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Numbness in last two fingers and carpal tunnel, what to do?

Numbness in last two fingers and carpal tunnel, what to do?

See a hand surgeon.: Generally numbness in the ring and little fingers is not a sign of a carpal tunnel syndrome. Numbness in this distribution is much more likely due to a cubital tunnel syndrome which is compression of the ulnar nerve ( funny bone) at the inner part of the elbow. ...Read more

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Why are fingers tingly four months after endoscopic carpal tunnel release?

Why are fingers tingly four months after endoscopic carpal tunnel release?

Numbness CTR: Depending on the severity, carpal tunnel syndrome after skilled surgery can take up to 6 months to improve. If the night pain has improved, but the numbing and tingling has not fully resolved, you can still be part of the >90% that get better with time. You are 2/3 the way there! the blood supply improves immediately, and with it the pain. The insulation (myelin) takes time, so it can take months. ...Read more

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Arm numbness/falling asleep. Swollen hand/between pointer and thumb. 25 yearsold. Manual labor job.Started two weeks ago?

Arm numbness/falling asleep. Swollen hand/between pointer and thumb. 25 yearsold. Manual labor job.Started two weeks ago?

Numbness: Swollen hands with arm numbness should be evaluated for underlying causes. Numbness is due to compression of underlying nerve most likely at the area of swelling though it could be at higher levels . A good exam will lead to appropriate investigations . Manual labor can make symptoms worse . Time to check with your doctor for next steps. ...Read more

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Is trigger finger progressive? Mine started with one finger, now 3 on each hand is affected.

Is trigger finger progressive? Mine started with one finger, now 3 on each hand is affected.

Contractures: You may have dupuytrens contractures affecting both hands and not progressive trigger fingers. A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Hit my hand swollen fingers slightly bruising hand and wrist after 3 days and swollen hand?

Hit my hand swollen fingers slightly bruising hand and wrist after 3 days and swollen hand?

Have it evaluated: Did you injure the hand or did the swelling and bruising occur without trauma? If any event, you need to have the hand evaluated. ...Read more

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Two of my toes and fingers are numb?

Two of my toes and fingers are numb?

Are you diabetic?: If not its likely a neuroma which you should see a podiatrist from diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?

Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?

Both are right: You likely have a compression of the nerve that runs from your neck to the fingers.....Either where it originates in the neck or somewhere along the course of the nerve, such as near the elbow. You will likely need a test called an EMG to pinpoint where the problem is located. ...Read more

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Stiches are out index finger still swollen three weeks later still cannot bend finger?

Stiches are out index finger still swollen three weeks later still cannot bend finger?

See your doctor : It's not unusual to have swelling and stiffness of your finger three weeks after a laceration, depending on the injury. However, if you don't get the finger moving soon, you may develop stiffness of the joints and the tendons in your finger. You should see a hand specialist, who will make sure you don't have any additional injuries and will likely refer you to a hand therapist. ...Read more

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Four cortisone injections in two years time.No scans.My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve?Thank you

Four cortisone injections in two years time.No scans.My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve?Thank you

Not clear: Pinched nerve in the neck can cause arm and hand pain, numbness, weakness. Tennis elbow typically causes elbow pain and weak hand grip. It is unclear where you were injected. Your doctor should be able to sort out whether this is a neck/nerve problem, or an inflammation of the elbow. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago my two last fingers of my left hand went numb, I was told it's pinged nerve in elbow. Then fingers became painful. Now, the whole hand. ?

3 weeks ago my two last fingers of my left hand went numb, I was told it's pinged nerve in elbow. Then fingers became painful. Now, the whole hand. ?

Ulnar neuropathy: Your symptoms appear, at first glance, to be an ulnar neuropathy. I share your concerns, however, if you are having symptoms in the rest of the hand as well. If you are having weakness in the hand, forearm or arm I would be concerned about a brachial plexopathy (injury to the network of nerves in the shoulder). I would discuss with your primary doctor, and consider a neurologist. Take Care! ...Read more

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I have numbess in my little finger and ring finger and my middle finger. One doctor says its carpal tunnel and pt says it's not.

I have numbess in my little finger and ring finger and my middle finger. One doctor says its carpal tunnel and pt says it's not.

PT correct, CTS=...: ...Thumb, index, middle, and thumb side of the ring finger. Further studies need b done, as this also doesn't fit a distal ulnar neuropathy @ the elbow ;/or wrist. Image omitted the adjacent 1/2 of the ring finger. ...Read more

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After radius/wrist break moving fingers/gripping ball. Getting strength back. Now fingers stiff, lost strength tingling at fingertips. Whats happening?

After radius/wrist break moving fingers/gripping ball. Getting strength back. Now fingers stiff, lost strength tingling at fingertips. Whats happening?

Tingling: First i would examine and do an x-ray and consider a nerve conduction study early on. You probably need a nerve release from scar tissue. ...Read more

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Is my hand broken? It's been swollen for three weeks after an impact. Can't close fist with ring and pinky fingers.

Is my hand broken?  It's been swollen for three weeks after an impact.  Can't close fist with ring and pinky fingers.

Possibly: These symptoms may well be due to a fractured bone in your hand. If not already done, get examined by a physician who will order the appropriate x-Rays. A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts and my fingers just started tingling? Carpal?

My wrist hurts and my fingers just started tingling? Carpal?

CARPAL TUNNEL: http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb here is a nice video i made a few years back http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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6 weeks ago i had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands one severe one moderate. I am having extreme pain with 3 fingers on severe tingling and numbness in fingers painful in both hand is this normal after carpal tunnel surgery

6 weeks ago i had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands one severe one moderate. I am having extreme pain with 3 fingers on severe tingling and numbness in fingers painful in both hand is this normal after carpal tunnel surgery

I'm : I'm sure your surgeon is looking after you to be sure there are no problems, so i will just give you the good news that this is extremely common and part of the normal recovery process. I hope you find the following perspectives helpful: 1. Think of when your leg goes to sleep. When you get up and take the pressure of the nerve the "blood rushes back" and it feels worse for a bit. That's what happens when you release severe carpal tunnel syndrome. Except that it can take weeks to months to resolve. Sounds like you are in the period. 2. I'm sure the severe side is not as satisfying as the moderate side. Severe cts is associated with permanent nerve damage which you will experience as numbness, weakness or atrophy. It can be very discouraging and even unsettling to find that you are still numb after surgery. The good news that is entirely expected and consistent with successful surgery. The bad news is that while that "blood rushing back" feeling will get better, the numbness is likely permanent. Nerves recovery slowly, so you won't know the final result for 2 years or so, but people with severe cts need to understand that they have permanent nerve damage. That unsettling feeling that comes with realizing the difference between the hands and "trip the alarm" and actually increase your experience of pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, headache, hand swelling, hand numbness, hand tingling, cold hands, hand weakness and non blanching red or purple spo...

Hand pain: Taken together your symptoms may be suggestive of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. I would recommend a clinical and laboratory evaluation by a rheumatologist. I would be happy to do a consult if you desire. ...Read more

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Forearm trauma. Temp. pins and needles in my thumb, regained normal feeling. Now every time I have thumb to ceiling,bend wrist down, tingles in thumb?

Forearm trauma. Temp. pins and needles in my thumb, regained normal feeling. Now every time I have thumb to ceiling,bend wrist down, tingles in thumb?

May be carpal tunnel: This may be carpal tunnel syndrome from the injury. If not it may be injury to the median nerve beofre it gets into the carpal tunnel space which is a tight space in the wrist due to the bones in the wrist which the meidian nerve goes through. Ask your physician ...Read more