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I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

Yes: It takes time for the inflamed tissue to heal both from where the surgery was done and from around the nerve that was injured. Then it will take time for the nerve itself to heal. I just had this discussion with my hand surgeon. The nerve heals approximately 1-2 mm a day not counting the first month after surgery. Give it time. ...Read more

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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


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I have a tingling feeling (paresthesia) all over my body for 12 hours now. It's so bothersome i can't sleep. What is this?

I have a tingling feeling (paresthesia) all over my body for 12 hours now. It's so bothersome i can't sleep. What is this?

May be stress: If it is indeed whole body tingling, I am not aware of any anatomical basis for this. Regardless see a neurologist and receive some symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

Diabetes or alcohol: The most common cause of tingling fingers and feet are diabetes mellitus and excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

Let Dr decide: Best clarify with your doctor numbness on one side is a concern but an examination would clarify if you need a ct. The finger numbness alone is likely a nerve compression at your elbow or wrist. Your dr can eval this to see if any studies are needed. ...Read more

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'i''m having weird tingling and twinges in fingers and thumb what is it?'

'i''m having weird tingling and twinges in fingers and thumb what is it?'

Possible CTS: You may be describing entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist, especially if the thumb, index, middle and ring finger are involved. You should discuss the problem with your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and there is numbness & tingling in my thumb & pointer & won't go away. Why?

I woke up this morning and there is numbness & tingling in my thumb & pointer & won't go away. Why?

Carpal tunnel: Sounds like you may have carpal tunnel syndrome due to the those specific fingers being numb. Get an evaluation and you may need blood work to make sure it is not your thyroid. ...Read more

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Hi I burnt my thumb this morning/afternoon and the pain is increasing gradually it started at the tip of my thumb but now I have a tingling sensation ?

Hi I burnt my thumb this morning/afternoon and the pain is increasing gradually it started at the tip of my thumb but now I have a tingling sensation ?

Burnt thumb: I suspect that the nerve endings are causing your symptoms - as your thumb responds to the thermal insult. - it is likely that it will swell - and put pressure on the skin nerves causing the sensation. I would try to keep the hand elevated and cool compresses - which may help. A good OTC anti inflammatory - aspirin or advil (ibuprofen) may help. ...Read more

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Phosphorus level 1.7, loss of feeling in tip if thumb and tingling in lower lip. Ok?

Phosphorus level 1.7, loss of feeling in tip if thumb and tingling in lower lip. Ok?

Discussion: Whenever I hear about feeling in the tip of the thumb, I think of carpal tunnel syndrome. It's common, it's often mild, it's easy to treat. Lip tingling is a tough symptom. It's usually not serious. Such a small area, it's hard for that to result from something serious. Your phos is a little low, but this is probably not the cause. How long do these symptoms last? Do they occur together? ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more