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My uncle cant move or flex his middle index fingers down.

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My uncle can't move or flex his middle index fingers down. All his other fingers on his hands he can move and flex but only the right hand on the middle finger that he cannot move or flex down his finger. Is there a reason and treatment for this sudden condition?
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By flex down you mean make a fist?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I mean every finger can bend down. Only the middle finger cannot bend down. What does that mean?

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This indicates disease of the tendon in that finger or a fracture that was never attended to with ligament and tendon damage.

He needs an MRI at this point...an x ray is not going to be useful.

It might be amenable to physical therapy, if not surgery will be indicated.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


I think he got injured before because during his move to a new house, he carried alot of really heavy items that may have caused this kinf od injury to his middle finger.


 


Do you know that it may be treatable by Physical therapy?


 


If he does get surgery is there other alternative methods to treat this because he has no health insurance?

It might be but an MRI and exam is needed first.

It has to be assessed by a hand specialist, surgery or not.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Ok, thanks for your assistance. I appreciate it. Have a blessed day.

You are welcome any time, any questions.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Thank you.