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What does it mean if my finger pads go numb?

What does it mean if my finger pads go numb?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your finger goes purple and numb?

What exactly does it mean when your finger goes purple and numb?

Vessel spasm: Sound like raymaud's phenomenon. This is a temporary spasm of the artery which reduces blood flow to the finger. This can cause a bluish/purplish coloration and some finger numbness. Try warming the hand up when this happens. If you are a smoker you must stop to help this. If it keeps up get it checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if every once in awhile your fingers tingles and goes numb?

What does it mean if every once in awhile your fingers tingles and goes numb?

Carpal tunnel: Most frequent is carpal tunnel where nerve is temporarily pinched at the wrist, but you can hit your "funny bone", and cause tingling and numbness due to the ulnar nerve at elbow. Monitor activity, and see if problems come from computer activities or leaning on elbow. If persistent symptoms, see your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingers are numb?

What does it mean when your fingers are numb?

Carpal Tunnel : Syndrome can be a culprit as can pinching of the ulnar nerve at your elbow. In carpal tunnel symdrome typically your thumb, index, middle and ring finger are numb, in ulnar nerve entrapment your pinky and ring finger are numb. If your whole hand is numb it could be both or a metabolic issue like diabetes (most common). ...Read more

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What does it mean when you wske up with numbness in your fingers?

What does it mean when you wske up with numbness in your fingers?

Neck arthritis?: You may be suffering from some nerve compression of the nerves going to your hands by some arthritic changes in your neck vertebrae. Please see your doctor for an exam. It could also be from carpel tunnel, but that is often painful too. ...Read more

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What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

Probable CT Syndrome: 1st. Possibility is ct syndrome. Other possibility is pinched nerve in neck, and rarely pinching in forearm and peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

See neurologist: It depends which finger and what brings the tingling on...If it is the 2nd, 3rd digit numbness, it may be carpal tunnel or ulanr neuropathy if the 4th and fifth... It may come from a pinched nerve in the neck if you shooting pains from the neck down to a specific area. Or it may be from a more spreadout proces involving damage to the nerve endings. Best to see neurologist. ...Read more

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Supposing your wrist, for example is anaesthesized, does that mean that your fingers are completely numb as well?

Yes: Assuming you were given an anesthetic injection in the wrist, it can affect median nerve and or ulnar nerve which allow fingers to feel all sensations. ...Read more