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I have numbness in my thumb first finger and middle finger on my right hand for the last two days what could be the cause of this?

I have numbness in my thumb first finger and middle finger on my right hand for the last two days what could be the cause of this?

Carpal tunnel is: Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it. ...Read more

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Pain in thumb and first finger especially where it joins to the hand sometimes numb. Worse in the morning and I have diabetes.?

Pain in thumb and first finger especially where it joins to the hand sometimes numb. Worse in the morning and I have diabetes.?

Maybe carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a result of the nerve being compressed as it travels through the wrist area--see pic. The symptoms often involves the thmb and index+middle finger and usually worse at night/am. Being a diabetic does increase risk of getting carpal tunnel syndrome, but I would not say that your symptom/trouble is from diabetes. I suggest consulting doc for accurate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is my thumb first and middle finger numb in the mornings?

Why is my thumb first and middle finger numb in the mornings?

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It can increase with progressive pregnancies.

http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Htm. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up in the morning with my thumb and first two fingers numb...On both hands?

Why am I waking up in the morning with my thumb and first two fingers numb...On both hands?

Numbness: Your symptoms could be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have an occupation with repetitive hand movements or where you sit at a computer and do a lot of typing, it can be associated with this. Generally, people wake up with symptoms worse when they wake up and have to shake their hands to "wake them". Most providers will initially recommend wrist splints. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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Thumb & first fingers keep going numb several times a night when sleeping what could that be?

Thumb & first fingers keep going numb several times a night when sleeping what could that be?

Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Woke up with arm numb from elbow to fingers, thumb and first two fingers affected what could this be?

Woke up with arm numb from elbow to fingers, thumb and first two fingers affected what could this be?

Nerve encrouchment: Sounds like you slept in a position in which pressure was being placed on nerves which then produced the symptoms you are referring to. If this has cleared up then you might alter the position in which you sleep. If not, consult with a neurologist. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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Numb top side of thumb, shooting pain from nerve or tending right below the nub of wrist, spasming in first and thumb fingers, tingling and burning!

Numb top side of thumb, shooting pain from nerve or tending right below the nub of wrist, spasming in first and thumb fingers, tingling and burning!

Seek evaluation: There are some questions that first need to be asked and some exam findings but it may be that you have a focal neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Neuropathies can be diagnosed clinically or with the use of a nerve conduction study. Please see your physician. Management initially includes wrist splints and at times medications. ...Read more

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Had carpal tunnel done 10 weeks ago. Thumb and first two fingers are numb and third finger partially numb. Still have some pain. Edema is present?

Had carpal tunnel done 10 weeks ago. Thumb and first two fingers are numb and third finger partially numb. Still have some pain. Edema is present?

Not good!: The object is 2 awaken with the symptoms gone. Could B due 2 a metabolic disorder, pregnancy, decreased vascular supply, diabetes & others. U need 2 get in 2 C Ur hand surgeon now. Another cause is incomplete release of the transverse volar carpal ligament. Even if a small strand is left, it can lead 2 continued symptoms. ...Read more

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I've recently started factory work and my hands are cramped and sore (as I expected at first) but on the tip of my thumb and the left side of my middle finger where it first bends at the top have a slight numb feeling to them that doesn't go away. Also wh

I've recently started factory work and my hands are cramped and sore (as I expected at first) but on the tip of my thumb and the left side of my middle finger where it first bends at the top have a slight numb feeling to them that doesn't go away. Also wh

? nerve issue: Repetitive assembly-line flexion/extension can cause irritation at wrist, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively you might have injured digital nerves. Would suggest you seeing your doctor or a work comp specialist and get this addressed if it persists. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel. The thumb and first two fingers on my right hand are going numb during the night. When I wake up and the blood starts flowing back I have excruciating pain. Can't this cause damage to my hand?

I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel. The thumb and first two fingers on my right hand are going numb during the night. When I wake up and the blood starts flowing back I have excruciating pain. Can't this cause damage to my hand?

Yes.: Yes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is structural. A normal tunnel that tendons and nerves pass through to the hand is tighter or looser in individuals based on genetics--just like loose or tight joints. Those of us with tight tunnels gradually develop carpal tunnel syndrome. The end result is permanent nerve damage (weakness, atrophy, numbness). It's nothing you are doing that is causing this. You are just starting to notice that you have the disease. It is a very slowly progressive disease and you might be able to manage the symptoms with wrist splints at night for years. When you start getting numb in spite of the splints or when the numbness lingers for more than 5-10 minutes, then it's time to have surgery. ...Read more

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What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

Probable CT Syndrome: 1st. Possibility is ct syndrome. Other possibility is pinched nerve in neck, and rarely pinching in forearm and peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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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?

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 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 son has a bug bite on on the top of his wrist and causing numbness in his thumb and pointing finger. What can we do?

My son has a bug bite on on the top of his wrist and causing numbness in his thumb and pointing finger. What can we do?

See urgent care: If it is true numbness, it is an unusual symptom and he needs to see a doctor today! It could be a poisonous bite, or it could be ok, you don't know until he gets evaluated ...Read more

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What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

Cervical spine disea: Problem in the neck (cervical spine disc? C5/c6) could do it ulnar nerve entrapment can be the cause an EMG (electromyogram) will settle the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet from past 2 months, what is the cause??

My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet from past 2 months, what is the cause??

Hand numbness: Numbness in the thumb and first two fingers might be suspicious for carpal tunnel syndrome, unless proven otherwise.

Does she also have numbness in the feet? If so, numbness in the hands and the feet suggests peripheral neuropathy symptoms, but not a diagnosis. ...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?

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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My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet only from past 2 months, what is the cause??

My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet only from past 2 months, what is the cause??

Neuropathy: The symptoms suggest neuropathy which can be caused by vitamin B deficiency, diabetes, alcohol abuse with malnutrition, and certain medications. Her physician can evaluate her and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with a very painful thumb for a while, I have not had it looked at. Today, white fingers, cold hands, numbness for over an hr?

I have been dealing with a very painful thumb for a while, I have not had it looked at. Today, white fingers, cold hands, numbness for over an hr?

Numb white finger: A common cause is carpal tunnel, but neuropathy, endocrime disorders, diabetes, arthritis, can all affect your hands. White fingers may have vasospasm which involve altered circulation, Numbness can be form that or a stand alone issue ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. What other causes can it be?

I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. What other causes can it be?

Carpal tunnel: Does affect these fingers, but if it the back of the thumb by the knuckle and the back of the finger by the large knuckle it may represent an issue in the radial sensory nerve distribution, It can also be due to a more proximal region such as the neck with a disc or bone spur or anything affecting the cervical nerve roots for example the C6 dermatome, see a doctor to go beyond -as far as you know ...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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Continued numbness right hand, thumb and finger beside thumb stays numb and finger has been for months.

Continued numbness right hand, thumb and finger beside thumb stays numb and finger has been for months.

Nerve irritation: Sounds like you have a median nerve irritation, possible carpal tunnel syndrome with the fingers/thumb you are talking about. You need to see a dr. And get properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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On and off head numbness past few days and 1 occurrence of right thumb paralysis temporarily whilst weakness in index and middle finger causes?

On and off head numbness past few days and 1 occurrence of right thumb paralysis temporarily whilst weakness in index and middle finger causes?

Head numbness?: The differential includes cerebral vasospasm, TIA due to hypotrension or cardiac arrhythmia with a fixed stenotic lesion, acephalgic migraine and focal seizure. Focal seizure is less likely because of the absence of initial "positive symptoms" (Parasthesias) If the head numbness and hand symptoms are unrelated think CTS. If deficits last 24 hours or greater think MS or ICS (not quite MS) ...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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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 wake up at nite to numbness in my hand, thumb and fingers but when I sit up in the bed and wiggle my fingers it goes away, lay back down it come back?

I wake up at nite to numbness in my hand, thumb and fingers but when I sit up in the bed and wiggle my fingers it goes away, lay back down it come back?

Pinched nerve: These symptoms are termed a radiculopathy; they often represent pinched nerves exiting from the cervical spine. A soft collar worn at night might help. If the symptoms continue, see your doctor for an exam and possible MRI of the cervical spine. ...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