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left ring finger - sharp pain. HELP!

Posted In: Finger conditions 11 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 27, 2007
  • 11:40 PM

I'm getting sharp pain along my left ring finger, between the joint and the beginning of the nail. There is a thin, almost transparent white line running vertical from the bottom of the nail down to the joint as well. The finger doesn't hurt when I bend it inward without putting pressure on it, but hurts rather bad if I bend it with pressure placed on the tip of the finger toward the center of the hand (think the pressure used when typing), when pressure is put on the side of the finger, where the pain is located, or when the finger is bent 'backward' even slightly. There is no hangnail on this finger, and the skin is relatively smooth despite the white line. The pain feels like a needle lancing lengthways along my fingertip from nail to joint.

Any help would be appreciated. I type for a living (never had carpal tunnel, and have no history of wrist or joint pain before this, nor do I have pain in any other finger) and this pain is affecting my job - I can't type nearly as fast as I usually do, due to having to stop every minute or two because of this pain.

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  • I have the same symptoms. At first is was only one hand - now both ring fingers hurt. Does ANYONE have an answer? Marianne
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 09:23 PM
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  • Hello Every one. I have sharp throbbing pain just under the nail of my left hand ring finger. It last for 2-3 mins and then goes away, happens 5-6 times in a day. There is a small blue black spot under the nail where it pains. Anyone has any remedies?????/
    joejoe 1 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 11:22 AM
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  • Hello Every one. I have sharp throbbing pain just under the nail of my left hand ring finger. It last for 2-3 mins and then goes away, happens 5-6 times in a day. There is a small blue black spot under the nail where it pains. Anyone has any remedies?????/This sounds like a "Glomus" tumor to me, I was incorrectly diagnosed as having one... try putting ice on it: if it hurts more see a hand specialist.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 14, 2008
    • 04:10 AM
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  • For the last week or so I've been experiencing a pain in my left ring finger. It is there when I wake up in the morning and subsides after a few minutes. It also starts to ache late in the evening. It just affects one finger and I have no idea what is causing it. Any suggestions?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 14, 2008
    • 11:34 PM
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  • I have sharp throbbing pain just under the nail of my left hand ring finger. It last for 2-3 mins and then goes away, happens 5-6 times in a day. There is a small blue black spot under the nail where it pains. Anyone has any remedies?????/Mostly sounds like a glomus tumor. I had one removed last year. If once they remove the nail you have a clear blue spot, which sounds like your case, you are lucky because chances are they can take the whole thing out. The nail heals in 6 months or so and it should not come back.If you are like me, the limits of the tumor are unclear and the sympthoms come back, which is very frustrating.Cold hands are horrible for this pain, try to keep them warm and protect the finger from hitting hard objects - i.e. I hate when I put my hand in the handbag and looking for something the keys or something hard hits the nail, its just too painful.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 21, 2009
    • 05:09 PM
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  • This sounds like a "Glomus" tumor to me, I was incorrectly diagnosed as having one... try putting ice on it: if it hurts more see a hand specialist.I have a glomus tumor and ice...is a no no. i had it excised but it grew back again and the pain is worse. adding pressure the wrong way or cold temperatures make it worse.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 2, 2009
    • 06:32 AM
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  • Hello Every one. I have sharp throbbing pain just under the nail of my left hand ring finger. It last for 2-3 mins and then goes away, happens 5-6 times in a day. There is a small blue black spot under the nail where it pains. Anyone has any remedies?????/I am having sharp pains that come and go in the right side of my head, my side on the left and palm and up my intier finger. is this something that just happens or is this something to be concerned about? it anyone knows if it is something i should worry about or if there is anything to do about it e-mail me at mckenzielibra@gmail.com thanks,mckenzie
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 04:09 PM
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  • i have the same pain at the same place. Did you find out what the reason was?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • For the last week or so I've been experiencing a pain in my left ring finger. It is there when I wake up in the morning and subsides after a few minutes. It also starts to ache late in the evening. It just affects one finger and I have no idea what is causing it. Any suggestions?I have the same problem and it has been going on for over a week now. Did you manage to find out what the problem was?
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  • some times i feel Sharp/Stabbing/Shooting/Stitching Pain in my finger tips, its almost once in a day or 1ce in two days, Finger varies. pain frequency differ from mild to severe, just upper parts of finger some time sides of nails. pains remain for 15 to 30 minutes some time whole day . i am worried cause now its more than 8 months i am feeling the same, some time it dosent happen for 3 or 4 days continually. please suggest. i am 28 but i eat lots of chocolates every day, is it a sign of diabetes.
    sneha24 1 Replies
    • August 16, 2011
    • 07:22 PM
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  • Intense pain in the ring or little finger( it may be seen in other fingers, but rarely) may be Dupuytren's contracture, a disorder of the palm tendons that pull unduly on the fingers, eventually causing them to contract inward. If you are of Northern European descent, particularly Scottish, it might be a good bet to check out. You would need to see an orthopedic hand specialist. In the meantime moist heat, and then palm massage with a lotion may be helpful. See if you can feel any areas of thickness or hardness and concentrate the massage there. Daily stretching the palm up, with fingers flat on a table ledge, may slow the progression for a long while.
    Piper12345 1 Replies
    • October 15, 2013
    • 03:04 PM
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