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Hand or finger weakness

Hand or finger weakness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of hand or finger weakness are carpal tunnel syndrome, mononeuritis, and complex regional pain syndrome. Other possible causes, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hand or finger weakness often receive radiographic imaging procedure, magnetic resonance imaging, x-ray computed tomography, electrocardiogram, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), cat scan of head, physical therapy exercises and occupational therapy assessment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hand or finger weakness include triamcinolone topical product, sulfasalazine, modafinil (provigil), ropinirole, riluzole, sibutramine (meridia), mexiletine, cromolyn (viz-on), amlodipine / olmesartan, leflunomide (arava), sulindac, quinine and fluvoxamine (luvox) .

Triamcinolone Topical Product

Sulfasalazine
$20
(28 days)
Modafinil (Provigil)
$596
(28 days)
Ropinirole
$41
(28 days)
Riluzole
$890
(28 days)
Sibutramine (Meridia)

Mexiletine
$34
(28 days)
Cromolyn (Viz-On)
$39
(28 days)
Leflunomide (Arava)
$43
(28 days)
Sulindac
$18
(28 days)
Quinine
$171
(28 days)
Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
$44
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hand or finger weakness include age 75+ years, age 60-74 years and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get hand or finger weakness.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
1.8x
60-74 years
1.9x
75+ years
1.5x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.1x
Other
1.0x
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