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Old 04-25-2008, 03:30 AM   #1
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Pinky Tremor.

I just recently noticed that when I bend my pinky finger inwards and press it against something my finger tremors quite badly. It only happens when I press the tip of the finger hard into something when it's curled or bent inwards as when I have it resting it's fine. The tremor doesn't really stop as time passes but the frequency decreases to almost barely noticeable. It only stops completely when I stop applying pressure to the object I'm touching and then there's nothing wrong with my finger. The tremor increases with the pressure I apply to an object, the more pressure I put on something with the tip of my pinky the worse the tremor is. That's untill I tense my finger so tightly it can barely move. The frequency of the tremor also changes each time I apply pressure to something, sometimes it's very severe and sometimes it's not as bad, but in this situation the pressure I apply doesn't matter. I've had no other symptoms such as weakness or fasiculations in my hands although I've occasionally noticed twitches in my feet, but I'm very sure that they are anxiety based. Comparing it to my pinky finger on the other hand there might be a little tremor when I do the action that causes my opposite finger to tremor severely, but it's barely noticeable. What does this sound like? Anything serious or just a trapped nerve? As I said when the finger is outstretched or resting there's no sign of anything abnormal, it only occurs when I curl my finger in and apply pressure to an object or the palm of my hand. When I apply pressure to something with my finger straight there's no tremor. I read about intention tremors and it doesn't sound anything like that as it doesn't happen while the finger moves but only when I apply pressure to something. So what could it be?

Thanks for helping.

Oh and I am a big worrier who suffers from hypochondria, so I experience anxiety a lot. I'm also very tired and the first time I noticed it was last night when it was in the early hours in the morning, now it's still early and I've only had a few hours sleep so could that cause it too?

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Old 04-25-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Pinky Tremor.

Has no one got an answer? I'm quite worried about this and the lack of responses is a bit concerning. I read about ALS and even though I don't think it would be that, I still want to see what someone who is experienced in this area thinks.

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