Involuntary forefinger and thumb movement

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Hi. I was treated by you, by means of steroid injections probably 6 months ago. All pain, including elbow pain that I had, disappeared for a couple of weeks. Other than that, the tingling etc returned to my hands probably 6 weeks later.

More alarmingly, over the last 2 months, I have started to develop an "involuntary movement" in my left forefinger. At first, it was the muscle between the fore finger and thumb, we created a situation where both indexes moved in, towards each other. Now, it seems to be just the forefinger. I have video available, If you tell me where to send it. Yesterday, I didn't receive the involuntary movement but instead, I was feeling a vibrating sensation moving from my wrist, across my left palm towards my little finger.

I have a GP appointment, coincidentally on the 30th. At the age of 52, I am concerned about this and to be honest with you, I would be delighted if I thought it was the Carpal Tunnel causing it! Any advice or thoughts?

jeremydpbland
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Probably best if I could see that - could you drop in on Friday 27th December? JB 

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Okay. I am back to work on Thursday, to establish the practicality of taking the day off. I saw my GP and he thinks that it is a trapped nerve in my elbow?

jeremydpbland
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Unlikely to cause involuntary movements in the hand I have to say. Is it still going on? JB

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Hi JB. Sorry for the delay. It hasn't done it for the last 3 or 4 days. What would you prefer me to do? Still come in on the 27th or wait until it starts again?

jeremydpbland
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27th was 27th December! :-)  If it seems to have stopped for now I would forget about it for the moment. If it starts off again with another prolonged episode let me know on here and if it's a weekday I will probably arrange to look at it either that day or the next. There's not much point dragging you in to Canterbury if it's gone away though. JB

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LOL. Christmas eh? I didn't think you would have been in. I had a few little twitches today but not the same strength, so I wont do anything for the time being but I will be in touch, if I have another prolonged episode. Thanks for responding...….. far quicker than I expected.

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