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What is the cause of numbness and nerve pain?

I had surgery on my wrist alittle over a week ago to open the compartments of my thumb,pointer and middle finger due to a fall. Also he removed a nerve. I had numbness and a nerve pain that went up my arm. Everything seemed to be getting better until today. Now I m getting the same numbness and nerve pain but on the other side. It seems to come and go but if my arm is resting on something(bent) it shoots up my arm. Could this be from just being in a splint (my injury was almost 8weeks ago and have been in a splint since then)or a normal thing that will pass?
Tue, 7 Feb 2017
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Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

Your symptoms seem to be related to a pinched nerve. The splint could cause these troubles.

For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your doctor for a physical check up. A new nerve conduction study may be needed.

Hope to have been helpful!
Best wishes, Dr. Aida
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What is the cause of numbness and nerve pain?

Hello! Thank you for asking on HCM! Your symptoms seem to be related to a pinched nerve. The splint could cause these troubles. For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your doctor for a physical check up. A new nerve conduction study may be needed. Hope to have been helpful! Best wishes, Dr. Aida