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consists of spasms of the small of the fingers and sometimes the toes, brought on by exposure to cold or stress. Certain occupational exposures bring on Raynaud's. The episodes produce a temporary lack of
supply to the area, causing the to appear white or bluish and feel cold or numb. In some cases, the symptoms of Raynaud's may be related to underlying diseases such as, and. most commonly affects the small- and medium-sized arteries and veins. Although the cause is unknown, there is a strong association with use or exposure. The arteries of the arms and legs become narrowed or blocked, causing lack of supply ( ) to the fingers, hands, toes and feet. Pain occurs in the arms, hands and, more frequently, the legs and feet, even when at rest. With severe blockages, the tissue may die ( ), requiring of the fingers and toes.

Superficial vein and symptoms of Raynaud's occur commonly in people with Buerger's disease. Veins are flexible, hollow tubes with flaps inside called valves. When your muscles contract, the valves open and blood moves through the veins. When your muscles relax, the valves close, keeping blood flowing in one direction through the veins. If the valves inside your veins become damaged, the valves may not close completely. This allows blood to flow in both directions. When your muscles relax, the valves inside the damaged vein(s) will not be able to hold the blood. This can cause pooling of blood or swelling in the veins. The veins bulge and appear as ropes under the skin. The blood begins to move more slowly through the veins, it may stick to the sides of the vessel walls and can form.

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is sometimes called Бpoor circulation. Б It usually refers to the narrowing of arteries in the legs, causing less blood flow to the muscles. PAD can also affect the arms, and neck. It is caused by of the arteries ( plaques causing hardening and narrowing of the artery) due to, inactivity and. The most common symptom of PAD of the legs is claudication, which is pain occurring while walking and relieved with rest. You may also feel cramping or a tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking. Good advice to get it checked out, that s always the best choice with most mysterious symptoms. Varicose veins typically aren t acute, and MOST times do not hurt. Plus, you would likely see discolorations or something along or around the vein.

A DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is the clot that ckissinger is talking about. Clots in the upper extremities are pretty rare, and usually they are VERY painful, and accompanied by redness, swelling, and the area will feel warm or hot to touch. It could be a strained muscle, and you are relating to the vein because that s the location of the strain. If the pain isn t severe, and you don t have any numbness or tingling in the lower arm, or hand, you can probably give it a day or two to see if it resolves. You could try some Motrin or Tylenol, along with alternating heat and ice too. If it is a muscle strain, those interventions will help. Good luck, and remember, like kissinger said, check with your doctor if it doesn t start getting better.

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