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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
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
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?
My middle finger is extremely swollen, and a little bruised. The finger is almost fully numb, and has a very limited range of motion.
What is wrong with my hand I have been gardening a lot this week. My index finger went numb and swollen this week. Today almost my whole hand is tingly and numb. I was pulling weeds so lots of repetitive motion, yet I have been gardening for years. Not to
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
Annoying pain in pinky finger. Used to have numbness months ago but meds healed it. Is pain due to cubital tunnel?
Yes it is possible: If numbness continues see doctor/hand surgeonGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
See a neurologist: Possible ct syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Not sure: You probably need be examined. Start with your regular doctor. An osteopathic physician might also be helpful. ...Read more
Vasospasm: Vasospasm, perhaps raynaud's phenomeon. See rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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