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What causes numbnes and tingling on tip of the thumb?

Feb 2014
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My R) thumb tip feels numb and I have been getting a lot of pins and needles in it. It is also a little sore in the area between the thumb and finger. This has been developing over a couple of months and has got worse. I often get pins and needles in my hands and arms when I am in bed just gently resting on them.
Posted Mon, 10 Mar 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 2 hours later
Brief Answer: It could be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. With the symptom of numbness as well as tingling it sounds much more as if this is a nerve entrapment. Considering area of numbness and pins and needle sensation,it could be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerves to the fingers go through a small tunnel at the wrist to get into the hand – called the carpal tunnel. Pressure in this area causes the symptoms. It can be worse at night and cause pain or discomfort that may wake you. I suggest you to get it evaluated by your doctor for thorough examination. After examination your doctor may advice you for NCV/EMG test to confirm the diagnosis. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care
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Follow-up: What causes numbnes and tingling on tip of the thumb? 8 hours later
Ok i was thinking along these lines, but then wonder why i get a "dead hand" when it is tucked under my face to sleep at night. This never use to happen but now is a regular occurrance. This can be either hand depending on which side I sleep.
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 19 hours later
Brief Answer: More compression of nerve Detailed Answer: Hello mam, It could occur due to more compression of nerve in the tunnel or compartment when your hand and wrist tucked under your face.
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Thankyou for your in Yt
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 10 minutes later
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