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Doctor insights on: Middle Finger Numbness

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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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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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I went to see my dr my middle finger it feels numbness and pain dr said is diabetic neuropathy is this curable any physical that you recommend me ?

I went to see my dr my middle finger it feels numbness and pain dr said is diabetic neuropathy is this curable  any physical that you recommend me ?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...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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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Rotator cuff: If you can't move the arm above the shoulder you probably have a rotator cuff syndrome and if you have numbness and tingling you have nerve compression- these two may or may not be related. You should see your pcp or orthopedics. ...Read more

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I've had upper right arm tingling/pulsing sensations which has turned into ring/pinky finger numbness as well as hand numbness on that side.

I've had upper right arm tingling/pulsing sensations which has turned into ring/pinky finger numbness as well as hand numbness on that side.

Ulnar nerve: The finger numbness you describe corresponds to the distribution of the ulnar nerve. The lack of any real specific information in your post does not allow any more helpful response. Your post is just the beginning of a clinical history, not the end. If you're concerned, in your case HealthTap (or Dr Google) is no substitute for a flesh & blood doctor in a brick & mortar office. ...Read more

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I had carpal tunnel surgery 5 days ago. I still have intermittent pain and constant numbness of pointer and middle finger the numbness severe. Normal?

I had carpal tunnel surgery 5 days ago. I still have intermittent pain and constant numbness of pointer and middle finger the numbness severe. Normal?

Possibly: Intermittent pain after surgery is not uncommon for the first few weeks... The numbess is not normal if you didn't have the numbness prior to you surgery... If the numbness was present before surgery then your current symptoms may be the nerve recovering and will probably resolve.. ...Read more

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Broke my hand last week, getting sudden numbness in fingers. Is this normal or a nerve is damaged?

Broke my hand last week, getting sudden numbness in fingers.  Is this normal or a nerve is damaged?

Get checked: It'simpossible to tell, without examining your hand. Sounds like you need to get that checked asap. Get to your pmd, an orthopedic clinic, an ed, or an urgent care clinic. Make sure you describe the numbness and any weakness. ...Read more

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Complete numbness in fingers and both sides of hand. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome, if not what is it?

Complete numbness in fingers and both sides of hand. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome, if not what is it?

See below:: This could be carpal t syndrome plus cubital ts where the other nerve to the hand (ulnar) gets trapped at the elbow; and more rarely ulnar can get trapped at the wrist, on the little finger side. Also nerves getting pinched in the neck can also cause a similar picture. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers I have had numbness and a pins-and-needles sensation in my right hand and fingers for several weeks now. What kind of doctor should I see?

Numbness in fingers I have had numbness and a pins-and-needles sensation in my right hand and fingers for several weeks now.  What kind of doctor should I see?

Numbnesss : 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 types of nerve compression, arthritis, trauma, and a host of other issues including medications you are taking can come in to play. While a hand surgeon may be well versed to care for this, if you have a primary care physician do not leave them out of the loop. If you r pcp agrees then a hand surgeon or an orthopedic or plastic surgeon who takes care of hand issues can be very helpfulto anyone with numbness or tingling in one hand. ...Read more

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Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, i also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, i also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Need more informatio: Turning purple maybe acrocyanosis. This can be normal and physiologic. The swelling may be vascular but we need more information ...Read more

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Should I go to ER? Possible vipoma diagnosis took 2 packets of potassium chloride & still having numbness in fingers and hand , shortness breath.

Numbness in fingers: Yes if you have shortness of breath you should be evaluated. The numbness in your fingers could be from the electrolyte imbalance caused by your possible Vipoma or it could be by you hyperventilating. Either way you should be evaluated in ER/Urgent Care. ...Read more

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