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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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Hello i had a finger injury (my pinky) & the pulp came off. Now it's healed after 5 weeks but red & tender..No nerve or bone damage.Will i be ok ? Numbness ? Thahk you for helping me

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i had a finger injury (my pinky) & the pulp came off. Now it's healed after 5 weeks but red & tender..No nerve or bone damage.Will i be ok ? Numbness ? Thahk you for helping me

Most likely: Once it has healed it needs 2 mature. Gradually it will b less tender & look more normal. If not 2 much of the fat was lost it over time look good. Compared 2 ur other fingers it will always have less bulk. B patient, takes months. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a numb finger, without any injury? Something maybe happening to the nerve?

What could be the cause of a numb finger, without any injury?  Something maybe happening to the nerve?

Yes: Yes, something has happened. It could be something mechanical such as carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in your forearm or neck. The other could be metabolic such as diabetes. If not getting better it's good idea for your doc to see. ...Read more

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My right foot and occasionally the fingers in my right hand get semi-numb (pins and needles) when I lay down at night. Circulation or nerve injury?

My right foot and occasionally the fingers in my right hand get semi-numb (pins and needles) when I lay down at night. Circulation or nerve injury?

Possibly.. But....: Circulatory and nerve issues are certainly two possibilities, however, more information is need to isolate the cause or causes of your symptoms. It is probably best to begin with a thorough evaluation, beginning with a history and physical, and a systems review directed at your symptoms. A competent family or general practicioner is a great place to start. ...Read more

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Why would I have numbness and tingling in my finger 2-3 years after an injury from an impact, and be unable to straighten or bend it all the way?

Why would I have numbness and tingling in my finger 2-3 years after an injury from an impact, and be unable to straighten or bend it all the way?

Explanation: You injured you joint and/or tendons, and also, likely hurt the small digital nerves. Maybe a hand specialist can correct this. ...Read more

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Spinal injury with finger numbness. How does that happen?

Nerve damage: Sensation in the body is governed by nerve cells which run from the spine all the way to the tips of the fingers. That is why damage to the spine can affect sensation even in a finger tip. In general, the further away from the central nervous system (spine and brain) an injury occurs, the easier it is for it to heal. A spinal disc, pressing on a nerve, can be removed to help in some cases. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. what other causes can it be?

I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. what other causes can it be?

Carpal tunnel: does affect these fingers, but if it the back of the thumb by the knuckle and the back of the finger by the large knuckle it may represent an issue in the radial sensory nerve distribution , It can also be due to a more proximal region such as the neck with a disc or bone spur or anything affecting the cervical nerve roots for example the C6 dermatome, see a doctor to go beyond -as far as you know ...Read more

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For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

Nerve injury: You may have suffered injury to the medial nerve which innervates the three digits on the pinky side from recent injury or possible carpel tunnel syndrome.Use Ibuprofen to decrease inflammation or any pain you may have. These usually resolve with time though you have had residual numbness. A nerve conduction study by a neurologist can provide info. OTC Wrist splints can help in carpel tunnel. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Injuries (Definition)

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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