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Hi, I have a random, tingling, and numbness to my right index finger at random times of the day. I haven't hit my arm or jammed my finger or any sorts?

Hi, I have a random, tingling, and numbness to my right index finger at random times of the day. I haven't hit my arm or jammed my finger or any sorts?

More information: Many possibilities, more information is needed. If one taps on your median nerve in the wrist does your finger tingle. If one puts pressure on the proper digital nerve in the palm or finger can you reproduce the symptoms. If the problem was in a nerve root (C6) you would also get shooting pains to from the neck down to the finger. Time will tell. It will either or worse. ...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 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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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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Right index finger pain and sometimes numbness mostly at night when using mouse a lot and when I use it to type?

Right index finger pain and sometimes numbness mostly at night when using mouse a lot and when I use it to type?

Nerve irritation: These symptom are simular to carpel tunnel but when they involve the index finer are more likely to be the radial or ulnar nerve and while you feel it in your finger the problem could actually be in your elbow. Try resting it for a few weeks if no relief you will likely need steroids, anti-inflamatory and physical therapy and if no improvement a nerve test called an "emg". ...Read more

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I have numbness in the tip of my right index finger. Started two days ago, I haven't injured it in anyway. Its just totally numb.?

I have numbness in the tip of my right index finger. Started two days ago, I haven't injured it in anyway. Its just totally numb.?

Numbness: You probably bruised the superficial nerve to the tip of the finger and this can be done without you recognizing it. It should gradually return to normal ...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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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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My husband cut his right index finger on a meat saw two weeks ago. Is complaint about numbness and the healing process.

My husband cut his right index finger on a meat saw two weeks ago. Is complaint about numbness and the healing process.

Merits an expert.: A laceration of a finger can involve some pretty important structures which control ones function (nerves, tendons, blood vessels, bone, cartilage). And healing can be affected by infection. Therefore, it would be wise to make an appointment with a hand surgeon. ...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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Question about hand numbness and inability to move your index finger?

Question about hand numbness and inability to move your index finger?

Could be your neck: A bulging disc in your neck could be pinching the nerve to your finger. When numbness and pain strike the same area, the problem is often more central. This can be checked with an EMG (looks at the nerve conduction) and possibly fixed with surgery. There are lots of causes, though, and this can be very serious so get it checked out right away! ...Read more

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I have numbness in my thumb, index finger and middle finger with pain up my forearm and into my shoulder on my right side for about 2 days now?

I have numbness in my thumb, index finger and middle finger with pain up my forearm and into my shoulder on my right side for about 2 days now?

Sounds like radial: neuropathy. Pressure or trauma can at shoulder (hanging your arm over chair) can put pressure on the radial nerve and lead to these symptoms. If the symptoms don't resolve in a week see your primary care physician ...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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Past 2-3 weeks, I have had pain in base of index finger/knuckle when moved, wrist pain and cracking, and general numbness in my hand, comes and goes?

Past 2-3 weeks, I have had pain in base of index finger/knuckle when moved, wrist pain and cracking, and general numbness in my hand, comes and goes?

Finger pain at the: Base can be from swelling from a trigger finger or something similar, occasionally that finger may also feel tingly. There are many things I can make the wrist crack pop and feel painful including tendinitis and joint irritation, numbness can be from nerve compression at the wrist or forearm, it sounds as though you need a detailed examination and someone like a hand surgeon may be worthwhile. ...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
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Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle, starting in other hand too?

Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle, starting in other hand too?

Possibly: Yes, the nerves that supply your hand run through the neck and compression in the neck can therefore cause hand pain and/or numbness. The other main cause is a problem in the hand itself. Don't hesitate to be seen. A nerve conduction test can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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I was injected with epinephrine lidocaine in index finger index finger swelled with fluid and was very painful. A surgen removed the blister like skin along with the nail up to the knuckle. The nail grew back, yea. My question is, will the numbness eve

I: I do not know if you will regain the lack of sensitivity or reduce the pain. I can suggest that you look into medical acupuncture to decrease stagnation of blood, lymph, electrical (nerves) energy and qi. I have seen remarkable improvement in numbess, pain and range of motion with medical acupuncture. ...Read more

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient. ...Read more

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3 bulging disc in my neck /pain and numbness in right arm from elbow to index finger and thumb doctor wants to refer neurologist is this correct?

3 bulging disc in my neck /pain and numbness in right arm from elbow to index finger and thumb doctor wants to refer neurologist is this correct?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. A neurologist can be a good start to get this evaluated. ...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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Would the sharp pain from R elbow down that causes numbness & tingling in pinky, ring, middle fingers & now index be cubital tunnel? Thank you!!

Would the sharp pain from R elbow down that causes numbness & tingling in pinky, ring, middle fingers & now index be cubital tunnel? Thank you!!

No, ? TOS: 30's female with parasthesias in 5-2 fingers suggests primary neural impingement to be occurring in region of shoulder girdle brachial neural plexus, and concern is raised for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. A Neurologist is skillful at localizing neural disorders. ...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