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Numb Hands, Numbness In Fingers

If you suffer from numb hands, numbness in fingers, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is Numb Hands, Numbness In Fingers?

Numb hands or fingers experiencing reduced or loss of feeling refers to a sensation common in hands or specific fingers. Various factors, including underlying medical conditions, nerve compression, or poor circulation, can cause it.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause, where compression of the median nerve in the wrist leads to hand numbness and tingling. Peripheral neuropathy, nerve impingement in the neck or spine, repetitive stress injuries, and certain systemic diseases like diabetes can also result in numbness in the hands and fingers.

Indications Of Numb Hands, Numbness In Fingers

The symptoms of this condition may vary, but they typically manifest as a tingling or “pins and needles” sensation, a loss of sensation, or a feeling of weakness in the affected area. Numbness may occur intermittently or persistently and can affect one or both hands.

Treatments Options

Treating numb hands or fingers depends on the underlying cause. Addressing the root cause, like managing diabetes, improving posture, or avoiding repetitive movements, may be necessary. Wearing wrist splints, doing hand exercises, or undergoing physical therapy can alleviate symptoms in some cases. For nerve compression, healthcare professionals may recommend medication, corticosteroid injections, or surgery.

If you experience persistent numbness, consulting with a healthcare professional for a tailored diagnosis and treatment plan is crucial.

 

If you would like to speak to an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Specialist, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.

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