Doctor insights on: Numbness in tip of thumb
I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness, tingling, tightness, sensitivity, is this normal?
Yes: It takes time for the inflamed tissue to heal both from where the surgery was done and from around the nerve that was injured. Then it will take time for the nerve itself to heal. I just had this discussion with my hand surgeon. The nerve heals approximately 1-2 mm a day not counting the first month after surgery. Give it time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have complete numbness in pointer, index and tip of thumb on right hand for over a month. Nothing relieves it. Please help. Thank you.
Had a cyst removed from my thumb (knuckle area) 15 days ago and I'm still experiencing some numbness on the tip of my thumb. Is this normal?
Thumb numbness: Thumb numbness could be a from a "pinched nerve" in your neck, typically the C6 nerve root. However, most people also have varying degrees of pain, weakness, or tingling accompanying the numbness. However, I have seen patients in my practice with just numbness alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cut tip of thumb tip is numb but nailbed down is throbbing. Nerve? Didn't see doc cuz I was able to stop bleeding after 2hrs n nothing to stitch
Throbbing: Not good. Still can visit a medical doctor even if not bleeding. ...Read more
Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?
Call Hand Specialist: It sounds like you should see a physician immediately. It sounds like you had a significant hyperextension injury to your thumb and you may have torn some of the ligaments that support your thumb because of the amount of swelling and redness. A doctor needs to check the blood flow to your thumb and assess any possible nerve damage, and any possible fracture/dislocation. ER if high energy injury. ...Read more
Tip of thumb to bottom of palm is swollen, palm purple, joint red I bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained? Btw been 3 days.
Indicative of ser--:
--ious injury. Must B evacuated by an orthopedic surgeon since it most likely involves serious ligamentous injury that if not treated can't cause lifelong problems.
Get in & B Cn! ...Read more
Rapid heart beat (interfering with sleep). Arm in pain and tingling, arm falling asleep (when bent), and tip of thumb is numb. (39 year old male).
2 issues: You have 2 different problems: arm pain and tingling, falling asleep, numb - all suggest nerve compression, possibly in your neck (cervical vertebrae). This would not cause rapid HR but panic would - are you feeling upset about the arm pain? A 24 hour heart recording could help diagnose the 2nd problem. ...Read more
Took small chuck out of corner tip of thumb earlier today a lot of bleeding but got it to stop now area looks like raw red what to do to heal asap?
Laceration: Keep it clean and open to the air and it will heal itself ...Read more
Sharp knife like pain shoots from tip of thumb up the bone to just above wrist bone. Stops me dead in whatever I'm doing. Any Ideas?
I have a flat large lymph node in armpit. It is movable and smooth feeling. It is approx the size of the tip of thumb. Should I worry?
It may be: It may be a cyst and not a lymph node. Please see a dermatologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Last two days tip of thumb tingling, recently had alot of stress that caused spasm, could muscle spasm have caused tingling? Or stenosis worse?
Thumb: The most likely diagnosis is a mild contusion to the tip of the thumb and of no importance. Good Luck ...Read more
Playing hockey thumb got trapped between ball and stick. Tip of thumb is very bruised, swollen, tender to touch where meets next bone. Best treatment?
Resting: Rest, ice pack and anti-inflammatory. May be you need an X Ray to rule out any fracture. ...Read more
Is intermittent tingling on two fingers and a pressure feeling on the tip of thumb on my left hand a sign of impending stroke or heart attack?
Tingling: This is more than likely due to something in your neck irritating a sensory part of the nerve usually C6 or c7. If you are concerned about it you should see your family doctor. Signs of a stroke are usually more pronounced ie, facial weakness, arm weakness, speech disturbance, visual changes.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carpal tunnel: This is likely carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist. See your doctor to confirm this. Typically it is managed conservatively with splints and analgesics. If it doesn't improve, then a surgical release of the nerve may be required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel: A branch of the median nerve malfunctioning is the most likely explanation of your symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of such numbness due to median nerve compression at the wrist. But dysfunction of a branch of median nerve, not actually in the carpal tunnel can cause symptoms too. ...Read more