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Why is the tip of my middle finger numb? Also, I wake up every morning with both hands tingling... I recently started prep cooking in a restaurant.

Why is the tip of my middle finger numb? Also, I wake up every morning with both hands tingling... I recently started prep cooking in a restaurant.

Need to see a doctor: This could be either neck problem or possible carpal tunnel syndrome. You need to see a doctor to get a completely neurological examination. Did you ever had neck injury during sports or motor vehicle accident in the past? If you did, it is possible the numbness related to the neck injury. If you did not it is possible carpal tunnel. I still recommend you to see a doctor to rule out other causes.

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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category. Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist ...Read more


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The tip of my middle finger tingles and feels numb and sometimes tingles. Why?

The tip of my middle finger tingles and feels numb and sometimes tingles. Why?

Numbness tingling: Neck issues, inflammatory arthritis, metabolic or endocrime deficiencs can all do this as well as the routine perpheral nerve compressive neuropathies such as carpal tunnel or even C7 cervical nerve root. Speak to your doctor

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My middle finger is numb and swollen and a little red? What's wrong with it?

My middle finger is numb and swollen and a little red? What's wrong with it?

As above: Could be infection or cyst. See u pcp for evaluation.

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Tip of middle finger is numb. I think from using mouse on laptop alot. Carpel tunnel? Cure?

Tip of middle finger is numb. I think from using mouse on laptop alot. Carpel tunnel? Cure?

Get tested for CTS: Common complaint in patients who may have nerve compression. See a neurologist to get an emg/nct test done as you may have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). They will then refer you to a hnad surgeon for management.

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Random hand and finger numbness?

Random hand and finger numbness?

Many causes: Some causes of random hand and finger numbness include cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck), thoracic outlet syndrome (pinched nerve or blood vessel in the upper chest/shoulder region) and peripheral neuropathy (carpal or cubital tunnel, and diabetic neuropathy).

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What could cause hand and finger numbness after alcohol?

What could cause hand and finger numbness after alcohol?

Numbness: A neuropathy may occur in the hands and feet with chronic alcohol use.

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One side of my hand the pinkie and ring finger is numb. What's this sound like?

One side of my hand the pinkie and ring finger is numb. What's this sound like?

Get it evaluated: It may be related to ulnar nerve issues such as a cubital tunnel syndrome or to a pinched nerve in the neck. Get it evaluated before permanent damage occurs.

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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Rotator cuff: If you can't move the arm above the shoulder you probably have a rotator cuff syndrome and if you have numbness and tingling you have nerve compression- these two may or may not be related. You should see your pcp or orthopedics.

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My Grandmother is experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, hand tingling and finger numbness.

My Grandmother is experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, hand tingling and finger numbness.

Finger/ hand sx's: This combination of symptoms warrants medical evaluation.

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I cut my finger last night with a knife. My finger is numb tingly and when I put my hand below my heart it feels like my finger is getting shocked?

I cut my finger last night with a knife. My finger is numb tingly and when I put my hand below my heart it feels like my finger is getting shocked?

Nerve laceration: Or partial injury can make an area feel numb and change when there is more swelling. A bruise may also be more symptomatic to a nerve woth increaed blood and swelling. Gravity helps put more blood in exacerbating swelling, that's why it feel better to elevate, so do so! And follow up for an evaluation wrt the laceration, including assesment of sensataion and motion

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I've had upper right arm tingling/pulsing sensations which has turned into ring/pinky finger numbness as well as hand numbness on that side.

I've had upper right arm tingling/pulsing sensations which has turned into ring/pinky finger numbness as well as hand numbness on that side.

Ulnar nerve: The finger numbness you describe corresponds to the distribution of the ulnar nerve. The lack of any real specific information in your post does not allow any more helpful response. Your post is just the beginning of a clinical history, not the end. If you're concerned, in your case HealthTap (or Dr Google) is no substitute for a flesh & blood doctor in a brick & mortar office.

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Only the lower part (between knuckle and next joint) of left index finger is numb twice, but just the back of hand. Movement normal. How can this be?

Only the lower part (between knuckle and next joint) of left index finger is numb twice, but just the back of hand. Movement normal. How can this be?

Branch of radial ner: This section of hand is supplied by radial sensory nerve. It seems that a branch of this nerve is either injured or diseased. If there is no obvious reason you can wait for its improvement. After 3 months you can see a neurologist if no relief.

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I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger tingling, finger tenderness to touch, joint swelling, finger pop, popping or snapping sound from joint, hand tingling, finger numbness and hand numbness. The following also describe me: Leg numbness

I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger tingling, finger tenderness to touch, joint swelling, finger pop, popping or snapping sound from joint, hand tingling, finger numbness and hand numbness. The following also describe me: Leg numbness

Question cut off: It looks like your actual question was cut off. This does merit medical evaluation. Would start with your primary medical provider for work up. S/he can determine if specialty assessment is indicated.

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Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?

Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?

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