Numb fingers

Patient : What can cause my fingers to go numb on my left hand?
Doctor :    The most common cause for numbness and pain of the hands is the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which happens most of the time as a consequence of repeated motion that can happen during activities like typing , texting  or playing video games. Repetitive Stress Injuries are common work-related injuries, often affecting people who spend a lot of time using computer keyboards, playing video games or working a lot with their hands. There are other causes as: vitamin deficiencies (Vitamin B12), nerve compressions at the level of the spine, problems with the peripheral nerves of hands and feet, and metabolic causes as problems with the Thyroid gland and Diabetes.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi doctor, My mother in law used a bar of soap that had remnants of raw ground chicken on it to wash her hands. She ...

Q: My wife had fever a week back ,we just back from a holiday,she was fine the next day,but my daughter she had an earac...

Q: HI I HAVE BEEN TAKING RESPERIDAL 2 MG 17 YEARS AGO . 7 YEARS AGO 4 MG. THE LAST MONTH 3 MG . I HAVE SIDE EFFECTS MUSC...

Q: Can you explain in layman's terms my echo report? I will not be able to see the cardiologist for some time and I'm co...

Q: I feel bloated, dehydrated, nausea and I have been throwing up, phlegm hanging in my throat in the morning making me ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews