doctor:She can also apply Voveran/ Volini gel at the site of the pain.
Doctor:Make sure that she is not lifting any heavy weight by the left hand.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:s Dr.
User:will ask her to take these medicines.
User:thank you so much for the clarfications.
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
User:thats it.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:Have a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
User:Thanks and you too have a Happy and Prosperous NEW YEAR.
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