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The Tip Of My Index Finger Is Numb
The tip of my right index finger is numb and has been since last night. I think I was using a computer when it started but I'm not sure. Can you help?
You could be: absolutely correct..if you damaged the tiny nerves they will eventually recover if the trauma is removed! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category . Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist ...Read more
I've been writing with a pencil for the past 10 hours straight and now the tip of my right index finger is numb, could I have caused nerve damage?
Likely mild: You could have temporarily compressed a small digital nerve on the finger, or this could be a presentation of a carpal tunnel syndrome. This might well reverse over the next few days, but if more fingers get involved, or symptoms worsen, would be useful to have your doctor examine this. ...Read more
The tip of my index finger has been numb since using it to start a grill lighter. 24 hours later it is still numb. Could I have damaged a nerve?
The tip of my index finger has been numb and tingling for the past three days now--what could it be?
Pressure symptoms: Mainly the symptoms will occur from compression of digital nerve (finger nerve), or possibly median nerve at wrist. Because symptoms are so localized, problems localized to finger are most likely. Small arteries to finger might be compromised. Local trauma to the tip is frequent in certain jobs or hobbies (or even abusing your remote control). ...Read more
When I woke up the tip of my right index finger was numb. I removed my acrylic nail from it yesterday. Could this be the cause?
Yes it could be: it may be an infection of the nail bed--have it looked at by a dr ...Read more
I woke at 4am with the tip of my right index finger numb, 7 hrs later, no different. Seems the inside (next to middle) is worse than outside?
Median nerve: It is the median nerve that supplies tip of the index finger. Median nerve must be getting compressed or damaged somewhere from your neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. Did you have a recent injury to your wrist or arm? Anything compress your elbow? Any shoulder or neck injury ? You said you woke up that way, did you sleep in an unusual position? ...Read more