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AA twitching finger usually signifies nothing more than pressure on a nerve at the wrist. Between the front of the forearm and the wrist is a band of tough ligamentous tissue, which acts as a tunnel that nerves and blood vessels pass to and from the hand. The band can thicken, causing pressure on the nerves that lie between it and the bone beneath. Such pressure can cause pins and needles in the fingers, and their muscles to twitch and even weaken and shrink. The combination of these effects is known as carpal tunnel syndrome — a probable diagnosis here. It is usually successfully treated with minor surgery. Please consult your physician for further advice. As I see it, there’s no reason to suspect Parkinson’s.

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