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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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My husband has constant numbness in the tips of his fingers and just to day his right middle finger is completely numb. And forarm goes all numb?

My husband has constant numbness in the tips of his fingers and just to day his right middle finger is completely numb. And forarm goes all numb?

Couple thoughts: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health but, there's two broad categories of numbness. sick nerves like from diabetes, thyroid, etc. affects multiple areas, and the tips of longest nerves. Pinched nerves hit ONE area and go outward from the injury. You describe two different things. REALLY sick nerves could be... and stron reason for check up ...Read more

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Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

Numbness in my finger tip middle finger on left hand?

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 use (driving, keyboard use). Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in left index finger tip on the inner side of that finger? No other symptoms woke up with it like that.

What could cause numbness in left index finger tip on the inner side of that finger? No other symptoms woke up with it like that.

Pinched nerve: During sleep many times due to position if limbs, there could be extra pressure at nerves to cause a variety of symptoms including tingling and numbness. Make sure you sleep on a firm mattress with soft pillows and change positions frequently to avoid constant pressure. If numbers or tingling spread to other areas, get yourself checked by your primary for some tests, as indicated. Feel better ...Read more

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Painfull finger which now started feeling numb. Pain around joins with numbness at finger tip. Not sure if I should go doctors?

Painfull finger which now started feeling numb. Pain around joins with numbness at finger tip. Not sure if I should go doctors?

Injury?: Did u have an injury to your finger or a developing infection? Swelling around the joint can be from an injury, inflammation( arthritis, gout etc), developing infection(insect bite, rose thorn, etc.)and numerous other causes. Numbness can occur if the swelling is near the digital nerve(s) to that finger. If it worsens see your md. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have had tingling/numbness in my finger tips since july 13 and i take copaxone (glatiramer). I wanted to know is there a medication to stop numbness?

Need a diagnosis: If the numbness is due to ms, you may be experiencing a relapse, and that could be treated with a steroid or acth. If the numbness is due to a peripheral nerve issue such as carpal tunnel, this could be treated directly. You need to discuss with your doctor and search out the etiology and then address with specific intervention. You see, ms can co-exist with other problems and these need eval. ...Read more

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Can impingement of left shoulder cause numbness/tingling in all finger tips, startess 2 weeks ago not gone away- all day and night.Ring and pinky less?

Can impingement of left shoulder cause numbness/tingling in all finger tips, startess 2 weeks ago not gone away- all day and night.Ring and pinky less?

No: Many things (like carpal tunnel syndrome, other nerve problems, neck problems) can cause the numbness or tingling. Shoulder impingement would not. See your primary doctor or the person caring for your shoulder for further guidance. ...Read more