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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: Numbness in the thumb, index, and middle finger are classic signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. If this does not improve within 1-2 weeks, see your physician to discuss treatment options. ...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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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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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 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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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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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