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My middle finger tip on my left arm has felt numb and has a tingling sensation for the past couple days, any idea why? Or am I just crazy?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
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In brief: Where is the lesion?

If its just the middle fingertip you probably squeezed something too hard and have an issue with what's called a proper digital nerve.
Recovery depends on weather or not the injury caused focal demyelination or actual nerve injury. (Usually the former takes a week or two and the later may take months if the nerve has to regrow. Sometimes Carpal Tunnel or a pinched nerve in the neck can do this

In brief: Where is the lesion?

If its just the middle fingertip you probably squeezed something too hard and have an issue with what's called a proper digital nerve.
Recovery depends on weather or not the injury caused focal demyelination or actual nerve injury. (Usually the former takes a week or two and the later may take months if the nerve has to regrow. Sometimes Carpal Tunnel or a pinched nerve in the neck can do this
Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Eric Weisman
In response to the F/U question. If the problem persists for more than 2 weeks see a neurologist. If the index finger and thumb tingle its probably CTS. If you get pain from the neck down its a C7 nerve root problem.
Dr. Eric Weisman
Occasionally we see this with thermal injury too (from the cold). Give it time. (if the finger turns blue see a doctor right away.)
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine
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In brief: Numbness

any history of trauma? Previous history? Occupation? Most likely inflammation of median nerve or its root.
Could be mild carpal tunnel. Take some anti inflammatories and see if that helps.

In brief: Numbness

any history of trauma? Previous history? Occupation? Most likely inflammation of median nerve or its root.
Could be mild carpal tunnel. Take some anti inflammatories and see if that helps.
Dr. Zachary Veres
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In brief: Digital nerve

Likely a problem with the smaller nerves on your finger, and should resolve over a few days, but could also be due to early carpal tunnel syndrome.
Your doctor should be seen if persists or worsens over next week or two.

In brief: Digital nerve

Likely a problem with the smaller nerves on your finger, and should resolve over a few days, but could also be due to early carpal tunnel syndrome.
Your doctor should be seen if persists or worsens over next week or two.
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