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Doctor insights on: Knuckles Numbness Symptoms

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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Numbness has developed in the tip of my left index finger and includes very slight numbness on the top of the finger near the largest knuckle, also.

Numbness has developed in the tip of my left index finger and includes very slight numbness on the top of the finger near the largest knuckle, also.

While often: the numbness of carpal tunnel syndrome is felt in the middle fingers, if only a few nerve fibers are being compressed at the wrist, you might only feel it in your left finger tip. A band of tissue can compress (usually from swelling due to overuse/injury) the nerves that run through the tunnel to the hand.Reduce aggravating activity; try a wrist splint at night for a week or two. No better? To Doc ...Read more

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Recent MRSA in knuckle of first finger. Treated, but now I'm left with tingling/numbness in the majority of that arm at times. Any suggestions?

Recent MRSA in knuckle of first finger. Treated, but now I'm left with tingling/numbness in the majority of that arm at times. Any suggestions?

Needs further eval: I'm sorry this is happening to you. You need your arm evaluated because it's unclear if the MRSA knuckle infection is related to the numbness in your arm. I see that you had a right shoulder reconstruction- are your symptoms occurring in the same arm? If so, that would be more of a reason to have your affected arm evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Left hand ring finger. A lot of numbness & tension. No pain. But feeling tension @ the knuckle. Should I be worried?

Left hand ring finger. A lot of numbness & tension. No pain. But feeling tension @ the knuckle. Should I be worried?

Joint or tendon?: This may be tendon rather than joint. Can't say for sure why you are experiencing numbness. Ask you physician to evaluate your symptoms. You may need to see a rheumatologist or hand orthopedic surgeon to clarify this. ...Read more

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Past 2-3 weeks, I have had pain in base of index finger/knuckle when moved, wrist pain and cracking, and general numbness in my hand, comes and goes?

Finger pain at the : Base can be from swelling from a trigger finger or something similar, occasionally that finger may also feel tingly. There are many things i can make the wrist crack pop and feel painful including tendinitis and joint irritation, numbness can be from nerve compression at the wrist or forearm, it sounds as though you need a detailed examination and someone like a hand surgeon may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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What can cause my mom's knuckles to swell, forearm muscles to tighten, as well as create numbness and pain on the hand?

What can cause my mom's knuckles to swell, forearm muscles to tighten, as well as create numbness and pain on the hand?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more