Thank you for posting your query.
Numbness in the thumb and first two fingers suggests an involvement of median nerve
, a nerve that supplies sensation to thumb and first three and a half fingers.
The most common reason for the involvement of median nerve is entrapment of the nerve at the level of wrist, a condition called as carpal tunnel syndrome
. Another possibility is increased sensitivity to pressure palsies
Doing a nerve conduction study
would help diagnose these conditions.
They improve with medications such as gabapentin or pregabalin
I hope it helps.
Please get back if you require any additional information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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