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Doctor insights on: Tingling Index Finger Tip

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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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Why would I be experiencing shoulder pain on right side and now tingling in right index finger?

Why would I be experiencing shoulder pain on right side and now tingling in right index finger?

Right index pain: Could be a problem of nerve pressure on the nerves going to the hand from the neck area. This is called radicular pain that is from pressure on the nerve in the neck area. ...Read more

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What causes wrist pain, tingling and index finger pain?

What causes wrist pain, tingling and index finger pain?

Usually nerve compre: The symptoms you describe could be from compressio, pressure on the nerves and sometimes also be the presentation of more serious problems like a neuropathy from diabetes etc. Would recommend a proper 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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The tip of my index finger has been numb and tingling for the past three days now--what could it be?

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

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I'm 23 and since I've been awake3hours I've had a tingling in my left hand except my index finger what is wrong?

I'm 23 and since I've been awake3hours I've had a tingling in my left hand except my index finger what is wrong?

Ulnar neuropathy: This could be ulnar neuropathy. This can occur if you have traumatized your ulnar nerve, as can happen while sleeping with your arm bent. Hopefully, this will soon resolve. If not, you should seek out an opinion from your pcp or neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing finger tingling (quality: localized to little finger, localized to thumb, localized to index finger).

I am experiencing finger tingling (quality: localized to little finger, localized to thumb, localized to index finger).

So it sounds like: You have tingling of at least 3 of your fingers. One of the most common causes of finger tingling is carpal tunnel syndrome or compression of the median nerve at the wrist. But this typically just causes numbness and tingling of the middle digits. A condition causing more generalized peripheral nerve symptoms or peripheral neuropathy is less common in fingers than toes. Need Doc evaluation... ...Read more

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My left index finger has been twitching for the past few days quite alot, and my left pinky and ring finger have begun tingling at their tips.?

My left index finger has been twitching for the past few days quite alot, and my left pinky and ring finger have begun tingling at their tips.?

See a neurologist: The many causes of these symptoms include muscle strain, nerve compression (due to trauma, inflammation, entrapment, sleeping position), etc. See a neurologist to discuss your full history and undergo a neurological examination. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001418.htm ...Read more

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My elbow hit really hard on the corner of corner of my table it's been 20 min and it's still tingling and hurting from my shoulder to index finger?

My elbow hit really hard on the corner of corner of my table it's been 20 min and it's still tingling and hurting from my shoulder to index finger?

Elbow: A contusion to the elbow often involves a nerve. Make sure your thumb and fingers and elbow and shoulder are moving normally and apply an ice pack. This generally recovers quickly. If not follow up with your doctor until it has resolved. All the best. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may help with the pain. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a random, tingling, and numbness to my right index finger at random times of the day. I haven't hit my arm or jammed my finger or any sorts?

Hi, I have a random, tingling, and numbness to my right index finger at random times of the day. I haven't hit my arm or jammed my finger or any sorts?

More information: Many possibilities, more information is needed. If one taps on your median nerve in the wrist does your finger tingle. If one puts pressure on the proper digital nerve in the palm or finger can you reproduce the symptoms. If the problem was in a nerve root (C6) you would also get shooting pains to from the neck down to the finger. Time will tell. It will either or worse. ...Read more

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Pain around top of hand between thumb and index finger and tingling around tip of index finger. Feels like a scalded pain.

Radial nerve pain??: You are describing pain in the distribution of the radial nerve. That comes out of your neck and goes thru your armpit and down your arm to your hand. Your problem could arise anywhere along there. Talk to your doc and if necessary see a neurologist. England is famous for its great neurology. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers? In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers? In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.

Several things: Need more information. Tingling in the 4th and 5th digit can be due to ulnar neuropathy in the base of the hand or elbow or C8 cervical nerve impingement. Tingling in the thumb through the 4 th digit may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or a problem further upstream (pronator syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ligament of struthers, plexopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome or C5-C7 issues. ...Read more

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I pulled my trap I think but I have a tingling feeling in my elbow, forearm, palm of hand, thumb and index finger, what's wrong?

I pulled my trap I think but I have a tingling feeling in my elbow, forearm, palm of hand, thumb and index finger, what's wrong?

Nerve injury: You seem to have injured either ulnar or median nerve in forearm or wrist. You may need ncv and EMG test. ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. It sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. It sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

Pinched nerve: You are experiencing nerve irritation called radiculopathy. Most commonly, one of the nerves coming off of your spinal cord in your neck is getting pinched or irritated for some reason. You definitely need to be evaluated in person. Waiting too long could lead to permanent weakness in the hand. Treatment could be as easy as an Rx, but you might need an MRI. Please see a doc. ...Read more

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Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness. Have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness. Have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

Tingling finger: A tingling finger can be from anywhere in your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, impinged anywhere from the spinal cord to the finger itself, including in the wrist. A full exam is necessary. Given your history of a herniated disc in your neck, you may have radiculopathy radiating from that level to a particular dermatome in your hand. Call your MD ...Read more

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What would cause tingling in left thumb and index finger while on a brisk walk? Constant fear of heart attack. Could this signal heart problems?

What would cause tingling in left thumb and index finger while on a brisk walk? Constant fear of heart attack. Could this signal heart problems?

Highly unlikely: Your symptoms are atypical for coronary artery spasm or other forms of heart disease &i suspect the reason you are concerned is because it is on your left side which is where everyone focuses attention when it involves the heart. However, if you are worried or if there is a family history of heart disease then, your best bet is to ask your doctor for an opinion and an examination. ...Read more

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A 21 year old girl who does weight lifting. Neck and shoulder pain with tingling down right arm anf thumb and index finger. Pain and tinglimg and slig?

A 21 year old girl who does weight lifting. Neck and shoulder pain with tingling down right arm anf thumb and index finger. Pain and tinglimg and slig?

Neck pain and: Tingliing may be a sign of cervical spine invovlement. Other issues are shoulder instability that hurts locally and casues tingling down the arm. Or two independent issues such as neck muscle strain and carpal tunnel, both there but 2 separate conditons that come on at the same time. ...Read more

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Are tingling fingers a symptom of something? Especially index fingers.

Maybe CTS: You may have nerve compression at wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, but tingling can be due to hyperventilation also, and may be seen as a side effect of many medications (topamax). So, if persistent and bothersome, please see your doc and get examined. ...Read more

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I have tingling on my mouth and index fingers. Left side?

I have tingling on my mouth and index fingers. Left side?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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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I noticed that I have tingling on my index and thump finger tips. Also some shooting pains on my wrist. All these on my dominant hand. Causes?

I noticed that I have tingling on my index and thump finger tips. Also some shooting pains on my wrist. All these on my dominant hand. Causes?

Median nerve: compression ="Carpal Tunnel Syndrom" sound like a possibility. Speak with your PCP about this! Are you doing repetitive work?? Hobby??? Is it worse at night??? These may be important factors!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a tingling sensation on my thumb fingertip and index. Also discomfort on the wrist and my fingers feel stiff. I type a lot and I'm a hairstylist?

I have a tingling sensation on my thumb fingertip and index. Also discomfort on the wrist and my fingers feel stiff. I type a lot and I'm a hairstylist?

Wrist pain: I encourage you to visit your physician, an orthopaedic hand specialist if possible, to see if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or another problem such as peripheral neuropathy, a pinched nerve, or nerve entrapment. I recommend wearing a brace on the affected wrist at night to see if it helps before you can get to the doctor. Optimimize the ergonomics of your workstation as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning cause of my both hand fingers are tingling mainly thumb, index, middle and ring finger. Normal?

Carpal tunnel: This is likely carpal tunnel syndrome. I would suggest wearing wrist splints to bed as a first step. Remove them when you arise in the morning. ...Read more