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Causes of temporary finger weakness?

Causes of temporary finger weakness?

Consider: A migraine aura, prior to headaches; a true transient ischemic attack due to blocked blood flow; a transient nerve compression at wrist, elbow, or neck; a problem with nerve and muscle connections, such as myasthenia. If an ongoing problem see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Roderick Bruno
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Hand Weakness (Definition)

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What could cause bouts of hand and arm numbness and loss of muscle control?

What could cause bouts of hand and arm numbness and loss of muscle control?

Impingements: Intermittent nerve compression can cause. Pinching occurs at costoclavicular dimension, true thoracic outlet. Raising arm unconsciously during sleep causes this space to close by a few millimeters, pinching main nerve ; artery to arm. Ulnar parasthesias (crawly tingling feelings) occur in pinky side of hand. This dynamic is called thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). See my discussion at quora.Com. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of forehead?

What causes numbness of forehead?

Sens. nerv pathology: The skin is supplied by supra orbital and supra trochlear nerves. An injury to the nerves in forehead or some pathology in the orbit on that side can explain this numbness. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of temporary finger weakness?

What are probable causes of temporary finger weakness?

Nerve or tendons: Weakness of fingers is usually caused by a nerve compression innervating the muscles to the hand/arm/fingers. Tendons could be swollen causing decreased range of motion. Other causes include joint problems. ...Read more

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Causes of sensation/numbness in fingures?

Causes of  sensation/numbness in fingures?

Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal tunnel syndrome." the median nerve travels through a 'tunnel' through your carpal (wrist) bones and gets irritated, often causing tingling or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle and half of your ring finger. Get checked for cts. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes finger weakness?

What causes finger weakness?

weakness of the : Intrinsic muscles of the hand, stiffness in joints, tendons or ligaments, nerve issues, joint pain from arthritis or trauma, fracture, dislocation , age, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve lesions, poor wrist mechanics , diabetes, cold intolerance and finally just pain all can contribute to the feeling that the hand or fingers are "weak". ...Read more

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What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

Many things: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common cause of numbness in the hand on the thumb side. Cubital tunnel syndrome causes little finger numbness. If both of the entire hands and feet are numb, then a peripheral neuropathy is more likely. This can be related to long standing diabetes. This problem needs to be worked up by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

Osteoarthritis: Most common cause is just plain old degenerative arthritis.But alos could be an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid. Occupational causes are also not unusual like tank truck drivers that have to open valves frequently. ...Read more

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What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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Right forarm and hand numbess and loss of control. Possible causes?

Right forarm and hand numbess and loss of control. Possible causes?

We have 3 main nerve: Responsible to give sensation in the hand, median nerve, ulna nerve and radial nerve. If you have a median nerve pinched, you will feel changes in one side of the hand. If the problem is in the ulna nerve your complain will be on the opposite side. Pinched nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy. You can lose sensation and function. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent tingling in fingers of left hand? No other symptoms.

What could cause intermittent tingling in fingers of left hand? No other symptoms.

Carpal tunnel: This is likely a carpal tunnel syndrome. Splinting the wrist at night is often an effective treatment. Have it evaluated if it persists. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the scapula?

What causes tingling in the scapula?

A pinched nerve ---: The spine must be responsible. See your pcp to investigate for common and medical causes of tingling; if no obvious cause is found, then consult an orthopedist who could help you. You must be feeling tingling in the skin over the scapula. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes trembling or shaking of the hands with age?

What causes trembling or shaking of the hands with age?

Different things: Different things, some come on with age, others are like a parkinson's disorder. ...Read more

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What causes hand tremors?

What causes hand tremors?

Many: To mention few, parkinsonism, essential tremors, days tonic tremors, toxic tremors, psychogenic tremors etc etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hand tingling and numbness while juice fasting?

What are the causes of hand tingling and numbness while juice fasting?

Juice fasting : Can cause drug side effects or interactions for meds one is on, exacerbate metabolic issues such as diabetes , cause electrolyte disturbances and other bad things. If one gets tingling and numbness, id stop as these are likely "nerve or circulation " issues. And if diet can hinder hands then the other more important nerves and blood vessels like the ones in your brain or heart. Can be next! ...Read more

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What are some causes of numbness in arms and hands?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes, ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to cervical spine disease to metabolic issues such as diabetes mellitus and thyroid trouble. Your pcp and/or a neurologist can help to narrow down the possibilities and guide treatment. ...Read more