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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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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