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Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Usually: Nerve injury causing numbness in a finger can occur anywhere from the digital nerve in the finger to the nerve roots exiting from the cervical spinal cord. Circulatory disturbances to the hand can also cause numbness. Electrical nerve testing called nerve conduction study (ncs) can localize many cases of sensory nerve injury. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Can a thumb injury lead to numbness in your upper arm?

Can a thumb injury lead to numbness in your upper arm?

No: Numbness in the upper arm is not related to your injury, it is most likely from a pinched nerve in the neck. I would recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more

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How can I treat tingling in the left hand due to ulnar nerve issues?

How can I treat tingling in the left hand due to ulnar nerve issues?

Hand Surgery: 29 year old gentleman with tingling in the left hand due to ulnar nerve issues. You need to see a hand surgeon/full exam. Did you have trauma to your hand or elbow? Do you have pain or weakness of your hand muscles? You need to have nerve conduction tests and consultation can also prescribe splinting/bracing, NSAIDs, etc. Antidepressants & anticonvulsants are used to treat neuropathic pain issues. ...Read more

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Numbness in finger due to repetive motion?

Numbness in finger due to repetive motion?

Numbess in finger: Repetitive motion would be a typical cause of this finding. You can get this just from writing with a pen or pencil a lot (especially if it does not have a soft grip). Various work tools (power tools, etc.) will do this. If the numbness is just occuring in a single finger, either chronic pressure or repetitive motion is likely the cause; if more than one finger is affected, carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness in your hand and forearm?

Can a pinched nerve cause numbness in your hand and forearm?

Sure it can: Depending on the location and severity of the impingement, a pinched nerve in your neck can certainly cause symptoms along its path--as seen example picture here. A pinched/trapped nerve at the elbow behind your funny bone can do so as well, so is carpal tunnel syndrome. If symptoms bothersome, consult doc for evaluation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Ulnar nerve: Is responsible for abduction (spreading your fingers and extension of the 4-5th fingers. It also provides sensation to that area if you have a lesion in the nerve the signal from the nerve will not get to those muscles. ...Read more

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Can having a thumb injury also cause numbness in that upper arm?

Unlikely: All though injuries to the hand fingers and thumb can cause localized numbness, it is unlikely for a thumb injury to cause numbness in the upper arm. If symptoms persist, see your doctor or hand specialists for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could a rotator cuff injury lead to a tingling in your fingers?

Could a rotator cuff injury lead to a tingling in your fingers?

Unlikely: Rotator cuff ' injuries' usually result in [email protected] night and referred pain to the deltoid( mid- upper arm). Pts. W/ rot. Cuff tears for some time can have pain/ spasms in their neck( trapezius usually) because of their difficulty elevating their arm normally and their resultant use of their scapula to ' help'raise their shoulder..'.Tingling'in fingers is rare w/ rc injuries.(cts, rad.Pain >common). ...Read more

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Lost motor function and sensation in 1 hand due to brachial plexus injury. What will be my locomotor disability %?

Lost motor function and sensation in 1 hand due to brachial plexus injury. What will be my locomotor disability %?

Recommendation : For proper answer about % of disability you need proper evaluation in medical office. ...Read more

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Can c-4 through c-7 pressures to the spine involve numbness to the pointer and pinkey fingers?

Yes: Cervical radiculopathy is where a pinched nerve in the neck causes pain, weakness, or numbness in the limbs. The neck commonly goes to different parts of the hand depending on the specific nerve. ...Read more

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Can nerve irritation like sciatica or pinched nerve in the neck lead to stroke, if pinch is long lasting?

Can nerve irritation like sciatica or pinched nerve in the neck lead to stroke, if pinch is long lasting?

No: Stroke occurs as a result of an insult to the brain. Typically due to lack of blood supply to a portion of the brain, which occurs following a bleed or following a blockage of arterial flow to the brain tissue. It does not occur due to nerve irritation from a "pinched" nerve. ...Read more

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Can a shoulder injury cause your hands to tingle?

Can a shoulder injury cause your hands to tingle?

Sometimes often neck: You need to be evaluated for a neck problem or nerve irritation syndrome in your neck or possibly a nerve irritation at your wrist. Shoulder injuries that injure the brachial plexus can cause hand tingling as well. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve swelling have any relation to severe neck pain and tingling in the neck?

Can optic nerve swelling have any relation to severe neck pain and tingling in the neck?

Could be: If you have optic nerve swelling, with loss of vision, you could have optic neuritis. If when you flex or extend your neck, you have electrical shock-like pain or tingling, this could be a Lhermitte's sign. Although several causes, I would evaluate for Multiple Sclerosis. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more