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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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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 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?

Number of things: However, at your age, may be related to either stress, hormones, or medications. You should get checked out just to be safe. Often, when we feel that tingle all over our body, like when you hear a great song, it is due to a release of neurotransmitters. However, without a physical exam and thorough history, it would be difficult to say what is causing sustained feeling. ...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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Left thumb starting tingling. Not knumb. Does this sound like the onset on MS?

Left thumb starting tingling. Not knumb. Does this sound like the onset on MS?

Could be but: Need alot more than that, more serious with different times different places numbness or weakness blurred vision, imbalance. Don't worry if gets worse see neurologist get brain mri ...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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I got tomato juice in my thumb, and now it's tingling. Is this some sort of reaction?

I got tomato juice in my thumb, and now it's tingling. Is this some sort of reaction?

Could be: Rinse out all the juice and soak with warm water and peroxide. If there is no improvement see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder pain with some tingling in my left thumb. The shoulder pain is not all the time like the thumb tingling?

I have left shoulder pain with some tingling in my left thumb. The shoulder pain is not all the time like the thumb tingling?

Pinched nerve neck?: Compression of the 6th cervical nerve as it exits the spinal column can cause shoulder pain and tingling (paresthesias) in the thumb. The discomfort will often radiate down the arm. The compression can be due to a bulging or herniated disc in the spine, among other causes. To see if your problem is due to nerve compression, or something else, you should see your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation in left thumb for past several days?

Tingling sensation in left thumb for past several days?

Nerve irritation: Tingling anywhere in your body is often due to irritation of a nerve. Tingling in the thumb can be the result of irritation of a nerve at the neck (c6 root), at the forearm/wrist (superficial radial nerve) or at the wrist/hand (median nerve). If symptoms last more than a couple of days, please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pains in the middle and index finger tingling and thumb and ring, what can it be?

I have pains in the middle and index finger tingling and thumb and ring, what can it be?

Varies: The most common thought of condition that can cause tingling in the fingers is carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are many potential causes including cervical disc bulge, thoracic outlet syndrome (cervicobrachial syndrome) or peripheral nerve entrapments. Most of these can be treated conservatively with myofascial release, spinal and extremity manipulation, acupuncture, traction and rehab. ...Read more

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From the forefinger to the thumb my right hand has a tingling sensation. Ts abt 3months nw. What's the cause of I t?

From the forefinger to the thumb my right hand has a tingling sensation. Ts abt 3months nw. What's the cause of I t?

Carpal Tunnel: The median nerve provides sensation for the palm facing side of your thumb, index, and middle finger. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when this nerve is being compressed. Some are simply predisposed to this, while some cases may be due to poor ergonomics (repetitive motions, awkward wrist angle when typing on a keyboard, etc...). Early diagnosis is important so please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tingling feeling in left ring/middle/index fingers and thumb and it gets worse when I stretch my arm out what can this be

Tingling feeling in left ring/middle/index fingers and thumb and it gets worse when I stretch my arm out what can this be

Sounds like you may: Be having a carpal tunnel syndrome in which the main nerve to the hand & fingers gets trapped in the wrist byr a thick ligament. It affects all the fingers towards the thumb and generally half of the ring finger.
Presents with tingling/numbness early on, usually at night, as it's getting worse, pain/weakness starts with dropping things.
Initially splint & later surgery to release it, helps. ...Read more

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Woke up with a tingling sensation in my left arm. It's starting off in my pinky then slowly moved towards my thumb then up my arm. What's going on?

Woke up with a tingling sensation in my left arm. It's starting off in my pinky then slowly moved towards my thumb then up my arm. What's going on?

Partial seizure: Positive somatosensory symptoms (parasthesias) migrating across dermatomes. The differential diagnosis includes acephalgic migraine and TIA (less likely) Use of a short acting benzodiazepine (Xanax) increases the risk of focal seizure as the medication is wearing off. There is an increase of seizure activity in some stages of sleep. Work up should include EEG and MRI (right parietal / temporal) ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more