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What to do if fell numbness in thumb and pointer ?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Carpal tunnel

This is likely carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist.
See your doctor to confirm this. Typically it is managed conservatively with splints and analgesics. If it doesn't improve, then a surgical release of the nerve may be required.

In brief: Carpal tunnel

This is likely carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist.
See your doctor to confirm this. Typically it is managed conservatively with splints and analgesics. If it doesn't improve, then a surgical release of the nerve may be required.
Dr. Steven Bowers
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Poss carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel is typically manifested by numbness and/or tingling in the thumb, index, long, and half of the ring finger. Although aching may be reported, numbness and pins/needles are more common.
It can be reproduced by holding your wrist in the bent forward position for well over a minute or may be considered if you can elicit tingling with forcible tapping over the underside of the wrist.

In brief: Poss carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel is typically manifested by numbness and/or tingling in the thumb, index, long, and half of the ring finger. Although aching may be reported, numbness and pins/needles are more common.
It can be reproduced by holding your wrist in the bent forward position for well over a minute or may be considered if you can elicit tingling with forcible tapping over the underside of the wrist.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. David Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: See Someone

Numbness and tingling in the thumb and index finger can most commonly be from a pinched nerve in the neck or possibly at the wrist(carpal tunnel syndrome).
I would see an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist for an evaluation.

In brief: See Someone

Numbness and tingling in the thumb and index finger can most commonly be from a pinched nerve in the neck or possibly at the wrist(carpal tunnel syndrome).
I would see an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist for an evaluation.
Dr. David Tuckman
Dr. David Tuckman
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