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Dizziness and tight chest. Upper left arm hurts but it's not constant. Also, frequent numbness in fingers, sometimes in arm and face too?

Dizziness and tight chest. Upper left arm hurts but it's not constant. Also, frequent numbness in fingers, sometimes in arm and face too?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category. Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist ...Read more


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Could epilepsy cause a mild constant numbness in my pinky/ ring finger and foot, or is this caused by something else? No muscle weakness.

Could epilepsy cause a mild constant numbness in my pinky/ ring finger and foot, or is this caused by something else? No muscle weakness.

Epilepsy: Is a paroxysmal disorder. Positive symptoms lasting seconds to minutes may be followed by negative (postictal) symptoms (tingling followed by numbness as an example. Persistent numbness of the 4th and 5th finger is more likely due to ulnar neuropathy and the base of the hand, or at the elbow or. Pinched nerve in the lower neck (C8-T1) The foot issue similarly may be due to nerve entrapment

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Pain and numbness in fingers & toes.?

Pain and numbness in fingers & toes.?

What medical: Problems do you have? Numbness may be neuropathy.....Do you have diabetes? Do you have back pain? You may have herniated disc or radiculopathy...See a doctor for a complee history and physical. ...Read more

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How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the numbness in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more

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How can I address finger numbness?

How can I address finger numbness?

See a Doc: There can be several causes of this so the easiest way to diagnose this would be see your doc for a physical exam, possobly some blood work. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate finger numbness?

Diagnosis: You have to find out why it is happening. It can be from some general medical problem or from something mechanical such as resting on your funny bone, a carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in your neck. You can't treat it until you have a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I need help with my finger numbness/pain?

I need help with my finger numbness/pain?

Depends on: What it is from. The most common cause if it is in the thumb, index and/or middle fingers, is carpel tunnel syndrome. You will need a physical exam to make sure it is not coming from nerve entrapment at the elbow, brachial plexus or neck, but until then, try stretching. Look up carpel tunnel exercises and see if this improves your numbness and pain and it can help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

Many things: While everyone talks about carpal tunnel and it is certainly prevalent there are other nerves and especially the ulnar that can cause numbness in the hand. In fact, there is a whole range of things from abnormal pressure on nerves anywheres from their origin in the neck down to the hand, metabolic issues like diabetes, and more that can cause numbness. See a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if my finger numbness and discoloration?

What to do if my finger numbness and discoloration?

Warm finger: One of the few things that will cause finger discoloration (either paleness or bluish color) is Raynaud's Phenomenon. THis is due to a spasm of the arteries going to the fingers or hand. It can be triggered by exposure to cold and sometimes stress. If it is infrequent, just try warming your fingers with warm water, but it occurs very often check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Finger numbness?

FInger numbness: Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category. Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist or none are needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing finger numbness in my right pointer finger for two days now. It happened after an art project with using an Xacto knife to cut.?

I am experiencing finger numbness in my right pointer finger for two days now. It happened after an art project with using an Xacto knife to cut.?

It should resolve: Hello Lauren. Assuming you didn't actually cut the finger with an Xacto knife? The numbness is likely from compression of the digital nerves that exist at your fingertip. This likely started from the constant pressure on that fingertip making them "fall asleep". The nerve should wake up on its own. It may even 7-10days. Avoid putting pressure on that finger directly until it does. ...Read more

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Can anaemia causes finger numbness?

Not usually: Anemia is too few red blood cells. This lowers your oxygen carrying capacity of your blood. As a result of this your heart and lungs need to work harder to circulate your blood. This should not cause finger numbness. However is you are breathing faster than normal, this can cause some extremity numbess. If this keeps up get it checked out. ...Read more

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What can be done about finger numbness from tennis?

What can be done about finger numbness from tennis?

Well depends: On how transient that numbness is. If it persists more than an hour or two you might also want to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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My left has increasing pain and tingling and numbness in fingers?

My left has increasing pain and tingling and numbness in fingers?

Hand numbness: Numbness, tingling, and pain in the fingers suggests a pinch nerve that may originate in the neck, elbow, or wrist. See a neurologist to evaluate the numbness and tingling in the hand. ...Read more

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How could I relax a knot in my upper back, causing finger numbness?

Not sure: You probably need be examined. Start with your regular doctor. An osteopathic physician might also be helpful. ...Read more

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I feel numbness in fingers. Esp. After woke up fr nights sleep, or eating. Why is this?

I feel numbness in fingers. Esp. After woke up fr nights sleep, or eating. Why is this?

Nerve compression: Numbness in the fingers, particularly at night, is a very common symptom of nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. Evaluation by a hand surgeon can help diagnose this and they will also perform either nerve studies and or ultrasound to assist with the diagnosis and confirm wether it is a nerve compression. ...Read more

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Can a torn rotator cuff and numbness in fingers?

Can a torn rotator cuff and numbness in fingers?

No: If the question is, can a torn rotator cuff cause numbness in the fingers, then the answer is no. Numbness is caused by neurologic pathology such as carpal tunnel syndrome, a herniated disk, cubital tunnel syndrome. Best to have your numbness evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Does having anemia causes finger numbness?

If pernicious: An anemia caused by b-12 deficiency can cause a peripheral neuropathy amongst other issues. But many other anemias are less likely to cause nerve dysfunction. Might have your internist sort this out. Perhaps you have a co-morbidity, such as carpal tunnel having no relationship to your anemia. ...Read more

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Random hand and finger numbness?

Random hand and finger numbness?

Many causes: Some causes of random hand and finger numbness include cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck), thoracic outlet syndrome (pinched nerve or blood vessel in the upper chest/shoulder region) and peripheral neuropathy (carpal or cubital tunnel, and diabetic neuropathy). ...Read more

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What could be causing finger numbness and tingling?

What could be causing finger numbness and tingling?

nerve compression: The most common cause of numbness and tingling in hands in otherwise healthy individuals is nerve compression. The most common type of nerve compression is carpal tunnel syndrome. That being said there are a number of other causes as mentioned by by colleague. I recommend that you consult an experienced hand surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how I can get rid of finger numbness!?

I'm curious as to how I can get rid of finger numbness!?

Depends on: What it is from. The most common cause if it is in the thumb, index and/or middle fingers, is carpel tunnel syndrome. You will need a physical exam to make sure it is not coming from nerve entrapment at the elbow, brachial plexus or neck, but until then, try stretching. Look up carpel tunnel exercises and see if this improves your numbness and pain and it can help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

Ulnar: Description suggests a localized problem from the ulnar nerve, perhaps at wrist or elbow (more likely). An EMG test might well localize and diagnose. See your doctor and get started. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

CONSIDER THESE: Diffuse weakness can be associated with peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, fatigue problems, anemias, hypothyroidism, even depression. The finger numbness could be associated, but might be isolated carpal tunnel as a co-morbidity. Would have your doctor assess and treat. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a torn rotator cuff cause numbness in fingers?

Please tell me, could a torn rotator cuff cause numbness in fingers?

No, neck more likely: A rotator cuff tear will cause weakness and localized pain in and around the shoulder. Cervical neck pain resulting from local nerve compression, however, can cause numbness down in to the fingers, as can any peripheral compression of the nerves along the pathway from the cervical spine along the nerve course to the fingers. ...Read more

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What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

Not clear: Thoracic outlet or local trauma and or nerve compression can be problems.
Sort out cervical disc, thoracic outlet, or intra thoracic issues.
Full history and exams! Will lead to explanation. ...Read more

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I've been having finger numbness on my pinky and ring finger for the past four days. What could it be?

Ulnar nerve: The little and ring finger are innervated by the ulnar nerve. Tingling can be caused by compression in the wrist elbow or neck. You need to be seen by a hand surgeon to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Girlfriend is experiencing finger numbness on her right ring finger. Only from finger tip to half of finger. Started today couple hours after awake.?

Girlfriend is experiencing finger numbness on her right ring finger. Only from finger tip to half of finger. Started today couple hours after awake.?

Neurologic possible: That sounds neurologic and I would consider carpal tunnel or maybe an individual nerve irritation. Try to wear a wrist splint and see if that helps otherwise see your physician ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more