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Numb Right Index Finger
My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm.Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles.why please?
Does Julie: Have trouble with her neck? This type of problem is oft associated with a pinched nerve root in the cervical spine (neck). Of course there are other explanations as well, but this is the first thing that comes to mind. A series of plain x rays, a history and a physical exam, along with a neurological assessment should illuminate the problem. See a family doctor or internist to start the evaluation ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I slammed my right index finger in a cardoor 4months ago it is stiill numb and extremely painful. Im curious as to what could be wrong with it?
Local neuralgia: It is likely you traumatized a sensory nerve local to the crush injury. Most of the time this will improve slowly. Over months the pain may/may not recede; the numbness may/may not resolve. If there is no bone problem, either wait out the symptoms or ask your doctor for medication that can reduce neuralgic pain. (this may reduce your discomfort, but it will not bring back normal sensation.). ...Read more
I woke at 4am with the tip of my right index finger numb, 7 hrs later, no different. Seems the inside (next to middle) is worse than outside?
Median nerve: It is the median nerve that supplies tip of the index finger. Median nerve must be getting compressed or damaged somewhere from your neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. Did you have a recent injury to your wrist or arm? Anything compress your elbow? Any shoulder or neck injury ? You said you woke up that way, did you sleep in an unusual position? ...Read more
Possible Infection: A finger that is swollen and numb should be urgently evaluated in-person by a clinician for evidence of infection. An infected finger would typically present as warm and swollen, and because of increased pressure from the swelling, possibly have less sensation. Suggest removing any rings on the affected finger and an in-person clinical evaluation at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
Medical examination: A medical history and examination is warranted. Given this exam one may be reassured, treated or sent on to a hand specialist. ...Read more
The tip of my right index finger has been numb for a few days. Could it be because I bite my nails and skin around my nails?
When I woke up the tip of my right index finger was numb. I removed my acrylic nail from it yesterday. Could this be the cause?
Yes it could be: it may be an infection of the nail bed--have it looked at by a dr ...Read more
This morning I found a painful bite on my right index finger(heavily swollen, purple. 5 hours later, my entire finger is numb, and painful. Help!
Get seen...: You need to be evaluated to check for a possible infection after a possible insect bite. Redness and pain is an indicator of infection and/or inflammation. However, this might require antibiotic treatment in order to get better. IF able please try to see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Well I got bit by a little spider on my right hand and my index finger, pointing finger and thum are numb I got bit yesterday at 2 am what do I do?
Emergency room: Please go to the ER and get the infection treated. ...Read more
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