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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

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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