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I cut my hand at work and now my thumb is numb. Do I have a nerve damage?

I cut my hand at work and now my thumb is numb. Do I have a nerve damage?

Possibly: Was the thumb numb immidiately after you cut it? Where on your thumb is it numb? Usually nerve damage causes only part of the thumb to be numb. For example a cut on the palm side of the thumb will make the tip of the thumb on one or both sides of the thumb feel numb but usually not the back of the thumb. If the whole thumb is numb it may be due to swelling. I would consult a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Cut my hand at work and now my thumb is numb. Do I have a nerve damage?

Cut my hand at work and now my thumb is numb. Do I have a nerve damage?

Depends: Depend on how deep the cut is. If it s very deep then the nerve supplying the thumb got damaged. If very superficial, then the swelling has caused temporary numbness of the thumb. If the damage is not severe, then the nerve can repair itself. ...Read more

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I smashed my pinky and cut it pretty deep about a week ago, and my pinky has been numb and tingly ever since. Did i damage a nerve? Will it go away?

I smashed my pinky and cut it pretty deep about a week ago, and my pinky has been numb and tingly ever since. Did i damage a nerve? Will it go away?

Inevitably there is : Damage to a nerve though you should not live with the constant tingling for long. It should not be a permant issue. Watch it for redness, swelling and increased pain, consider tetanus, etc if u got no attention gor it. Clean with soap and water 2-3 times per day. ...Read more

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Why is my right hand burning and numb? Did I damage a thumb nerve?

Why is my right hand burning and numb? Did I damage a thumb nerve?

Carpal tunnel syndro: I suspect you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition where the nerves to the hand are being compressed at the wrist by a band of tissue.The test to prove this is safe and easy and some non-surgical treatments are sometimes effective.In my practice most end getting a surgical release of the restricting band. ...Read more

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Lets just say i am depressed, i have cut before and recently i have cut so deep i hit a tendon in my wrist/forearm now lately i am losing feeling and strength in my fingers and thumb lots of pain in my palm and thumb area. Is that because of me cutting my

Lets just say i am depressed, i have cut before and recently i have cut so deep i hit a tendon in my wrist/forearm now lately i am losing feeling and strength in my fingers and thumb lots of pain in my palm and thumb area. Is that because of me cutting my

Major Depression: I feel empathy for your Depression. It seems that painful traumatic experience with emotional turmoil have made you depressed and hopeless. You were born with Blessing and Wonder of Life Force from the Creator due to which you lived at the time of birth; and have continued to be alive with Blessings of 3million air sacs in your lungs. Your Life is Precious! Go to E.R. for Diagnosis, Treatment. ...Read more

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Is this nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october, when i got back in my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can only raise my arm a little from my side, and raise my arm a little streach out in front of me. My hand and fingers is n

Is this nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october, when i got back in my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can only raise my arm a little from my side, and raise my arm a little streach out in front of me. My hand and fingers is n

Hello. : Hello. It is very important to advise your neurosurgeon about this. It is quite common to have symptoms after surgery as often nerve roots become irritated by being handled. However your surgery was about five months ago. Your symptoms could be impacted by obstructed nerve flow or obstructed blood circulation (as well impeded lymphatic flow). This needs to be evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Think have pinched nerve in elbow from studding at desk too long. My hand and pinky finger have been numb for 2 days. What do I do?

Think have pinched nerve in elbow from studding at desk too long. My hand and pinky finger have been numb for 2 days. What do I do?

May reverse: Avoid all leaning on elbow, and be protective. Take a daily B-100 complex. Also, try OTC ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) three times daily. If no rapid improvement over next 10-14 days, see your physician. This is likely to be temporary, but hard to predict. If starts worsening, such as more numbness, loss of hand strength, will need to act much faster. ...Read more

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I sliced the top of my finger today and urgent fixed it for methey tested my movement too. I started typing without that finger now my forearm aches?

I sliced the top of my finger today and urgent fixed it for methey tested my movement too. I started typing without that finger now my forearm aches?

It'll be sore: You probably don't want to do too much with that hand until the pain dies down. Should take 2-3 days. If you keep using it, it probably won't injure you, but you sure will be sore. The more pain you have, the further it travels. ...Read more

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I cut my middle finger with a can and part of it went numb and tingly. I got stitches and until now it's still numb. Will my finger stay like this?

I cut my middle finger with a can and part of it went numb and tingly. I got stitches and until now it's still numb. Will my finger stay like this?

Nerves usually heal: This is often the case with a cut deep enough to damage nerves associated with touch. Much of the time it takes months for the sensation to return but it does entirely depend on the nature of the cut. There is little you can do except treat it kindly and perhaps consider your vitamin d level being sufficient. There is some evidence that vitamin d can help the nervous system. ...Read more

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I think I have ulnar nerve damage ! My pinky is numb and tingling and the side of my hand is numb .My ring finger feels heavy and weak .I put ice on b?

I think I have ulnar nerve damage ! My pinky is numb and tingling and the side of my hand is numb .My ring finger feels heavy and weak .I put ice on b?

Ice on b?: Without knowing more information I cannot affirm whether your ulnar nerve is damaged. What is the mechanism of injury? How long have you been having the symptom? What makes it better or worse? Also, I am not sure what your question is. What do you mean when you write: "I put ice on b?" Please clarify. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've gotten bitten on my finger while babysitting and lost feeling in my left thumb and nail it has been numb for a week now and today i started to get a burning feeling by my thumb i don't have medical nor money to pay to see the doctor what can be the c

I've gotten bitten on my finger while babysitting and lost feeling in my left thumb and nail it has been numb for a week now and today i started to get a burning feeling by my thumb i don't have medical nor money to pay to see the doctor what can be the c

There : There is very little description here. Don't know if this is a human bite or an animal bite. Cat bites are notorious for getting infected. I will make the assumption that you were bitten some where near the thumb nail? Don't know if there is redness, swelling, broken skin, bruising, warmth. Don't know if the numbness involves the whole thumb. Don't know if your symptoms are becomig progressively worse. I will assume the worst case scenario for the sake of safety. If you do have an infection it can spread upward toward the hand. I know you said that you don't have medical insurance or money. Because you live in an area the size of fresno, california you should be able to look up on line for free and sliding fee medical facilities. With the pauce information provided, would recommed that you get medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Is this normal or is it nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october. When i got to my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Is this normal or is it nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october. When i got to my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Lasting : Lasting numbness and weakness of part or all of a limb is usually caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, or to a nerve or nerves. A surgeon or physician (doctor) can evaluate new or worse problems and help answer questions about progression or recovery. Limbs that are weak or numb can also become swollen. Sometimes this is because they are not being used, but there are other causes that are more serious. Swelling that is new is a reason to see a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more