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Numbness In Thumb 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
Recurring posterior dislocation of shoulder. After last dislocation sharp pain in elbow, intermittent coldness and numbness of forearm, prickly skin?
? TOS: 37 yo w. recurrent shoulder dislocation suggest Hypermobility Syndrome. "Sharp pain, prickly, cold & numbness" suggest peripheral neuropathy w. parasthesias from brachial neural plexus impingement within shoulder girdle; arousing shoulder splinting & superior trapezius guarding/atrophy. Net effect is closure of costoclavicular dimension (true thoracic outlet) with shoulder abduction, i.e., TOS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which MRI for recurrent Right Arm numbness 30s after supine-sleep on mornings? Daily numbness in ulnar and hand. Previous brachial plexus trauma.
Problem in stress ,pain in left arm from axilla to fingers especially ring finger last finger and thumb,sharp shooting pain and numbness of digits?
Need examination: You should be examined by a neurologist in all likelihood and very possibly you may benefit from an EMG which is an electrical test. Also, an imaging study such as CT or MRI may be requested to look the neck region. Try and discover (and document) what makes the shooting pains better and what makes them worse to tell the doctor. They will appreciate that information. ...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?
Possible compressed nerves in hand after holding a heavy object for several hours. Numb/tingling in fingers and weakness. How long to recover?
Below: If this is from the holding of the heavy object, it should gradually reverse in the next few days. ...Read more
In thumb spica splint for suspected scaphoid fracture. Pain in entire thumb area while in splint normal?
Yes and no: If the thumb is swollen then the cast may become too tight, yes, if there is no swelling have the cast rechecked, it may need to be redone. In the meantime elevate your hand above your heart for 15-20 minutes to see if that reduces the pain/swelling and call your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing wrist pain, finger numbness, joint stiffness, wrist weakness and hand weakness. The following also describe me: Numbness or ting...
Question cut off: However, recommend medical assessment. to determine cause. ...Read more
Can be: Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, clumsiness, etc. Most if not all symptoms usually resolve after surgery. However, symptoms can persist or even worsen immediately after surgery, possibly due to the anesthetic and/or postoperative swelling. Any concern should immediately be addressed with the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numbness in thumb, middle and index finger, sharp pains when grasping, stiffness and swelling in wrist, gets worse with time. Carpal tunnel?
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
Golfing injury of left hand, pain for 4 weeks in region of ulnar nerve...Could it be fractured hamate?
Carpal tunnel: This is likely carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist. See your doctor to confirm this. Typically it is managed conservatively with splints and analgesics. If it doesn't improve, then a surgical release of the nerve may be required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prob carpal tunnel : Syndrome, statistically speaking.Get a more detailed answer ›
Thumb numbness: Thumb numbness could be a from a "pinched nerve" in your neck, typically the c6 nerve root. However, most people also have varying degrees of pain, weakness, or tingling accompanying the numbness. However, I have seen patients in my practice with just numbness alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more
This only happens in the early hours of the morning. I wake up with extreme pain in either wrist and numbness in thumb and first two fingers. What up?
Oftentimes patients who have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome will wake up with hand pain involving their thumb and the next 2-3 fingers in one or both hands.
Since this is severe enough to wake you up at night, I recommend you see a physician so they can make a definitive diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan for you. ...Read more
Dr. said pinched nerve was causing numbness in thumb and pain up and down arm. More pronounced with computer work. suspect carpal tunnel. Difference?
C6 radiculopathy: Although carpal tunnel can clearly affect function and feeling of the thumb causing radiating pain up the limb as well- the MOST common neurological phenomenon seen as isolated THUMB symptoms (whether pain or numbness) with pain radiating up limb would be a C6 radiculopathy. Tell me what the EMG/NCV study shows. Wanna chat? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: You must have your hand folded down sometimes during sleep. If you hold that position for long enough, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms can result. Wear a wrist brace specifically designed for carpal tunnel when you go to sleep. Be sure it has a firm support like plastic of metal to keep the wrist in good position. Don't get a completely soft wrist brace since that's not adequate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Out of cast after 4 weeks(long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon
Can be expected --: Stiffness from being in a cast for 4 weeks. Numbness maybe from cast being too tight or the cotton padding may have bunched up causing a local neuritis, which should clear up in 2-3 weeks time. As you exercise the tight muscles should loosen up and get stronger, reducing the stiffness as well. Massage/stretching exercises would help the epicondylitis. The doc should advise re: the torn tendon! ...Read more
Have numbness along nail side of my thumb with pain going down towards wrist. Hard to grasp anything. Don't remember any injury.
Get a check up: You may have 'carpel tunnel syndrome'. Please get evaluation by your doctor and discuss the treatment options. ...Read more
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
Many causes: Some causes of random hand and finger numbness include cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck), thoracic outlet syndrome (pinched nerve or blood vessel in the upper chest/shoulder region) and peripheral neuropathy (carpal or cubital tunnel, and diabetic neuropathy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
These days i am having finger numbness on my left hand only for no apparent reason. What can cause it?
More inf: needed which fingers and any other symptoms, trauma, medical conditions etc?? ...Read more
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