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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?

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

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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Outer 3 fingers numb and tingling. Started with iv' caused infection & swelling. Antibiotic given but 8 weeks later, swelling gone but not numbness.

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

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My fingers are numb and tingling from skydiving. Should I be worried?

My fingers are numb and tingling from skydiving. Should I be worried?

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

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My right hand and fingers are numb and tingling. They also hurt why is that?

My right hand and fingers are numb and tingling. They also hurt why is that?

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

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What causes fingers feeling numb and tingling effect when sleeping, have undergone a mastectomy?

What causes fingers feeling numb and tingling effect when sleeping, have undergone a mastectomy?

Nerve pressure: The nerve could be pinched in the neck, the upper arm, mid arm or forearm. I suggest you might check in with your primary doctor to see if any other symptoms or findings can help localize the level of the problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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While holding the telephone receiver to my ears my fingers felt numb & tingling sensation. Why?

While holding the telephone receiver to my ears my fingers felt numb & tingling sensation. Why?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

This is going to: Require a good neurological assessment. Might need an EMG-NCS as part of the work up. Differential diagnosis includes ulnar neuropathy and C8 cervical radiculopathy as well as brachial plexopathy. ...Read more

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The tip of my index finger has been numb and tingling for the past three days now--what could it be?

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

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Pain in left shoulder blade muscle, both hands fingers going numb, tingling. Fingers on right hand burning with numbness, pain between middle and ring?

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

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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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How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

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

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I am experiencing wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger numbness and Finger tingling. What should I do?

I am experiencing wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger numbness and Finger tingling. What should I do?

Wrist pain: Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. you need to assess what you are doing to aggravate it. See your primary care physician for further work up ...Read more

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I've had upper right arm tingling/pulsing sensations which has turned into ring/pinky finger numbness as well as hand numbness on that side.

I've had upper right arm tingling/pulsing sensations which has turned into ring/pinky finger numbness as well as hand numbness on that side.

Ulnar nerve: The finger numbness you describe corresponds to the distribution of the ulnar nerve. The lack of any real specific information in your post does not allow any more helpful response. Your post is just the beginning of a clinical history, not the end. If you're concerned, in your case HealthTap (or Dr Google) is no substitute for a flesh & blood doctor in a brick & mortar office. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Finger numbness, Finger tingling, Hand pain, and Hand numbness. What should I do?

I am experiencing wrist pain. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Finger numbness, Finger tingling, Hand pain, and Hand numbness. What should I do?

Need an Evaluation: You may have arthritis, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, anyway you need an evaluation to decide the cause. Until you see the rheumatologist you could get a wrist splint at the drugstore to help decrease in pain with motion and swelling ...Read more

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Can there be any way to stop your fingers from being numb and tingling when you have diabetes?

Can there be any way to stop your fingers from being numb and tingling when you have diabetes?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more

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Been having left leg pain in calf to toes now in my left arm to fingers with a numb and tingling feeling what could this be thanks?

Been having left leg pain in calf to toes now in my left arm to fingers with a numb and tingling feeling what could this be thanks?

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.
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My left pointer and middle finger tips are numb / tingling what could it be?

My left pointer and middle finger tips are numb / tingling what could it be?

Nerve irritation: Depending on whether you have other symptoms, and what is found on your neurological exam, tingling may be an indication of nerve irritation anywhere along the path of the nerve, from your neck down to your hand.

Your doctor can help you make a diagnosis and treat your condition appropriately. ...Read more

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Tip of finger is numb like asleep tingling feeling its been a week now there is a small green spot in the nail what do I do? Used a splint 4 a week

Tip of finger is numb like asleep tingling feeling its been a week now there is a small green spot in the nail what do I do? Used a splint 4 a week

Get checked.: Did you hurt it? Any change in feeling that persists needs to be checked. Do it soon. Don't drink alcohol or smoke for now. If the numbness gets worse or you have other new symptoms like weakness or it turns pale or cold get seen right away. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

The feeling after ...Read more