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Pinky finger on left hand cannot straighten suddenly. Have feeling

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Posted on Sat, 2 Feb 2019
Question: Pinky finger on left hand cannot straighten suddenly. Have feeling in finger but it feels weak. No other symptoms. I am a nearly 79 year old male and take Lipitor and 81mg aspirin. Please respond to partner's email who is online and writing this... thank you.
                                                       
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be contracture of fascia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The inability of the pinky finger to straighten suddenly is suggestive of tendonitis or any recent injury in the area. This can be related to contracture of palmar fascia. Regular hot compress and physiotherapy along with local steroid injections can help. You need to consult an orthopedician for proper treatment.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

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Brief Answer: Can be contracture of fascia. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The inability of the pinky finger to straighten suddenly is suggestive of tendonitis or any recent injury in the area. This can be related to contracture of palmar fascia. Regular hot compress and physiotherapy along with local steroid injections can help. You need to consult an orthopedician for proper treatment. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.