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I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness, tingling, tightness, sensitivity, is this normal?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve?

Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve?

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 more

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What can make tip of thumb feel like its been burnt, almost a numb feeling?

What can make tip of thumb feel like its been burnt, almost a numb feeling?

Nerve issue: This may be compression of a nerve. There are several potential spots for this. If it doesn't resolve then I would see your doc to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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).

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

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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?

Hand pain: You may have tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendons of the thumb. Perhaps you have a nerve inflammation of the thumb as well. If it hasn't resolved with NSAIDS for 5-7 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is it serious to have numbness in right thumb?

Is it serious to have numbness in right thumb?

Have it looked at.: Numbness in the hands is most likely due to nerve irritation or damage. The unknown is where is this occurring. A physician can evaluate you and help figure this out. If nerve damage from compression is prolonged, recovery may not be complete when finally treated. ...Read more

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What to do if fell numbness in thumb and pointer?

What to do if fell numbness in thumb and pointer?

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 more

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Recent numbness in medial aspect and tip of right thumb. No known injury?

Recent numbness in medial aspect and tip of right thumb. No known injury?

Carpel tunnel: This is a common cause of numbness in the thumb. If it is just the medial aspect, this is more suspicious of medial nerve involvement (which is commonly caused by carpel tunnel) because the radial nerve innervates the lateral aspect of the thumb. ...Read more

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For about two weeks now, I have been feeling a numbness in my right thumb. What could it be?

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