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Why Are My Finger Tips Numb And Cracking
Past 2-3 weeks, I have had pain in base of index finger/knuckle when moved, wrist pain and cracking, and general numbness in my hand, comes and goes?
Finger pain at the: Base can be from swelling from a trigger finger or something similar, occasionally that finger may also feel tingly. There are many things I can make the wrist crack pop and feel painful including tendinitis and joint irritation, numbness can be from nerve compression at the wrist or forearm, it sounds as though you need a detailed examination and someone like a hand surgeon may be worthwhile. ...Read more
Clicking and cracking shoulder with numbness in ring and little finger. Tried everything mri, nerve conduction ultrasound X-ray showed nothing ideas?
Shoulder Specialist: Your symptoms may be because of shoulder instability. Especially for patients that have flexible joints the examination is still the best guide to establishing the diagnosis and the other tests are often confirmatory in the absence of other pathology. The numbness may be stretching of the nerves with each episode or concurrent pathology. Consider a second opinion with a specialist. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Rheumatism: That is not an answer but a description. You have to see your doc for a work up. Most times he/she will find nothing. .. Then treatment will them be muscular. Muscles in the arm can cause hand/finger stiffness. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Vits, minerals, magnesium, b complex. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of numbness in the hands (palms and fingers). Usually, the thumb, index and middle fingers are involved, but frequently people report numbness in the entire hand. Wearing wrist splints at night usually helps. You may want to try those. ...Read more
1 nerve!: On the thumb side; it's the radial nerve. On the pinkie side, and this is more common, its the ulnar nerve. Could also be higher up in a nexus called the brachial plexus. Ulnar nerve has a notch at the elbow causing the "funny bone" sensation. Can also happen from sleepin in a vulnerable position that causes pressure on the nerve. ...Read more
Depends on: What it is from. The most common cause if it is in the thumb, index and/or middle fingers, is carpel tunnel syndrome. You will need a physical exam to make sure it is not coming from nerve entrapment at the elbow, brachial plexus or neck, but until then, try stretching. Look up carpel tunnel exercises and see if this improves your numbness and pain and it can help in diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Many things: While everyone talks about carpal tunnel and it is certainly prevalent there are other nerves and especially the ulnar that can cause numbness in the hand. In fact, there is a whole range of things from abnormal pressure on nerves anywheres from their origin in the neck down to the hand, metabolic issues like diabetes, and more that can cause numbness. See a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
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