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finger/hand pain and coldness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 18, 2006
  • 08:13 PM

I started having moderate pain in my thumb joint about a week ago, but I figured I had just strained a muscle in my palm or something. I wrapped it in an ace bandage for a day or so and iced it and it seemed to get better. A few days later, the pain came back and was more severe. This time when I wrapped it, I couldn't seem to get the bandage wrapped loosely enough--my fingers and thumb kept turning blue! I bought a prepacked splint but I can't use that either because my thumb turns bright blue. I also have itchiness between my thumb and forefinger that turns purple if I scratch it. Now my pinky finger is starting to hurt the same way the thumb did at first. Everyone keeps telling me that it must be a sprained muscle, but that seems so unlikely to me with all the blue and coldness in my fingers.

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  • hi. have you ever heard of raynauds?its where the blood doesn't reach the end of the joints, usually in the hands but also in feet, elbows, nose etc. classic raynauds (primary)shows hands to be different colours, usually red white and purple, they swell up like sausages.. also can develope ictchyness and blistery rash (secondary raynauds). primary raynauds can be treated with exercise and a few other simple things and is quite common but secondary raynauds can be far more serious and rare, leading to scleroderma in most cases (hardening of the organ tissues and blood cloting, you don't want that).secondary raynauds can be treated with meds. check it out with your doc.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 19, 2006
    • 05:58 AM
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  • it could end up being a problem in your neck, i would go to a doctor if I were you. My aunt had tingling in 2 fingers and it turned out in her particular case she had fractured a vertabrae in her neck !Also, i have poor circulation myself and if you by chance smoke cigarettes, quit ASAP. It did wonders for me, i'll never smoke again
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2006
    • 08:04 PM
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