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Why is my thumb numb after playing guitar?

Why is my thumb numb after playing guitar?

Constant: Trauma to the small nerve endings will cause numbness. Eventually these tiny nerves will "die" leaving a less sensitive but equally effective "pick"

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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Why does a part of my thumb get numb when exposed to the cold?

Why does a part of my thumb get numb when exposed to the cold?

Vascular spasm: Possible raynauds phenomen
when exposed to cold temperature, can give this symptoms. ...Read more

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My thumb has been numb for the last 3 days. What could this be?

Numb Thumb: This is most likely a temporary nerve issue from repetitive motion over use. The numbness will dissipate with time and with some rest of that digit. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for numb thumb to get back to normal?

How long is it supposed to it take for numb thumb to get back to normal?

Usually 1 week: If it persists, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day might help. If there is no improvement see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My thumb has been numb for weeks....is it anything to be concerned about???

My thumb has been numb for weeks....is it anything to be concerned about???

Depends on cause: If working with your hands more like drilling, hammering ect. Might be temporary if relax and stop activety might go away in a month or so or less, but if not see neurologist for possible nerve damage in neck or carpal tunnel syndrome ...Read more

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My left side of my thumb is numb, been numb since saturday. Anyone know why?

My left side of my thumb is numb, been numb since saturday. Anyone know why?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your thumb has been numb for the pass three days?

What exactly does it mean when your thumb has been numb for the pass three days?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. It may also be due to cervical / neck disk disease.

See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I unloaded over 100 potted plants yesterday for about an hour and a half. Now my thumb is numb.

I unloaded over 100 potted plants yesterday for about an hour and a half. Now my thumb is numb.

Thumb nerve: The nerves of the thumb that give sensation ttravel on the very underside of the thumb, these originate in the median nerve which passes through the carpal tunnel into the forearm and past muscles around the elbow and up to the shoulder and neck, any injuty any where along the path pf this nerve can give thumb sensory disturbances. compression directly is common but make sure the dx is right ...Read more

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Smashed thumb in car door about 2 hrs ago. A small part feels kind of numb. Should I be concerned?

Smashed thumb in car door about 2 hrs ago. A small part feels kind of numb. Should I be concerned?

Yes.: Get evaluated in an emergency room, or an orthopedic doctor. There are a number of things that could have happened. Don't ignore it. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and there is numbness & tingling in my thumb & pointer & won't go away. Why?

I woke up this morning and there is numbness & tingling in my thumb & pointer & won't go away. Why?

Carpal tunnel: Sounds like you may have carpal tunnel syndrome due to the those specific fingers being numb. Get an evaluation and you may need blood work to make sure it is not your thyroid. ...Read more

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I've developed numbness in the last segment of my right thumb. I'm 56 and no know illnesses. Ideas?

Nerve injury: Could be a nerve injury from pressure on the nerve to the thumb tip (bowler's thumb) or could be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I cut the inside of my thumb deep and has been numb above the cut since it happened. Will the nerve repair itself?

I cut the inside of my thumb deep and has been numb above the cut since it happened. Will the nerve repair itself?

Prob will improve: Depends on the locations of the cut. If it was close to the tip of the finger, and wasn't severe enough to need stitches, everything should heal and the numbness should eventually get better. If it was close to the palm, it's possible that the numbness might not go away. It could take several months to see a difference. A nerve regrows about the thickness of your thumbnail every day. ...Read more

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My right thumb is numb and my taste bug is leaving. What does that mean. I am 52 and I smoke this just started happening today.?

My right thumb is numb and my taste bug is leaving. What does that mean. I am 52 and I smoke this just started happening today.?

Not related symptoms: What do you mean by taste bug is leaving, what ever is happening to your taste bugs may be from smoking and for numbness of thumb see your doctor it could be due to many conditions. ...Read more

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Does numbness and tangling in your thumb from hitting a button on your game controller go away this is the first time this has happened?

Does numbness and tangling in your thumb from hitting a button on your game controller go away this is the first time this has happened?

With time: IF you do not reinjure the thumb--i.e. keep hitting the button on the controller, your symptoms will disappear

If they do not, then get evaluated.

IN the meantime, soaking in warm water may help the healing process. ...Read more

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The top of my right thumb has been numb (but getting less so) for ~ but <1 week (i woke up one day and it was like that). What might cause this? I'm a 30 yr old active male with no known health probs.

The top of my right thumb has been numb (but getting less so) for ~ but <1 week (i woke up one day and it was like that). What might cause this? I'm a 30 yr old active male with no known health probs.

Compression: The most common cause of your symptoms would be compression neuropathy. This can occur of the thumb or nerve was pinched while you slept. Another possibility is the circulation to your thumb being cut off temporarily. Both usually heal with time. ...Read more

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Is it serious to have numbness in right thumb?

Is it serious to have numbness in right thumb?

Have it looked at.: Numbness in the hands is most likely due to nerve irritation or damage. The unknown is where is this occurring. A physician can evaluate you and help figure this out. If nerve damage from compression is prolonged, recovery may not be complete when finally treated. ...Read more