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The Strange Sensation in Fingers

Sometimes, some people tend to feel strange sensations in their finger and hand area. Different people describe this phenomenon differently. Some would use expressions like “pins and needles” while others would say tingling or numbness. Some people claim that they are experiencing a total sensory loss in their fingers. Whatever the feeling may be, if it is persistent and remains present in your fingers for a longer period, you may need to seek medical assistance.

Nerve Issues Causing Finger Numbness

Since most of the experiences involving finger numbness talk about certain loss of sensations, nerves are the main thing behind it. Since nerves are in charge of transferring and delivering feelings and sensory experiences from our brain to the parts of our body and vice-versa, any damage or unnatural conditions may cause problems and obstructions in this unique communication thus causing loss of adequate sensations in our fingers. A pinched or obstructed nerve, lack of blood flow or even permanent nerve damage may all cause this. When establishing a proper diagnosis, the doctor will benefit greatly from your information. Therefore, it is very important to notice where the loss of sensation has started, was it over more specific fingers, a single finger etc.

Since the above mentioned nerve damage stands as the most common reason for this condition, one needs to know that different nerve damage causes different sensation problems. Spinal cord damage, as well as damage of the nerves located in arm, all may cause loss of sensations in his or her wrists, hands and fingers. Some other medical conditions which involve nerves or nerve damage, may have this condition as their byproduct. Excessive alcohol abuse or diabetes may all have a negative effect upon your nerves, thus being responsible for finger numbness. A neck, chest or shoulder injury add on to the list of possible causes.

Additional Causes

Besides the previously mentioned, direct hand injury, or a broken finger, as well as any wrist injuries may all be reasons behind this condition. Some gases may cause nerve damage if inhaled for a longer period, which makes this condition a possibility for all people working with chemicals daily. Tumors present in hand, wrist, neck and other places, may block nerves or destroy them, making one lose his or her finger sensations. Permanent brain damage presents an additional cause, so, people who have suffered from strokes or similar experiences may lose sensations in their fingers. Finally, whatever the cause may be, it is important to consult with a doctor as soon as possible in order for him or her to establish a proper diagnosis and prescribe you the best therapy.  

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