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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Depends on the cause of the numbness and how long its been there.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Numbness in the hand is most likely from a pinched nerve. This can come from the wrist, elbow or the neck. The treatments vary depending on the locati ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the cause: First the cause of the numbness must be determined. A hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon can make the diagnosis with a history and physical but may n ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Get it evaluated: At 30 this is not normal and a proper diagnoses should be made before the damage is permanent. See your doc for referral or see a hand surgeon.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
There are two main: Sources for that either local (carpel tunnel, other ) or having some things effecting the nerve in the neck(disc) could cause that also. Check it out.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Carpal tunnel: Statistically the most common cause by far is carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compress as it passes with 8 tendons trough a "tunne ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Cubital tunnel: May be a pinched nerve at your elbow. This will cause numbness / tingling in the ring and small finger and weakness in your hand. If symptoms are pers ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Many causes: Some causes of random hand and finger numbness include cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck), thoracic outlet syndrome (pinched nerve or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes and no: Typical carpal tunnel symptoms are numbness and tingling. The fingers most affected are the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. Finger spasms may ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
15 years experience Family Medicine
Carpal tunnel?: If the numbness is in the thumb, pointer, and/or middle finger, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. This is from nerve compression in the wrist, usual ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Call: Call PCP or go to ER
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Carpal tunnel syndro: The tingling characteristically occurs at night, relieved by movements of the hand it does not affect the little finger.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Haber
35 years experience Neurology
?expected?: I expect the indication for the surgery was already having numbness. Seek the consultation of a neurologist to clarify the symptoms and cause.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Finger/ hand sx's: This combination of symptoms warrants medical evaluation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: Conditions involving back, b-12 deficiency anemia, excessive alcohol use as well as other conditions can also be responsible for these symptoms. See y ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
De[pends: Hand numbness generally comes from disturbance in the sensory nerves to the hand. This can be from nerve compression in the carpal tunnel area, elbow ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not normal: You should really see a physician for a thorough examination and possible testing - there are too many possibilities
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience Rheumatology
Hand pain: Taken together your symptoms may be suggestive of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. I would recommend a clinical and laboratory evaluation by a r ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Nerves and blood: Vessels that go to your arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers pass through the axilla or armpit on the way from the chest and shoulder region ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Needs eval: Numbness in you extremity can be caused by some nerve being pinched somewhere from your spine - neck area down to the arm. Some numbness can also be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Possibly: The distribution of the sensation does match that seen in carpal tunnel- a neurologist can help confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment, such as ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Tennis elbow is on outside of elbow. No nerves in that area.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
More info: More information would be needed to assist you in understanding the problem.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
30 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Back vs leg: "tingling and numbness" usually means a nerve is not functioning properly. Depending on what part of the leg is affected, it's possible that the nerve ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tingling: Sounds like a pinched nerve. Take an anti-inflammatory and if no improvement get a medical evaluation.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Considrr: Might be carpal tunnel or even C-6 radicular problem. Testing can give answer
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
How : How is your neck? Any history of prior injury to your neck? Compression of a nerve in your neck (from arthritis in the cervical spine or a disc hern ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Neck problem: try acupuncture to see if you can get relief of the hand numbness. I've found it to be very effective and has saved many people from surgery.
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
?????: Sorry, only part of your post is understandable. So this isn't about you, this is about "him"? You really need to have "him" see a doctor who can have ... Read More

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