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My Fingers Are Numb On My Left Hand
Im type 2 an my fingers are numb my fingers on my left side are numb its my thumb my pointer an my middle ones
Nerve Compression: The sensation of having your hand fall asleep is usually the result of a compressed nerve. The dorsum (or top of you hand) is innervated by the dorsal sensory branch of the radial nerve. It crosses over a set of tendonds that move your thumb. Sometimes when people develop tendonitis in these tendons it irritates the nerve causing the numbness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
How come my left feet is kinda swollen and my left feet and left hand are getting tingly numb lately?
Neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently notice my left hand and arm go numb on and off. Now theres a lump on my middle finger on left hand and it's numb?
Ganglion?: Need more info to help sort out why your hand and arm might be going numb. Numbness is caused by a decrease in blood flow to an area, such as when your leg goes to sleep when you sit on it, or it could be a pinched nerve in your neck, rare at your age, or in your arm. A lump the showed yp quickly could be a ganglion, which is a fluid filled cyst. If it is bothersome, get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on from the limited information you provided. If just one hand is swollen and stiff, this could be due to over use, arthritis, or inflammation, among other causes. Other less common casues can be nerve entrapments or circulation problems. Seems like you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more
I slept on my left arm & now my pinky and ring finger are tingling. I also lean my head on my hand at my desk. Is it cubital tunnel? Treatment?
Probably Normal: It depends on how long after you are awake it takes your pinky and little finger to feel "normal" again (no tingling). Carpal tunnel Syndrome diagnosis is common in people who type /use the computer excessively, smoke , are sedentary. A brief physical exam performed by your family doc can suggest CTS but a nerve conduction study is the confirmatory test together with specific signs and symptoms. ...Read more
My left arm from my shoulder blade down to my fingertips are heavy. My left middle and ring fingers tingle intermittently. Should I worry?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My pointer and middle fingers on my left hand & fourth finger on my right hand are swollen, tense with mild pain. What could be wrong with them?
My middle and ring finger on my right hand constantly numb and when i wake up in the morning aside from my fingers being tight and numb my elbow hurt?
Numb fingers: There is no way to know the answer without a clinical examination and follow-up testing. Make an appointment with your family doctor. If necessary he/she will refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
Water and vitamins: People get cramps for a lot of reasons but dehydration is a very common one. Make sure you are drinking 60-80 oz of water a day and no more than 1-2 drinks with caffeine daily. Adding a multivitamin can also help as sometimes a vitamin or calcium deficiency can cause cramps. Gentle stretching may help relive cramping also. ...Read more
Nerve compression: The fact that the pinky and ring finger are affected suggests that a nerve called the ulnar nerve is being compressed. It could be from the position you sleep in. If the numbness goes away when you're up and moving then it is probably not serious. If the numbness doesn't go away or gets worse you should see a doctor to find out what is wrong. ...Read more
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