Pain usually starts in the extremities like the fingers and toes. It sometimes feels like burning and radiates to other parts of the body. It occurs when the patients stop doing hand activities. As the conditions get worse, patients start experiencing the pain even while resting. The benefit of bypass surgery is controversial. A surgery called surgical sympathectomy involves cutting nerves to the affected area. Small incisions allow the tiny nerves around the blood vessels to be stripped away. This type of surgery has not been that successful. The new techniques to unblock individual arteries of fingers or toes are developing.
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