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This week the tips of my fingers are numb. What would cause that ?

This week the tips of my fingers are numb. What would cause that ?

Carpal tunnel?: Most commonly, acquired carpal tunnel syndrome associated with computer keyboarding can be experienced. Also, leaning on the elbows frequently, can cause ulnar nerve compression. Since numbness over the fingertips bilaterally may be a sign of a vitamin deficiency or diabetes, best to have your physician check this out if it persists. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in my fingers my pinky finger has been numb for a week what causes it

What causes numbness in my fingers my pinky finger has been numb for a week what causes it

The : The nerve supply to the little finger can be affected. A circulation issue can also account for numbness. Sometimes a simple bruise or contusion or a swollen finger can also make out feel "numb" or different when looking for nerve compression start at the finger and work your way up tot the neck any compression on any area can cause the finger to fell different. Although we generally use the word "numb" or numbness a true numb finger has no feeling at all. Maybe a better word is tingling to mean only a partial difference in sensation. Even a swollen joint from arthritis or a bruise to the finger can make the tip f a finger feel different. A swollen tendon or a trigger finger can also make the finger feel less normal. A contusion or bruise to the palm can affect the digital nerves that go to the finger. A site of compression can be a the wrist. The ulnar nerve at the wrist more commonly affects the little finger , but some people with carpal tunnel syndrome complain of little finger numbness even though we are not supposed to be "wired" that way. At the elbow the ulnar nerve continues up the arm and the inside of your elbow where you would think of your "funny bone" as residing is a site of compression that can give tingling in the little finger. Hoever usually little finger tingling from the ulnar nerve at the elbow will be accompanied by tingling on the top of the hand on the little finger side too. Finally a compressive site in the neck or at a lower cervical nerve root ( the lower part of your neck or cervical spine) can also give tingling as for circulation, there are a variety of systemic and localized conditions that affect circulation in the hand from ryanauds, a spasm of the blood vessels due to cold , to the decreased circulation ( and neve issues) of diabetes, to a disorder that is associated with trauma to the palm and interruption of normal hand circulation. Finally there are more severe conditions that can simulate 'numbness" in arm of exretemities that are indirectly related to nerve or circulation issues should one who has little finger numbness need to worry about all these things and more? The answer is yes and no. Thats for your health care provider to determine but if the numbness continues your should seek medical attention. From a hand or orthopedic surgeons perspective: a lot of those who have numbness in the little finger have cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a chronic compression of the ulnar nerve ( your funny bone) at the elbow in the meantime think about your arm position when you are sitting at the desk or kitchen table and typing, simply sitting and being on a keyboard both your hands rotated on the keys and the inside of your elbow resting on the table or table edge can also give tingling in the little finger! those who want to know more about cubital tunnel syndrome affecting the ulnar nerve can follow the link provided. ...Read more

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One finger has a small spot on the tip that can feel a bit numb and tingles when brushed lightly for the past couple weeks. Possible causes?

One finger has a small spot on the tip that can feel a bit numb and tingles when brushed lightly for the past couple weeks. Possible causes?

Bruise: You may have bruised the distal nerve in the finger it should disappear but if it does not I love a physician to examine it and give you a definitive diagnosis ...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

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Got aphasia (could not understand) today, was a bit disoriented. Last week made up a word that does not exist. Worried its MS. Numb fingers.causes?

Got aphasia (could not understand) today, was a bit disoriented. Last week made up a word that does not exist. Worried its MS. Numb fingers.causes?

Many r possible: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. While it is true MS is one of them, it would be more convincing as MS if the symptoms lasted longer than 24 hours at a time. If not, that is less likely. If your symptoms were brief and your exam is normal, it may be nothing serious. Get a thorough neurological history and exam to help find out. ...Read more

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My middle finger only has been numb for weeks. It's only on the side next to my ring finger and only from the second joint to the tip. Cause?

My middle finger only has been numb for weeks.  It's only on the side next to my ring finger and only from the second joint to the tip.  Cause?

Nerves?: Are you wearing a ring on the finger next to it? It sounds like you may have injured the nerve on the finger next to it just from bumping into the ring every day. Try a few days with the ring off and see if it improves. If you're not wearing a ring, did you have any injuries to the finger? Hope it gets better for you! ...Read more

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My right index finger tip has been numb and fairly sore for about a week now. No recollection of doing anything that could possibly have caused this, however, I do suffer from extreme panic attacks and recently (approximately a month prior to this) had a

My right index finger tip has been numb and fairly sore for about a week now. No recollection of doing anything that could possibly have caused this, however, I do suffer from extreme panic attacks and recently (approximately a month prior to this) had a

Had a ... "what?": I was interested in this question and then you ran out of space...Write back and complete the question. Extreme panic attacks can cause numbness and muscle soreness, but not usually in this discrete a pattern. You must have done something to your finger, maybe in a sleep state or ? Check with an MD for circulation problems. Research anxiety: www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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New job requires constant arm strength. Causes numb fingers, coming & going severe pain pins and needles. 2 weeks now and can't sleep. How to stop pain?

New job requires constant arm strength. Causes numb fingers, coming & going severe pain pins and needles. 2 weeks now and can't sleep. How to stop pain?

Carpal Tunnel ?: You may have a type of nerve entrapment syndrome, possibly carpal tunnel, which occurs at the wrist. Your pcp can examine you and determine where this phenomenon is occurring. Often changing your body mechanics, using antiinflammatories or splinting can help with the symptoms. In severe cases carpal tunnel release may be required (surgery). ...Read more

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