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    Weird new feeling in finger & now movement in thumb? Cyst?

    I'm worried I may have a cyst. I have been hurt for 23 years with no problems. But last week my index finger on the inside near joint is feeling weird. But I also noticed some new movement in my thumb on the same hand a few days later. I'm wondering if a cyst is expanding & causing the weird felling in my finger & also causing new movement in thumb . I had an MRI about 2 or 3 years ago they said all clear. I was complaining about burning pains in both of my hands back then.
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

    #2
    wierd feelings in your hands after new movement doesn't necessarily mean it's bad, but if you're concerned you should get it checked out. congrats on new movement though!

    if it's swelling and you're getting pain in that finger, there may be a problem.
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      #3
      Tingling

      I always have tingling hands on and off. I used to think it as light ad, and it might be... but they get a little numb feeling at night... and tingly wen im in pain... Noyt sure if its anything big... but It hasnt killed me yet. Mike (FLA)
      Mike (Florida)

      Cant we get 1 do over?

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        #4
        Norm,

        New movement can signal different things. If you are concerned about it, I would have it checked out by your doctor. If necessary, a comparative MRI can be done to the one you had done in the past.

        AAD
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          #5
          The burning pain is real bad again in my hands. I wonder if its the heat?
          "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

          -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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            #6
            Originally posted by Norm
            The burning pain is real bad again in my hands. I wonder if its the heat?

            Heat does this to me terribly, hands, arms, chest and/or legs. Basically the part thats hot.

            I hate it!

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              #7
              If you are having any neurologic changes that you are not comfortable with, I would at least call my sci doc- it could be the increase in movement, the heat, or any number of things.
              Better safe than sorry-
              CKF
              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                #8
                Central pain often shows up in the most distal (distant) parts of the body, so the burning sensation might be a manifestation of that.

                For those who don't know, central pain is neuropathic pain caused by damage to sensory nerves in the CNS, like the cord. SCI doesn't have an exclusive on it, some folks with strokes, MS, and other 'fun' conditions have to deal with this as well.

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                  #9
                  Norm
                  Burnibg in your hands could be from leaning to much on your elbows.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Norm
                    I'm worried I may have a cyst. I have been hurt for 23 years with no problems. But last week my index finger on the inside near joint is feeling weird. But I also noticed some new movement in my thumb on the same hand a few days later. I'm wondering if a cyst is expanding & causing the weird felling in my finger & also causing new movement in thumb . I had an MRI about 2 or 3 years ago they said all clear. I was complaining about burning pains in both of my hands back then.
                    Norm, is this the question that you wanted me to answer? Sorry I did not answer when it was first posted. I didn't know the answer to your question, had intended to post but forgot.

                    I don't know what it is due to. This is the first time that I have heard about an ambient temperature induced dysesthesia. The movement in your thumb is interesting as well.

                    The only thing that I can think of is a study from several years ago showing that people with cervical spinal cord injury often develop abnormal connections between the cervical segments just below the injury site and the lower spinal cord. For example, a majority of people get a thumb movement when their legs are lightly brushed particularly in the thigh region. This develops years after injury and is believed to be due to abnormal sprouting of axons that connect the cervical segments and lumbosacral segments.

                    It should not be weather related. The symptoms that you describe don't appear to be those of a syrinx. Also, your MRI would reveal a syrinx if there was one there.

                    Wise.

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                      #11
                      Dr. Young, I went to Dr. Barth Green 14 years ago to see if he could do decompression surgery & he said he wouldn't do it because I was incomplete & I have a tethered cord with a few cysts. He didn't want to go in there & cause more damage. I had him look again a few years ago everything was ok. But in Nov. I stated above, & then a few weeks ago the burning again. It seems to fluctuate. I do notice a consistent burning on the top of my hand as if its sunburned real bad in the same spot. I don't know what the heck is going on.
                      Last edited by Norm; 16 Aug 2006, 9:56 PM.
                      "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

                      -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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                        #12
                        I'm bumping this.
                        "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

                        -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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