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why do my fingers go numb?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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CTS/neuropathy: There is Raynaud's syndrome, but that happens more frequently in females. Probably related to carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes of peripheral neuropathy. Sounds like an appointment with your primary care physician is a good idea soon.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

My little finger always goes numb. What could be the cause?

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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Ulnar nerve problem: The little finger sensation is carried by the ulnar nerve. This nerve goes behind the bone on the inside of your elbow and can be compressed there. The more you flex your elbow, the more pressure you can be putting on this nerve causing your little finger and pinky side of your ring finger to go numb. Don't lean on your elbow as much, but if it keeps up get it checked out by a hand surgeon.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What exactly does it mean when your middle finger goes numb and pale?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: It may be the first sign of raynauds disease. There are other causes as well including a small blood clot or embolus. Have it evaluated.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Why do my first two fingers go numb?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
median nerve: At your age ct syndrome is more likely. For proper diagnosis see a neurologist.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

Why do my fingers go numb when I spend some time playing on my phone?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Physical stress: Your finger muscles are working out excessively. You should take some good breaks from this activity every 15-20 minutes and "stretch the hands and fingers out" before returning. You never know...maybe in that time you can figure out something worthwhile to do. See the picture? Tired fingers...give 'em a break man!
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A 16-year-old female asked:

Why do my fingers go numb from just holding my phone???

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Numbness: Are you one of those teenagers who always play with their phones and type? because that could put you at risk for carpal Tunnel syndrome which is the inflammation of the Median nerve, a nerve which goes to your thumb, 2nd and 3rd finger. if you have tingling and numbness in those fingers then you better take it easy on the phone and computer for a little while.

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