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Dr. Gary Pess
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Finger Tingling (Definition)

Refers to altered sensation not quite numb ( while numb means no sensation It is the same type of feeling one feels when the finger first starts to falll asleep Tingling generally means the sensory nerves are working but to a lesser degree than normal whereas numbness implies a more severe. Problem. People often use the words numbness and tingling together ...Read more


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Random pain throughout the body, tingling in fingers and toes, numbness in arms had EMG it was normal what else could it be ?

Random pain throughout the body,  tingling in fingers and toes,  numbness in arms had EMG  it was normal what else could it be ?

Systemic symptoms: The normal EMG may have ruled out a primary neuromuscular problem, but a vasculitis, neurological, or autoimmune disorder could be in play. Other causes could be endocrine (including diabetes), or even a panic disorder. I would suggest a thorough work up by your pediatrician or other primary care provider. ...Read more

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Dizzy, tremors, fainted, tingling in fingers and toes. EKG is OK. Any ideas?

Dizzy, tremors, fainted, tingling in fingers and toes. EKG is OK. Any ideas?

Causes of Fainting: Possible causes could be a seizure, changes in the blood chemistry, anxiety, or changes with the nervous system. It was a good idea to check the EKG first. This does not rule out any heart-related cause, but it makes one much less likely. There is still some diagnostic work to do, chiefly because of the fainting. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Numb/tingling in fingers, toes and back, what can I do for this?

Numb/tingling in fingers, toes and back, what can I do for this?

See : An orthopedic spine specialist for x-ray and likely mri. You back could be cause of all these symptoms at different levels of spine. ...Read more

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Lately have tingling in fingers and some toes-mostly on right side of head in temporal area tingling feel. Side effect of Zonegran? See Neuro in 3 wk

Lately have tingling in fingers and some toes-mostly on right side of head in temporal area tingling feel.  Side effect of Zonegran? See Neuro in 3 wk

Side effects: Even though that is not the one reported side effects, people do respond differently to medications. If the symptoms started after the start of the medicine it is possible. Keep up with your neuro appointment. ...Read more

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I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. There may be more than one condition contributing, or they may all be stemming from one systemic condition. A nerve conduction test would probably be helpful in addition to being seen and examined. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of finger tingling?

What could be the cause of finger tingling?

A pinched nerve: Without further details like which finger, when, how often this happens, i can't say more. For now start taking notes if this doesn't go away on its own. ...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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Why does anxiety cause tingling on one side of face or tingling in fingers etc?

Why does anxiety cause tingling on one side of face or tingling in fingers etc?

May be paresthesias: This may be paresthesia which are uncomfortable skin sensations. We see these with anxiety With tingling we also evaluate for nerve irritation. You need to discuss these with your physician ...Read more

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Is pain in left arm with tingling in fingers cause for concern? Was hospitalized last yr with a PE.

Tingling in the arm: The tingling and pain along with numbness sometimes, is a symptom of a nerve pinched in the cervical (neck) spine. Possibly due to an injury such as falling forward or any jerky motion (incl chiropractic manipulations). It would not be related to your PE but you should see a physician who specializes in pain or orthopedic surgery for proper diagnosis. Meanwhile try to avoid looking down (texting) ...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 could cause intermittent tingling in fingers of left hand? No other symptoms.

What could cause intermittent tingling in fingers of left hand? No other symptoms.

Carpal tunnel: This is likely a carpal tunnel syndrome. Splinting the wrist at night is often an effective treatment. Have it evaluated if it persists. ...Read more

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I am experiencing elbow to finger tingling in my left arm . no pain it just feels as if i hit my funny bone , but i haven't . what could cause this ?

I am experiencing  elbow to finger tingling in my left arm .
no pain it just feels as if i hit my funny bone , but i haven't . what could cause this ?

See your doctor: The symptoms are suggestive of a nerve problem, and a detailed history and physical exam should help tremendously in determining potential causes and needed tests (such as electrodiagnostics). ...Read more

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My forearm feels heavy and I have ache/pain in whole arm and armpit area. I also feel tingling in fingers. What is possible causes? Right arm ok.

My forearm feels heavy and I have ache/pain in whole arm and armpit area. I also feel tingling in fingers. What is possible causes? Right arm ok.

Brachial plexitus: If it came on all of a sudden, your probably have an acute brachial plexitus, or inflamation of a group of nerves that come together just above the shoulder and clavicle. may be due to a viral infection, treated with a course of steroids. ...Read more

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What would cause 1 stabbing pain directly in between breasts in center of chest? Left shoulderblade pain and tingling in fingers left hand earlier.

Chest pains!!!: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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I broke my back lifting a trailer off a truck in aug.Now I have tingling in fingers and toes, hips ache and crampy lower abdomen. Is this normal?

I broke my back lifting a trailer off a truck in aug.Now I have tingling in fingers and toes, hips ache and crampy lower abdomen. Is this normal?

No: No this is not normal. The tingling could be do to nerve damage or impinging nerve between bone or more. See your physician for a proper work up and treatment. There could be more going on. ...Read more

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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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more