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What would cause numbness in my fingers and hand?

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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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 can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

Ulnar: Description suggests a localized problem from the ulnar nerve, perhaps at wrist or elbow (more likely). An EMG test might well localize and diagnose. See your doctor and get started. ...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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I sometimes get numbness in fingers and hands is that bad?

Hand numbness : If it is episodic in nature i would not be concerned. Anyone can get temporary hand numbness for different reasons. Typically it is relatable to positioning or resting nerves on objects for too long. If it becomes unremitting or more and more frequent or bothersome i would have it evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have a spinal syrinx from t2-t8. Could this be causing chest pain, numbness in fingers and hands and numb feeling skin on my back?

I have a spinal syrinx from t2-t8. Could this be causing chest pain, numbness in fingers and hands and numb feeling skin on my back?

Spinal Syrinx: A spinal syrinx is a rare, fluid-filled neuroglial cavity within the spinal cord (syringomyelia), and if causes pressure on the nerves that innervate the chest, arms and back area, could certainly cause some of those symptoms to occur. See the neurologist for an evaluation and treatment. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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What should I do about numbness in fingers on both hands. I am a barber.?

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What should I do about numbness in fingers on both hands. I am a barber.?

Numbness fingers: If symptoms interfering with your work, consult a neurologist for EMG (electromyogram) to rule out nerve injury. ...Read more

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Broke my hand last week, getting sudden numbness in fingers. Is this normal or a nerve is damaged?

Broke my hand last week, getting sudden numbness in fingers.  Is this normal or a nerve is damaged?

Get checked: It'simpossible to tell, without examining your hand. Sounds like you need to get that checked asap. Get to your pmd, an orthopedic clinic, an ed, or an urgent care clinic. Make sure you describe the numbness and any weakness. ...Read more

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Good morning to all doctors my mom is 51 years old and she said that she has numbness in fingers on both hands what does this mean?

Good morning to all doctors my mom is 51 years old and she said that she has numbness in fingers on both hands  what does this mean?

Several possibilitie: Numbness indicates nerve irritation or injury. This can be belated to a narrowing in the cervical spine known as stenosis. Carpal tunnel and ulnar neuropathy can also cause numbness. It can often be determined by testing called nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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Severe peeling hands for over 2 years. Non stop peeling. swelling in hands and numbness in fingers are the newest symptoms. Dr says contact demititis?

Severe peeling hands for over 2 years. Non stop peeling. swelling in hands and numbness in fingers are the newest symptoms.
Dr says contact demititis?

Hard to say: Contact dermatitis implies that your hands are coming into contact with something that is causing this severe reaction. It would be unlikely to have gone on for two years but one way to test that theory is to make sure your hands are not being exposed to anything potentially caustic. Have you seen a rheumatologist to check for other potential causes? "Working mans hands" can treat symptoms. ...Read more

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Complete numbness in fingers and both sides of hand. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome, if not what is it?

Complete numbness in fingers and both sides of hand. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome, if not what is it?

See below:: This could be carpal t syndrome plus cubital ts where the other nerve to the hand (ulnar) gets trapped at the elbow; and more rarely ulnar can get trapped at the wrist, on the little finger side. Also nerves getting pinched in the neck can also cause a similar picture. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers I have had numbness and a pins-and-needles sensation in my right hand and fingers for several weeks now. What kind of doctor should I see?

Numbness in fingers I have had numbness and a pins-and-needles sensation in my right hand and fingers for several weeks now.  What kind of doctor should I see?

Numbnesss : Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand , wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other types of nerve compression, arthritis, trauma, and a host of other issues including medications you are taking can come in to play. While a hand surgeon may be well versed to care for this, if you have a primary care physician do not leave them out of the loop. If you r pcp agrees then a hand surgeon or an orthopedic or plastic surgeon who takes care of hand issues can be very helpfulto anyone with numbness or tingling in one hand. ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in fingers. Pins and needles all over arms and hands. Signs of lime disease?

Pain and numbness in fingers. Pins and needles all over arms and hands. Signs of lime disease?

Maybe: Brachioradiculitis is a complication of lyme. It usually involves just one arm but occasionally can involve both. Get a blood test done. ...Read more

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Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, i also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, i also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?

Need more informatio: Turning purple maybe acrocyanosis. This can be normal and physiologic. The swelling may be vascular but we need more information ...Read more

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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. ...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