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Numbness Between Fingers
My father who managed to get pricked by a agave weberi plant 4 days ago since he has done this now experiencing numbness between fingers 4 and 5 with slightly up on the right hand and more pain?
Go to Doctor: Could be signs of infection. The plant is not poisonous but the prick is a port of entry for possible microorganism. Take him to doctor for examination and treatment. ...Read more
My mom 47 years old had numbness and painless between two fingers of feet, recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis or is it related with leprosy??
Usually: Nerve injury causing numbness in a finger can occur anywhere from the digital nerve in the finger to the nerve roots exiting from the cervical spinal cord. Circulatory disturbances to the hand can also cause numbness. Electrical nerve testing called nerve conduction study (ncs) can localize many cases of sensory nerve injury. ...Read more
Possibly: How often? How severe? Is there functional impairment? Is there weakness? Is there pain? Is it progressive? Is it transient or persistent? Analyze your problem, then re-ask your question. If your symptoms concern you enough, see your doctor. ...Read more
HI I HAVE A VERY SLIGHT NUMBNESS IN MY RIGHT FINGERS, I THINK IT IS IMPROVING BUT I'M NOT SURE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Pinched nerve: Numbness in the fingers of one hand at a young age is usually due to a pinched nerve. The compression of the nerve could occur at the neck, the elbow, or the wrist. If it improves over the next week, do nothing. If it persists, see your general doctor. There are other diseases called neuropathies but these would not typically improve quickly. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the numbness in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more
Depends on: What it is from. The most common cause if it is in the thumb, index and/or middle fingers, is carpel tunnel syndrome. You will need a physical exam to make sure it is not coming from nerve entrapment at the elbow, brachial plexus or neck, but until then, try stretching. Look up carpel tunnel exercises and see if this improves your numbness and pain and it can help in diagnosis. ...Read more
Many things: While everyone talks about carpal tunnel and it is certainly prevalent there are other nerves and especially the ulnar that can cause numbness in the hand. In fact, there is a whole range of things from abnormal pressure on nerves anywheres from their origin in the neck down to the hand, metabolic issues like diabetes, and more that can cause numbness. See a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it in extension at night. If not successful I would see me or someone like me. (orthopedic/hand surgeon) hope this helps. ...Read more
Warm finger: One of the few things that will cause finger discoloration (either paleness or bluish color) is Raynaud's Phenomenon. THis is due to a spasm of the arteries going to the fingers or hand. It can be triggered by exposure to cold and sometimes stress. If it is infrequent, just try warming your fingers with warm water, but it occurs very often check with your doctor. ...Read more
? Possible Raynauds: See a pcp and may need to be referred a rheumatologist. ...Read more
FInger numbness: 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 or none are needed. ...Read more
RELATIVELY BENIGN: Your description seems to suggest periodic symptoms, which may correlate with nerve issues at wrists (carpal tunnel) or maybe at elbows (cubital tunnel). Any relationship to typing or using hands repetitively? Do not worry unless it becomes persistent and you start to lose dexterity, but this can be fixed quite readily.. ...Read more
What is causing the feeling of numbness on my fingers? It usually start with a tingling sensation.
Nerve compression?: Tingling of the fingers could be for many reasons, the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve compression. Work wait anatomy and pregnancy can affect this see your primary for an evaluation he or she will do an appropriate referral to a hand or plastic surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hi I have kind of numbness in left back region below my shoulders and my fingers. Can u please help me regarding the same?
I am experiencing finger numbness in my right pointer finger for two days now. It happened after an art project with using an Xacto knife to cut.?
It should resolve: Hello Lauren. Assuming you didn't actually cut the finger with an Xacto knife? The numbness is likely from compression of the digital nerves that exist at your fingertip. This likely started from the constant pressure on that fingertip making them "fall asleep". The nerve should wake up on its own. It may even 7-10days. Avoid putting pressure on that finger directly until it does. ...Read more
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