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Claw Handed 2 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 0
This is my first post. I have Cu-T in both hands, it started suddenly about 3 months ago. My pinky and index fingers are curling in again after a few weeks of not. Does anyone have any insight into this, or has had a similar experience?
 
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Re:Claw Handed 2 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 5
Curling fingers are a sign that nerve damage is beginning. Seek medical attention immediately from a doctor or surgeon that has experience with cubital tunnel syndrome. Good luck.
 
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Thanks Timm,

I'm seeing a neurologiest Thursday. The last time I saw her, my fingers had uncurled for 2 weeks and seemed to be on the upswing. They recurled within the week and have been curling, uncurling for the past 6 weeks. Its at the point where I have to keep my finger nails very short, or the nails dig into my palm when the fingers curl up.

Thanks for the advice.

Heather
 
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I also have clawing. It is most noticed in my pinkie finger and only slightly clawed in index and ring finger. How severe is your clawing? I have wondered about mine too. I have noticed it to get worse over the past month however I had negative nerve study. I hope that you find some answers. Good luck.
 
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Hi Mandy,

The clawing in my left hand is currently "full", meaning that when relaxed my pinky and index finger fold into the middle of my hand. I have to keep my fingernails trimmed or they dig into my palm. When I go to do a task I don't think about like pick up a cup, the fingers remain curled. So, I've dropped a lot of things lately. If I think about it, the fingers work - like for typing now, but there is a numbsness in them. I've got a bit of time in the morning before they curl in usually. Right now they'll curl in for a few days and then not - I can't seem to find a pattern.

My right hand has had the same clawing, but has been uncurled for a couple of weeks now.

I had a nerve study done, and the results were positive for both elbows. We'll see what the neuro says later this week.

Cheers,

Heather
 
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Hi Heather,

I had clawing as well in both hands. Before my transposition surgery, I was only able to actively straighten my ring finger (left), that darn left pinky wouldn't straighten for anything.
2+ years after the surgery, my ring finger still likes to rest in the clawed position, but I can straighten it easily.

When you have clawing, you may develop muscle wasting in your hand. Keep a close eye on that. I'm glad you're seeing your doc soon.

Let us know what happens,

Chris
 
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