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4 Ways to Interpret Numbness in the Tips of the Fingers

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One of the most common reasons for fingertip, hand and wrist numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel runs through the center of the wrist, housing the median nerve that innervates the hands. If inflammation occurs in your wrist tissue due to trauma or overuse injuries, it may put pressure on the carpal tunnel and damage the median nerve. If you suspect that you have carpel tunnel issues due to repetitive activities like typing, assembly-line work or racquet sports, visit a physician for a physical exam and electrodiagnostic testing. One you've been diagnosed with the condition, your doctor may recommend splinting the hand, administering a localized corticosteroid shot or performing surgery to restore the carpal tunnel opening. As the nerves begin to heal, your pain should subside and the feeling will be restored in your fingers, hand and wrist.

One of the most common reasons for fingertip, hand and wrist numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel runs through the center of the wrist, housing the median nerve that innervates the hands. If inflammation occurs in your wrist tissue due to trauma or overuse injuries, it may put pressure on the carpal tunnel and damage the median nerve. If you suspect that you have carpel tunnel issues due to repetitive activities like typing, assembly-line work or racquet sports, visit a physician for a physical exam and electrodiagnostic testing. One you've been diagnosed with the condition, your doctor may recommend splinting the hand, administering a localized corticosteroid shot or performing surgery to restore the carpal tunnel opening. As the nerves begin to heal, your pain should subside and the feeling will be restored in your fingers, hand and wrist.

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