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What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

Numbness: Numbness involving hands and fingers can be caused by various conditions, most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes may include other upper extremity nerve injuries (such as a pinched nerve in the elbow); a pinched nerve in the neck can also cause numbness in hands/fingers. Best to discuss with your md for an exam. ...Read more

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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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What could cause numbness and tingling in fingers?

What could cause numbness and tingling in fingers?

Carpal tun syndrome : Numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and long finger is do to compression of the median nerve at the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome. If it is in the ring and little finger only than the nerve involved is the ulnar nerve and the compression is usually at the elbow, called cubical tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in feet and tingling in fingers?

What could cause numbness in feet and tingling in fingers?

Numbness, tingling: Spinal injury would cause this, diabetic or other peripheral neuropathies, raynaud's disease and soem other problems will as well. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in the arms?

What can cause numbness in the arms?

Numbness : Usually compression on a nerve . This can occur at the spine level or peripherally. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in lips and hands?

What can cause numbness in lips and hands?

See a neurologist: If symptoms have persisted for a long time without remission, peripheral neuropathy is possible. You may need ncv/emg test. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

What can cause numbness and tingling in hands and toes?

So many conditions..: Vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, alcoholism, neuropathy, nerve compression/injury, radiculopathies, electrolyte imbalances, peripheral arterial disease. See you primary care physician, he/she can refer you to a specialist if she thinks there is a specific cause. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling or numbness in my wrist and feet?

What can cause tingling or numbness in my wrist and feet?

Thoughts: One thought that comes up immediately, is question of medication reaction, but would also wonder about early peripheral neuropathy, problem within neck spinal cord, vitamin deficiency, alcohol or recreational drug reaction. If this persists, get evaluation from your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it in extension at night. If not successful i would see me or someone like me.(orthopedic/hand surgeon) hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in the arm and hand?

What could cause numbness in the arm and hand?

Neuropathy: It is possible you have some kind of nerve injury. Your doctor needs to evaluate you as the answer may be simple but important. ...Read more

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What could cause tingling in the hands and feet?

What could cause tingling in the hands and feet?

Neuropathy: Can be from a problem in the back like a herniated disc etc or a systemic disease, in some vitamin deficiencies, chemotherapy treatments etc. ...Read more

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What can cause burning fingers and tremors in hands?

What can cause burning fingers and tremors in hands?

Carpal tun syndrome : Numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and long finger is do to compression of the median nerve at the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome. If it is in the ring and little finger only than the nerve involved is the ulnar nerve and the compression is usually at the elbow, called cubical tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in arms & numbness in hand?

What can cause tingling in arms & numbness in hand?

1 common cause: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition that causes numbness and tingling. It should especially affect the tips of the thumb, index finger and middle finger, although other areas can be affected. Similar symptoms occur in other parts of the arm when the ulnar nerve or radial nerve is compressed, for your consideration. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in my heel?

What can cause tingling in my heel?

Nerve: Compression, or inflammation to the bottom of the heel such as with a heel spur or plantar fascitiis. Sometimes, nerve impingement in your back or at the level of the tarsal tunnel can cause similiar pain. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

What can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

Many Things: Could be anything from muscle spasm to an infectious process to circulatory problems. You need to sort this out with a doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness in my fingers and hand?

Many causes,: Since not feet, neuropathy unlikely. Carpal tunnel and ulnar neuropathy are the most common, and carpal tunnel invloves all digits except for the last. Steroid injections can help. Surgery could be in the cards. And repetitive motion activities are causes. ...Read more

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What can cause intermittent tingling sensations in the extremities?

What can cause intermittent tingling sensations in the extremities?

Several things: Ultimately it is your nerves. But you can have it due to several causes. Amongst those many are: hyperventilation syndrome (where you are breathing fast amd lower your CO2 in your blood), various neurological syndromes. You should see a good neurologist. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cause severe tingling in the feet?

Can fibromyalgia cause severe tingling in the feet?

Yes: While the feet are not one of the classic trigger points for fibromyalgia pain, it is not uncommon for patients with this condition to develop numbness/tingling in their arms, legs and/or feet. However, other conditions can cause this sensation, so see your clinician for a physical examination and possibly other tests to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could tendonitis in the wrists ever cause numbness or tingling in the hands?

Could tendonitis in the wrists ever cause numbness or tingling in the hands?

Yes: The carpal tunnel is a path on the front of the wrist that both tendon and the medial nerve pass through.. Too m much tendinitis or synovitis can pack the tunnel and squish on the nerve leading to numbness in the hand. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in feet and fingers.?

What causes numbness in feet and fingers.?

MANY things.: Could be peripheral neuropathy. It could also be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoxide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in the inner calf?

What can cause numbness in  the inner calf?

Several: -sitting or standing in the same position for a long time -shingles -lack of blood supply to an area like frostbite - pressure on peripheral nerves from tumors , scar tissues or enlarged blood vessels - injury to a nerve -medical conditions like diabetes, migraine, stroke , carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple sclerosis -abnormal levels of calcium, potassium or sodium -nerve damage due to lead, alcohol. ...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