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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes severe pain in the fingers and fingernails?

on my left hand my 2 middle fingers are going crooked and 1st joint closest to fingernnail hurts. I am 55 and there was no injury although I do have neuropathy, prediabetes, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis but the finger pain is within the last few months.
Tue, 30 Jan 2018
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

I have studied your case.
Due to compression of this nerve root there is tingling numbness in your fingers pain associated with it.
I will advise you to MRI cervical spine for better diagnosis.

It can be due to various causes like sudden jerk to spine, due to facet arthritis, degenerative, due to chronic systemic disease like diabetes or hypothyroidism.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

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