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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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


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What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Can having a thumb injury also cause numbness in that upper arm?

Unlikely: All though injuries to the hand fingers and thumb can cause localized numbness, it is unlikely for a thumb injury to cause numbness in the upper arm. If symptoms persist, see your doctor or hand specialists for an evaluation. ...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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What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

Cervical spine disea: Problem in the neck (cervical spine disc ?C5/c6) could do it ulnar nerve entrapment can be the cause an EMG (electromyogram) will settle the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet from past 2 months, what is the cause??

My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb  and in between fingers of feet from past 2 months, what is the cause??

Hand numbness: Numbness in the thumb and first two fingers might be suspicious for carpal tunnel syndrome, unless proven otherwise. Does she also have numbness in the feet? If so, numbness in the hands and the feet suggests peripheral neuropathy symptoms, but not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet only from past 2 months, what is the cause??

My mom 47 years old had numbness and painlesss in thumb and in between fingers of feet only from past 2 months, what is the cause??

Neuropathy: The symptoms suggest neuropathy which can be caused by vitamin B deficiency,diabetes,alcohol abuse with malnutrition, and certain medications. Her physician can evaluate her and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. what other causes can it be?

I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. what other causes can it be?

Carpal tunnel: does affect these fingers, but if it the back of the thumb by the knuckle and the back of the finger by the large knuckle it may represent an issue in the radial sensory nerve distribution , It can also be due to a more proximal region such as the neck with a disc or bone spur or anything affecting the cervical nerve roots for example the C6 dermatome, see a doctor to go beyond -as far as you know ...Read more

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On and off head numbness past few days and 1 occurrence of right thumb paralysis temporarily whilst weakness in index and middle finger causes?

On and off head numbness past few days and 1 occurrence of right thumb paralysis temporarily whilst weakness in index and middle finger causes?

Head numbness?: The differential includes cerebral vasospasm, TIA due to hypotrension or cardiac arrhythmia with a fixed stenotic lesion, acephalgic migraine and focal seizure. Focal seizure is less likely because of the absence of initial "positive symptoms" (Parasthesias) If the head numbness and hand symptoms are unrelated think CTS. If deficits last 24 hours or greater think MS or ICS (not quite MS) ...Read more