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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for severe nerve pain in the ring finger

I developed nerve pain in my right hand ring finger. It started while I was washing down my porch using a sponge. I have not had any hand injuries before. It s a sharp pain when I open my hand flat or balled into a fist. The pain is only in the ring finger. Mostly on the middle finger side and near the top of the ring finger. The pain occurs only when I move the fingers but not in any predictable pattern.
Tue, 7 Jul 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
I have studied your case and I can assure you that it is not nerve pain. This type of pain occurs mostly due to inflammation in the tendon sheath. I would suggest you to visit a orthoapedic surgeon and get it examined. You may need hot water fomentation and Brugel local application. If there is severe pain then an steroid injection can also be given in sheath.
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