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Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". Some cases are severe enough to be considered painful. Paresthesias usually result from nerve damage due to pressure, entrapment, or nerve diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to finger numbness and eventually permanent loss of feeling. Any abnormal sensation needs medical investigation.
Distinction as to which fingers are tingling is important to diagnosis. The main fingers are more likely to be affected by conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The 4th and 5th fingers are affected by the ulnar nerve, which can be interrupted by pressure at the elbow or the chest area (e.g. thoracid outlet syndrome).
Parethesias in the hands and fingers can also be caused by broader diseases such as peripheral neuropathy (more common in the feet but hands can be affected) and various others. Correct diagnosis of the causes of finger paresthesias is important and treatment can often reverse the damage....more »
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Finger paresthesia. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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The following list of conditions have 'Finger paresthesia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Finger paresthesia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Finger paresthesia based
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Finger paresthesia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Finger paresthesia:
Thumb paresthesia/ tingling (10 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Finger paresthesia:
Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Hand paresthesia (57 causes), Arm paresthesia (68 causes), Tingling (951 causes), Tingling fingers (36 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Finger paresthesia:
Tingling fingers (36 causes), Numb fingers (32 causes), Carpal tunnel syndrome, Ulnar nerve disorder, Elbow condition, Thoracid outlet syndrome, Hand neuropathy, Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Panic attack (26 causes)
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