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Why Do My Fingers Keep Going Numb
Squeezed nerves: Often carpal tunnel syndrome (nerve compressed in wrist) or ulnar nerve entrapment (at the funnybone area) can cause this...It is quite common. Also pinched nerve in the neck area can cause numbness to hands/fingers as well. It is difficult to accurately tell what you have based on the limited info you provided. Consult doc for an evaluation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: Hi. Sorry, but we can't guess at things like this. We have no information on you, no medical history, no medications you take, etc. We don't even know your age! You should see your doc for a thorough evaluation and diagnostic tests. That is your best chance. Good luck! ...Read more
Hand numbness: Hand numbness can be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome which is a compression of median nerve in the wrist, it can occur in women , pregnancy, hypothyroidism, and over use of hands. You should be seen and evaluated. Wrist splint can be tried first, in severe cases surgery to release the nerve may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal Tunnel?: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when medial nerve-which runs through the tight channel of the middle wrist begins to get pinched as it travels out to palm & fingers. Tingling, numbness & sometimes weakness & pain are first felt at night. When awakened many will try to shake their hands to 'wake them up' the diagnosis should be confirmed & can be treated a variety of ways. Many ailments can mimic it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbness: Are you one of those teenagers who always play with their phones and type? because that could put you at risk for carpal Tunnel syndrome which is the inflammation of the Median nerve, a nerve which goes to your thumb, 2nd and 3rd finger. if you have tingling and numbness in those fingers then you better take it easy on the phone and computer for a little while. ...Read more
Several reasons: Could be neurological from carpal tunnel to other nerve compressions in the arm shoulder or neck. If this occurs with color changes it might be a vascular issue possibly raynauds syndrome since ther are some other more serious possibilities too you better talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Could be a nerve: The most common type of compressive neuropathy in the arms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is due to a pinched nerve in the wrist. Other common causes are cubital tunnel syndrome (pinched ulnar nerve at elbow) and cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck). Peripheral neuropathy from diabetes or medical problems are less common. I would ask your primary care doc to investigate this for you. ...Read more
Carp tunnel syndrome: Numbness of the hands can be due to carpal tunnel syndrome/or nerve damage at the wrist, especially if you spend a lot of time on the computer. It is also can be due to radiculopathy/or nerve damage around the spine. Polyneuropathy is also a possibility. It is very important that you see neurologist and have a few tests done, especially emg, electromyography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause the nerves to be compressed; in addition the nerve could be similarly compromised at the elbow level, the axilla or the spine. An exam and imaging can help pinpoint the cause. See your doctor for an assessment and recommendation regarding treatment. ...Read more
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