Pinky finger is becoming crippled
I have the same problem, though I'm only 16. The ring finger on my left hand is crippled, the second knuckle cannot unbend and can only bend a little, the third knuckle (one closest to the fingertip) bends upward. I have limited mobility in all of my fingers, but that one is the worst. My doctor sent me to physical therapy, but she doesn't seem too worried about it....I am though. I've been considering Cortisone injections, but I'd rather have the more permanent surgery. What do you think? You've had surgery...was it worth it?Hello
I had carpal tunnel surgery in both hands and it was more than worth it...but I've not had an surgery to the fingers. I've had many cortisone shots in them..but it only takes away the pain and stiffness, it didn't straighten them out. If I were 16 I would go for the permanent surgery.
Hi Marian! I'm a Marian too.
If your fingers don't work well or you have pain and numbness due to pinched nerves then a visit to a hand surgeon is in order. Then you can consider real risks and benefits...
There are a tremedous number of nerves in the hand - surgery is pretty painful. If lost function can be restored then it is worth it. I don't think I would do it to improve the way my hands look, if they worked ok.