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A 17-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing finger tingling, enlarged finger tips and finger pain. the following also describes me: numbness or tingling. what should i do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Finger tingling: Refers to altered sensation not quite numb ( while numb means no sensation It is the same type of feeling one feels when the finger first starts to falll asleep Tingling generally means the sensory nerves are working but to a lesser degree than normal whereas numbness implies a more severe. Problem. People often use the words numbness and tingling together nondpecifically to describe things.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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