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MY thumb was numb when i woke up this morning around 6am and is still numb. Why is it doing this?

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Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
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In brief: Numb thumb

Hello. Median nerve that lives in your wrist could be aggravated.
"Carpal tunnel syndrome". is what that is called. Numb thumb could also be related to the cervical nerve, "C6" nerve in your neck. It supplies the thumb too. Keep a daily log of your symptoms for progressive numbness. If symptoms persist, might need to undergo a nerve conduction test to determine source and treatment.

In brief: Numb thumb

Hello. Median nerve that lives in your wrist could be aggravated.
"Carpal tunnel syndrome". is what that is called. Numb thumb could also be related to the cervical nerve, "C6" nerve in your neck. It supplies the thumb too. Keep a daily log of your symptoms for progressive numbness. If symptoms persist, might need to undergo a nerve conduction test to determine source and treatment.
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