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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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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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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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I had numbness in my right hand and fingers for three days and now it's moved into my left thumb as well. Should I be concerned?

I had numbness in my right hand and fingers for three days and now it's moved into my left thumb as well.  Should I be concerned?

While a number of: possibilities exist by far the most common cause for your symptoms is median neuropathy, or "carpal tunnel syndrome". A quick trip to your doctor for an exam will settle the issue and give you some guidance. ...Read more

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Was doing overhead weighted squats, during my left hands thumb and forarm went numb. Its been 5 hours since my workout and the numbness continues

Was doing overhead weighted squats, during  my left hands thumb and forarm went numb. Its been 5 hours since my workout and the numbness continues

Pressure on nerves.: If, at any time, the weights rested on your upper back and shoulder area,(or simply pulled really hard on them), they could put enough pressure on the nerves that pass from your neck through your upper and into you forearm and thumb to cause these symptoms. They resolve on their own UNLESS the injury is repetitive. A trainer needs to check your technique to be sure it's correct. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

?nerve compression: Most likely cause is carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at wrist, but also, consider nerve compression at elbow. Your doctor might get EMG test to confirm location and extent. ...Read more

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Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?

Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?

Only x-ray can tell: If this just occurred, then it's reasonable to give this a couple of days of observation, rest, icing and possibly anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Only an x-ray can answer the question of whether a fracture is present or not. A contusion/bruise can certainly look like this. ...Read more

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I'm left handed but am having a lot of numbness in my right hand mostly in my thumb, pointer, and middle finger mostly at night but daytime as well?

I'm left handed but am having a lot of numbness in my right hand mostly in my thumb, pointer, and middle finger mostly at night but daytime as well?

Carpal tunnel…?: Most likely, you have carpal tunnel syndrome. This can be caused by a variety of things, and does not always affect the dominant hand. Try wearing a wrist brace (available over the counter) on your left hand at night for a couple of weeks. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains shooting from left wrist through my thumb, pinky, and ring finger, and pain shooting up to my elbow. No numbness or tingling.

I have sharp pains shooting from left wrist through my thumb, pinky, and ring finger, and pain shooting up to my elbow. No numbness or tingling.

It : It is hard to fully understand your description of symptoms such as these without further information regarding the diagnosis given thus far but there are several nerve related problems that can turn on or turn up the signal in nerves giving pain and discomfort. Tendinitis, fracture injury, ligament injury it sounds like you should get evaluated. ...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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