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Why is it that my second finger gets numb from my left hand?

Why is it that my second finger gets numb from my left hand?

Numbness of finger: One isolated finger getting numb is probably related to underlying tendon related issue. It is unlikely to have one finger symptom with nerve dysfunction. Hard to pinpoint the cause without proper exam. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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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

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I woke up with the pinky and ring finger on my left hand numb?

I woke up with the pinky and ring finger on my left hand numb?

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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Why is my middle finger on my left hand numb? What can I do for it?

Why is my middle finger on my left hand numb? What can I do for it?

Not sure?: Possible causes of just one finger being numb include carpal tunnel, pinched nerve in neck, or possible circulation problem. Carpal tunnel usually makes the thumb, index and middle fingers numb. A pinched nerve at the c-7 cervical level can cause just the middle finger to be numb, but your neck usally hurts as well. Raynaud's phenomenon can cause numbness, but fingeris usally pale. ...Read more

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I've had alcohol in excess, numb fingers on left hand, what is going on?

I've had alcohol in excess, numb fingers on left hand, what is going on?

Long term alcohol: Use can lead to neuropathy. While this is a possible cause of your numbness, there can be others, including injuries or trapped nerves in neck, wrist, or elbow. Talk to your doctor to get vit b and Folic Acid levels on you to see if these could be a cause of your neuropathy. If those are normal, discuss other causes. Most importantly, talk to them about solutions to using too much alcohol. ...Read more

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What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

Ulnar nerve problem?: Numbness and tingling inthe small and ring finger can indicate a problem with the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is commonly pinched at the level of the elbow, known as cubital tunnel syndrome, or at the level of the wrist, compression at guyon's canal. However, numbness and tingling in the exremities warrants evaluation by a physician to definitively identify the cause. ...Read more

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I'm having numbness in my little finger on my left hand. What could it be and i'm also a diabetic?

I'm having numbness in my little finger on my left hand. What could it be and i'm also a diabetic?

Neck Vs. Ulnar Nerve: Could be a pinched nerve in your neck and could also be an ulnar nerve neuropathy given your history of diabetes. If this bothers you enough you may consider an emg/ncs study to evaluate this further or even get an MRI of your neck. To evaluate. ...Read more