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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Finger numbness is a clinical finding in which there is loss of ...Read more


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I recently had rotator cuff surgery. If i hold my arm in certain positions, part of my hand and last 2 fingers become very numb.

I recently had rotator cuff surgery.  If i hold my arm in certain positions, part of my hand and last 2 fingers become very numb.

See below: The nerves for the arm pass very close to the site of your shoulder surgery. It is quite possible that some swelling or scar tissue is impinging on them as they cross near this area. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your symptoms and let them guide your care. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are two of my fingers numb/tingly and how can I fix it?

I'm wondering why are two of my fingers numb/tingly and how can I fix it?

Have it evaluated: Which two fingers? If it is the ring and small finger, it is likely an ulnar nerve entrapment or a cervical nerve root compression. Other fingers may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why am i waking up in the morning with my thumb and first two fingers numb...On both hands?

Why am i waking up in the morning with my thumb and first two fingers numb...On both hands?

Numbness: Your symptoms could be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have an occupation with repetitive hand movements or where you sit at a computer and do a lot of typing, it can be associated with this. Generally, people wake up with symptoms worse when they wake up and have to shake their hands to "wake them". Most providers will initially recommend wrist splints. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

Ulnar: Description suggests a localized problem from the ulnar nerve, perhaps at wrist or elbow (more likely). An EMG test might well localize and diagnose. See your doctor and get started. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and i heard that could affect finger numbness. What do you think I should do?

I have diabetes and i heard that could affect finger numbness. What do you think I should do?

Education: Know the possible complications and how to avoid each. Watch your sugar and carbohydrate intake. Eat in moderation. Exercise. Take you medications as recommended. Monitor your sugar levels. Follow up with you doctor regularly and follow their guidance. ...Read more

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I've been having finger numbness on my pinky and ring finger for the past four days. What could it be?

Ulnar nerve: The little and ring finger are innervated by the ulnar nerve. Tingling can be caused by compression in the wrist elbow or neck. You need to be seen by a hand surgeon to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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