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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

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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Abrupt tingling on tips of thumb, middle and pointing finger. Slightly lightheaded.?

Abrupt tingling on tips of thumb, middle and pointing finger. Slightly lightheaded.?

Median nerve: Tingling in these fingers is typical for carpal tunnel syndrome. There are other possible causes, but this one is high on the list of likely causes. ...Read more

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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''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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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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What could possible causes for my eye twitching and the tingling in my thumb?

What could possible causes for my eye twitching and the tingling in my thumb?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...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 WAS TWISTING OFF A STUCK LID FROM A JAR AND HEARD A POPPING SOUND AND HAD SHARP PAIN IN BASE OF THUMB. STILL WITH PAING AND TINGLING?

I WAS TWISTING OFF A STUCK LID FROM A JAR AND HEARD A POPPING SOUND AND HAD SHARP PAIN IN BASE OF THUMB. STILL WITH PAING AND TINGLING?

Get it checked out: You may have injured a tendon and without examining you it would not be able to diagnose ...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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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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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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Thumb pain caused by hard impact about three weeks ago but hasn't decreased I have a little swelling and get pain and numbness/tingling in thumb&wrist?

Thumb pain caused by hard impact about three weeks ago but hasn't decreased I have a little swelling and get pain and numbness/tingling in thumb&wrist?

Depends: This really should be examined in person, and is not suited to a internet diagnosis. Depends on injury, was thumb jammed? If so, possibly compressed structures in bones of hand/wrist and sometimes wrist inflammation turns inward not outward and that is something to seek care for, as entrapment of neurovascular elements within the wrist can be a real problem. Suggest see md/orthopedist. Good luck. ...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

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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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Feel numbness/tingling in right thumb as well as some pain stiffness in the upper arm when bending, reaching behind back.?

Feel numbness/tingling in right thumb as well as some pain stiffness in the upper arm when bending, reaching behind back.?

Disc or CTS: If the numbness is on the entire thumb, check your neck for pathology like a disc rupture. It the numbness is only on the palm side, consider carpal tunnel syndrome and a wrist brace. ...Read more

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Sever pain in middle to lower back. Started mild got progressively worse. Had tingling thumb before got sore. Heat doesn't help.

Sever pain in middle to lower back. Started mild got progressively worse. Had tingling thumb before got sore. Heat doesn't help.

MRI next: These symptoms should send you to your doctor. They may be related to disc herniation. MRI would help put that to rest as well as any other unsuspected causes. See your doctor soon. ...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

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I have pain between my pointer finger and thumb as well as tingling in those fingers at night. Could it be the start of carpal tunnel?

I have pain between my pointer finger and thumb as well as tingling in those fingers at night. Could it be the start of carpal tunnel?

You diagnosed it: It sounds like you made the correct diagnosis--good work. Good range of motion of your wrist, stretching, and use of a wrist splint for carpal tunnel during sleep and work, some motrin/aleve, and vitamin b6 (25-50mg/day) for couple of weeks. If worsens, see your doc for eval and treatment.
Good job and good luck.. ...Read more

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Is swelling normal in thumb after having 6 stitches 4 days ago? Some tingling too. Urgent care dr said not infected yesterday's appt.

Probably: The answer is yes it is probably normal since the doctor you saw said there were no signs of infection. What you are experiencing is a normal healing process. If you have redness swelling or drainage then I would return to make sure an infection hasn't started. ...Read more

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Tingling and numb feeling in my right pointer finger and thumb, when I look up or around it feels like I'm pulling something in my arm.

Tingling and numb feeling in my right pointer finger and thumb, when I look up or around it feels like I'm pulling something in my arm.

This may be a sign: Of nerve irritation or pinching in the neck or cervical region due to a number of causes with the most frequent being degenerative changes leading to the narrowing of an exiting nerve tunnel known as a Neuroforamen leading to some nerve compression or due to a disc herniation or both. There are also other possible causes as well. If symptoms progress or are troubling you, see your physician. ...Read more