• question-icon

    What causes numbness and tingling sensation in the left thumb?

default
Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hi, I woke up a couple days ago with numbness & tingling in my left thumb. It has not subsided at all. It seems a little worse today. What can I do to get this fixed?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get investigated as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
The numbness and tingling in thumb can be due to median neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome or cervical radiculopathy.
Is there associated pain and discomfort in hand and forearm in night?
Nerve conduction study is required for diagnosis.
Blood sugar and thyroid profile should be done.
Take pain killers for few weeks.
Steroids may be required in case of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Physiotherapy should be done.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Neeraj Kumar

Neurologist

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 2263 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Cervical radiculopathy

doctor1 MD

If possible, I would prefer to receive my answer from a pain management physician if one is available. I have been treated by a Board-certified...

doctor1 MD

Have bilateral radical nerve crush in both arms & also have cervical radiculopathy. Have had fusion C4-5, & fusion C5-6 with plate & screws going...

doctor1 MD

I have health anxiety and research symptoms everynight and come up with cancer which is my main fear but i carnt seem to stop. I feel my body is my...

doctor1 MD

I had posterior foraminotomy 9/27. Now, and since the surgery I have had HORRIBLE sweating, extreme fatigue , joint aches and pain. I have insomnia...

doctor1 MD

what causes tingling on left side of face and left shoulder at times

doctor1 MD

hi I have been having pain in my right hand and not able to lift anything to heavy since birth due to being born with a dislocated wrist, for the...

doctor1 MD

what can be the reason of raised ESR in postmenopausal women? my mother in law is having raised esr 50 with generalized body aches. shez 65yrs of...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

156 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Neeraj Kumar
  • Q - What causes recurrent painful sensation over one side of lower face?

  • Q - What does my blood test report indicate?

  • Q - What causes constant dizziness?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for weight gain, coldness and constipation

  • Q - What causes facial pain and leg numbness in a patient with diabetes?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for recurring optic neuritis in right eye

  • Q - What causes trouble thinking clearly while recovering form sepsis?

  • Q - How long should medication be continued after suffering partial paralysis?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for constant pain due to neuropathy

  • Q - What causes burning sensation in buttocks of a person with spinal problems?

backtotop2