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Hand or Finger Numbness

 

According to studies; Numbness refers to decrease or loss of sensation or feeling in your hand or fingers. Often, hand numbness may be accompanied by other changes, such as a pins-and-needles sensation, burning or tingling. Your arm, hand or fingers may feel clumsy or weak.

 

Hand numbness is usually due to pressure on the nerves or blood vessels leading from the wrist, arm, or fingers. Often it is related to carpal tunnel syndrome where excess pressure is placed on the middle nerve extending from the carpal tunnel area. Sometimes numbness in the hands is associated with stroke, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or simply poor circulation. 

 

Diseases affecting the peripheral nerves, such as diabetes, also can cause numbness, although with diabetes similar symptoms usually occur first in your feet. Your doctor will need detailed information about your symptoms to diagnose the cause of your numbness. A series of tests may be needed to confirm the cause before appropriate treatment can begin.

 

Specialist normally traced the possible cause of the numbness to determine the most efficient treatment options. If the numbness of the hand or finger is persistent; It is a sign that one should visit your doctor for assessment. #numbness #tingling #pain #hand #finger #back #pain #specialist #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #doctor #physician #manila #philippines #health #lifestyle #help #tips

 

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