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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.

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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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.

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How can we get rid of numbness in the fingers?

How can we get rid of numbness in the fingers?

Try a brace: They most common cause of finger numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is in essence a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist. Wearing a supportive wrist brace that keeps you from flexing the wrist may decrease pressure on the nerve resulting in symptom improvement. Of course, evaluation by a physician is always optimal for diagnosis and treatment.

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I am 60yrs old. I occasionally have slight numbness in my finger tips. This has been ongoing for about a year now. Any ideas what this might be & how I might get rid of it?

I am 60yrs old. I occasionally have slight numbness in my finger tips. This has been ongoing for about a year now. Any ideas what this might be & how I might get rid of it?

Need more info: Many things can cause numbness like you describe. Most common at your age would be neuropathy, especially if you are diabetic. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor.

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Been taking vitamin b complex (125) for about 3 months now notice tingling, numbness @ fingers. Is there something a can take to get rid of B6 fast?

Been taking vitamin b complex (125) for about 3 months now notice tingling, numbness @ fingers. Is there something a can take to get rid of B6 fast?

Probably not from B6: Extensive evidence shows that it's unusual to have adverse effects from b6 unless one takes 600 mg a day or more, though there are rare reports of adverse effects with doses as low as 200 mg/day. 125 mg is not known to cause neuropathy. Your symptoms are probably not due to b6. B6 does not accumulate in the body so if you stop it you will eliminate it quickly. See a doc to assess the true cause.

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I sometimes get numbness in fingers and hands is that bad?

I sometimes get numbness in fingers and hands is that bad?

Hand numbness: If it is episodic in nature I would not be concerned. Anyone can get temporary hand numbness for different reasons. Typically it is relatable to positioning or resting nerves on objects for too long. If it becomes unremitting or more and more frequent or bothersome I would have it evaluated by your primary care physician.

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Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, I also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, I also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Need more informatio: Turning purple maybe acrocyanosis. This can be normal and physiologic. The swelling may be vascular but we need more information

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Can anaemia causes finger numbness?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Numbness in fingers which also turn white, please help?

Numbness in fingers which also turn white, please help?

? Possible Raynauds: See a pcp and may need to be referred a rheumatologist.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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