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What to do if I have numbness in my fingers?

What to do if I have numbness in my fingers?

Nerve issue: Could be due to nerve compression at wrist (carpal tunnel), elbow (cubital tunnel), but could be due to neck problems. Might get an EMG test to delineate specifics. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Do you think I should be worried about mild, temporary numbness in my fingers?

Do you think I should be worried about mild, temporary numbness in my fingers?

RELATIVELY BENIGN: Your description seems to suggest periodic symptoms, which may correlate with nerve issues at wrists (carpal tunnel) or maybe at elbows (cubital tunnel). Any relationship to typing or using hands repetitively? Do not worry unless it becomes persistent and you start to lose dexterity, but this can be fixed quite readily.. ...Read more

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What is causing the feeling of numbness on my fingers?It usually start with a tingling sensation.

What is causing the feeling of numbness on my fingers?It usually start with a tingling sensation.

Nerve compression?: Tingling of the fingers could be for many reasons, the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve compression. Work wait anatomy and pregnancy can affect this see your primary for an evaluation he or she will do an appropriate referral to a hand or plastic surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in my fingers with tingling?

What causes numbness in my fingers with tingling?

Most likeley two: Things: pressure on the nerve from the neck down or neuropathy (inflammations of the nerves). ...Read more

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What causes numbness in my fingers my pinky finger has been numb for a week what causes it

What causes numbness in my fingers my pinky finger has been numb for a week what causes it

The : The nerve supply to the little finger can be affected. A circulation issue can also account for numbness. Sometimes a simple bruise or contusion or a swollen finger can also make out feel "numb" or different when looking for nerve compression start at the finger and work your way up tot the neck any compression on any area can cause the finger to fell different. Although we generally use the word "numb" or numbness a true numb finger has no feeling at all. Maybe a better word is tingling to mean only a partial difference in sensation. Even a swollen joint from arthritis or a bruise to the finger can make the tip f a finger feel different. A swollen tendon or a trigger finger can also make the finger feel less normal. A contusion or bruise to the palm can affect the digital nerves that go to the finger. A site of compression can be a the wrist. The ulnar nerve at the wrist more commonly affects the little finger , but some people with carpal tunnel syndrome complain of little finger numbness even though we are not supposed to be "wired" that way. At the elbow the ulnar nerve continues up the arm and the inside of your elbow where you would think of your "funny bone" as residing is a site of compression that can give tingling in the little finger. Hoever usually little finger tingling from the ulnar nerve at the elbow will be accompanied by tingling on the top of the hand on the little finger side too. Finally a compressive site in the neck or at a lower cervical nerve root ( the lower part of your neck or cervical spine) can also give tingling as for circulation, there are a variety of systemic and localized conditions that affect circulation in the hand from ryanauds, a spasm of the blood vessels due to cold , to the decreased circulation ( and neve issues) of diabetes, to a disorder that is associated with trauma to the palm and interruption of normal hand circulation. Finally there are more severe conditions that can simulate 'numbness" in arm of exretemities that are indirectly related to nerve or circulation issues should one who has little finger numbness need to worry about all these things and more? The answer is yes and no. Thats for your health care provider to determine but if the numbness continues your should seek medical attention. From a hand or orthopedic surgeons perspective: a lot of those who have numbness in the little finger have cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a chronic compression of the ulnar nerve ( your funny bone) at the elbow in the meantime think about your arm position when you are sitting at the desk or kitchen table and typing, simply sitting and being on a keyboard both your hands rotated on the keys and the inside of your elbow resting on the table or table edge can also give tingling in the little finger! those who want to know more about cubital tunnel syndrome affecting the ulnar nerve can follow the link provided. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness in my fingers and hand?

What would cause numbness in my fingers and hand?

Many causes,: Since not feet, neuropathy unlikely. Carpal tunnel and ulnar neuropathy are the most common, and carpal tunnel invloves all digits except for the last. Steroid injections can help. Surgery could be in the cards. And repetitive motion activities are causes. ...Read more

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I have a fever off 100.1 and am experiencing chills with coldness and numbness of my fingers. I am a 27 year old female.

I have a fever off 100.1 and am experiencing chills with coldness and numbness of my fingers. I am a 27 year old female.

Probable infection: Fever with chills is an indicator of infection, it could some times be an indicator of bacteria getting into the blood stream. The source of infection needs to be found and treated, see your physician ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

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