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Why Do My Fingers Feel Numb And Tingly
What is causing the feeling of numbness on my fingers? It usually start with a tingling sensation.
Nerve compression?: Tingling of the fingers could be for many reasons, the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve compression. Work wait anatomy and pregnancy can affect this see your primary for an evaluation he or she will do an appropriate referral to a hand or plastic surgeon for further evaluation. Read more
You might have...: Carpel tunnel syndrome, a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve where in goes thru a connective tissue tunnel on the thumb side of the wrist. Pressure on this nerve can cause numbness & tingling of the thumb, index & middle fingers and can also weaken hand grip. Please see a doctor! Meanwhile, wearing semi-flexible wrist splints @ night might help relieve your symptoms. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
nerve compression: The most common cause of numbness and tingling in hands in otherwise healthy individuals is nerve compression. The most common type of nerve compression is carpal tunnel syndrome. That being said there are a number of other causes as mentioned by by colleague. I recommend that you consult an experienced hand surgeon for further evaluation. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
? carpal tunnel: Numbness of the fingers has several causes. Temporary causes like hyperventilating can cause all fingers to feel tingly. Other intermittent causes include carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, or pinched nerve in your neck. You are kind of young for most of these problems. If it keeps up get it checked out. Read more
Why would I have numbness and tingling in my finger 2-3 years after an injury from an impact, and be unable to straighten or bend it all the way?
Explanation: You injured you joint and/or tendons, and also, likely hurt the small digital nerves. Maybe a hand specialist can correct this. Read more
I am experiencing finger tingling, enlarged finger tips and finger pain. The following also describes me: Numbness or tingling. What should I do?
Finger tingling: 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 nondpecifically to describe things. Read more
How are you now?: Sometimes the cold wind can do this; sometimes hyperventilating from the excitement can do it; sometimes you can get carpal tunnel going from gripping the toggles intensely, and if you land on your wrists, you can bruise the median nerve. If you're not better in 48 hours, get seen. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure: You have a pressure numbness. It should resolve over a few days. Read more
Depending on whether you have other symptoms, and what is found on your neurological exam, tingling may be an indication of nerve irritation anywhere along the path of the nerve, from your neck down to your hand.
Your doctor can help you make a diagnosis and treat your condition appropriately. Read more
Shoulder pain: There are many causes of deltoid pain. Most commonly, it is referred pain from shoulder. Causes include tendonitis of rotator cuff or biceps. Other causes of referred shoulder pain include cervical spine. Typically, the pain in the shoulder is associated with numbness down arm or into hand. If symptoms persist, see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. Read more
Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 50 yr. Old husband has tingling and numbness feeling in his left arm mainly in his fingers and goes up to his shoulders, what does this mean?
Need evaluation: Difficult to determine without an examination. Agree with others who suggest need for medical evaluation to rule out cardiac causes. However, can also be peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), cubital tunnel syndrome, or cervical radiculopathy. Would highly recommend evaluation. May need emg/ncv testing. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers