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Numbness In Thumb And First Two Fingers
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
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
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
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
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
Numbness in right thumb\index finger area and into my palm. Been constant for two days now. Having type1Diabetes im concerned. Any better solutions?
Call your Surgeon!: Call your surgeon for evaluation and more information. ...Read more
My two big toes have been numb since christmas. I also suffer with numb thumbs and fingers from time to time. What could cause this?
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
I have a stiff neck all the time, my thumb and next two fingers go numb at night when I sleep occasionally?
Nerve pinch: A stiff neck could be muscular or you might have some arthritis. Numbness of thumb and next fingers could be from a pinch nerve in your neck or carpal tunnel syndome (nerve pinch of the nerve at the wrist). There are other things but these two are common. Start with simple stretches to your neck and upper back, a beginner yoga class might help. See your doctor if no resolution, physical therapy. ...Read more
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
My thumb and 2 fingers closest go numb when I lean on my hand. I rock a lot. I put my two hands down while sitting and I rock back and forth.?
Nerve: You are putting pressure on the nerves at your wrist making the hand symptoms occur. Change your hand and wrist positions while rocking. It sounds like your symptoms are purely positional but you could try a wrist brace if your symptoms are severe. ...Read more
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
I did some construction today and used a hammer a lot everytime I use it my right hand thumb and sometimes the two closest fingers go a little numb is?
Pattern fits carpal tunnel syndrome. If it only happens after using your hand for a lot of vigorous exercise, monitor your symptoms. If it is a one-time thing, don't worry about it. If it worsens or begins to occur without activity or to wake you up at night, get it checked out by your doctor or a hand specialist.
Good luck! ...Read more
I had carpal tunnel surgery two months ago. My thumb, pointer and middle finger are numb. They were not before the surgery. Normal?
May want to discuss: With your surgeon. The numbness should nothave gotten worse at two months and you may be having some scarring/adhesion issues or increased edema causing further compression on median nerve. While some of this can be expected post surgically, it should be getting better. With cts surgery, though, it's not uncommon to have a long healing process, even up to six months, that's if the surgery worked. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
I have a numbness in my left pinky finger while I also have a twitch in my left thumb, what is this?
I have numbness in the finger that's next to my thumb. It happened when I was out and the weather is really cold. Is it from yhe cold?
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??
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?
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??
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 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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