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Dr. Gary Pess
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Finger Tingling (Definition)

Refers to altered sensation not quite numb ( while numb means no sensation It is the same type of feeling one feels when the finger first starts to falll asleep Tingling generally means the sensory nerves are working but to a lesser degree than normal whereas numbness implies a more severe. Problem. People often use the words numbness and tingling together ...Read more


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Pinky and ring finger tingling in both hands, is this thyroid?

Pinky and ring finger tingling in both hands, is this thyroid?

Contributes: Hypothyroidism is a predisposing factor to developing nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity rarely the sole cause. The distribution of the tingling you describe is in the ulnar nerve distribution. You should seek care with a neurologist and/or hand surgeon, particularly if you are having any motor weakness. ...Read more

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Right pinky finger feeling tingling after accidentally banging wrist. How long should it last?

Right pinky finger feeling tingling after accidentally banging wrist. How long should it last?

Not long usually: Generally this comes from minor injury to a branch of the ulnar nerve at the wrist. If no weakness or obvious wrist deformity, days to 2 weeks should see it resolve. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

How to get rid of pinky finger numbness/tingling?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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My ring finger and pinky finger has been tingling and numb for the past 2 days. I don't sleep on that arm, and I don't wear braces or anything?

My ring finger and pinky finger has been tingling and numb for the past 2 days. I don't sleep on that arm,  and I don't wear braces or anything?

Need more info: It sounds like you may have a "pinched nerve". The trick is to find out where the nerve is being affected. At your age this is probably not a major problem. Make an appointment with your family physician for an examination. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of finger tingling?

What could be the cause of finger tingling?

A pinched nerve: Without further details like which finger, when, how often this happens, i can't say more. For now start taking notes if this doesn't go away on its own. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger tingling?

What is the definition or description of: Finger tingling?

Finger tingling : Refers to altered sensation not quite numb which means no sensation It is the same type of feeling one feels when the finger first starts to falll asleep Tingling generally means the sensory nerves are working but to a lesser degree than normal whereas numbness implies a more severe. Problem. People often use the words numbness and tingling together nondpecifically to describe things. ...Read more

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Why are my finger tingling 14hrs a day while I work but not other times?

Why are my finger tingling 14hrs a day while I work but not other times?

Activity induced CTS: First off, what kind of work do you due? This may be activity related carpal tunnel syndrome. Stop the activity and the symptoms disappear. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more