Finger's Numb

Finger's Numb

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My forefinger, middle finger and part of my ring finger feels numb and tingly. Thumb does a little as well. Any thoughts…Jim We are alone in this world together.

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Sounds like carpel tunnel problems. You can get a wrist brace from drugstores or most major grocery stores (pharmacy department). It’s a bother to wear, but it works. I found that wearing it even a few hours a day helps. dio

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Good saying, Jim; I feel the same way. Anyhoo, sounds like you have a nerve irritation. Feel the back of your neck at the base, around the bone that sticks out….is it a little sore when you push it? If so, you may need a chiropractic adjustment. The nerves that lead to your fingers begin at your neck level. See my page on carpal tunnel syndrome for full explanation….you can click to it from my main page. See ya! ; ) Lynn Kelly, D.C. Old City, Philadelphia, PA Non-Force Chiropractic Techniques and Muscle Therapy For health info visit me at: http://members.aol.com/STARCHIRO/STARCHIRO.html "DON’T LET YOUR SPINE GET ON YOUR NERVES!"

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In addtion to being carpal tunnel, it could be an impingement of the nerves for your hand at the side of the neck where they branch out from the spinal cord. (Thorasic Outlet Syndrome) The nerves could be pinched by herniated cervical discs or muscles. Usually the Scalene muscles or the Pectoralis Minor can cause this. Another possiblility still is that this is referred pain from something called a trigger point in another muscle. Some shoulder muscles as well as arm muscles may get triggers that refer to those fingers. A massage therapist with training in Neuromuscular therapy can check you for trigger points, and the tight muscles. An MD, DO, or maybe a chiroprator could diagnose the herniations. Just don’t let them diagnose you with carpal tunnel by history and symptoms alone. The sypmtoms can be any of the above (and maybe a few more I don’t know about) and some of them can be brought on by similar repetetive motions. Hope this is helpful. Good Luck, Anne M. Caston, MT – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> My forefinger, middle finger and part of my ring finger feels numb and > tingly. Thumb does a little as well. > Any thoughts…Jim > We are alone in this world together.

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