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Why is my left thumb numb?

Why is my left thumb numb?

Numb thumb: Causes of a numb thumb include pinch nerve in the arm (carpal tunnel syndrome is one example of this), pinced nerve in the neck (likely c6), or damage in the central nervous system (ms, stroke, tumor). See a pm&r specialist or neurologist to sort this out and treat it. ...Read more

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Why is my right thumb numb?

Why is my right thumb numb?

More information..: It is hard to speculate without more information: are any other fingers numb? Did you have an injury? How long has this been present? Does anything make it better or worse? Is it associated with any weakness? You really need to have an examination to get an intelligent answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve ?

Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve ?

Thumb numbness: Thumb numbness could be a from a "pinched nerve" in your neck, typically the c6 nerve root. However, most people also have varying degrees of pain, weakness, or tingling accompanying the numbness. However, I have seen patients in my practice with just numbness alone. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a numb thumb?

What could be the cause of a numb thumb?

Multiple: Multiple causes from trauma to the tumb, trama to the median nerve, carpel tunnel syndome, a slipped disc in the neck, etc. If it persists get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why is half of the top of my left thumb numb?

Why is half of the top of my left thumb numb?

Nerves: Could be early signs of cts or a pinched nerve in the neck.Less likely metabolic, are you diabetic? ...Read more

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The tip of my thumb is numb is this and emergency?

The tip of my thumb is numb is this and emergency?

Thumb: NO. You may have bruised the nerve to the tip of your thumb and it should disappear. ...Read more

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The tip of my thumb has been numb all day. What is wrong?

The tip of my thumb has been numb all day. What is wrong?

wait and watch: If symptoms do not resolve in 1-2 weeks or at least start to improve , see a neurologist. Numbness may be from ct syndrome or injury to the nerve supply of thumb. ...Read more

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My thumb has been numb for 2 weeks not getting any better?

Time to see Dr: Did anything happen then or did it just suddenly get numb, any weakness or other symptoms. Might be simple as carpal tunnel syndrome but start with your pcp to evaluate it, you may be referred to a specialist for other studies. ...Read more