Numb finger - Definition

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Definition


Fingers described as numb have often been subjected to a change in sensitivity. Numbness is sometimes described as tingling; this is called paresthesia. However, fingers retain their mobility. The causes may include the side effects of some treatments or neurological diseases, or otherwise directly related to a nerve injury or compression. This is what is frequently the case in paresthesia of the fingers which can result from nerve irritation in the cervical spine by a herniated disc, for example, but also from compression of the median nerve at the wrist: this is carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
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