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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 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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Medical Conditions associated with Tingling fingers:
Tingling (951 causes), Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Hand paresthesia (57 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Arm paresthesia (68 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 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 Tingling fingers:
Pins-and-needles (951 causes), Hand numbness (39 causes), Hand tingling (57 causes), Finger numbness (32 causes), Palm tingling (9 causes), Arterial ischemia, Raynaud's phenomenon (89 causes), Systemic sclerosis, Fractures (149 causes), Volkmann's ischemic contracture, Scaphoid fracture, Colle's fracture, Carpel tunnel syndrome, Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes)
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