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Numb Finger After Injury
Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category . Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist ...Read more
8months after tennis elbow release surgery im feeling pain, stiffness in elbow. Cant twist my hand without pain. Hand and fingers getting numb. Why?
Fell 6 weeks ago. No fracture on xray. Pain, swelling in forearm and hand. Numbness- pinky, ring finger. Worse w/ rain. Could iy be soft tissue damage?
Fell 6 weeks ago. No fracture on xray. Pain, swelling in forearm and hand. Numbness- pinky, ring finger. Worse w/ rain. Could it be soft tissue damage?
A little: Depending on the procedure some numbness can occur secondary to swelling and traction on the the tissues. If you had a nerve block, this might also be a factor. In any case, you should contact your surgeon - they will want to know and they can tell you whether or not this is "normal" for the type of procedure that you had. ...Read more
Common: Since the flexor tendons to the fingers co-habitate with the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, it is not rare for patients with carpal tunnel to eventually get trigger finger. Swelling post carpal tunnel release can lead to changes in the flexor tendon sheath that eventually leads to triggering. Early nsaids or steroid injection may prevent the need for surgery, but surgery is a common option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated: Did you injure the hand or did the swelling and bruising occur without trauma? If any event, you need to have the hand evaluated. ...Read more
With fall on outstretched hand, had wrist sprain in er. Now have tingling little finger and sharp pain from elbow to hand. Is this ulnar nerve damage?
Had c-5 c-6 c-7 fushion no arm pain after surgery 2 months later. ring finger and pinky finger went numb.
Had ulnar nerve transposition surgery. 4/30 /14still numb from elbow to wrist, arm swells, told angry nerve? How long before it gets normal again?
Not ulnar nerve: Sounds like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome may be involved. Ulnar nerve does not affect the forearm - that is C8 nerve root. Thoracic Outlet syndrome can cause your arm to swell, if the blood vessels are involved. See a Neurologist that is well versed in Ulnar neuropathy, Neurogenic and Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome... ...Read more
Hurt palm wrestling mos ago bruise on palm ,swelling pain im still gettjng pain numbness tingling shooting pains in hand? Prior TFCC repair 3 yes ago
When rest on table with elbow numbness last 2 fingers and half middle finger. Also tingling in fingers. Carpal or cubita? Only numb when elbow surfsce
Ulnar nerve: Compression of the ulnar nerve can cause numbness, tingling or pain in the 4th and 5th fingers. Entrapment can occur in many places along it's path from the neck to the wrist, but most commonly in the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). It is possible to have elements of both carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes. ...Read more
I : I always tell patients that the time to healing is variable in that no two patients are exactly the same. However typically you can go back to light activites within a few days to a few weeks and heavy activity in 4-6 weeks. Of course this is job and activity dependent. If you are a sedentary office worker its a lot different than a plumber or machinist. General health also affects return to function. If you have diabetes, are a smoker or have fibromyalgia or an inflammatory condition you may have an extended time period. Healing means different things to people. Some take it to imply return to activity others return of normal sensation. I take time to clarify these two questions before surgery. Will my sensation come back or be normal after surgery? While the goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve the pressure on the nerve not everyone will respond the same to surgery some patients will have immediate return of sensation while some will take longer. Some will notice an improvement right away but still feel tingling and will describe this as "numb" the return of sensation is dependent on many factors including age, general health, duration of symptoms, circulation and the actual mechanical severity of compression. In very severe cases while decompressing the nerve stops the carpal tunnel syndrome from getting worse, full recovery of sensation may not be possible. Often this is seen in patients who have muscle wasting noted prior to surgery and in those with longstanding complete numbness and elevated two-point discrimination. Of course there are many in these categories that improve despite having very severe cases. Having a severe case where you are not sure if you'd have full recovery is not a reason to put off surgery, as progression is likely if nothing is done. How about my strength? This is a very difficult question as there are many reasons why a hand with carpal tunnel may not feel as strong. It may be that the decreased sensation in the fingers prevents someone from knowing how tight to hold and object and that object is dropped more easily. With return of sensation or even a slight improvement in sensation, dropping objects becomes less of a problem. Some severe cases of carpal tunnel can be associated with atrophy in the muscles of the hand. In some severe cases, this muscle will never fully recover. However despite loss of muscle, function can still be preserved. In very severe cases a suregon may recommend a tendon or muscle transfer to improve function. So the short answer is its variabole, the long answer above. The best thing is to ask your surgeon what to expect. This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. ...Read more
Girlfriend is experiencing finger numbness on her right ring finger. Only from finger tip to half of finger. Started today couple hours after awake.
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