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Hi I started feeling numbness in my left thumb 4 weeks ago. Now I feel numbness + pain in my left thumb, 1st & 2nd fingers too. What could be wrong?

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I started feeling numbness in my left thumb 4 weeks ago. Now I feel numbness + pain in my left thumb, 1st & 2nd fingers too. What could be wrong?

Thumb pain: Base of thumb is one of the common place to have osteoarthritis or you may have tendinitis, try anti inflammatory meds like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin, if not better have it examined. ...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 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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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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Pain+numbness upper left foot also left thumb.Movement feels like something may snap.Toching feels like the skin is chapped.

Pain+numbness upper left foot also left thumb.Movement feels like something may snap.Toching feels like the skin is chapped.

See a doctor: You have multiple medical conditions and medications that could cause a number of different side effects or new conditions. please see a doctor as this will take a thorough exam and history to adress ...Read more

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My upper left back hurts for six months, and now I have buzzing in my thumb/forefinger and numbness in my ring/pinkie. Scared.?

My upper left back hurts for six months, and now I have buzzing in my thumb/forefinger and numbness in my ring/pinkie. Scared.?

Cervical issue: The upper back pain and upper extremity symptoms may be consistent with a disc issue from the cervical spine. Seek out a specialist to evaluate. ...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 in my face and eye and my left thumb doesn't want to work right.

Numbness in my face and eye and my left thumb doesn't want to work right.

Neuropathy: There are many possibilities for these symptoms. You need a complete evaluation by an internal medicine physician and possible referral to a neurologist. An MRI scan of the brain might be indicated, as well as testing for peripheral neuropathy and ms. ...Read more

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My wife has numbness in her left foot, and some pain on her right thumb when something touches it and no strength to use it! what can the be?

My wife has numbness in her left foot, and some pain on her right thumb when something touches it and no strength to use it! what can the be?

Two problems: These are likely not related. The foot numbness may be due to neuropathy, or a pinched nerve. For the thumb pain, sounds like it may be arthritis. Where in the thumb is the pain? Is it painful to touch all over or over a specific area? Loss of strength can be related to joint pain. ...Read more

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