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My Fingers Are Numb What Should I Do
Ice the burn: The thing to do for any burn, immediately, is to grab a pack of frozen vegetables or an ice pack or ice in a baggie and apply it for 15 minutes to the burned area. This will reduce the pain, limit the spread of the burn, and be of great relief. If you did not do these, or applied oil or butter (useless!), then you will have a painful area to deal with. Protect it , keep it clean and wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carpal tunnel?: Most commonly, acquired carpal tunnel syndrome associated with computer keyboarding can be experienced. Also, leaning on the elbows frequently, can cause ulnar nerve compression. Since numbness over the fingertips bilaterally may be a sign of a vitamin deficiency or diabetes, best to have your physician check this out if it persists. ...Read more
May be serious.: May beneurologic secondaryto abnormality in the function of the peripheral nerves; might be vascular and secondary to poor circulation, including possible decreased circulation to the hear. You should have this numbness cjecked out be your doctor, who may refer you to a neurologist or cardiologist or other specialist. ...Read more
I got a cts done. There was no numbness before the surgery.After the surgery, my thumb and fingers became numb. Itsbeen three weeks and they are still numb. What should I do?
May take time: Nerve recovery may proceed at a snail's pace, regrowing and stabilizing at the speed of fingernail growth, 0.1mm daily. However, if you have persistent confusing issues, may be of value to get an updated EMG study, as an expert in the area can show location, extent, scope of pathology, and find whether nerve recovery is proceeding as above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My hands and fingers hurt all day, they are swollen and warm. Whenever I lay down they get tingling and numb. What should I do?
I finished breastfeeding 4 months ago. Now, I have a pain under my left armpit/breast area and my left arm from my elbow to pinky finger keeps going numb. What should I do?
Nerve pressure: The effects from breast feeding should have cleared by now. While pain in the breast is not an ominous sign it is still worth checking out. The numbness in the left arm is probably not related as that sounds like pressure on the "funny bone" nerve but that should also be investigated further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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