LaToya Jackson (and the hand in question) hurries to her waiting car after dining at Mastro's restaurant in Los Angeles. (August 31, 2011)

*La Toya Jackson has been released from the hospital and sent to a hand specialist after suffering ”unbearable pain” when she woke up with a swollen index finger and burning sensation in her hand – and she kept her Twitter followers up to speed at every turn.

She tweeted: “At Cedars-Sinai Hospital N BH. Woke up in unbearable pain! Index finger on my left hand is completely swollen & on fire!

“Had my nails done, I wonder if that has anything to do with it? I’m not 1 to go 2 the hospital 4 anything but this pain is so excruciating!

“It’s my right hand not left! Sorry! I’m in so much pain I don’t know my right from my left! (sic)”

LaToya – the sister of Michael Jackson – now faces having to see a specialist to get to the bottom of her problem.

She tweeted: “My finger is still hurting, the doctor is sending me 2 a hand specialist N the morning & he gave on some medicine.”