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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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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


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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 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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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 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?

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

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I had a deep cut on my left index finger. Stitches were done. It is still painful, can't bend, swollen & numb on the side of the fingers after 1 mo.

I had a deep cut on my left index finger. Stitches were done. It is still painful, can't bend, swollen & numb on the side of the fingers after 1 mo.

Deep cut on L index: How did you get the cut ? was a clean or with a dirty instrument? You mention it took place > 1 month ago Did you had, a tetanus vaccination? is up to the bone medial or lateral ? did you take antibiotics. Is the area red, ans swollen? Numbness is the result sensory nerve injury, transection, or affected by infection. See the Dr, who did the suturing, nerve conduction may be required. Sutures rem ...Read more