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Pain in thumb and first finger especially where it joins to the hand, some numbness. Worse in the morning when i wake up and I have diabetes. ?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

Numbness can occur from various reasons.
Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.

In brief: Many possibilities

Numbness can occur from various reasons.
Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: ? carpal tunnel

Increased in patients with diabetes but may unrelated.
See primary md or hand specialist.

In brief: ? carpal tunnel

Increased in patients with diabetes but may unrelated.
See primary md or hand specialist.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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In brief: Carpal tunnel

Not unique for a diabetic to have some nerve issues.
Perhaps your median nerve is compressed over the wrist causing carpal tunnel syndrome. This should be readily reversible. Talk to your doctor and perhaps get an EMG test to evaluated the severity and decide appropriate treatment.

In brief: Carpal tunnel

Not unique for a diabetic to have some nerve issues.
Perhaps your median nerve is compressed over the wrist causing carpal tunnel syndrome. This should be readily reversible. Talk to your doctor and perhaps get an EMG test to evaluated the severity and decide appropriate treatment.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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