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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

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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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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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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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

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Joint pain in my left index finger. Why?

Joint pain in my left index finger. Why?

Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joint is larger and feels bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible but in RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doc if it is not improving. ...Read more

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What does numbness in my right hand pointer finger tip mean?

What does numbness in my right hand pointer finger tip mean?

Numbness: most commonly is a symptom of some nerve issue. Inflammation for example may irritate the nerve in the finger causing a numbness,..similar to the "pins and needles" you get in your legs when the nerves are irritated after sitting for long. If if continues, see the Dr. Best wishes. ...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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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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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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Numbness in left arm and thumb?

Numbness in left arm and thumb?

Considrr: Might be carpal tunnel or even C-6 radicular problem. Testing can give answer ...Read more

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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read more

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Tiny tremor in middle finger left hand?

Tiny tremor in middle finger left hand?

Tremor: It could be benign (essential) tremor. A key distinguishing feature for your doctor will be if it occurs at rest or with activity. Pay attention also to what makes it better or worse. If alcohol (assuming you drink) makes better, it may be an important feature. Does it get worse after exercise? See your md with all the info you can on this. ...Read more

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Why is my left thumb numb?

Why is my left thumb numb?

Numb thumb: Causes of a numb thumb include pinch nerve in the arm (carpal tunnel syndrome is one example of this), pinced nerve in the neck (likely c6), or damage in the central nervous system (ms, stroke, tumor). See a pm&r specialist or neurologist to sort this out and treat it. ...Read more

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Right hand nurves&fingers pain?

Pinched nerve?: You may have a pinched nerve in your wrist arm or neck. You may also have some hand arthritis however your age is a little too young for this. Should see your doctor as some bedside exam findings and further questions can help make the diagnosis. There are also tests called nerve conduction tests which can help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more