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I'm sorry to hear about this
What you have describe sounds like neuropathy, likely from an irritated nerve
This may usually subside on its own, but anti-inflammatory drugs like motrin are usually beneficial if the nerve is being irritated by surrounding inflamed tissue
thanks for your reply! Here are the kinds of things I've done recently: At the cross-fit gym, we had a tough workout the last time I went (Monday) - we did deadlifts with the bar (I lifted 65 lbs), then did rowing machine, lunges, and jumping pullups on the pullup bar. We also practiced Kipping pullups, which I can't do, so I just hang from the bar as long as I can to build endurance. Anyway, after this workout my hands/forearms were sore, but it felt like the "good" sore - not like any irritated nerves/etc. But I'm wondering if something in the workout irritated a nerve in my finger?
Yes, something from the workout may have irritated a nerve in your finger, possible the median nerve, but it would be difficult to pinpoint the exact nerve without an exam
In the past, I've been tested for carpal tunnel, but that was about 8 yrs ago when I worked at Intel & did a ton of typing, and was having lots of wrist pain & tingling in my hands. At that time, the tests came back negative for carpal tunnel and for any kind of nerve damage at all. In fact, at that time, the doctor said my nerve conduction times were extremely fast and on the high end (I guess that's good.)
If this came and went in the past, should I assume that it will probably pass this time, too? Would you recommend ice, Advil (I'm not allergic to it or any other meds), etc?
It may pass with time, I don't recommend ice, but motrin or advil may help
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thanks for your help! Sorry for not responding - I was picking up a child from school. I know you can't say for sure w/out examining me, but in general: If a person were to have fingertip nerve pain from inflammation, is this the kind of thing that typically tends to recur? Or could it often be a one-time event? I want to keep working out at my cross-fit gym b/c I've already lost weight & become stronger and I feel great (except for my index finger pain, lol.) Could diet help with reduction in inflammation, perhaps lots of garlic or veggie juices?