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Tingling thumb, index, middle finger and hand. Due to tunnel?

Tingling thumb, index, middle finger and hand. Due to tunnel?

Possibly: The distribution of the sensation does match that seen in carpal tunnel- a neurologist can help confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment, such as a wrist splint, to control your symptoms and prevent progression. ...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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Numbness in index finger and other fingers cold?

Numbness in index finger and other fingers cold?

Numbnesss tingling: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand , wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other nerve compression ...Read more

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Numb thumb forearm and oainful shoulder?

Numb thumb forearm and oainful shoulder?

Nerve compression: My first concern would be a disk in your neck compressing nerve roots, specificantly c5-c6 but there are other things even carpal tunnel or a strain of the biceps tendon in the shoulder. Of course the shoulder and thumb could be completely unrelated. Check with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. ...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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Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by use (driving, keyboard use). Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Swollen right hand and fingers on hand tingling?

Swollen right hand and fingers on hand tingling?

Thre are several: Possible reasons. Trauma, sleep positon, infection, tendonitis, especially given age. Radial sided tendonitis. May be a common issue such as de quervains, one may need to refine the comlaint, ie , is the swelling in the whole hand or just feels swollen. Is the tingling ing extend up the arm or just into the hand and forearm? Is there neck comoression ad the tingling hand "feels" swollen , . ...Read more

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Numb and painful fingers?

Numb and painful fingers?

Rheumatism: That is not an answer but a description. You have to see your doc for a work up. Most times he/she will find nothing ... Then treatment will them be muscular. Muscles in the arm can cause hand/finger stiffness. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Vits, minerals, magnesium, b complex. ...Read more

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Hands always cold, middle finger left hand goes numb, what's wrong?

Hands always cold, middle finger left hand goes numb, what's wrong?

Could be Raynoud's : At your age, if you are not diabetic you could have Raunoud's Syndrome. This should be evaluated by a Rheumatologist because you could have an inflammatory problem like rheumatoid arthritis or Lupus. ...Read more

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What causes wrist pain, tingling and index finger pain?

What causes wrist pain, tingling and index finger pain?

Usually nerve compre: The symptoms you describe could be from compressio, pressure on the nerves and sometimes also be the presentation of more serious problems like a neuropathy from diabetes etc. Would recommend a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Tingling in tips of fingers- thumb index and middle finger in right hand- pregnancy related?

Tingling in tips of fingers- thumb index and middle finger in right hand- pregnancy related?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro: This is not uncommon complaint in pregnancy. It seems to occur in persons with narrow carpal tunnel when edema(swelling) can further compress median nerve and typical symptoms you described occur. It is usually relieved after delivery when edema is gone but often comes back years later as carpal tunnel further narrows and compresses median nerve. ...Read more

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Numb my both fingers?

Numb my both fingers?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes my ring finger and pinky finger to tingle, go numb and shocks?

What causes my ring finger and pinky finger to tingle, go numb and shocks?

Nerve pinching: The location of your problem is in the distribution of the ulnar nerve, and there may be compression at the elbow, wrist, or even higher in the chest or shoulder. This can be readily evaluated on physical exam, and can be further studied, if necessary by an EMG test. ...Read more

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What nerves affect the left thumb, index and middle fingers on left hand?

What nerves affect the left thumb, index and middle fingers on left hand?

Median nerve: On the palm side of your hand, your median nerve provides sensation and some motor strength. This is the nerve that is pinched in carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are having problems with tingling and numbness, then you may want to be evaluated by your physician to confirm your diagnosis and obtain treatment. ...Read more

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My middle finger tip feels numb?

My middle finger tip feels numb?

Numb middle finger: It can be due to many things and more history would be helpful. Is it constant or it comes and goes? Is it triggered by something like cold exposure? Does it become white and blue when it’s numb? Some possible causes include carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve roots in the neck), peripheral neuropathy of various types (like ones due to diabetes), and raynau'ds phenomenon. ...Read more

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When rest on table with elbow numbness last 2 fingers and half middle finger. Also tingling in fingers. Carpal or cubita? Only numb when elbow surfsce

When rest on table with elbow numbness last 2 fingers and half middle finger. Also tingling in fingers. Carpal or cubita? Only numb when elbow surfsce

Ulnar nerve: Compression of the ulnar nerve can cause numbness, tingling or pain in the 4th and 5th fingers. Entrapment can occur in many places along it's path from the neck to the wrist, but most commonly in the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). It is possible to have elements of both carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes. ...Read more

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Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.

Down on hands and knees installing flooring. Left hand/ wrist are swollen, pinky finger and palm numb, hand weak, can't open hand completely.

Compression of nerve: which will hopefully be temporary. The usual position for a person installing flooring is to support your weight on your extended wrists. This compresses/stretches the nerves as they travel in your wrist to your hand. What you describe is serious, though. But if you stop injuring it, it should improve in a few hours...up to a day or so. Splint it. If it persists longer than 12-24 hours, go to ER ...Read more