10 Numb Fingers Symptoms
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Irritation, damage and compression to one of the nerves as well as diseases, such as diabetes, are just a few of the causes of numb fingers.1‘Pinched Nerve.’ Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 26 Sept. 2019, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pinched-nerve/symptoms-causes/syc-20354746 Other causes may include brain or spinal cord problems, although arm or hand weakness and loss of function are also apparent in these instances.
The various causes, including carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment, are accompanied by a multitude of symptoms. Numb finger symptoms range from a loss of sense of touch and pain that travels up the arm to more complex symptoms, such as a loss of mobility as a result of a ganglion cyst.
Pain That Travels Up the Arm
The numbness in the fingers is sometimes accompanied by pain that travels up from the fingers to the arm. Along with the pain, a person may experience a burning sensation in the arm. This is a common symptom when the cause of the numbness is a condition such as ulnar nerve entrapment or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Arm pain may be the result of repetitive motion. Doing the same movement repeatedly puts a lot of pressure on the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the arm or hand. This may lead to tendonitis, or inflammation in the tendons, resulting in pain and discomfort.