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Why am I having numness in ny finger?
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Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Unfortunately it depends on which fingers you are having numbness.
For instance, the tips of the pinky, ring finger and middle finger may feel this way with carpal tunnel. In either case, numbness usually comes from a compressed nerve.

In brief: Depends
Unfortunately it depends on which fingers you are having numbness.
For instance, the tips of the pinky, ring finger and middle finger may feel this way with carpal tunnel. In either case, numbness usually comes from a compressed nerve.
Dr. Glenn Skow
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Dr. Jason Torrente
See your primary care physician or an orthopedist to obtain an EMG/NCV to aid in the diagnosis of which nerve may be compressed. Sometimes injections can be helpful but many times requires surgery for treatment.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Carpal or cubital
Carpal tunnel, or median nerve compression, causes numbness in the thumb, index, middle and thumb side of the ring finger. Cubital tunnel, a pinched ulnar nerve at the elbow, causes numbness in the small finger and the small finger side of the ring finger.

In brief: Carpal or cubital
Carpal tunnel, or median nerve compression, causes numbness in the thumb, index, middle and thumb side of the ring finger. Cubital tunnel, a pinched ulnar nerve at the elbow, causes numbness in the small finger and the small finger side of the ring finger.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Nerve Problem
Numbness is typical of a nerve problem. The most common "nerve problem" causing numbness in the hand/fingers is probably carpal tunnel syndrome.
Sometimes when only one finger is numb, it may raise suspicion of a pinched nerve in the neck (peyton manning).

In brief: Nerve Problem
Numbness is typical of a nerve problem. The most common "nerve problem" causing numbness in the hand/fingers is probably carpal tunnel syndrome.
Sometimes when only one finger is numb, it may raise suspicion of a pinched nerve in the neck (peyton manning).
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Michael Aron
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Carpal tunnel
Carpal tunel syndrome is the most commen cause for numbness in the hands but there are many other things which could be causing that including a pinched nerve in the neck or elbow.

In brief: Carpal tunnel
Carpal tunel syndrome is the most commen cause for numbness in the hands but there are many other things which could be causing that including a pinched nerve in the neck or elbow.
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