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Mt Sinai, NY
A 29-year-old male asked:

Can finger tingling be caused by the neck, back, and/or both? is it more likely being caused by an elbow, shoulder, or arm issue?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
You forgot about: Your wrist. That is probably the most common cause of finger tingling. Especially carpal tunnel syndrome. Get an exam by a doctor and s/he may well be able to help you sort this out.

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Mt Sinai, NY
A 29-year-old male asked:

How can you determine what is causing finger tingling? How do you determine if it's the neck, back, arm, shoulder, and/or elbow?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Thorough evaluation: A thorough physical examination is a place to start. Other tests could include a nerve conduction study, spinal imaging of various shorts, and analysis of your activity. There are many postural and activity issues that can cause The problems you are describing. You are correct in that it could involve any of the areas you mentioned. The tests will help determine the origin.
Last updated Jan 23, 2016


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