A 43-year-old member asked:
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what does it mean if my finger pads go numb?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment.
Answered on Sep 18, 2017
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
21 years experience Hand Surgery
Nerve compression: This is most likely a nerve compression such as carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. An evaluation by a hand surgeon with appropriate testing for nerve function can determine the cause.
Answered on Oct 6, 2013
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