Category Archives: Arm, Wrist & Hand Pain

What causes cramping in fingers?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Why do I get cramps in my fingers? I have had surgery. Could this be a factor? A: Cramps arise when there is a disruption in the natural flow of energy, blood, and fluid circulation. This can be caused by a variety of factors. Lifestyle, work and recreational habits, and inherited…

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What to do about numbness in fingers?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I’m losing circulation in the pointer finger and pinky of my left hand. They become numb and turn white when the temperature reaches the 50-degree range and below. Can you tell me why this happens? A: The fingers of the hand are innervated through the cervical nerves. I suggest you check…

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