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Fingers Numb And Tingling
Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?
Both are right: You likely have a compression of the nerve that runs from your neck to the fingers.....Either where it originates in the neck or somewhere along the course of the nerve, such as near the elbow. You will likely need a test called an EMG to pinpoint where the problem is located. ...Read more
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
Outer 3 fingers numb and tingling. Started with iv' caused infection & swelling. Antibiotic given but 8 weeks later, swelling gone but not numbness.
Ulnar nerve: You very likely have an injury to the ulnar nerve. This usually occurs at the elbow or wrist and could be caused by swelling from an infiltrated IV but it could also relate to something in your neck. See your doctor you will be referred to neurology or rehabilitation for further eval. ...Read more
Pulse after workout 125-132. Very lightheaded and loss of strength and sensation In legs. Left arm/hand/fingers numb/tingling. Goes away once rested.
How are you now?: Sometimes the cold wind can do this; sometimes hyperventilating from the excitement can do it; sometimes you can get carpal tunnel going from gripping the toggles intensely, and if you land on your wrists, you can bruise the median nerve. If you're not better in 48 hours, get seen. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: The most common reason for these sx in this location is carpal tunnel syndrome. I would see a Neurologist. Numbness and tingling always point to irritation of nerves, whether due to a disc pressing on the nerve or at the wrist (carpal tunnel) will have to be determined through proper testing ...Read more
I went indoor sky diving and afterwards, the top of my shoulder, inside of my forearm and thumb (not the fingers) were numb and tingling. What's up?
Neuropathy: Sounds like you may have developed a mild peripheral neuropathy (likely temporary) as a result of pressure from the parachute gear on your brachial plexus (a network of nerves that supply the arm and hand). This is much like waking up with numb arm/fingers after sleeping "wrong." this has been reported with backpacks, although I have not seen reports of peripheral neuropathy after skydiving. ...Read more
Nerve Irritation: Since the activity of holding the telephone could put pressure on nerves at the wrists or elbow. That could cause irritation of the ulnar nerve which could cause numbness of the 4th and 5th fingers. At the wrist the median nerve irritation causing numbness of the first 4 fingers. Change hands when holding the phone or use a speaker phone to rest the nerves. If symptoms continue see a physician ...Read more
My right shoulder down to my fingers is numb, tingling & painful everyday. My other arm & feet are starting to do it once in awhile now. What's wrong?
Poss Cervical Spine: Based on your reported symptoms the most common place where this would occur is your cervical spine. Involvement of your feet could potentially signify involvement of your cervical spinal cord. Another consideration would be a peripheral neuropathy but the symptoms usually start in the feet before the upper extremities. Please meet with your doctor to discuss what further action is needed. ...Read more
Just had left shoulder total replacement 3 and ago, now my pinky and ring fingers are numb, tingling and my hands and wrist really hurts a lot. Why?
I am 20 years old, and woke up with the end joint of my right index finger numb with no tingling for several hours now, but nothing else feels wrong.
Overused finger: You may have overused your index finger by overusing it in the use of a computer. Resting the finger is helpful ...Read more
The tip of my index finger has been numb and tingling for the past three days now--what could it be?
Pressure symptoms: Mainly the symptoms will occur from compression of digital nerve (finger nerve), or possibly median nerve at wrist. Because symptoms are so localized, problems localized to finger are most likely. Small arteries to finger might be compromised. Local trauma to the tip is frequent in certain jobs or hobbies (or even abusing your remote control). ...Read more
The tip of my left index finger has been numb and tingling for 3 days and sometimes the numberss reaches my thumb. It happened suddenly?
Sprain wrist and ganglion cyst that are 5 mon old. When I am very achy, my hands and fingers short timfeel numb and tingling? What should I do?
Pain in left shoulder blade muscle, both hands fingers going numb, tingling. Fingers on right hand burning with numbness, pain between middle and ring?
Common:Carpal tunnel: While carpal tunnel may not be the cause, it is the most common cause of numbness and tingling in the fingers, and may radiate to the shoulder and even neck. If it wakes you at night, usually carpal tunnel. If neck pain, may be central/neck related. Recommend seeing an orthopedist. ...Read more
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
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I am experiencing wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger numbness and Finger tingling. What should I do?
Finger/ hand sx's: This combination of symptoms warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more