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Finger paresthesia

Finger paresthesia: Introduction

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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Causes of Finger paresthesia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Finger paresthesia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Finger paresthesia:

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Finger paresthesia: Symptom Checker

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Diagnostic tests for Finger paresthesia:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Finger paresthesia. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance - abnormal posture, muscle wasting, abnormal arm movements.
  • Physical examination
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow , wrists and the various joints of the hand
    • Test muscle tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination of upper limbs
    • Test sensation of upper limbs ( including pain , touch , temperature and vibration sensation)
    • Determine the extent and limit of the finger paresthesia
  • more tests...»

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Finger paresthesia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Finger paresthesia

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Finger paresthesia

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Finger paresthesia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Finger paresthesia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Finger paresthesia:

The list of organs typically affected by Finger paresthesia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Finger paresthesia

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How Common are these Causes of Finger paresthesia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Finger paresthesia. Of the 23 causes of Finger paresthesia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 23 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Finger paresthesia:

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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Conditions listing medical complications: Finger paresthesia:

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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Causes of Finger paresthesia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Finger paresthesia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Finger paresthesia?

    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 :

    Classifications of Finger paresthesia:

    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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