Hand or finger weakness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
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.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with hand or finger weakness, 71% report having loss of sensation, 54% report having hand or finger pain, and 51% report having arm weakness.
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 .
|Radiographic imaging procedure|
|Magnetic resonance imaging (Mri)||$297|
|X-ray computed tomography (Scan ct)|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|CAT scan of head (Head ct)|
|Physical therapy exercises (Exercises)|
|Occupational therapy assessment (Speech therapy)|
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|
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.