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I have numbness in fingers after wrist surgery (not carpal tunnnel) that seems to be improving but is not 100%. Can I expect further improvement?

I have numbness in fingers after wrist surgery (not carpal tunnnel) that seems to be improving but is not 100%. Can I expect further improvement?

Potentially: Sometimes numbness in the wrist can be related to peri operative swelling and can improve over time and often completely resolve. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

It is possible.: Altered sensation is an inherent risk of any surgery. Have it evaluated by your physician and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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6 weeks ago I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands one severe one moderate. I am having extreme pain with 3 fingers on severe tingling and numbness in fingers painful in both hand is this normal after carpal tunnel surgery

6 weeks ago I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands one severe one moderate. I am having extreme pain with 3 fingers on severe tingling and numbness in fingers painful in both hand is this normal after carpal tunnel surgery

I'm: I'm sure your surgeon is looking after you to be sure there are no problems, so I will just give you the good news that this is extremely common and part of the normal recovery process. I hope you find the following perspectives helpful:

1. Think of when your leg goes to sleep. When you get up and take the pressure of the nerve the "blood rushes back" and it feels worse for a bit. That's what happens when you release severe carpal tunnel syndrome. Except that it can take weeks to months to resolve. Sounds like you are in the period.

2. I'm sure the severe side is not as satisfying as the moderate side. Severe cts is associated with permanent nerve damage which you will experience as numbness, weakness or atrophy. It can be very discouraging and even unsettling to find that you are still numb after surgery. The good news that is entirely expected and consistent with successful surgery. The bad news is that while that "blood rushing back" feeling will get better, the numbness is likely permanent. Nerves recovery slowly, so you won't know the final result for 2 years or so, but people with severe cts need to understand that they have permanent nerve damage. That unsettling feeling that comes with realizing the difference between the hands and "trip the alarm" and actually increase your experience of pain. ...Read more

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How can I address finger numbness?

How can I address finger numbness?

See a Doc: There can be several causes of this so the easiest way to diagnose this would be see your doc for a physical exam, possobly some blood work. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate finger numbness?

Diagnosis: You have to find out why it is happening. It can be from some general medical problem or from something mechanical such as resting on your funny bone, a carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in your neck. You can't treat it until you have a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I need help with my finger numbness/pain?

I need help with my finger numbness/pain?

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

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What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

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

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What to do if my finger numbness and discoloration?

What to do if my finger numbness and discoloration?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Finger numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Finger numbness?

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

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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.?

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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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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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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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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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 feel numbness in fingers. Esp. After woke up fr nights sleep, or eating. Why is this?

I feel numbness in fingers. Esp. After woke up fr nights sleep, or eating. Why is this?

Nerve compression: Numbness in the fingers, particularly at night, is a very common symptom of nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. Evaluation by a hand surgeon can help diagnose this and they will also perform either nerve studies and or ultrasound to assist with the diagnosis and confirm wether it is a nerve compression. ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in fingers & toes.?

Pain and numbness in fingers & toes.?

What medical: Problems do you have? Numbness may be neuropathy.....Do you have diabetes? Do you have back pain? You may have herniated disc or radiculopathy...See a doctor for a complee history and physical. ...Read more

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Can a torn rotator cuff and numbness in fingers?

Can a torn rotator cuff and numbness in fingers?

No: If the question is, can a torn rotator cuff cause numbness in the fingers, then the answer is no. Numbness is caused by neurologic pathology such as carpal tunnel syndrome, a herniated disk, cubital tunnel syndrome. Best to have your numbness evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

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

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Does having anemia causes finger numbness?

If pernicious: An anemia caused by b-12 deficiency can cause a peripheral neuropathy amongst other issues. But many other anemias are less likely to cause nerve dysfunction. Might have your internist sort this out. Perhaps you have a co-morbidity, such as carpal tunnel having no relationship to your anemia. ...Read more

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Random hand and finger numbness?

Random hand and finger numbness?

Many causes: Some causes of random hand and finger numbness include cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck), thoracic outlet syndrome (pinched nerve or blood vessel in the upper chest/shoulder region) and peripheral neuropathy (carpal or cubital tunnel, and diabetic neuropathy). ...Read more

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What could be causing finger numbness and tingling?

What could be causing finger numbness and tingling?

nerve compression: The most common cause of numbness and tingling in hands in otherwise healthy individuals is nerve compression. The most common type of nerve compression is carpal tunnel syndrome. That being said there are a number of other causes as mentioned by by colleague. I recommend that you consult an experienced hand surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how I can get rid of finger numbness!?

I'm curious as to how I can get rid of finger numbness!?

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

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What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

Ulnar: Description suggests a localized problem from the ulnar nerve, perhaps at wrist or elbow (more likely). An EMG test might well localize and diagnose. See your doctor and get started. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. What does this indicate?

CONSIDER THESE: Diffuse weakness can be associated with peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, fatigue problems, anemias, hypothyroidism, even depression. The finger numbness could be associated, but might be isolated carpal tunnel as a co-morbidity. Would have your doctor assess and treat. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a torn rotator cuff cause numbness in fingers?

Please tell me, could a torn rotator cuff cause numbness in fingers?

No, neck more likely: A rotator cuff tear will cause weakness and localized pain in and around the shoulder. Cervical neck pain resulting from local nerve compression, however, can cause numbness down in to the fingers, as can any peripheral compression of the nerves along the pathway from the cervical spine along the nerve course to the fingers. ...Read more

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What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

Not clear: Thoracic outlet or local trauma and or nerve compression can be problems.
Sort out cervical disc, thoracic outlet, or intra thoracic issues.
Full history and exams! Will lead to explanation. ...Read more

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I've been having finger numbness on my pinky and ring finger for the past four days. What could it be?

Ulnar nerve: The little and ring finger are innervated by the ulnar nerve. Tingling can be caused by compression in the wrist elbow or neck. You need to be seen by a hand surgeon to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Girlfriend is experiencing finger numbness on her right ring finger. Only from finger tip to half of finger. Started today couple hours after awake.?

Girlfriend is experiencing finger numbness on her right ring finger. Only from finger tip to half of finger. Started today couple hours after awake.?

Neurologic possible: That sounds neurologic and I would consider carpal tunnel or maybe an individual nerve irritation. Try to wear a wrist splint and see if that helps otherwise see your physician ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. Is this mono?

Numbness in fingers and weakness all over. Is this mono?

Not likely: But you will need to be assessed by your physician to be sure. It could be a number of benign or serious issues and you will need a physical exam and tests to clarify. These symptoms are not specific to mono. ...Read more

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I sometimes get numbness in fingers and hands is that bad?

I sometimes get numbness in fingers and hands is that bad?

Hand numbness: If it is episodic in nature I would not be concerned. Anyone can get temporary hand numbness for different reasons. Typically it is relatable to positioning or resting nerves on objects for too long. If it becomes unremitting or more and more frequent or bothersome I would have it evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What should I do about numbness in fingers on both hands. I am a barber.?

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Numbness fingers: If symptoms interfering with your work, consult a neurologist for EMG (electromyogram) to rule out nerve injury. ...Read more

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Light headed with dizzy numbness in fingers?

Light headed with dizzy numbness in fingers?

Hyperventilation?: Hyperventilation could cause such symptoms but you need evaluation with a physician for a complete history and physical. ...Read more

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Mild pain in coccyx and finger numbness, what to do?

Mild pain in coccyx and finger numbness, what to do?

You need to be eval-: Uated by your pcp and then, most likely by an orthopod to investigate your 2 symptoms.
Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Spinal injury with finger numbness. How does that happen?

Spinal injury with finger numbness. How does that happen?

Nerve damage: Sensation in the body is governed by nerve cells which run from the spine all the way to the tips of the fingers. That is why damage to the spine can affect sensation even in a finger tip. In general, the further away from the central nervous system (spine and brain) an injury occurs, the easier it is for it to heal. A spinal disc, pressing on a nerve, can be removed to help in some cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if flu symptoms ever include numbness in fingers?

Can you tell me if flu symptoms ever include numbness in fingers?

Not typically though: There are viral syndromes that can be associated with flu like illness or prodrome (occurs before) that can result in nerve and muscle issue however these are severe issues such as guillian- barre, if you had that you'd likely have symptoms that exceed some tingling or numbness, illnesses such as flu can highlight other issues such as a metabolic or endocrine or any systemic process. Go get care! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more