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Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by use (driving, keyboard use). Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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


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Numbness in left arm and thumb?

Numbness in left arm and thumb?

Considrr: Might be carpal tunnel or even C-6 radicular problem. Testing can give answer ...Read more

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Tingling in tips of fingers- thumb index and middle finger in right hand- pregnancy related?

Tingling in tips of fingers- thumb index and middle finger in right hand- pregnancy related?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro: This is not uncommon complaint in pregnancy. It seems to occur in persons with narrow carpal tunnel when edema(swelling) can further compress median nerve and typical symptoms you described occur. It is usually relieved after delivery when edema is gone but often comes back years later as carpal tunnel further narrows and compresses median nerve. ...Read more

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Joint pain in my left index finger. Why?

Joint pain in my left index finger. Why?

Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joint is larger and feels bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible but in RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doc if it is not improving. ...Read more

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Tiny tremor in middle finger left hand?

Tiny tremor in middle finger left hand?

Tremor: It could be benign (essential) tremor. A key distinguishing feature for your doctor will be if it occurs at rest or with activity. Pay attention also to what makes it better or worse. If alcohol (assuming you drink) makes better, it may be an important feature. Does it get worse after exercise? See your md with all the info you can on this. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm and hand?

Needs eval: Numbness in you extremity can be caused by some nerve being pinched somewhere from your spine - neck area down to the arm. Some numbness can also be associated with heart disease and ischemia, or even be symptoms of early stroke/mini-stroke, etc.. Your numbness needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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What nerves affect the left thumb, index and middle fingers on left hand?

What nerves affect the left thumb, index and middle fingers on left hand?

Median nerve: On the palm side of your hand, your median nerve provides sensation and some motor strength. This is the nerve that is pinched in carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are having problems with tingling and numbness, then you may want to be evaluated by your physician to confirm your diagnosis and obtain treatment. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm? 29/f

Pain: There are several possibilities. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinosis of the wrist and finger flexors, muscle strain. I suggest evaluation with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Tingling thumb, index, middle finger and hand. Due to tunnel?

Tingling thumb, index, middle finger and hand. Due to tunnel?

Possibly: The distribution of the sensation does match that seen in carpal tunnel- a neurologist can help confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment, such as a wrist splint, to control your symptoms and prevent progression. ...Read more

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Pain in left hand middle and ring finger joints in morning?

Pain in left hand middle and ring finger joints in morning?

Nerve pain: There could be several possibilites. The pain can arise from your arm/elbow or your neck. Usually it happens when the nerve is oinched in one or both of these areas. See your doctor. ...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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Why numbness in thumb, index and middle finger on the right hand during sleep ?

Why numbness in thumb, index and middle finger on the right hand during sleep ?

Carpal tunnel: You must have your hand folded down sometimes during sleep. If you hold that position for long enough, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms can result. Wear a wrist brace specifically designed for carpal tunnel when you go to sleep. Be sure it has a firm support like plastic of metal to keep the wrist in good position. Don't get a completely soft wrist brace since that's not adequate. ...Read more

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Problem in stress ,pain in left arm from axilla to fingers especially ring finger last finger and thumb,sharp shooting pain and numbness of digits?

Problem in stress ,pain in left arm from axilla to fingers especially ring finger last finger and thumb,sharp shooting pain and numbness of digits?

Need examination: You should be examined by a neurologist in all likelihood and very possibly you may benefit from an EMG which is an electrical test. Also, an imaging study such as CT or MRI may be requested to look the neck region. Try and discover (and document) what makes the shooting pains better and what makes them worse to tell the doctor. They will appreciate that information. ...Read more

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Numbness in my pinky, pain in my ring finger. Arthritis?

Numbness in my pinky, pain in my ring finger. Arthritis?

I do not think so: When you have numbness this means a nerve in that area or above some problem? Check it out. Thank you. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left hand and fingers?

More info needed: Is this isolated to the hand and fingers only? Is the pain traveling down the arm? Was there any trauma? Is there any pain at night or that wakes you up? Is there numbness and tingling in the fingers? We need more information to help you towards the next step. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in left index finger tip on the inner side of that finger? No other symptoms woke up with it like that.

What could cause numbness in left index finger tip on the inner side of that finger? No other symptoms woke up with it like that.

Pinched nerve: During sleep many times due to position if limbs, there could be extra pressure at nerves to cause a variety of symptoms including tingling and numbness. Make sure you sleep on a firm mattress with soft pillows and change positions frequently to avoid constant pressure. If numbers or tingling spread to other areas, get yourself checked by your primary for some tests, as indicated. Feel better ...Read more

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Does bulging neck disc cause numbness in left index finger?

Does bulging neck disc cause numbness in left index finger?

See below: This can cause a numbness in the finger. This may resolve with rest and nsaids, but should be simple to evaluate by your local md. ...Read more

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Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary ?

Numbness in index finger left hand, are these things temporary ?

Numb finger: There are many many causes of a numbness, caused by a nerve being compromised....Pressure from habitually holding an object in one way, or on the nerve farther away, from cysts or spurs. Some disease like diabetes and thyroid disorders can predispose to nerves being injured the duration depends on the cause. Consult a neurologist. Here is a good discussion: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/enc. ...Read more

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What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

Neck or hand: This could be from the neck like a pinched nerve at c6 however, my impression is you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. See your family md for a more thorough eval. ...Read more

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Numbness has developed in the tip of my left index finger and includes very slight numbness on the top of the finger near the largest knuckle, also.

Numbness has developed in the tip of my left index finger and includes very slight numbness on the top of the finger near the largest knuckle, also.

While often: the numbness of carpal tunnel syndrome is felt in the middle fingers, if only a few nerve fibers are being compressed at the wrist, you might only feel it in your left finger tip. A band of tissue can compress (usually from swelling due to overuse/injury) the nerves that run through the tunnel to the hand.Reduce aggravating activity; try a wrist splint at night for a week or two. No better? To Doc ...Read more

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I have had numbness for a week or so between the base of my right index finger and middle finger. I have just noticed that I now have the same type of numbness at the base of my left middle finger and ring finger? I'm just wondering what this could b

I have had numbness for a week or so between the base of my right index finger and middle finger.
I have just noticed that I now have the same type of numbness at the base of my left middle finger and ring finger?
I'm just wondering what this could b

Carpal tunnel: A common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome caused by thickened wrist ligaments pressing on nerves entering the fingers. A hand surgeon can evaluate you for this and discuss treatment options like a brace,physical therapy,corticosteroid injection or surgery. A neurologist can perform a test(EMG) to document the diagnosis if needed. ...Read more

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Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

 Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

Tingling finger: A tingling finger can be from anywhere in your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, impinged anywhere from the spinal cord to the finger itself, including in the wrist. A full exam is necessary. Given your history of a herniated disc in your neck, you may have radiculopathy radiating from that level to a particular dermatome in your hand. Call your MD ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. it sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. it sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

Pinched nerve: You are experiencing nerve irritation called radiculopathy. Most commonly, one of the nerves coming off of your spinal cord in your neck is getting pinched or irritated for some reason. You definitely need to be evaluated in person. Waiting too long could lead to permanent weakness in the hand. Treatment could be as easy as an Rx, but you might need an MRI. Please see a doc. ...Read more

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I started getting numbness in index and middle finger on my right hand when ysing pc. Also sharp pain through knuckle joint on left index finger.

I started getting numbness in index and middle finger on my right hand when ysing pc. Also sharp pain through knuckle joint on left index finger.

Carpel tunnel: The nerves in your hand are being pinched under a small band of ligament type tissue. Its from the typing and maintaining the hand posture required to do so. Start wearing a simple wrist brace see an orthopedic surgeon for a workup if you need to type for job then a simple surgery would resolve this issue ...Read more

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What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Numbness over dorsum of left hand; over thumb and area below index, middle and ring fingers down to wrist- 1 day. No pain, non progressive, unilateral

Numbness over dorsum of left hand; over thumb and area below index, middle and ring fingers down to wrist- 1 day. No pain, non progressive, unilateral

Radial sensory nerve: Dorsal radial sensory nerve supplies that area could be too tight a watch or bracelet causing pressure on the sensory branch at the wrist level. Could also be a traumatic blow to that area, usually neuroapraxic injury(bruising) that will respond to rest and time. ...Read more

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I have been having numbness in my right foot middle toe and the top of my left hand middle finger and index just the top is numb, why?

I have been having numbness in my right foot middle toe and the top of my left hand middle finger and index just the top is numb, why?

Varies: The two are probably not related. Tarsal tunnel in the foot and carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand are among the two more common causes although many possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left index finger numb been this way for 3 weeks and wont go away

Left index finger numb been this way for 3 weeks and wont go away

There : There are a wide variety of reasons for numbness, from carpal tunnel syndrome, to traumas causing neuropraxia. More information is needed for a proper suggestion on how to deal with your complain. Contact a hand surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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My left index finger is numb throughout the morning and turns black! what could be causing this?

My left index finger is numb throughout the morning and turns black! what could be causing this?

Vascular disease: Numbness in the hands is most often nerve issues in your age group. However, if there is actual discoloration then a vascular cause is more likely. You may need a duplex exam to assess your blood flow and ensure a blood clot is not causing this. ...Read more

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Hello. My index finger on my left hand has been numb for more then a week. Sometimes it gets quite painful and my finger is cold.

Hello. My index finger on my left hand has been numb for more then a week. Sometimes it gets quite painful and my finger is cold.

Finger cold: hello ~ what is the exterior weather like where you live? Is this finger being over exposed to cold? If so, wear a glove, and protect all extremities from cold, tips of nose ears etc. Are there any color changes in finger associated and finally do you have a good radial pulse in that hand. Its worthwhile seeing the doc about this to get answers. thanks ...Read more