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Numbness in finger due to repetive motion?

Numbness in finger due to repetive motion?

Numbess in finger: Repetitive motion would be a typical cause of this finding. You can get this just from writing with a pen or pencil a lot (especially if it does not have a soft grip). Various work tools (power tools, etc.) will do this. If the numbness is just occuring in a single finger, either chronic pressure or repetitive motion is likely the cause; if more than one finger is affected, carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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My middle finger is extremely swollen. My finger is also numb, and has a very limited range if motion. It has been like this for the last 4 hours.

My middle finger is extremely swollen. My finger is also numb, and has a very limited range if motion. It has been like this for the last 4 hours.

Infection vs. Edema: If no trauma to finger or arthritis, the finger may have suddenly swelled from disorders such as Angioedema which can be hereditary or due to an allergy and in many cases occur spontaneously. The numbness is often due to the swelling, so that the extremity loses some nerve sensation from the compression. If red, then infection likely and must be treated emergently. Stiffness may be from edema. ...Read more

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I fell and my index finger is numb range of motion is ok but limited and no strength I was wondering how long it would last I have symptoms of a damag?

I fell and my index finger is numb range of motion is ok but limited and no strength I was wondering how long it would last I have symptoms of a damag?

Sprain?: Sprains can be sore for 4-6 wks. One worries about limited rom in the finger which may suggest a rupture of tendon/ligament or fracture. If you have significant swelling, bruising, pain, and persistent limited rom, go c the doc. ...Read more

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My middle finger is extremely swollen, and a little bruised. The finger is almost fully numb, and has a very limited range of motion.

My middle finger is extremely swollen, and a little bruised. The finger is almost fully numb, and has a very limited range of motion.

Fully numb?: That is concerning. Head to the ED because either the swelling or the initial trauma may be resulting in nerve damage, which could result in permanent impairment. ...Read more

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Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

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

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What to do if I have numbness in my fingers?

What to do if I have numbness in my fingers?

Nerve issue: Could be due to nerve compression at wrist (carpal tunnel), elbow (cubital tunnel), but could be due to neck problems. Might get an EMG test to delineate specifics. ...Read more

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Can anaemia causes finger numbness?

Can anaemia causes finger numbness?

Not usually: Anemia is too few red blood cells. This lowers your oxygen carrying capacity of your blood. As a result of this your heart and lungs need to work harder to circulate your blood. This should not cause finger numbness. However is you are breathing faster than normal, this can cause some extremity numbess. If this keeps up get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my left middle finger tip?

I have numbness in my left middle finger tip?

Finger Tip Numbness: Carpal tunnel syndrome, often linked to extensive typing on a keyboard, is a common condition associated with finger numbness. The carpal tunnel is a tube-like structure located along the palm side of the wrist. The tube holds and protects the main nerve leading to the hand and the associated tendons. Pressure placed on the nerve produces symptoms, such as finger numbness. ...Read more

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How can we get rid of numbness in the fingers?

How can we get rid of numbness in the fingers?

Try a brace: They most common cause of finger numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is in essence a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist. Wearing a supportive wrist brace that keeps you from flexing the wrist may decrease pressure on the nerve resulting in symptom improvement. Of course, evaluation by a physician is always optimal for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Numbness in index finger and other fingers cold?

Numbness in index finger and other fingers cold?

Numbnesss tingling: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand, wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other nerve compression ...Read more

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What causes numbness in my fingers with tingling?

What causes numbness in my fingers with tingling?

Most likeley two: Things: pressure on the nerve from the neck down or neuropathy (inflammations of the nerves). ...Read more

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What can I do for pinky finger pain and numbness?

Get it evaluated: Numbness suggests nerve compression and that compression can be at one of several points in your neck or arm. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What can be done about finger numbness from tennis?

What can be done about finger numbness from tennis?

Well depends: On how transient that numbness is. If it persists more than an hour or two you might also want to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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How long does pinched nerve numbness finger scissors last?

How long does pinched nerve numbness finger scissors last?

Variable: This can be vary greatly, and there's always a chance that some damage to the nerve might be permanent. Usually, improvement happens on the order of weeks to months. Some patients, however, notice near-immediate relief following surgery. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes for numbness in diabetics fingers?

What are some of the causes for numbness in diabetics fingers?

Diabetic: 1: I do not like the term "diabetic". The reality is that the patient has diabetes and as doctors we should work to treat patients with type 2 diabetes to rid that condition. Not easy but necessary. ...Read more

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My left has increasing pain and tingling and numbness in fingers?

My left has increasing pain and tingling and numbness in fingers?

Hand numbness: Numbness, tingling, and pain in the fingers suggests a pinch nerve that may originate in the neck, elbow, or wrist. See a neurologist to evaluate the numbness and tingling in the hand. ...Read more

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Why do I feel numbness on toes and fingers when I have not eaten?

Why do I feel numbness on toes and fingers when I have not eaten?

Possible: Vitamin deficiency? Though, I don't think simple eating of food would cause the level to make your issue go away and then just drop again and repeat in a cycle like that..... ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with numbness on my little finger? Every morning

Why do I wake up with numbness on my little finger? Every morning

Ulnar nerve: A numb little finger is usually due to compression of the ulnar nerve. The most common place to compress it is at the elbow, sometimes by sleeping one your back with the elbow bent and the "funny bone" part of the elbow pressing against the bed. Another place to compress is at the wrist--usually by bending the wrist. If you sleep with your elbow bent a lot, there are ways to prevent that. ...Read more

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I have a numbness/tingling feeling in my fingers. Possible causes?

I have a numbness/tingling feeling in my fingers. Possible causes?

Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is very likely the cause. If the numbness/tingling involves the thumb and first 2 1/2 fingers on the same side as the palm of your hand, it is carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Possibly: It is possible that the medication used for your injection has affected your sensory nerve. However, the numbness should resolve within a few hours - if not, I would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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How could I relax a knot in my upper back, causing finger numbness?

Not sure: You probably need be examined. Start with your regular doctor. An osteopathic physician might also be helpful. ...Read more

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I get numbness or tingling in my fingers every nite what is causing this?

I get numbness or tingling in my fingers every nite what is causing this?

You might have...: Carpel tunnel syndrome, a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve where in goes thru a connective tissue tunnel on the thumb side of the wrist. Pressure on this nerve can cause numbness & tingling of the thumb, index & middle fingers and can also weaken hand grip. Please see a doctor! Meanwhile, wearing semi-flexible wrist splints @ night might help relieve your symptoms. ...Read more