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Numbness in finger due to repetive motion?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Numbess in finger

Repetitive motion would be a typical cause of this finding.
You can get this just from writing with a pen or pencil a lot (especially if it does not have a soft grip). Various work tools (power tools, etc.) will do this. If the numbness is just occuring in a single finger, either chronic pressure or repetitive motion is likely the cause; if more than one finger is affected, carpal tunnel syndrome.

In brief: Numbess in finger

Repetitive motion would be a typical cause of this finding.
You can get this just from writing with a pen or pencil a lot (especially if it does not have a soft grip). Various work tools (power tools, etc.) will do this. If the numbness is just occuring in a single finger, either chronic pressure or repetitive motion is likely the cause; if more than one finger is affected, carpal tunnel syndrome.
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