twitching index finger - PLEASE HELP
I was using my laptop a great deal at work and also playing too many games that required a lot of repetitive actions with my index finger either with a mouse or with the thinkstick on the laptop (red button in the middle). The stick was worse because it causes a lot of side to side moving and I tend to press too hard.
Back in mid-August I started getting this side to side twitch of my index finger. Kept occurring until around mid-Sept. It was off and on and computer use made it worse.
Switched from thinkstick to mouse and fixed my ergonomics and moved mouse to other hand and working on posture.
The twitching stopped but my finger still felt tingly at the tip and a little weird.
In October after more use it twitched again. Then in Novemeber after lifting a plant it twitched again. All the twitches so far were pretty obvious as far as back and forth.
If all I had was a once a month twitch then I would be ok but the fact that the finger feels odd the rest of the time and I am trying to protect it from use makes it a daily event.
One day in late november I think after some computer use and stress, the finger started twitching on its own but the twitch did not flick out as far. Slight side to side twitches off and on for a few hours. If it stopped all I had to do was push on the finger and it would start again. That lasted only one day.
In Dec, it still feels off. Someone suggested a ball squeeze and rubber band stretch to help it. I think that aggravated the problem because I started seeing more small twitches and if I push on the finger, the finger shakes side to side for a few seconds. That was not happening before I started pushing it again. I am trying to leave it alone now but I still have to type with it and the finger next to it.
I have no idea what this is but its driving me crazy. I went to a neurologist and passed blood work, urine and basic nuero test. Next step would have been a MRI but the doc was kinda of a quack. Would not listen to me when I said it occurred with use. Instead she said it could be an at rest issue and also said if the MRI was clean she was not going to do anything else but monitor for Parkinson or other stuff like that. Found out later she had very terrible reviews and was only in practice a few years. Not sure if I should see another. Dropped the MRI for now.
I have no pain in my finger hands which is why I question if its Carpal Tunnel.
My wrist does crackle if I move it around.
I do have issues with the opposite shoulder that causes pain and sometimes radiates down the arm. Not sure how the two can be related but they started around the same time.
This is driving me crazy. No idea if its carpal or not or simply over use or a trap nerve somewhere. Problem is the only symptom is really the finger twitch and sensitivity. No pain. Sometimes I feel some sensitivity on the adjoining fingers but not always.
Please anything to help. I doubt its something big but not knowing driving me very anxious. Googling the internet for twitching fingers only makes things worse.